Today's Question: Is North Korea an imminent threat?

North Korea reported carrying out its second nuclear test late last month. The U.S. and other countries have condemned it as an act of hostility.


MU builds ties between veterinary and human researchers

Two MU doctors are researching a new type of artificial knee surgeries, testing the technique that could be beneficial for humans on replacement knees and hips for dogs.

Society should change its attitudes about fear, death

Whether it's politicians or terrorists, fear mongering is used too often in our society.

Government has become the supreme nanny, both locally and nationally

Each morning as I have coffee with my morning paper, I realize just how lucky I am to have grown up in the era before my government assumed the role of supreme nanny.

Vigil to be held in Peace Park for slain abortion doctor

The candlelight vigil will be held for George Tiller at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Peace Park.

Rams might have found a buyer

St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts is heading a group seeking to buy the NFL's Rams and keep the team in St. Louis.

Severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. for Boone County

A severe thunderstorm watch has been posted for Boone County until 8 p.m. Tuesday. In addition, a flash flood watch remains in effect from Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon.

Flash flood watch posted for Boone County

Boone County is expected to be under a flash flood watch from Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon because of forecasts of possible heavy rain and thunderstorms.

ANALYSIS: Obama eager to relinquish control after GM recovers

Although President Barack Obama declares he has no interest in running GM, letting go of the reins may prove difficult.

Suspect in doctor killing railed against abortion

Scott Roeder, suspected in the murder of Wichita doctor George Tiller, has been involved in anti-abortion and anti-government activities for more than a decade.

Columbia City Council approves Rolling Hills Road project

In a 6-1 vote, the City Council approved a proposal to extend Rolling Hills Road in east Columbia, a $4.1 million project that will include a bridge across Grindstone Creek.

UPDATE: St. Louis philanthropist's body found in Missouri River

I.E. Millstone's body was found Tuesday morning in the Missouri River, more than two weeks after a witness saw an elderly man jump from the Daniel Boone Bridge.

Two hospitalized after collision on Old Plank Road

A Honda Accord and a Toyota Tacoma were involved in a head-on collision. The driver's side door of the Accord had to be taken off to remove the female driver. She and the driver of the Tacoma were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

City and police propose curfew to curb youth crime

Mayor Darwin Hindman, Councilwoman Laura Nauser and the Columbia Police Department spoke  on Tuesday about the possibility of establishing a youth curfew and adding officers.

Nixon appoints two to Missouri agencies

Jack Magruder has been appointed to the Missouri Higher Loan Authority and Timothy Joyce has been appointed to the Missouri Housing Development Commission.

House GOP opposing new line of credit for IMF; bill includes Boeing cargo planes

House Republicans are set to oppose a $98.8 billion war-funding bill that includes money for eight cargo planes, a top priority of the Boeing Co.

Columbia fifth-graders discuss move to middle school

For an 11-year-old, the little things can be a a big deal.  The cons of heading to middle school include leaving friends behind, having to make new friends and being in a bigger school.  The pros?  Foreign-language classes, dodgeball and better lunches.

Truck crashes into electric pole on Business Loop 70

The accident caused 20 to 30 Columbia Water and Light customers to experience a power outage from 2 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. while repairs were being made.

Records show Gov. Jay Nixon bills other departments for flights

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been charging the cost of his airplane travel to other government agencies during a time when he has been urging departments to hold down their own expenses because of slumping state tax revenues. Nixon defends his billing of other departments because he is highlighting issues they handle.

Recount wanted in Kansas City mayor recall effort

An attempt to throw out Mayor Mark Funkhouser has stalled because of a failed petition drive for a recall election, which election authorities determined was 129 short of the required signatures.