Tests show many dietary, herbal supplements have health dangers

Be wary of the supplements you're taking: a new study shows that many have questionable levels of quality.

Despite marketed image, herbal industry dominated by big business

It's a tough pill to swallow: Consumers turning to herbal remedies as an alternative to big pharmaceutical companies are in for a rude awakening. The vast majority of the industry is controlled by a select few businesses who fall under even fewer regulations than those in the pharmaceutical industry.

City Council gives props to Columbia police chief's vision

New Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton speaks to City Council – to rave reviews – addressing his plans to improve law enforcement and alleviate crime concerns among community members.

MU conference focuses on efforts to track student progress

The conference, held Monday and Tuesday was the first of its kind for the state of Missouri

Mid-Missouri chapter of sexual abuse survivors' group forms

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), which is forming a chapter in Columbia, looks to provide support for sexual abuse victims as well as encourage response from the Catholic Church, members say.

Suspect in shooting death pleads not guilty to murder charge

The Columbia man also pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of first-degree robbery. The charges stem from the August 2008 shooting death of 29-year-old Antonio Flores-Ramirez. The jury trial for the defendant, Clyde Hyler III, is expected to be scheduled at a later date.

Columbia's Schulte a finalist for Missouri's top education job

Columbia educator Bert Schulte, former assistant superintendent for Columbia Public Schools during the 1990s, is one of three finalists for the position of state commissioner of education.

Special Business District Board votes to create improvement district petition

The Special Business District Board voted Tuesday to move forward on the process of creating a downtown Community Improvement District.

West Broadway expansion options revealed

Consultants on Tuesday presented residents with three possible designs for a proposed widening of West Broadway between the intersections of Garth Avenue and West Boulevard.

Rajeev Motwani, mentor to Google founders, dies at 47

He apparently drowned in his pool. Rajeev Motwani was a leading computer scientist and Stanford University professor whose specialty was mining data — filtering and organizing the endless sea of information on the Internet.

Neal E. Boyd to tour, release album

Neal E. Boyd, who won the American competition last year, will be the special guest of Britain's winner Paul Potts on a 10-city tour that begins July 6 in Dallas.

Abortion foes interested in buying Kansas clinic

Operation Rescue president Troy Newman said that his group has discussed the idea of buying the clinic in east Wichita. He made the comment after the Tiller family announced Tuesday that the clinic would be closed permanently.

Report: N.Y. Times Co. will take bids to sell Boston Globe

The Globe, citing two potential buyers it did not name, said Goldman Sachs would request bids for the 137-year-old newspaper in the next couple of weeks. The Times Co. previously announced it had hired the investment bank to sell its 17.5 percent stake in the Boston Red Sox and related sports properties.

Wind may be diminishing, study says

The study shows falling wind speeds across the United States and attributed the change to global warming, but the measurements have been deemed inconclusive by the authors and other experts.

89 percent of Missouri school buses pass inspections

Of the 12,333 buses inspected across the state, 9 percent had a defect that posed no immediate danger and 2 percent couldn't be used until after repairs.

Suspect arrested in Churchill memorial vandalism

Late last month, vandals defaced the memorial at Westminster College, where Winston Churchill delivered his famous "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946.

Bowling Green officers' actions probed after mayor's driving questioned

Mayor David Koester was only given a verbal warning on suspicion of speeding after an officer pulled him over and discovered that the mayor appeared to have slurred speech and an open beer bottle in his car.

Signature counts in Kansas City mayor recall vote vary

After the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners reported last month there were not enough valid signatures to recall Mayor Mark Funkhouser, two other authorities have reported different numbers. The recall petitioners' spokesman said his group will likely seek a recount.

State senators sponsor resolution to recognize animal health businesses

Legislators in Kansas and Missouri have sponsored a resolution as part of an ongoing effort to designate a swath of land as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor.

'Fair tax' advocates to host Saturday rally in Boone County

The Midwest Fair Tax rally is to take place at the Boone County Fairgrounds and is expected to include appearances by legislators, radio personalities and Joe the Plumber.  Its organizers are looking at Missouri as a battleground state for their platform.