The magic of Stephen Colbert's rapport

Not only is his show making the world a less stupid place, but newsman-satirist Stephen Colbert also used satire to direct the world's attention back to the tired-yet-important topic of Iraq. And the world could use more men like him. 

Mustang and Ford Club hosts All Ford Car Show

The 27th Annual All Ford Car Show drew crowds of dedicated car enthusiasts Sunday, despite the approximately 90-degree heat.

Obama signs U.S. anti-smoking bill

The president, at a ceremony Monday, signed the bill that limits advertising that could attract young people to smoke and bans candy and fruit flavors in tobacco products.

FRANK looks to foster art appreciation among young adults

The group, sponsored by the Missouri Theatre, attempts to cater to the 20- 30-something age range and is “trying to bridge the gap between stuffy classical music and the contemporary." Its monthly meetings bring together a diverse group of young professionals to discuss the arts in an informal atmosphere.

Journalists endured death threats before escape

Two journalists escaped their Taliban captors Friday after being held for over seven months. The journalists were abducted Nov. 10 south of the Afghan capital of Kabul.  According to one of the former captives, the driver appeared to be overwhelmed by fear of their captors and had not participated in the planning or the escape.

Stimulus act could lead to more Missouri debt

Missouri school districts and the state government are both looking to take advantage of an offer of low-cost bonds for construction projects. However, many officials throughout the state do not think the idea is sound.

Senator Kit Bond calls Army Corps' pallid sturgeon plan 'nuts'

The Republican said he'll do his best to derail the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' $70 million funding request.

Mid-Missouri prison inmate dead

Romanze Damont Mosby was pronounced dead Saturday evening at the Algoa Correctional Center in Jefferson City.

Missouri Public Service Commission to meet with electric utilities Monday

The Missouri Public Service Commission, which regulates utilities, planned a meeting to discuss alternative energy, future demand and changes in state and federal law.

Engaging People: Arvilla McClellan

Resident Arvilla McClellan has loved singing and playing the washboard for a long time. Now she's continuing that by picking up the QChord guitar.

Teens find summer work tied to government stimulus package

In competitive job  market, even jobs at fast-food restaurants and movie theaters are seeing high applications. In turn, many teens are seeking employment through federal stimulus funds directed at supporting internship programs and environmental conservation projects. 

Texas man killed during St. Louis boat race

A Texas man has died after losing control at 140 mph of his drag boat while racing on a St. Louis-area lake.

Today's Question: Best fuel for the job

MU uses coal as a significant fuel source to save money despite the fact that burning coal produces nine billion tons of carbon dioxide each year nationally. The disputed concept of "clean coal" has been touted as a solution.

Missouri Highway Patrol: helmet requirement in place

Trial date change for soldier in killing

Inmate escapes from Howard County jail

Neighborhood lake shocks woman, renews fears

A woman reported getting shocked when she dangled a foot into Spring Lake over the Memorial Day weekend. The report has led to the lake being off-limits for the second time in three years after an incident that led to one teen's death in 2006.

Columbia artist uses nature as inspiration

For fiber artist Jo Stealey, being an artist is more than a job or a way to make a living – it is a way of life.

Greenbelt Land Trust looks to protect Moon Valley Lake area

The Greenbelt Land Trust is negotiating with owners surrounding Moon Valley Lake to ensure conservation of the land for recreational and educational purposes.