Doctoral students gather at MU for summer research institute

Aaron Sickel, an MU graduate student, said the event consists of  a series of lectures and workshops intended to help students with their research.

Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Gregory Warren Morton pleaded guilty on Monday to second-degree murder in the 2004 killing of Mitchell Wayne Kemp.

List offers signs of heat-related illnesses, treatment tips

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services has prepared this list of tips for avoiding heat-related illnesses and heat stress.

UPDATE: Columbians deal with summer heat

As the hottest week of the summer so far got started, Columbia residents found different ways of dealing with the heat. The city encourages people to use seven locations during the hottest times of the summer, which will continue. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for all of Boone County, in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Scott Boulevard interchange ideas discussed at open house

Engineers from several groups came to an open house Monday to talk about the possiblilty of an interchange at Scott Boulevard and Interstate 70.

'Tonight' sidekick Ed McMahon dies

McMahon served as Johnny Carson's sidekick on the "Tonight Show" for 30 years.

Search continues for missing Missouri woman

A search is underway for Leeann Hopson, a Cape Girardeau woman whose home appeared disturbed Sunday.

Sen. Kit Bond and U.S. Army Corps debate river restoration plan

In 2007 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped its Missouri projects aimed at restoring habitat for the endangered pallid sturgeon because of the state's objections. Now, Sen. Kit Bond has once again raised environmental concerns about the strategy to be used when the project continues.

Moberly pastor acquitted of child molestation charge

James M. Wilson of Renick was acquitted last week, but the 42-year-old still faces a September trial on a kidnapping charge.

Ex-wife identifies 1 of 4 found dead in Kansas City, Kan.

Arnetta Warren identified one of the victims as her ex-husband James Warren. The identities of the three other victims found at James Warren's house, including a 3-year-old girl, are unknown.

Missouri executions likely on hold again amid federal review

A federal stay for the execution of Reginald Clemons could apply to all Missouri inmates facing execution, according to the incoming chief justice of the state Supreme Court, so it is unlikely the Supreme Court will schedule any additional executions for now.

Two swine flu cases confirmed at Missouri summer camp

Camp Sabra in Morgan County has quarantined about 50 people and will be closed for a week after confirmation of what has been declared the largest outbreak in the state since the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services began tracking cases of swine flu in April.

Nixon, Quinn pledge high-speed rail cooperation

Gov. Jay Nixon and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn made a pledge at the St. Louis Amtrak station on Monday to work together to bring high-speed rail to the Midwest. The governors are looking to improve the pace of the St. Louis-Chicago rail connection.