Five chosen for Missouri press hall of fame

Brian Brooks, associate dean at the MU School of Journalism, is one of five who will be inducted to the hall of fame in October.

PHOTO GALLERY: Remembering Michael Jackson

The "king of pop" rose to stardom at an early age and quickly captured the hearts of millions. He died Thursday at age 50.

Swine flu shot campaign could involve 600 million doses

Officials are also looking at how to keep track of side effects if it's given at the same time as the seasonal vaccine.

Boone Hospital Center stroke care program awarded certification

The Boone Hospital Center was certified by the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers on Friday for the care it provides to stroke victims. It's the only hospital in mid-Missouri to receive the certification.

Western nations can play key role in resolving crisis in Iran

In today's Global Journalist, guests look at President Barack Obama's balancing act between showing support for protesters objecting the re-election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his belief of engaging in negotiations to limit Iran's nuclear weapons program.

Missouri's timber industry hurt by recession

In the past 18 months, the state's timber industry has fallen by 25 percent. But those in the industry remain optimistic.

Missouri highway agency poll triggers budget veto

The Missouri Department of Transportation spent about $33,000 on a poll used to lobby elected officials to shoot down a bill allowing motorcyle riders age 21 and older to ride helmet-free on most state roads.

Columbia financial aid directors support Obama's plan to simplify FAFSA

Local financial aid directors agree with the Obama administration's plan to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

Public discusses fate of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Columbia residents attended the public forum on Thursday night to give their opinions on what the National Park Service is planning for the future of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

Near-drowning victim identified as MU graduate student

A woman who almost drowned in a swimming pool at Tara Apartments is in serious condition at University Hospital.

Lost icons: For Generation X, a really bad day

In the 1990s, members of Generation X would sit in bars and laugh about the naivete of the 1960s. Today, they sit around and tell stories about the death of the kings of pop.

'Bruno' premiere blocks Jackson's Walk of Fame star

The Sacha Baron Cohen film was screening at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, right next to Jackson's star. Fans trying to get a glimpse Thursday were turned back.

Today's Question: Will Jackson be remembered for his triumphs or his later trials?

Will Michael Jackson’s legacy in the public’s eye be more known for his career as a whole and its contribution to culture, or for the final few years tainted with trials?

Report says MU athletics misinterprets NCAA policies

A report in the Columbus Dispatch says MU, like other NCAA schools, misinterprets privacy rules and violates NCAA terms by hiding public records.

Missouri earns 'C' for financial disclosure laws

The state ranked in a tie with Oregon and Kentucky for 19th in the country.

Southeast Missouri town will change to 4-day weeks

The change in hours is a trial for July to October.

St. Louis prepares heat relief for Cardinals fans

Flush in the middle of a hot spell, St. Louis officials are preparing heat relief for crowds at upcoming Cardinals games.  Too late to reschedule the games, members of the city's fire department will be on hand at Busch Stadium to provide help.

22-year-old female found unconscious in bottom of pool

The woman was visiting a friend at the Tara Apartments; while the two were swimming, the victim lost her breath and went under, according to a news release from the Columbia Fire Department.

Area representatives weigh in on proposed federal consumption tax

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said she is opposed to the Fair Tax because it hurts middle class and lower-income families. U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer said he is still reviewing the legislation.

Hotel pricing addressed as Columbia wins bid to keep tournaments

Columbia will remain the location for two annual high school sports tournaments, and tourism officials say they are working with local hotels in an attempt to control prices during tournaments.