Residential Life continues to offer 'extended campus' housing

For the second year, MU's Residential Life will lease housing from Campus View and Campus Lodge apartments this fall.

Columbia Audubon Society holds coloring contest for kids

The Columbia Audobon Society's contest features the male ruby-throated hummingbird and is to include prizes such as bird feeders and bird flash cards.

MU student's condition worsens after near-drowning

An MU graduate student's condition has worsened after she nearly drowned in an apartment complex swimming pool last month.

Columbia holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new parking garage

A new parking structure at Fifth and Walnut streets to be funded by revenue bonds will help with the parking situation downtown.

Rain hits Boone County Fair, motorcycle races canceled

Rain on Tuesday didn't stop the crowds from enjoying the Boone County Fair, despite canceled events and still rides.

Concealed weapons reciprocity rejected by Senate

The interstate concealed weapon permit reciprocity provision fell two votes short of the 60 needed to approve.

Prosecutor clarifies details on alleged threats to St. Louis business

An Ohio man accused of threatening a St. Louis business was not provoked by the employee who answered his phone call, a prosecutor said.

Government to seek swine flu vaccine volunteers in St. Louis

Scientists plan to begin testing the first swine flu vaccines on healthy adults at eight medical centers around the country.

Maryland lawmakers plan fall hearings on juvenile justice

A report shows that the state's Department of Juvenile Services is not rehabilitation some of the most violent youths. An advocacy group, the Maryland Juvenile Justice Coalition, said Wednesday the agency should ask developers of Missouri's widely recognized juvenile justice system for help in programming and staff training and retention.

Pit bulls from Missouri dog-fighting raids to be assessed

Teams are to decide if any of the 400 dogs seized in Missouri and Illinois is adoptable.

Missouri insurers: summer is peak burglary season

Insurance companies in Missouri would like to remind residents that summer is the high season for burglaries. The Missouri Insurance Information Service has advice on things you can do for prevention.

Eastern Missouri town puts gravesites online

Pacific's two city-owned cemeteries, City Cemetery and Resurrection Hill Cemetery, are now searchable on the Web site, and in future, two private cemeteries could be added to the site.

St. Joseph police suspect one man for five robberies

Police in St. Joseph think that one person could responsible for five separate bank robberies in the area.  In the two most recent robberies, the suspect displayed a gun.

Sedalia woman charged with murder in drug death

Deborah J. Hayes was arrested Tuesday on a charge of second-degree murder. Prosecutors said Hayes gave OxyContin pills to Randy Arndt, who died from a drug overdose in his home.

Greenleaf LLC in southwest Missouri agrees to federal fine

Greenleaf LLC in Neosho will pay $100,000 in penalties to settle allegations by the Missouri Department of Agriculture that the pesticide dealer violated the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.

Paddleboat restaurant will reopen in St. Charles

The Robert E. Lee riverboat, now a floating restaurant, will be reopened on the Missouri River in St. Charles. The St. Charles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to approve a financial deal for the restaurant.

Southeast Missouri men accused of stealing dogs

Three suspects in their 20s have been arrested in Scott County and charged with two felony counts each of stealing animals. So far, four bulldog puppies have been returned to their owners.

Missouri to count ballots on proposed care workers' union

Votes will be counted today in a statewide election on whether the new Missouri Home Care Union should be created. The union would provide representation for workers who help people with daily activities such as bathing, dressing and cooking.

St. Louis creates 13 'full-service' schools

The schools will make a variety of service providers available through the school, creating community hubs for families and individuals.