Missouri DNR to take input for official state museum

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold a series of public meetings in five cities. Columbia is not selected as a meeting site.

Museum crawl will showcase art galleries at MU

The fifth annual MU Gallery and Museum Crawl from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday  is a free event for the public. Gallery and museum "crawlers" will have a chance to visit art exhibitions in five locations at MU. Visiting all the exhibits gives patrons a chance to win prizes donated by event sponsors.

Looser noise ordinance rules proposed for downtown

The proposed ordinance would make noise and music downtown illegal if it can be heard 300 feet away between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Currently, the downtown noise ordinance prohibits disruptive noise within 50 feet during those hours.

MU to host Take Back the Night with a focus on sexual violence prevention

MU's Take Back the Night event will allow men and women to speak out against sexual violence. Kelley Lucero hopes to change the way people think about prevention with her speech at the rally.

Federal court ruling could affect Columbia's Islamic American Relief Agency

A recent federal court decision that found the government's freezing of an Ohio charity's assets to be unconstitutional could have implications for the Islamic American Relief Agency, a Columbia charity linked to terrorist activities in 2004.

Students protest MU power plant's use of coal

The Sierra Club has organized a campaign to raise awareness about coal's contribution to climate change on campuses powered by coal.

UPDATE: Nixon's veto upheld

The override measure on Nixon's veto on the dome-key measure failed 86-71, which was 109 votes short of a two-thirds majority.

Missouri not yet applying for federal grants

Missouri's education commissioner said the state will participate in the national competition for $4.3 billion in Race to the Top, but it will not apply for the federal grants during the first phase.

Journalist Lisa Ling speaks at MU about global reporting

Journalist Lisa Ling addressed students at MU's Jesse Auditorium, recounting experiences in Colombia and Afghanistan and the lessons she learned there.

Soldier killed in Afghanistan receives Medal of Honor

Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti died during a firefight in 2006 while trying to rescue a wounded soldier.

American Airlines parent gets $2.9B, shifts routes

The airline will scale back its operations in St. Louis and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. In St. Louis, American and its regional affiliates will reduce daily departures by 46 and discontinue service to 20 destinations.

Environmental regulators seek legal action against home for mentally ill

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources are seeking help from the state attorney general's office to take legal action against Whispering Oaks Residental Care, a home for the mentally ill, in Ballwin. The department said the home has violated the state's safe drinking water law.

Missouri employee pension plan to receive increased state funding

Trustees for the Missouri State Employee's Retirement System voted to increase state support for the state employee pension plan in the wake of poor investment income during the recession.

COMMENT: Smitten with Missouri quarterback Gabbert too soon

Missouri's Blaine Gabbert makes it easy for any football enthusiast to get worked up. But good quarterbacking comes with time.

Economics big part of Furman-Missouri football game

Because Missouri generates so much more revenue from a home game, it can afford to pay Furman more money than Furman would receive from a home game of its own.

New Civil War monument to be dedicated in Lexington

The monument will feature a description of Union efforts during the 1861 battle and will bear a list of the federal units that took part.

Gateway Arch lights blackout for migrating birds

The blackout will make it easier for migrating birds passing through St. Louis.

Branson Christian sports camp director accused of child molestation

The incidents are alleged to have happened from 1999 to 2008.