Luetkemeyer's health care message raises many questions

The message Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer mailed out makes some interesting conclusions about the cost and access of health care.

Americans make enemies with people over politics

American's inability to separate government from people leads them to make enemies with entire cultures based on political decisions.

Who was Kenji Jackson before he was a Tiger?

“Changing to safety could have been the best thing that ever happened to me,” Missouri safety Kenji Jackson said. “I don’t know if I’d be here as a running back.”

Today's Question: Should Obama fly to Copenhagen for Olympic bid?

With the domestic problems the U.S. is facing and the possibility Chicago might not be chosen as the 2016 Summer Olympics host city, President Barack Obama's trip is seen by some as risky.

Health company representatives seek to recruit MU health students

Nearly 40 vendors gathered Thursday afternoon at the Reynolds Alumni Center on the MU campus to speak with health professions students.

Health care panel encourages students to be informed

The Associated Students of the University of Missouri hosted a discussion about health care on Thursday. A panel of experts took questions from students about some of the more controversial issues surrounding the health care debate.

Columbia's Gans park open to public

Gans Creek Recreation Area, a 320-acre former cattle farm destined to become part of a southeast megapark, is, for now, a quiet place to wander fields and forests.

U.S. seeks ban on texting truckers, bus drivers

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Wednesday prohibiting texting while driving for federal workers on government business.

Duplicate copies damaged in State Historical Society sprinkler incident

Back-up copies of historical state documents were the only materials damaged Wednesday night. No "one-of-a-kind materials" were harmed according to a press release.

Tour of Missouri spectators shell out $38.1 million, study says

According to the study, locals watching the race spent $5.6 million, Missourians not from the areas where the race occurred spent $11.9 million, and people from outside Missouri spent $20.6 million.

Seasonal flu vaccine delayed, including for Missouri clinics

At the Jefferson City Medical Group, which serves about 70,000 patients in mid-Missouri, the vaccine delay primarily is affecting children younger than three — considered to be a high-risk group for the flu.

Today's question: How has the state government handled the Ozarks E. coli controversy?

At issue is a May 29 Department of Natural Resources report, which said at some places in the lake, levels of E. coli were 19 times higher than the state standard. That report wasn't released until June 26.

MU's athletics department looking for anthem singers

Open tryouts for prospective "Star Spangled Banner" singers are set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday on the main floor at Mizzou Arena.

In through the roof: Burglary at Joplin Walmart 'significant'

Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts wouldn't say exactly how much was taken, but said Tuesday's theft was one of the most significant property crimes in Joplin in recent years.

Springfield's new Humane Society shelter opening soon

The 15,000-square-foot facility, paid for by private donations, has space for up to 200 dogs and 200 cats.

DNA test confirms guilt in attack on nun

Jackson County prosecutors received results of the test this week, and say it confirms that Jerry J. Owens, who is already serving a life sentence for the crime, assaulted the nun in 1997 at the Holy Rosary convent in Kansas City.

Forsyth teacher resigns over mercury incident

Michael Ragain, a sixth-grade teacher, brought the mercury to school on Aug. 18 and it spilled. School officials said that Ragain did not notify administrators of the incident until the next day.  

Trial for Missouri's 'largest grain fraud' ever to begin

Former Martinsburg grain dealer Cathy Gieseker faces 15 state and federal counts including felony stealing and deceit in a $27 million grain fraud case.

Hominy Branch Trail on track despite concerns

Columbia's Hominy Branch Trail is projected to be completed in the summer 2010 as planned. The 2.5-mile trail will connect neighborhoods that previously did not have direct trail access.

Mother tells painful story about daughter's rape, suicide

Andrea Cooper wants college students nationwide to know her daughter's story with the hope that it will help them prevent or cope with their own suffering.