Boone County fire district files lawsuit over unpaid rent

The Boone County Fire Protection District is suing the Missouri Association of Fire Protection Districts for breach of contract and $20,000 in unpaid rent. The association claims that the contract isn't binding because it's not written.

Several public health care options available in Missouri

Whether through Missouri's Medicaid program, the State Children's Health Insurance Program or health care cooperatives, the state provides access to health care to about 15 percent of its population.

Two Columbia men plead guilty to Cut Throat gang activities

Brandon James Isom, 19, and Diondre Jamel Cooper, 20, both of Columbia, pleaded guilty Wednesday to gun and drug charges in the central division of U.S. Western District Court of Missouri in Jefferson City. Both men admitted to their involvement in a retaliation drive-by shooting on May 31, 2008.

UPDATE: Fire sprinkler soaks Missouri State Historical Society documents

After a faulty sprinkler went off in a storage room containing books and records, firefighters and Missouri State Historical Society staffers rushed to salvage what documents they could and assess the damage.

UPDATE: Seasonal flu vaccine delayed for some U.S. providers

Sanofi Pasteur, the country's largest supplier of the seasonal flu vaccine, is running behind on producing the vaccine because it is also producing the H1N1 vaccine.

Federal jury awards $35,000 to Missouri man over traffic stop

A federal jury awarded the money to a Holcomb man for a 2006 traffic stop in which he was allegedly struck by a Dunklin County deputy.

Washington University apologizes for abortion program mixup

The Web site for Washington University's Family Planning Fellowship had said the institution was collaborating with Saint Louis University and Planned Parenthood, but SLU had no role in the program.

State senator reluctant to support appointment of former DNR official

 State Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, wants more information about role of a former Department of Natural Resources official in the late release of a test that showed high levels of bacteria in the Lake of the Ozarks.

Pinkel admits Missouri's running game needs improvement

Throughout fall camp, the Missouri football team's coaching staff made it seem like the Tigers' running game would be a strength of the offense and a way to counter quarterback Blaine Gabbert's inexperience. But after four games, Missouri's rushing attack is struggled to get going.

Rock Bridge golfer plans community volunteer work

After watching her older brothers volunteer for many years, Rock Bridge golfer Caraline Trecha hopes to form a sports group for children that will be a part of the Rock Bridge Reaches Out volunteer program at the school.

Survey: Economy shows recovery in Midwest, Plains

According to a survey conducted by Creighton University, the Business Conditions Index for the mid-America region increased in the past month. The survey offers some good jobs news because the employment index was in positive territory for the first time since March 2008.