Panel aims to clarify development incentives

The goal of panel is to help the public be able to define and understand three different types of government incentives for development.

MSA plans to address College Avenue problem

MSA is looking at options to improve safety for students crossing College Avenue.

Fayette family physician part of Obama audience

Hope Tinker met the president at the White House during the week the Senate was expected to vote on the reform bill. She didn't shake his hand, however, because she said she didn't want to knock over the person in front of her.

Councilman requests national evaluation of Central Missouri Humane Society

Second Ward Councilman Jason Thornhill is calling for an independent evaluation of the Central Missouri Humane Society after questions emerged at Monday's City Council meeting about the local shelter's management and finances.

'Ladies of the Alamo' to open Stephens theater season

"Ladies at the Alamo" opens the 2009-2010 season of the Stephens College Theatre Department. The play follows five Texas women and their struggle for control over a community theater.

Heavy rain possible during Missouri-Nebraska game Thursday

A meteorologist for the National Weather Service said there will be a 90 percent chance of rain on Thursday.

Columbia man dies in single-car accident

John T. Dodd was driving southbound on Wagon Trail Road when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a concrete bridge head on. He was 73.

Interim public safety director Zim Schwartze appointed permanently

City Manager Bill Watkins and an advisory committee appointed Zim Schwartze the Public Safety Joint Communications director.

Missouri awarded $28 million for energy projects

The U.S. Department of Energy made its second payment of $28 million in federal stimulus funds to the state. The money will be used for projects dealing with energy efficiency.

Moldovan pleads guilty in Kansas City human trafficking case

Pleading guilty to his role in a human trafficking scheme involving Giant Labor Solutions of Kansas City and foreign workers placed in positions throughout the region, Alexandru Frumusache shared details of the organization.

President Obama receives U.S. war commander's troop request

President Barack Obama received a formal request from the U.S. war commander in Afghanistan for an increase in troops.  He is expected to discuss the document with his war advisors on Friday.

Iran's foreign minister accuses U.S. in nuclear scientist's disappearance

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki claimed on Wednesday that the U.S. government is involved in the disappearance of Shahram Amiri, a nuclear scientist in Iran. Amiri was on the way to Saudi Arabia for a pilgrimage. Officials in Washington said they have no information about the disappearance.

Kansas City men plead guilty to illegally copying movies

Robert Henderson of Grandview admitted in federal court on Wednesday that he illegally recorded several movies at a Lee's Summit theater, then offered them for sale. Stephen Garrett of Kansas City admitted that he made thousands of illegal copies of movies and music CDs on computers in his basement, then offered them for sale.

H1N1 vaccine now arriving in Missouri

The Department of Health and Senior Services said that as of Tuesday, about 17,000 doses of aerosol mist vaccine had arrived in the state.

Monsanto losses widen, better than projected

Because of increased competition with its agricultural chemical division, Monsanto Co. focuses on its seed business after its fourth quarter losses widen.

Anheuser-Busch InBev sells theme parks for $2.3B

Anheuser-Busch InBev will sell its 10 theme parks, including SeaWorlds and Busch Gardens, to a private firm – to help pay for InBev's takeover of Anheuser-Busch last year.

Brinkley expands role on Missouri football team

As the team's long snapper, Beau Brinkley didn't participate in position drills and spent the majority of each practice last season as an observer. But after a conversation with Gary Pinkel, Brinkley is now contributing as a tight end.

Pelini wants Nebraska's defense to earn Blackshirts

The traditional black practice jerseys are no longer a given for Nebraskas' defensive starters under second-year Cornhuskers football coach Bo Pelini.

New Stephens volleyball coach adapting to Columbia lifestyle

Shane McAfee moved from Fairbanks, Alaska, with his wife and became the Stephens volleyball coach this fall.

Stephens volleyball loses to Missouri Baptist