Nixon to address DNR review in Friday press conference

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will hold a press conference Friday morning in Jefferson City to address why two Lake of the Ozark beaches were not closed during the summer. The beaches had high E. coli levels and could have caused danger for people in the lake.

Cuts won't produce 'world-class education'

MU's financial dilemmas balance out its world-class aspirations.

The Beat: Columbia's downtown noise ordinance is up for change

Columbia Missourian editor Scott Swafford and reporter James Patrick Schmidt talk about the issue and the proposed changes.

Today's Question: How can Missouri laws change to more effectively deal with drunken driving?

Gov. Nixon announced Monday that the Missouri legislature would reform the state's DWI laws by spring.

Hickman Football Game Against Fort Zumwalt West Rescheduled

Fear and loathing over the Patriot Act

A provision to the USA Patriot Act is up for renewal that allows the FBI to access to personal data, a violation of the Fourth Amendment. Hunter S. Thompson had it right when he founded the Fourth Amendment Foundation to preserve the Constitution. Let's take up the cause.

U.S. health care reform cry is: Tax them, not us

As the Senate and House continue to work on resolving a health care bill, no one wants to pay the money needed to raise enough to finance the bill.

Columbia public school students to receive free H1N1 vaccination

Cooperation between the Columbia School District, City Council and county agencies will provide free H1N1 vaccinations to public school students.

LETTER: A look at why stormwater flow creates problems for Hinkson Creek

Stormwater flow creates levels of problems for Hinkson Creek.

DNR director's suspension extended to Friday

After an announcement from Gov. Jay Nixon that the Department of Natural Resources had given him false information about E. coli levels in the Lake of the Ozarks, the department has been conducting an internal investigation set to conclude Friday.      

Missouri women swimmers can't catch Texas

Despite career times from Missouri sophomore Lisa Nathanson, Texas was too quick for the Tigers, who were swimming in their first dual meet of the season. 

Head-on collision leaves one injured

A two-car collision left one injured and backed up traffic Thursday night. The injured driver was transfered to Boone Hospital Center.

Suspect in decades-old cold case arrives in Boone County

Johnny Wright arrived Wednesday night at the Boone County Jail after being extradited from Georgia. Wright was arrested in September on a second-degree murder warrant in connection with the 1976 disappearance of Becky Doisy.

Grandson unveils First Lady Truman letters at National Archives

Some of the letters written to President Harry Truman by his wife will eventually be displayed at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence.

MU Police seek help identifying suspects in two cases

The MU Police Department is looking for suspects in a burglary and an assualt. The separate incidents occurred on Sept. 19 and Sept. 27.

Missouri ninth-grader allegedly bullied girl over Internet

A ninth-grade girl at Troy Buchanan High School was arrested Oct. 8 on supsicion of bullying another girl through a Web site. The girl faces school discipline.

Suspect in 1976 Doisy killing brought back to Missouri

Johnny Wright, the suspect in the 1976 Doisy killing, was transferred to the Boone County Jail this week.

Some pit bulls seized in raids find better lives

The Humane Society of Missouri is working with pit bulls seized this summer in the largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history. Jakob, Junior and Kali, three pit bulls seized in the raid, appear headed for gentler lives.

More than 1,200 deer killed during this year's urban hunt

The Missouri Department of Conservation says 1,242 deer were killed from last Friday through Monday during the urban portion of Missouri's firearms deer season.

Westminster College uses 100-yard sandwich to help food bank

The football-field long sub sandwich will be sold for $2 a chunk.