Medicare Advantage cited as a culprit in rising health care costs

The government pays private insurers to manage benefits for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, at a cost that is 14 percent higher than that of traditional Medicare. Enrollment has more than doubled in six years, causing program costs to skyrocket, which has also driven up prices for all Medicare recipients.

Mock trial at MU highlights controversial history of John Brown

The MU Law School's Historical and Theatrical Trial Society will stage a fictional trial of 19th century abolitionist John Brown for the murders of five pro-slavery men in Pottawatomie Creek, Kan., in 1856.

ACLU threatens suit about attempt to crack down on meth

The towns of Washington and Union have adopted ordinances requiring prescriptions for any medicine containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the production of methamphetamine.

Suspect's girlfriend charged in connection with Red Roof Inn incident

The girlfriend of the suspected shooter in last week's homicide at the Red Roof Inn has been charged with hindering prosecution and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

VIDEO: Japanese puppets come to MU

Martin Holman is a Japanese Studies professor at MU. He is the founder of the Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe, a group that performs traditional Japanese puppetry all over the country. The troupe performed Oct. 5 at Jesse Hall with a 300 year-old puppet troupe from Japan.

University tensions addressed by Difficult Dialogue

The MU Difficult Dialogues program held an event Thursday night at Cornell Hall. The event was a town hall meeting and an interactive theater that adressed issues such as race and civility.

Historic Hickman House rehabilitation completed

The two-year project will be marked by a dedication at the seventh annual Missouri Chestnut Roast on Saturday.

Beach stayed open despite high bacteria levels

Missouri parks official Jim Yancey runs tests on beaches, and he missed water test results for a Lake of the Ozarks beach which had high bacterial levels. Yancey said he was on vacation, and the beach remained open with high bacteria levels.

UPDATE: Biden speaks in St. Louis, says more jobs are needed

Vice President Joe Biden spoke Thursday at a St. Louis County police and firefighter training center in the St. Louis suburb of Wellston about the nation's economic recovery plan.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits St. Louis

Joe Biden addressed a few hundred people at the St. Louis County Police and Fire Training Center in Wellston. He said the nation's economic recovery will be successful only when more jobs are created.

U.S. Senate candidates both raise more than $1 million

This is the second straight quarter in which Republican Rep. Roy Blunt has raised more money than Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

Missouri governor promotes health care professional education program

The Caring for Missouri program will provide for about 470 medical professional training spots in four-year Missouri schools and hundreds more spots in two-year schools.

Missouri offensive linemen address weaknesses

Missouri's offense sputtered against Nebraska, scoring a season-low 12 points. The offensive linemen know mistakes need to be corrected before Saturday's game at Oklahoma State.

Missouri basketball eager to start new season

After a season that ended with an appearance in the Elite Eight, the Tigers will begin practice Friday picked to finish seventh in the Big 12 Conference.

Missouri women's soccer team devotes time to volunteering

The Tigers pride themselves on their community service; each player is required to do a minimum of two hours a week of service work.

Missouri tennis players take time to be students

The players on the Missouri tennis team enjoy activities off the court like cheering for the Tigers at Missouri football games.