UPDATE: Columbia's first H1N1 walk-in clinic to vaccinate young children

The city's Health Department will be holding walk-in appointments Wednesday to vaccinate children between 6 months and 4-years-old only.

Attorney Sarah Read to run for Fourth Ward seat

Sarah Read, a Columbia attorney, confirmed Monday that she will run for the Fourth Ward City Council seat to be vacated by Jerry Wade.

Energy industry, legislators fear effects of cap-and-trade

Witnesses who testified before the Joint Committee on Missouri's Energy Future on Monday in Jefferson City warned Missouri legislators about increased job losses and higher consumer rates should a controversial bill in Washington, D.C., be approved.

Former Columbia College athlete school's No. 1 fan

Cindy Fotti, the assistant athletic director in charge of media relations and compliance at Columbia College, has to balance her intense love for the school and its teams with her administrative duties.

Big 12 Notebook: Mistakes haunt Kansas, Nebraska football teams

Kansas got behind Oklahoma after an interception on the game's first play, and Nebraska had eight turnovers in a sloppy loss to Iowa State.

Missouri smelter downplays EPA concerns about lead

The EPA revealed tests that show the Doe Run Co. had contaminated 129 residential properties within a mile of the lead smelter.

Beer brewers balance low calories versus taste

Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors are both fighting to have the most popular low-calorie beer, but are trying to keep their beverage from tasting too watered-down in the eyes of consumers.

Kansas church youth leader charged with soliciting child

The youth group leader, who served more than eight years after being convicted of eight counts of indecent liberties with a child in the late 1980s, is being held on $150,000 bond.

Cole County authorities serve warrant on slain girl's neighbor

The Cole County Sheriff's Department said the warrant was related to a traffic stop.

Rock Bridge football coach strives to go beyond Xs and Os

Rock Bridge football coach A.J. Ofodile is trying to win games. More importantly, however, he is trying to build quality young men.

Pinkel addresses Missouri's inability to maintain emotional stability against Texas

The Missouri defense also had some communication difficulties.

Birth surge in southeast Missouri expected nine months after ice storm

The increase in births in some southeast Missouri hospitals has some officials attributing the rise to ice storms.

Missouri leads nationwide in consolidating computer services, report shows

A report says that while many states have centralized their computer systems, Missouri has gone further than most by also centralizing the personnel who maintain and manage those computers.

Investigators for Humane Society of Missouri to be honored

Tom Rickey and Kyle Held will be honored for their efforts in rescuing hundreds of dogs in the July 8 multistate crackdown.