Duplicate copies damaged in State Historical Society sprinkler incident

Back-up copies of historical state documents were the only materials damaged Wednesday night. No "one-of-a-kind materials" were harmed according to a press release.

Tour of Missouri spectators shell out $38.1 million, study says

According to the study, locals watching the race spent $5.6 million, Missourians not from the areas where the race occurred spent $11.9 million, and people from outside Missouri spent $20.6 million.

Seasonal flu vaccine delayed, including for Missouri clinics

At the Jefferson City Medical Group, which serves about 70,000 patients in mid-Missouri, the vaccine delay primarily is affecting children younger than three — considered to be a high-risk group for the flu.

Today's question: How has the state government handled the Ozarks E. coli controversy?

At issue is a May 29 Department of Natural Resources report, which said at some places in the lake, levels of E. coli were 19 times higher than the state standard. That report wasn't released until June 26.

MU's athletics department looking for anthem singers

Open tryouts for prospective "Star Spangled Banner" singers are set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday on the main floor at Mizzou Arena.

In through the roof: Burglary at Joplin Walmart 'significant'

Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts wouldn't say exactly how much was taken, but said Tuesday's theft was one of the most significant property crimes in Joplin in recent years.

Springfield's new Humane Society shelter opening soon

The 15,000-square-foot facility, paid for by private donations, has space for up to 200 dogs and 200 cats.

DNA test confirms guilt in attack on nun

Jackson County prosecutors received results of the test this week, and say it confirms that Jerry J. Owens, who is already serving a life sentence for the crime, assaulted the nun in 1997 at the Holy Rosary convent in Kansas City.

Forsyth teacher resigns over mercury incident

Michael Ragain, a sixth-grade teacher, brought the mercury to school on Aug. 18 and it spilled. School officials said that Ragain did not notify administrators of the incident until the next day.  

Trial for Missouri's 'largest grain fraud' ever to begin

Former Martinsburg grain dealer Cathy Gieseker faces 15 state and federal counts including felony stealing and deceit in a $27 million grain fraud case.

Hominy Branch Trail on track despite concerns

Columbia's Hominy Branch Trail is projected to be completed in the summer 2010 as planned. The 2.5-mile trail will connect neighborhoods that previously did not have direct trail access.

Mother tells painful story about daughter's rape, suicide

Andrea Cooper wants college students nationwide to know her daughter's story with the hope that it will help them prevent or cope with their own suffering.

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.