Ameren Corp. cuts 300 jobs

Ameren Corp. is cutting about 3 perecent of the company's total work force because of the current economic conditions, including rising costs and decreasing use of energy by large industrial customers. Most cuts will be effective by the end of the year.

Education leaders discuss future of schools

Four state senators and top state educators met for a hearing at the University of Central Missouri. Educators gave testimony that Missouri needs more educational funding. The Missouri Educated Citizenry 2020 Committee will use the information to plan legislation designed to improve education.

Lawmaker seeks inquiry of Pinnacle CEO's actions

A gambling company's CEO asked a county councilman to cast a zoning vote against another company's planned casino in north St. Louis County. The councilman now wants an investigation into the company's actions.

KU football player diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

University of Kansas defensive end D.J. Marshall has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. In a statement released through the university Thursday, the redshirt freshman vowed to defeat the disease and play football again.

Electronic waste collection to be held Saturday

Old electronics can be dropped off at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monitors, copy machines, televisions and microwaves cost $5 to be collected and other electronics can be collected for free.

Columbia Entertainment Company produces Pulitzer-Prize-winning play

Columbia Entertainment Company produced the 2007 Pulitzer Prize winning play "Rabbit Hole" about a couple coping with the death of their son after he was hit by a teenage driver.

COMMENT: 10 Things you didn't know about Baylor

Willie Nelson, Jessica Simpson, Chuck Norris and live bears all make appearences in this week's 10 Things you didn't know about Baylor.

Royals trade Teahen to White Sox

Kansas City receives second baseman Chris Getz and third baseman Josh Fields from Chicago.

I-64 stretch in St. Louis area to open Dec. 7

Major sections of Interstate 64 in the St. Louis area shut down for a two-year project will be completed a month early and $11 million under budget.

Untelevised Missouri football game could hurt Columbia sports bars

The Missouri-Baylor game is the first Tiger football game this season to not be on TV.

Missouri football's Jacquies Smith takes advantage of trick play

As a defensive end, Jacquies Smith doesn't often get to hold the football. But when Missouri wanted to attempt a fake field goal Saturday against Colorado, coaches chose Smith to make a big play.

Little-known Missouri forward prepares for new role

Several Missouri basketball players will have new roles this season. One of those players, junior Justin Safford, is trying to become a leader for a young Tigers squad.