Missouri attorney general warns of vehicle warranty scam

Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit Thursday against six businesses that allegedly offered extended warranties for cars as part of a scam. The warranties were actually service contracts limiting customer repairs and refunds.

Fundraiser aims to provide a Thanksgiving meal for Columbians

Almeta Clayton is holding a fundraising event from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at Nephew's Night Life and is asking for donations of food and money. The proceeds will go toward a Thanksgiving dinner in Columbia and giving out baskets of canned goods.

UPDATE: Damages estimated in fire at Boris Drive house

Although the cause is still under investigation, the Boone County Fire Protection District said damage estimates have reached $140,000.

One injured after collision on Providence Road near Interstate 70

A 2008 Lincoln Navigator and a 1997 Mercury Sable collided at the intersection of Interstate 70 and Providence Road.

Today's question: How should Twitter be used by media during breaking news?

Twitter helped the spread of incorrect information during the hostage scare in Jefferson City on Tuesday. What should or shouldn't media organizations do when it comes to using Twitter as a source for breaking news?

MU student composer derives inspiration from 'The Road Not Taken'

MU senior Anthony Hernandez's original composition, "Two Roads Diverged," will be performed by the Columbia Civic Orchestra on Sunday at the Missouri Theatre Center for Arts. The piece was inspired by Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken."

USDA grant expands an MU Extension program

 A USDA grant funds programs for beginning farmers in Missouri.

As state makes cuts, federal bills propose Medicaid expansion

Some Republican state legislators are balking at the mandates contained in the proposed health care reform bills in Congress.

Suspect in Doisy murder released on bond

Johnny Wright, who was arrested in Georgia in September and is charged with second-degree murder, is next scheduled to appear in court Dec. 11.

Joplin soldier wounded at Fort Hood yearns for duty

Spc. Logan Burnette was injured in the Fort Hood shooting. He tried to throw a table at the shooter to distract him, since none of the soldiers had weapons to defend themselves. He said his goal now was to recover as quickly as possible so he could get back to duty.

Six former athletes chosen for 2009 class of MU Athletics Hall of Fame

UPDATE 4: Five charged in sex abuse case didn't enter pleas Thursday

The four brothers and their father appeared in court in Lafayette County to hear the charges against them.

Five charged in sex abuse case didn't enter pleas Thursday

The five men charged in the family sex abuse case appeared in Lafayette County court today but did not enter pleas. A father and his four adult sons are charged with several felonies, including forcible sodomy, rape with a child younger than 12 and use of a child in a sexual performance.

Nixon expands Share the Harvest program that donates deer meat

Nixon scheduled news conferences Thursday in Ashland, St. Louis and Sedalia to announce an expansion of the Share the Harvest program.

Missouri lawmaker owes more than $20,000 in missed taxes

Rep. Denny Hoskins, a Republican from Warrensburg and certified public accountant, told The Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal on Wednesday about the amount in taxes and penalties owed by Hos Properties LLC, a company Hoskins and his brother own.

Nixon: Deer meat donation program to receive tax credits

The Share the Harvest program has had to limit in recent years how much deer it could accept to donate to people in need.

Authorities continue investigating sexual abuse charges against Mohler family

Authorities believe they may find bodies and burried glass jars with notes written by children who may have been sexually abused by the Mohlers during an excavation Thursday.

Aldon Smith embraces long-awaited opportunity for Missouri football

While the NCAA Clearinghouse examined Aldon Smith's eligibility last year, the Missouri defensive lineman couldn't play or practice with the team. By the time he was cleared, the season was about to begin and Smith sat out. Now he's allowed to play and his contribution has been significant.

Supplies sought for rescued pit bull puppies

The Humane Society of Missouri says it has an urgent need for supplies for more than 150 pit bull puppies in its care as a result of a multi-state dogfighting raid.

Police arrest suspect in fatal mid-Missouri robbery

A Kansas City man has been arrested on a murder charge for a Jefferson City home robbery in which a man was shot to death.