Robotic hamsters are holidays' unlikely new craze

Parents are struggling to find Zhu Zhu Pets robotic hamsters, which retail for about $10. This season's must-have toy is made by a tiny St. Louis company.

Football at Missouri good fit for top recruit

Nick Demien, a standout senior offensive lineman at Timberland High School in Wentzville, committed to play football at Missouri on Aug. 15. "In my mind, I was stupid not to go there," he said.

Mangino could be coaching final game for Kansas

For two tense weeks, Kansas has been conducting an internal investigation into Mark Mangino's treatment of players where many former players have come forward with stories of insensitive comments they claim Mangino made to them and other players, past and present, have leapt to his defense.

Brave campers line up overnight for Black Friday shopping

Lines already started for Black Friday sales at Best Buy and Bass Pro Shops.

St. Louis mayor wants Lambert Airport smoke-free

But the outgoing airport director says a smoking ban would prompt more smokers to go outside, which would increase security concerns.

Health officials warn of carbon monoxide dangers

Last year, 49 people in the U.S. died from exposure to carbon monoxide and another 287 were treated in hospital emergency rooms.

Holiday Web shopping looks brighter than last year

Internet analysts expect online retail revenue to rise as shoppers hope to avoid long lines while finding big deals.

Rock Bridge girls' basketball players get to know one another at retreat

The Rock Bridge girls' basketball team had its annual overnight retreat Tuesday.  The retreat includes setting values and goals, participating in team-building exercises and performing skits.

Missouri football players live by code of 'Beast M.O.D.E.'

The seniors on the team created the mantra for the season during the summer.

This Thanksgiving, everybody ate

The Everybody Eats dinner, hosted each year by former City Councilwoman Almeta Crayton, was held Thursday at Stephens College.

Turkey doesn't make you that sleepy, and Pilgrims were latecomers

Demolishing a handful of popular Thanksgiving myths with the help of history and nutrition alike.

Millard continues to play basketball despite NCAA football commitment

Some student athletes decide to only focus on one high school sport once they commit to play for a college. This isn't the case for Rock Bridge senior Trey Millard.

Today's Question: How much will you spend on the holidays this year?

Industry surveys predict that sales will be about the same this year as they were in 2009.

Former executive director files lawsuit against YouZeum

Gwen Robbins has filed a lawsuit citing defamation and negligence against both The YouZeum Inc. and Glenn McElroy, who was chairman of the YouZeum board of directors while Robbins was employed.

Couple begins business to help seniors downsize, relocate

Mickey and Ralph Havener had plenty of experience helping seniors make the transition to smaller living spaces when they decided to open their business.

There's a world of difference in health care between countries

International students at MU see the debate about health care in America through a different lens.

Energy-saving options for Christmas lights

LED lights are the best-selling lights this year. They use 75 to 90 percent less energy than traditional lights and last up to 10 times longer.

Columbia College volleyball prepares for NAIA national tournament

The Cougars stressed the need to simply continue their caliber of play if they want to be successful.

Salvation Army kettles now accept credit, debit

The addition of a card reader on the iconic red kettles does take some getting used to, but volunteers and shoppers seem to like the idea.

Toyota replacing about 4 million gas pedals that could jam

The recall applies to three Lexus models, the Avalon and Camry, the top selling car in the U.S. The pedal is linked to a fiery crash that killed four in San Diego.