Suicide prevention information for young adults

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students. MU has resources that can help students deal with suicidal thoughts and other problems.

Columbia Regional Airport announces Delta Air Lines jet service upgrade

One of the daily round-trip flights out of Columbia Regional Airport will be upgraded by Delta Air Lines to a 50-seat regional jet.

Federal recovery money spent on anti-smoking ads, census

Money used to avoid program cuts has been spent on an anti-smoking PSA featuring a St. Louis Cardinals pitcher. Stimulus money has also been used by the Missouri Department of Transportation to resurface roads.

Missouri gov. says university should consider Big Ten

The Big Ten announced earlier this week that it will be exploring whether to expand. Gov. Nixon said his alma mater should be open to the possibility of switching, primarily because he says the Big Ten has some excellent academic programs.

Small earthquake rumbles in southeast Missouri

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake happened at 5:38 a.m. about nine miles south of New Madrid.

Missouri housing agency approves $35M assistance plan

The Missouri Housing Development Commission voted Friday to use $15 million to pay property taxes for low- and middle-income people who by a house next year.


Eugene Field Elementary hosts farewell open house

The school invited members of the community to visit Thursday, the night before the final day of classes that the elementary students will have in the building.

Lawsuit claims tannery sludge damaged Missouri farmland

At least two dozen northwest Missouri landowners filed sued the previous and current owners of a tannery accusing them of causing damage to their farmland by providing the sludge and failing to warn property owners that it contained chromium.

Branson West airport runway open for business

Branson West Municipal Airport officially opened Tuesday when nine planes landed on its runway. The next step for the $20-million project is to create hangars, a maintenance and terminal facility and fuel facilities.

Nixa woman sentenced to 17 years in child porn case

Amy Vogt of Nixa was sentenced for 17 ½ years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography.

22 mid-Missouri people arrested in drug sweep

The Sedalia Democrat reported that the arrests were made because of a two-year undercover investigation that revolved around the sale and distribution of controlled substances.

Bill would allow small businesses into Missouri Consolidated

The Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan provides health care to more than 107,000 state and local government employees.

Official seeks to remove law banning margarine

A Missouri representative has introduced a bill that would overturn a decades-old decision outlawing yellow margarine in the state. Since 1800, there has been a Missouri law that has banned the sale of margarine.  The law was imposed to protect the dairy industry.