ANALYSIS: Nixon brought new tone to Missouri Capitol

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

House Majority Leader Steven Tilley, R-Perryville, partially credits Gov. Jay Nixon for what he describes as a "very cordial, good working relationship" between legislative leaders and the governor.

Hanneman, Johnson return in MU women's basketball team's win

After missing the Tigers past two games after a brief suspension, seniors Jessra Johnson and Amanda Hanneman came off the bench in a 71-44 victory over North Texas.

Missouri women's basketball team goes undefeated in December

The Missouri women's basketball team rolled to a 71-44 victory over North Texas on Monday night at Mizzou Arena to go 6-0 in the month of December.

Judge upholds Harris' double 25-year sentences

Antoine Harris, 32, has been sentenced to 25 years for second-degree murder and 25 years for first-degree assault, to be served concurrently, in connection to his involvement with the 2008 slaying of Antonio Flores-Ramirez.

Holiday weekend traffic accidents normal for snowfall

Summary of traffic accidents reported in the mid-Missouri region.

New security guidelines have little impact at Columbia Regional Airport

Travelers should plan to arrive at least three hours before an international flight because of added restrictions and screenings.

Fatal wrecks down in Missouri in 2009

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it would mark the fourth straight yearly decline.

Wet year raises spring flood concerns in St. Louis

Significant spring flooding is possible because of an abundant snow melt from the north.

New form of malaria threatens to become global health emergency border

Scientists have confirmed the first signs of resistance to the only affordable treatment left in the global medicine cabinet for malaria: Artemisinin. If this drug stops working, there's no good replacement to combat a disease that kills 1 million annually. As a result, earlier this year international medical leaders declared resistant malaria here a health emergency.

Animal groups propose rules for Missouri dog breeders

Under the proposal, dog-breeders could only have 50 breeding dogs and would be required to feed animals daily, provide annual veterinary care and not breed animals more than twice every 18 months, among other rules.

Sheriff identifies body found in tractor-trailer

An autopsy ruled that the man's death was a homicide. The Audrain County Sheriff's Department also said he was from Ohio but provided no details on where in Ohio he was from.

Missouri brother gives sister bone marrow

A former Sedalia resident receives a gift that helped save her life. Today she is cancer free.

In digital age, there's plenty of paper

The number of printed pages dropped significantly in 2008, and analysts expect the trend to continue. Some say it could be an effect of the slow economy or perhaps the beginning of a paper-less society.

Artist creates postcard effect in Joplin welcome center's mural

The mural depicts scenes from the Spook Light, Route 66, artist Thomas Hart Benton, astronaut Janet Kavandi, outlaw Clyde Barrow, the castle at Redings Mill, poet Langston Hughes, Red Oak II, the natural beauty of the Ozarks, naturalist Marlin Perkins, Grand Falls and the area's history of mining.

Southwest Missouri man found dead in frozen drainage ditch

The body of 43-year-old Keith Lyons was discovered Monday in the ditch near a Joplin car wash.