Missouri lawmakers to try again on expanding autism coverage

Legislation similar to that brought before the General Assembly last year, aimed at making insurance companies cover an autism treatment, will come before the body in January.

Thousands line up to see Palin in Springfield

One thousand people endured a cold December morning in Springfield to see Sarah Palin and get an autographed copy of her memoir, "Going Rogue."

DNR to award $11 million for energy efficiency

Missouri Department of Natural Resources is accepting grant applications through Jan. 15.

Corrections department awards $3 million to Missouri nonprofits

The Missouri Department of Corrections says the contracts to 36 nonprofit groups will support efforts to help former inmates avoid re-offending and make the transition to the work force.

Missouri men's basketball team loses second straight

The Missouri men's basketball team lost consecutive games for the first time since the 2007-08 season, falling to Vanderbilt 89-83 on Wednesday night in Nashville, Tenn.

Funeral set for Saturday for Kahler family members

Five days after the fatal shootings of Emily, Lauren and Karen Kahler, friends in Columbia are honoring the Kahlers as well as Karen's grandmother, Dorothy Wight, with memorial services and vigils.

Today's Question: What would you like to happen during this state legislative session?

Missouri lawmakers began filing bills for the 2010 legislative session Tuesday, with some bills attempting to address issues previously brought to the floor during last year's session.

Rock music didn't hurt mommy, so how can it hurt the baby?

Despite the fussing and fretting of certain parenting magazines, I'm not going to shelter my infant son from the heavy metal music I grew up with. After all, it's not the music that makes a child an angel or a hellion; it's the parenting.

Mid-Missouri workshop celebrates 40 years of employing adults with disabilities

Amid an uncertain economic climate, Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterpises is celebrating 40 years of employing adults with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses.

KAHLER KILLINGS: Elderly Kansas woman dies following shootings

Dorothy Wight, 89, died from injuries in a shooting that claimed her granddaughter, Karen Kahler, and two great-granddaughters, Emily and Lauren.

Parkade dads take on role as WATCH D.O.G.S. at school

The WATCH D.O.G.S program at Parkade Elementary School allows fathers and father figures to come to the school during the day to help out and work with students.

Missouri men's basketball team prepares for unique gym

Built in 1952 as a combination gymnasium and concert hall, Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gym in Nashville, Tenn., is one of college basketball's oddest stages.

Missouri-Vanderbilt basketball game a homecoming for some Tigers

Missouri men's basketball players Keith Ramsey, Laurence Bowers and Tyler Stone are all a part of a recruiting line Tigers coach Mike Anderson has established in Tennessee.

Columbia College bounces back at NAIA tournament

The Columbia College volleyball team came from behind to defeat Lubbock Christian (Texas) University on Wednesday in pool play at the NAIA national championships in Sioux City, Iowa.

UPDATE: Inventor and retired MU professor Henry Liu died in crash Tuesday

The man's vehicle veered off Interstate 70 and was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

30,000-troop boost ordered by Obama in Afghanistan

The president says the withdrawal of troops should begin in 18 months. When he became president in January, there were roughly 34,000 troops on the ground; there are now 71,000.

GRAPHIC: Social Security benefits stay steady

There was no increase in the Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers (CPI) in the past year, so benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income will not increase.

Expert witnesses testify about the severity of injuries to 2-year-old

Witnesses testified about the severity of injuries to a 2-year-old boy who was killed in June 2008. His father is on trial for second-degree murder, while his mother was found guilty for second-degree murder in September.

Stephens rolls to third straight win

The Stephens College women's basketball team earned its third straight victory with a 83-29 triumph over St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

Kahler could receive death sentence if convicted

Former Columbia Water and Light Director James Kraig Kahler, 46, is charged with capital murder in Kansas. Capital murder is punishable by the death penalty in Kansas, which has not put a prisoner to death since 1965.