2010 Census form expected to be one of shortest in history

The form will consist of 10 questions and should take about 10 minutes to complete. Officials are hoping the shorter form will increase the liklihood of people filling out and returning their forms.

Missouri men's basketball team overcomes slow first half

The Missouri men’s basketball team was forced to play in conditions it wasn’t used to in Wednesday night’s 74-45 victory over visiting Savannah State.

COLUMN: Are our national security expectations reasonable — or realistic?

Even if the security flaws that gave Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab a chance to blow up a plane on Christmas Day are fixed, lapses in security will always exist.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hundreds of unfilled jobs in Missouri? You've got to be kidding

There's a growing number of open jobs in the Missouri allied health professions, but schools don't have the capacity to fill them.

McGuire to retire as MU track coach

After 27 years as the head coach of the Missouri track and field teams, Dr. Rick McGuire announced Wednesday he plans to retire at the end of the 2010 outdoor season.

Friendship helps freshman fit in on Missouri men's basketball team

Sophomore Marcus Denmon and freshman Michael Dixon first met on the elementary school playgrounds in Kansas City and have been friends ever since. The relationship has helped Dixon become one of the Tigers' most consistent guards.

How the U.S. population will be counted

Here's how the population will be counted in the 2010 U.S. Census.

Missouri's General Assembly convenes with focus on ethics reform

Legislators began Wednesday with calls for ethics reform in both houses. The fiscal 2011 budget was also listed as a major issue by legislators.

Utility companies offer tips on how to get through dangerous weather

Customers sweating over their gas and electric bills during a wave of unusually cold weather can breathe a bit easier thanks to special assistance programs.

UPDATE: Columbia Public Schools cancels most after-school activities Wednesday

Columbia Public Schools canceled most after-school activities Wednesday because of winter weather.

Cancellations, traffic accidents mark winter storm's arrival

Residents should prepare for slick roads, sub-zero temperatures and the possibility of frozen pipes.

More arrests made in connection with Columbia burglaries

Columbia police think 21 burglaries reported on Christmas Eve are related to a string of burglaries that occurred in November and December.

MU play "Holding Up the Sky" receives Kennedy Center honor

Playwright Milbre Burch has seen her work morph from a school project to a regional finalist for a national theater festival.


Columbia Public Schools will remain in session Wednesday

Administrators will wait until 5:30 a.m. Thursday to decide whether there will be early dismissal or cancellation.

Contest encourages Missouri students not to litter

Students from kindergarten through eighth grade are asked to decorate large trash cans with creative message urging people not to litter.

TODAY'S QUESTION: If the state budget needs to be cut, where should that happen?

The governor has already cut $600 million from a $23.7 billion state budget. With another $200 million in cuts looming, what do you think should be targeted?

Panel: 4 heard fake hostage alert in Jefferson City elevator

Police swarmed an office building near the Missouri Capitol on Nov. 10 after an employee reported that a voice from an elevator speaker warned of a hostage situation on the fifth floor. More than two dozen unauthorized calls were placed into the elevators, three of which falsely warned of a hostage situation.

Funding cuts force Special Olympics to ax events

The organization has taken a hit because of the stock market and has seen a drop in donations. State affiliates across the country have had to cut back on, or completely stop, the games.

Former Missouri House speaker Jetton to get new judge

His attorney says a change in judge would not delay Jetton's trial on one count of second-degree assault.

UPDATE: Former Missouri House speaker to get new judge

A new judge will be assigned to the case of former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton. He was charged with second-degree assault in November.