Columbia's Third Ward council race features familiar names

Gary Kespohl, who ran unsuccessfully for the Third Ward seat on the Columbia City Council in 2007, will oppose the re-election campaign of incumbent Karl Skala. He promises a vigorous examination of Skala's voting record.

Two arrests made after meth lab discovered in Columbia hotel

State troopers uncovered the meth lab while helping Boone County fire personnel in an unrelated incident.

Missouri uses beets to melt snow, ice from highways

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it has used 78,000 gallons of beet juice mixed with salt so far this winter.

AP IMPACT: UN cuts back on investigating fraud

At least five major cases in Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa are among the inquiries halted as the U.N. scaled back on self-policing over the past year. Over the past year, not a single significant fraud or corruption case has been completed, compared with an average 150 cases a year investigated by the task force.

Workers compensation fraud cases rose in 2009, attorney general says

Attorney General Chris Koster says the office assessed $838,000 in penalties last year.

Murder charges dropped against 1 Jefferson City robbery suspect

Eight people have been charged in the Oct. 5 home invasion.

New judge appointed in Jetton case

Jetton is due back in court on Jan. 21, when the judge could set a date for a preliminary hearing.