Genealogists: Obama related to Sen. Brown

According to genealogists, President Obama is a distant relative of the newly-elected Mass. Sen. Scott Brown.

Columbia Salvation Army leader prepares for deployment in Haiti

Columbia's Salvation Army leader has had his vaccinations and immunizations and is getting ready to work on aid efforts in the Haitian capital.

Missouri gymnastics looks to change recent history against Nebraska

The No. 11 Tigers have lost the past 14 meets against the No. 9 Huskers, but they look to change that Saturday night in Lincoln, Neb.

Missouri legislators move to reject commission's farm tax recommendation

The Senate has moved forward with its resolution to reject the Missouri State Tax Commission's order to raise taxes on Missouri farmland. It has been sent to the House to approve and will be taken up early next week.


Lawmakers discuss abolishing income tax, raising sales tax

A proposed amendment would do away with income tax and increase sales tax to make up for lost revenue.

Hanneman looks forward to staying on the court for Missouri women's basketball

Amanda Hanneman, who was suspended after an altercation in December, has found her 3-point shot again for the Tigers.

Missouri to get billions in grants for rail improvements

A new grant would cut the time of a trip from St. Louis to Chicago by a third of the length.

Justice Department questioning legality of Bowl Championship Series

The Justice Department could investigate the Bowl Championship Series to see if it violates antitrust laws, according to a letter acquired by the Associated Press.

Two more intersections to snap red-light runners

Red-light cameras will be installed at two more intersections in Columbia this weekend.

Missouri wrestling opens up Big 12 season against Nebraska

The Tigers travel to Lincoln, Neb., on Friday night to face the Huskers, who still have a scandal that happened before the 2008-09 season hanging over their program.

Roeder convicted in abortion provider Tiller murder case

Scott Roeder was convicted Friday in the May 2009 murder of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller. In his upcoming sentencing, he faces life in prision with the possibility of parole in 25 years.

Birth record bill would give adult adoptees more access

Missouri adoptees are pressing lawmakers to ease the process of accessing medical and birth records of their genealogical parents. Currently, adoptees must go through the court system to gain access to these records, requiring consent of the birth mother.

Neal E. Boyd to perform with Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra

Former "America's Got Talent" winner and MU alumnus Neal E. Boyd is coming back to a Missouri stage in February. Boyd will be a special guest at a concert with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra.

Curators approve student housing fee increase

Student housing fees at MU are set to increase beginning in the 2010 summer session.

I-70 guardrail repair Monday may slow traffic

The repair at mile marker 148 is slated to begin at 11 a.m. and take one to two hours.