Build-A-Bear Workshop hopes to raise $2,000

Known as Caring, Bearing and Sharing, the fundraiser drew a respectable turnout.

Nixon picks new appointee for Missouri commission

Lawyer, Sreenu Dandamudi, will bring his experience to the state's Administrative Hearing Commission.

Ethics bill makes minor headway in Missouri Senate

Missouri senators tabled a bill that would restrict future legislators from becoming lobbyists after leaving office.

New president named to Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden board of trustees has selected a new president, who will begin work on Sept. 1.

VIDEO: Charles Erickson recants his story, says he alone killed Tribune sports editor

This 12-minute video deposition was taken on Nov. 22.

Proposal would criminalize texting and driving at any age

The bill would extend a current ban on texting while driving that applies only to people under 22.

Planners hope Columbia grows up, not out

The City of Columbia holds the first in series of meetings about infill development to educate public on smart growth.

Missouri State University committee looking for new school president

Mike Nietzel, Missouri State University president, plans to resign once a successor is chosen.

Missouri senator criticized for opposition of renomination

Former House member Patrick Naeger criticized a state senator. Sen. Jason Crowell's opposition prevented to Naeger's renomination to the board of a state-supported health care agency.


Troopers find 3,700 pounds of marijuana in trailer in southeast Missouri

After allegedly finding large amounts of marijuana in a tractor-trailor, state troopers arrested two men from Texas. The men now face felony drug charges in southeast Missouri.

Military funerals in Missouri reached more than 9,000 in 2009

According to retired Army Maj. Willie Smith, honor teams are averaging 25 funerals a day throughout Missouri.

Southeast Missouri football players charged with assault

A student at Southeast Missouri State University reports that three football players and one other student assaulted him at an off-campus house.

Arrests made in Kansas City theft of Haiti donation jar

Several members of the public tipped North Kansas City Police off to the identities of the two suspects. Video of the theft pushed the crime to reach national attention.

Greene County Commission denies permit to monkey owners

Two exotic animal sanctuary owners in Brighton were seeking a conditional-use permit to legally house their two dozen monkeys. The issue came to the commission after three monkeys escaped.

Chicken deboning plant in Neosho to close, hundreds to lose jobs

Twin Rivers Foods chief operating officer John Ball said that about 100 jobs will remain at the plant.

Grants to help relocate families out of flood plain

Eight families in the small northeast Missouri community of Monkey Run are being offered buyouts to help relocate them away from the threat of river flooding.

Mardi Gras celebrations go up for St. Louis air passengers

St. Louis' Lambert Airport is planning a Mardi Gras celebration for its passengers this weekend.

Trans States Airline laying off 150 in St. Louis

A regional airline is laying off customer service representatives and baggage handlers at Lambert Airport.