House Democrats down on Nixon mandated cuts

House Democrats spoke out against the governor's budget plan, while Senate Democrats remained quiet on the issue.

UPDATE: Lee Street Deli will keep its weekend late-night hours

Lee Street Deli, the East Campus eatery, will not be canceling its late-night hours on Fridays and Saturdays. In an earlier Twitter message, the restaurant said that it would cancel late-night hours from 1 to 3 a.m.

'Help the Hinkson' restoration project announces competition winners

The competition had a 30-second public service announcement category and a three-minute short film category.

Columbia man arrested after fight downtown

Police found a man beaten and unable to speak at Eighth Street.

Two men arrested on suspicion of burglary in Columbia

Ryan A. Coffee, 19, of Columbia, and John D. Wise, 19, of Buffalo, Mo., were arrested on suspicion of the burglary Wednesday.

Columbia man arrested after crashing car into a tree

A Columbia man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after he crashed into a tree while fleeing from a police officer.

Man arrested for pointing laser light at helicopter

A St. Charles County man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly pointing a green laser pointer at a police helicopter from a parked car. The pilots noticed the light as they were about 700 feet above Interstate 70 in O'Fallon.

Company with tree planting pledge to reach 5 millionth tree

A pledge to plant 50 million trees will reach its one-tenth mark this year when the 5 millionth tree is planted. The project is a collaboration among Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, the Arbor Day Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service.

Students plead guilty in MU cotton ball incident

The students, who pleaded guilty to littering, will serve two years unsupervised probation and 80 hours of community service, and their drivers licenses have been suspended for 60 days.

Obama discusses biofuels with Macon ethanol workers

At the POET Biorefining ethanol plant east of Macon, President Barack Obama spoke to workers about the future of biofuels.

PHOTOS: Obama gives speech at POET Biorefining in Macon

A photo gallery images from when President Barack Obama addressed a crowd at a POET Biorefining facility in Macon on Wednesday, talking about the importance of biofuel, among other topics.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should high schools post sports teams' grade point averages online?

A California high school pushes their student-athletes academically by posting the varsity teams' grade point averages online.

LETTER: Keep special interest out of the judicial branch, don't change Missouri Court Plan

A judge's job is to be impartial and make fair, unbiased judgments, not to represent a special interest. The influencing of judge selection by partisan elections should be avoided.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Bipartisanship helps secure funds to improve Ellis Fischel, fight cancer

The next step is convincing Gov. Jay Nixon that funding the center has long-term benefits.

COLUMN: The meaning of Earth Day is more than just dirt

Students today take for granted recycling bags and rivers they can swim in. In 1970, I marched for the chance to ask about a better way to take care of our Earth.

Missouri sweeps doubleheader against Iowa State

The Tigers' offense stays hot in big wins against the Cyclones.

LETTER: Grinfeld paints wrong picture of Arizona's new immigration law

Grinfield's view on the new Arizona immigration law was dramatized.

Faith keeps Missouri track and field athlete moving forward

Giving is not a new concept in the Mims household. With a four-time Olympian mother, Lana Mims, a senior on the MU track and field team, grew up giving 100 percent of her effort. And then she gave more.

UPDATE: Maplewood Barn's 'Arsenic and Old Lace' postponed

The community theater's stage is still undergoing repairs after being damaged by last month's fire. The head of the board of directors says they would rather wait until the stage is repaired, even if it pushes the opening of "Arsenic and Old Lace" back a week.

Missouri man lands second fishing record in two years

The Harrisonville native caught a 2-pound, 4-ounce black bullhead.