COLUMN: A failed year in Jefferson City

The General Assembly was not productive in addressing ethics reform or the budget crisis.

Missouri football team tracks racy words on social networks

Kevin Long developed a computer program that tracks the use of dirty words on certain websites. MU's athletics department uses it to keep track of its athletes.

College coaches finding ways to monitor athletes' social networking activity

With coaches becoming increasingly wary about what their athletes might be posting on social networking sites, groups that monitor athlete activity on such sites have found a niche. UDiligence is one such company that works with universities, automatically checking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Myspace for any inappropriate words.

Missouri club lacrosse coach finds new family away from home

Keith Euker moved more than 800 miles from home to become the new coach of MU club lacrosse team.

Missouri legislature passes DWI, adult entertainment bills

Missouri lawmakers have one day remaining in this session to pass additional legislation on to Gov. Jay Nixon, including ethics reform and economic development.

McGwire dethroned as highway hero in Missouri

The former Cardinals'  star could be clipped of road recognition.

Missouri lawmakers OK end to printing laws, state info

A bill that would repeal a requirement to print Missouri's statutes every 10 years awaits approval from Gov. Jay Nixon.

MU graduate student team wins NASA award

Xandra Sifuentes and Brad Snow won $20,000 for their presentation on a laparoscopic surgical device.

Eastland Hills Estates penalized for natural resources violations

Eastland Hills Estates LLC has been fined more than $50,000 for violations of  Missouri Clean Water laws.

Midwest flooding kills 1, closes roads; more hazards expected

Boone County is under a flash flood warning through 4:30 p.m. Friday, and extended periods of wet weather have closed seven roads in the county. Elsewhere in the region, consequences have been more severe.


Missouri to owe interest sooner on delayed tax refund

With the new bill, the state will be required to pay interest on personal income tax refunds that aren't made in within 90 days of the April 15 filing deadline.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the Missouri football team's language be tracked on social networking sites?

Missouri's football team was one of the first clients to use a service called UDiligence to track the use of racy or explicit words on social networking sites. 

COLUMN: Public vigilance needed for working initiatives

Petitions can be both a gift and a curse for people looking to check government laws.

Missouri legislature approves autism bill, continues work on ethics, DWI bills

The Missouri legislature began moving on several major issues during its final week of the 2010 session. These issues included ethics reform, insurance for families with autistic children, plumbing restrictions and a jobs bill.

Authorities investigating arson fires of four tractor-trailers in Kingdom City

Four arson fires located at two Kingdom City truck stops were reported to authorities at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

City Council to interview seven for Planning and Zoning Commission

The seven applicants are vying for two available seats, with Glenn Rice and Raman Puri seeking re-appointment.

Lewis and Clark tower to open in southern Illinois

An observation tower commemorating explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark will open Friday in Hartford, Ill.

Patients can use video games to mend injuries, improve balance

Home video game consoles used at Boone Hospital Center are stripped-down versions of professional physical therapy devices. Therapists say it can alleviate the tedium associated with physical therapy.

VIDEO: Jude's unique training

Jude Bell was diagnosed with autism at 2. The 7-year-old and his family have taken advantage of the free program provided at TouchPoint Autism Services in Columbia that has helped Jude improve his life.

Columbia man charged with first-degree sexual abuse

Jerry Thorpe, 38, was identified by a 16-year-old girl as the man who assaulted her while she was sleeping over at a friend's house, police said.