Road closings, construction scheduled on campus for summer

MU will spend approximately $62 million for construction and renovations, in addition to $30 million in revenue bonds.

ANALYSIS: As oil slick spreads, so does frustration

President Barack Obama calls BP's handling of oil spill a "break down of responsibility." Accountability for the disaster response seems to be falling on both BP and the U.S. government.

Option to choose ethanol-free gasoline diminishing

Federal mandates call for ethanol production to triple before 2022, and companies such as Shell are blending more ethanol into their product to keep up with federal requirements. Still, some gas station owners would rather sell pure gas than ethanol blends.

Mississippi River flooding recedes; St. Louis casino reopens

The President Casino in St. Louis reopened Wednesday, 10 days after high water levels forced it to close.

Novus International buys IQF Group

Novus International Inc., a St. Charles-based producer of animal nutrition and feed products, announced yesterday the purchase of IQF group, which operates two companies in Mexico and Spain. 

Some Fed bank presidents wanted higher emergency loan rate

Last month, Kansas City, St. Louis and Dallas Federal Reserve presidents pushed the central Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.

Doctors in Missouri warn against eating raw crawfish

When consumed raw, the crawfish can pass along a parasite that often goes undiagnosed because of its rarity. Only thirteen cases have been reported in North America, six of which have occurred in the past three years, all in Missouri.

Department of Natural Resources closes three beaches because of E. coli

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has closed three beaches at the Lake of the Ozarks until E. coli levels decrease.

Man indicted in Missouri for hauling 500 kilos of marijuana

A California man was indicted Tuesday for transporting more than 500 kilograms of marijuana in his truck.

Homeland Security head visits Missouri

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited Liberty Wednesday to accept an award and address this year's Harry S. Truman Scholarship recipients.

GetAbout Columbia extends mural design deadline

GetAbout Columbia extended the deadline for its mural design contest to June 8. The contest winner will paint two murals in the Benton-Stephens neighborhood.