MU runners prepare for championship meet

Missouri runners Blake Irwin and Aaron Dixon will compete in the 800-meter run at this weekend's USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Dixon is seeded 23rd while Irwin is seeded 25th going into the event.

Nixon signs legislation allowing Parents as Teachers to charge fee

Parents as Teachers participants will soon have to pay a fee after Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Thursday cutting into the program's budget. Other bills signed by Nixon will decrease telephone access rates and increase spinal cord research grants.

Boone County man arrested on suspicion of drug distribution, possession

A Columbia man was arrested on suspicion of distributing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child.

Ticket scam prompts more changes at KU

Kansas chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little reported to the state Board of Regents on Thursday.

Missouri closes 2nd state park over flood threat

On Thursday, the Department of Natural Resources closed the campground at Lewis and Clark State Park until further notice because of flooding.


Columbia School Board approves two budget amendments

The Columbia School Board approved two budget amendments during its meeting Thursday: One reduces funding for bus transportation, and the other is a clarification to the 2009-10 budget.

EPA pollutant testing at Kansas City federal complex shows no concerns

The EPA announced a second round of air quality tests for PCBs, or toxic organic pollutants, at the Bannister Federal Complex resulted in no health concerns.

Jobs open on Columbia boards and commissions

The city has posted several open positions for a variety of boards and commissions. Applications are due by noon July 9.

"The Heat is On" campaign brings driving patrol through Friday

The Columbia Police Department and Boone County Sheriff's Department plan to look out for impaired or reckless drivers on Interstate 70 through Friday night.


Kansas City residents challenge Missouri budget cut

Kansas City residents say the city's schools are due nearly $3 million more than Gov. Jay Nixon's administration is distributing to them.

AmerenUE raising charge on Mo. natural gas bills

Missouri regulators have approved AmerenUE's request to raise an infrastructure charge for its natural gas customers.

Ex-boyfriend testifies in Fields' murder trial

Prosecutors called Keith Jones, Tausha L. Fields' ex-boyfriend, as a witness on Thursday, the fourth day of proceedings in Fields' murder trial.

MULTIMEDIA: Hospice Compassus provides end-of-life care

Volunteers visit patients who are terminally ill and no longer receive agressive treatment from their doctors. The purpose of hospice service is ensuring the comfort of patients, most of whom live at home. An audio piece follows Hospice Compassus volunteer Glen Sapp on a visit.

Kansas City residents sue over Missouri budget cut

The lawsuit asks a judge to declare Gov. Jay Nixon's directives for school funding illegal and to order the state to pay Kansas City schools under a separate plan approved by the legislature.

Purgason launches radio ads in Missouri Senate race

Purgason has begun airing ads criticizing Republican front-runner Roy Blunt as a "Washington insider."

Few taking advantage of Missouri home-buyer tax break

The state of Missouri has $15 million to give away to home buyers. But few are taking it.


Unisys information technology center to bring 300 jobs to St. Louis

Missouri awarded Unisys $4.5 million in tax credits as an incentive to bring its information technology center to downtown St. Louis, creating new jobs for the city. The average salary will be $55,000.

St. Louis priest sentenced to 80 months for child pornography

James Patrick Grady, a St. Louis priest, was sentenced Thursday to 80 months in prison for possessing child pornography. Grady was arrested after responding to a Craigslist ad offering a young girl for sex. The ad was part of an FBI sting operation.