New housing, community diner to revitalize Sexton neighborhood

A city-backed project to renovate empty homes on Sexton Road along with plans for a community diner and grocery stand could breathe new life into the center-city neighborhood.

Colorado's Big 12 departure without exit plan

Colorado is still unsure how much it will cost to leave the Big 12 Conference and join the Pac-10.

COLUMN: Independence Day festivities shouldn't include dangerous activities for children

The Fourth of July and Halloween would be much more enjoyable if parents would take care of their children.

Columbia police officers to conduct compliance checks in near future

The Columbia Police Department plan to conduct compliance checks by sending underage people into businesses to attempt to buy alcohol.

Columbia School Board approves plan for road along new school

The Columbia School Board is waiting on Boone County to approve an agreement for a road along the new high school site in northeast Columbia.

Police made 3 DWI arrests and issued 35 speeding tickets during "Heat is On"

Police made 3 DWI arrests and 35 speeding tickets in June as part of saturation and "The Heat is On" traffic details along Interstate 70.

Online ticket brokers part of college sports

A scalping scheme at the University of Kansas saw athletic department officials selling to ticket brokers.

Flood could curtail Fourth of July events

The Mississippi River continues to flood, and that could put a damper on some popular Independence Day events in St. Louis and elsewhere in Missouri.

Oil spill brings push for wetlands habitat

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill prompts a new push to quickly increase wetlands habitat for birds migrating toward the Gulf of Mexico. Up to $20 million is available through federal conservation money in eight states including Missouri  to create or enhance areas that will attract wetland wildlife.

Missouri posts first memorial sign for DWI victim

A Missouri law passed last year allows the relatives of drunken driving victims to request and pay for special blue road signs that memorialize the victims.

County planning and zoning commission approves three animal-related requests

The commission granted permits to expand an equestrian center and create a dog-training facility and authorized an expansion of the Rock Bridge Animal Hospital.

VIDEO: A passion for fireworks

Bob Gerau of Deer Park has been selling fireworks for 45 years. "It's a passion for some of us," he said.

Researchers find ancient tool in melting ice near Yellowstone

Researchers at the University of Colorado have discovered a 10,000-year-old hunting weapon they say had been preserved in ice before being melted out by rising temperatures.

UPDATE: Jurors in deliberation in Fields murder trial

As of Tuesday around noon, the jury was sent to deliberation for the first-degree murder trial of Tausha Fields. The verdict is to be based on what her involvement exactly was in the murder of Mitchell W. Kemp, one of her former husbands.

MU researchers allowed to reenter Schweitzer Hall after Monday explosion

The investigation into a Monday explosion at an MU lab is ongoing, officials said. One person remained in the hospital.

Jury begins deliberations in Fields' murder trial

Tausha L. Fields faces life in prison in connection with the 2004 shooting death of her ex-husband, Mitchell Kemp. The jury began deliberations Tuesday morning.

Missouri House votes to tighten state worker pensions

New legislation raises retirement age and requires workers to contribute part of their pay toward pensions.

UPDATE: Four injured in lab explosion at MU

The explosion injured four people — one critically — at a lab on the third floor of MU's Schweitzer Hall around 2:20 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Missouri House panel adds data centers to auto bill

Rep. Tim Flook, chairman of the House Job Creation and Economic Development Committee, said he was trying to spur debate on incentives for data centers, which he described as "the next generation in technology growth." He acknowledged the computer incentives went beyond the scope of special session, but he said he hoped Nixon could be persuaded to expand the agenda. That did not appear likely.


TODAY'S QUESTION: Did U.S. Supreme Court make right decision in striking down handgun ban?

The ruling says two Illinois cities can't ban handguns outright, but it did hint that less rigid rules could be upheld.