COLUMN: Nixon is giving strip clubs the bad touch

Places like Club Vogue are about the one-on-one connection a stripper has with a patron. New law won't stop people from coming.

Skateboarding not just for kids for pair of longboarders

Columbia's Jason Zoellers skateboarded as a teenager and returned to the sport as an adult. He says skateboarding has influenced his life in many ways, and that he can't help but love the sport he continues to pursue.

FBI assists in abduction case of Missouri girl

The 4-year-old girl was taken from her home Monday night, as she played outside with her brother.

Missouri volleyball freshman playing in Mexico

Missouri freshman setter Molly Kreklow  is a member of the USA Volleyball Junior National Team this week in the North America, Central America and Caribbean (NORCECA) Women’s Junior Continental Championship in Mexico.

Columbia City Council approves bus route changes, hears festival plans

All bus routes will be modified, new areas of service will be added and the Saturday service will mirror the weekday schedule.

Boone County Sheriff's Department records 9 DWI arrests over holiday weekend

The arrests were a result of the "You Drink & Drive. You Lose" campaign.

U.S. Postal Service stamp rates might increase; Saturday delivery in question

The Postal Regulatory Commission is set to accept or reject possible stamp price increases from 44 to 46 cents. The Postal Service is also considering stopping Saturday delivery.

May-Rainey pleads guilty to 5 felony charges

Courtney May-Rainey was sentenced to three years for each charge, which will be served concurrently.

MU artists build tepee for voyage out west

Two MU art students will use a tepee as a movable gallery on their month-long road trip west.

People For A Taser-Free Columbia adds signatures to petition

More than 900 additional signatures were added Tuesday to the petition that would ban Taser use in Columbia. The petition had been 494 signatures short of being presented to the City Council.

Japanese beetle season expected to run longer in Missouri

People who see the insects in their community should report infestations to the county extension office.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What are you reading this summer?

Gregory W. Morton sentenced to 19 years in prison

Voter registrations must be in by Wednesday for August primary

Voters must mail their registration or go to the county clerk's office by 5 p.m. Wednesday in order to vote in August's primary election.

Obama visiting Kansas City on Thursday

The president will stump for Robin Carnahan and make a stop to talk about the economy.

Man arrested in KC connected to Columbia shooting

The FBI Fugitive Task Force in Kansas City arrested Marquez Lawhorn for first degree assault in relation with the July 1 shooting near Stanford Avenue and Ash Street.

Nixon signs bill banning 'synthetic marijuana'

Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill Tuesday criminalizing K2, a synthetic compound that mimics a marijuana-like high when smoked or inhaled. The law goes into effect Aug. 28.

COLUMN: Veterans are underappreciated

This Independence Day, we should be grateful for our military, while looking for ways to better serve our country and those who served before us.

VA pledges probe into St. Louis hospital sterilization lapse

Blunt begins ad campaign for U.S. Senate race

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Blunt aired his first campaign ad Tuesday. In the television ad, Blunt focuses on his family and upbringing, leaving out his experience as a U.S. representative and Missouri's secretary of state.