TODAY’S QUESTION: Who’s right? The federal government or Arizona lawmakers?

On Tuesday, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona in an attempt to halt a new illegal immigration law from taking effect.

COLUMN: McChrystal's comments no way for a leader to act

There was no getting around it, after questioning President Obama, General Stanley McChrystal had to go.

Aaron Senne adjusts to move from MU baseball to minor leagues

After a successful career as a Tiger, Aaron Senne was drafted in the 10th round by the Florida Marlins. He is now playing for their Single-A affiliate, the Jamestown Jammers.

Trooper recants 1996 testimony in murder case

Robert Westfall, currently a traffic accident investigator, admitted Wednesday to testifying inaccurately at the first trial of Dale Helmig. Helmig is serving a life sentence without parole in the 1993 slaying of his mother.

MU Women's and Children's Hospital set to open in September

The project has yet to complete the pediatric intesive care unit, the pediatric short stay/blood disorder unit, and the pediatric cardiology unit. The new facility plans to provide private patient rooms as well.

Police: Person of interest in Missouri abduction shoots self

St. Louis County Police said in a news release that the suspect was approached in the city of Hawk Point, which is about halfway between where Alisa Maier was taken and where she was found.

Flooding cause road closures in Boone County

At least seven roads in Boone County were closed due to flooding Wednesday night.

Program lets children explore Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Hunting for bugs (and letting them go), pulling up invasive honeysuckle and taking in the great outdoors are all part of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Explorer Days, a three-day program for children to learn about the state's animals and plants.

Power outages reported in Columbia

A series of weather-related power outages hit Columbia on Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon.

COLUMN: the Constitution vs. nondiscrimination policies

The U.S. Supreme Court has, in recent years, dealt with cases that pit First Amendment rights against universities' nondiscrimination policies.

Professor Rafael Gely named new associate dean at MU School of Law

MU's School of Law has a new associate dean for academic affairs. Rafael Gely will take over the position that was vacated in May after the unexpected death of former Dean James Devine.

MU student raises awareness about North Korean refugees

MU student Crystal Rosemann hopes to start a local chapter of a national organization that aids North Korean refugees.

Some BP oil contamination stays hidden under sand's surface

Cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico face a new, unseen challenge: removing the layer of hidden tar and debris under otherwise clean sand.

US, Russian officials meet for apparent spy swap

Wednesday's secret meetings indicated an attempt to temper tensions from last week's arrest of 5 suspected Russian spies in the U.S.

Mizzou wheelchair basketball set for first full camp

This year's Mizzou wheelchair basketball camp, which will run from Sunday through July 15 at Brewer field house in the MU Student Recreation Complex, has been in the planning stages for more than a year.

Kinder sues to block federal health care law

Missouri's lieutenant governor accuses Congress of undermining state sovereignty with the health care overhaul signed into law in March.

4-year-old girl is found and returned to her family

'Ordinary' Columbia resident Vangeli running for U.S. Senate

Francis Vangeli of Columbia believes it's time for ordinary citizens to run the federal government.

Missouri 4-H Shooting Team wins Tom Davidson Trophy

The Missouri 4-H Shooting Team won the national 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Kerryville, Texas. 

Missouri DARE program drums up interest with flashy cars

The annual Missouri DARE Officers Association hosted a car display Wednesday night. The officers showed patrol cars and "tricked out" vehicles before getting rained out.