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.

Sedalia residents use garden to improve race relationships

A community garden is being used to cultivate relationships among people with different backgrounds.

Coffee kiosk vendor wanted for Columbia City Hall

The city is requesting proposals for a vendor to operate a coffee kiosk in the newly renovated Columbia City Hall.

Missouri jurors will wait while their honesty is checked

Starting in January, judges will have to give attorneys a chance to research claims made by jurors.

Missouri starts health care pool to serve uninsured

As part of the federal health care overhaul, the state is starting a pool to cover uninsured residents with pre-existing conditions.

Downtown police force becoming data-driven

The downtown police force is using data from MU and a Wisconsin police department to guide its operations.

Anthropologist to examine recovered remains

MU research farm, local business testing biomass compressor

The machine produces tablets of corncobs, wood and grasses to be burned as fuel. Benefits of using compacted biomass include decreased carbon dioxide emissions and lower transportation costs for hauling the same amount of material.

COLUMN: Conversations about Texas are bigger

A look at why people who are from the Lone Star State love telling you why they are

Goshen Church in Hartsburg near recovery from vandalism

Members of Goshen Primitive Baptist Church in Hartsburg are nearly finished repairing the tombstones damaged by vandals June 26-27.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Obesity in Missouri

A report on the scope of the obesity problem in Missouri from the Department of Health and Senior Services.