Ameren changes names of subsidiaries in Missouri, Illinois

Ameren Corp. is changing its name in Missouri and Illinois effective Oct. 1 in an effort to express that each company is focused on state customer needs.

Kirkwood chemistry teacher wins top teaching honor

Robert Becker, a Kirkwood High School chemistry teacher, was selected as the Missouri Teacher of the Year out of a pool of six finalists.

Second suspect arrested in northeastern Columbia robbery

Police arrested the second of three suspects Tuesday linked to a July 25 northeastern Columbia robbery.





Columbia Parks and Recreation to begin pedway construction on Old 63

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will start pedway construction on Old 63 on Tuesday as part of an ongoing project to connect Stephens Lake Park to Hinkson Creek Trail.

Improvement key for Rock Bridge soccer team

The Rock Bridge soccer team lost its first two games of the season, but bounced back to win its home opener Tuesday.

Rock Bridge edges Hickman in girls golf

Rock Bridge softball game postponed

Case delayed for man accused in fatal buggy wreck

Charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of an Amish buggy driver, a Staunton, Ill. man is asking for a change in judge.

Judge allows KKK suit against Missouri to proceed

A lawsuit filed by a Ku Klux Klan group will continue in courts after afederal judge in St. Louis rejected a state request to dismiss the lawsuit.

Missouri county's jury duty policy opens way for retrial

Missouri's Eastern District Court of Appeals overturned a drug conviction case Tuesday, citing the Lincoln County court policy was "at odds with state law." The policy allowed those called for jury duty to avoid attending by paying $50 and performing community service.

Missouri, Premium Standard Farms reach deal on hog odors

Premium Standard Farms plans to reduce their hog odors by summer of 2012.

Razor ready: Benton men eager for a shave

Benton residents set to shave beards Saturday after town's sesquicentennial celebration contest ends.