Columbia group hopes to spread awareness of Gold Star Mother's Day

The group is asking anyone who has lost a son or daughter in the armed forces to light a luminary in a window of their home Sunday.

COLUMN: Honey, I'm finished with the strippers

Spending time at Columbia's strip clubs might have been fun, but when your boyfriend starts funding your trips, you know you're done.

Providence Road changes aim for safer cycling

A new bike trail between Rock Bridge Elementary School and Green Meadows Road will open this fall, along with changes to the intersection of Providence Road and Green Meadows Road.

Va. to execute first woman in nearly a century

 First Virginia woman scheduled to receive death penalty since 1912.  

Commission to discuss SE Mo. quarry expansion

Strack Excavation is trying to expand its quarry boundary by four acres.  

University of Missouri system curators to meet in Springfield

Curators consider approval of bond issues for several campus construction projects.  

Public defender to handle Mo. college stabbing

 Casey Brezik is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.  A judge has entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.  

Blunt, Carnahan to meet in two debates for Senate

  Missouri's Senate candidates competing to replace retiring Republican Sen. Kit Bond.  

Child taken in SW Missouri home invasion returned

  Suspect taken into custody after bringing 5-year-old girl home Wednesday night.  

Man gets $31,000 for falling down Mo. elevator shaft

 Man filed civil suit against Treadstone LLC after suffering back and lack injuries in November 2008.  

Forty-five dogs seized from southwest Missouri home

Missouri Supreme court to consider adoption fight

  Battle over custody of 4-year-old boy yet to be determined.  

Four Missouri firefighters honored at White House

  Firefighters receive the U.S. Department of Justice Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor.  

Trial set in slaying of Pike Co. wife

 Man arrested after investigators found human bones at a septic tank in his farm in Springfield.  

Playing on two teams keeps sports fun for Stephens athletes

Three athletes at Stephens College are going against the trend of specialization in sports by playing both volleyball and basketball at the collegiate level.

Newest MU soccer players share common background

Missouri freshman soccer players McKenzie Sauerwein and Danielle Nottingham are both from Dallas and played on the same club team before joining the Tigers.

Anheuser-Busch's free Bud sample offer confuses

Anheuser-Busch InBev announced this week that a "Budweiser National Happy Hour" kicks off Wednesday with free samples at bars and restaurants. But because local and state laws limit alcohol sampling, the brewer can't give any more specifics.


Missouri Gaming Commission chair says 13th casino license may go unawarded

The chairman will lead a public hearing at Southeast Missouri State University on Monday.

Kansas City polar bear's repetitive swimming worries some

Kansas City Zoo's polar bear Nikita's swimming exhibits stereotypic behavior, which is common among polar bears and other species in captivity.

Enrollment up at Missouri colleges

Missouri State University, Southeast Missouri State and Ozarks Technical Community College have all experienced increases in enrollment numbers.