TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you plan on getting the flu vaccine this year?

The flu vaccine costs $25 for those 19 and older through the Health Department and for those receiving it at the Student Health Center.

Freshman Michael Sam makes good first impression on Missouri football team

Missouri freshman defensive end Michael Sam has made four major plays for the Tigers in just four games.

None injured as fire destroys Ashland trailer home

The fire is still under investigation.

Atlatl makes debut for Missouri deer season

Missouri is the second state in the U.S. to legalize the ancient weapon for hunting purposes, which is described as easy to use for beginners, but harder to aim accurately than a modern bow and arrow.

Gallup survey shows depression up 25 percent in Gulf after oil spill

Even though the oil stopped flowing in July and the BP well was finally killed this month, some officials say the toll on mental health may get worse as the financial strains of summer persist into the fall.

Academy reviews debate over placing sediment in Missouri River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Missouri's Clean Water Commission disagreed over the impact of shallow-water projects aimed to create habitats for endangered and threatened species.

Survey finds Americans know little about religion

A new religious knowledge survey shows that atheists and agnostics know more about major world religions than any other group.

Power plant construction to close portion of Stewart Road

Bicyclists and pedestrians will still be able to access the MU by a temporary path, but cars will need to use alternate streets.

Calls for longer school years face budget reality

The length of summer vacation, a time-honored tradition for American students and teachers alike, will likely stay put as education budgets suffer.

Court denies Bustamante's school bid

The appeals court ruling marked the third defeat for Alyssa Bustamante, 16, who is awaiting trial for the killing of a 9-year-old girl.

Panel at Hickman High School discusses construction of Islamic center near site of 9/11

The Speak Your Mind forum sought to provide different viewpoints on the topic, which the school decided to tackle because of its timeliness and controversy.

Mid-Missouri residents discuss state tax credits at Review Commission meeting

With double-digit growth over their five-year history, the 61 separate Missouri tax credit programs are coming under scrutiny. A committee reviewing the credits stopped Tuesday in Columbia.

Missouri falls short of CDC's breast-feeding goal

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds only 38 percent of mothers in Missouri breast-feed their children at six months of age.

Study predicts Missouri will lose House seat in 2011

The study did not account for some important population groups in its numbers, so the outcome is not certain.

Armed man robs Casey's on Paris Road

No one was injured, and the store was not damaged in the robbery.

Army Corps to discuss Missouri River soil study

State officials have been opposed to putting sediment into the river.

Business schools take their own branding advice

MU's Crosby MBA program, one of many U.S. graduate business schools working to define itself, recently launched its new campaign, "Choose to Thrive."

Reimler steps up for Rock Bridge golf team

Morgan Reimler, a junior golfer for the Rock Bridge golf team, dedicated herself to becoming the best golfer she could be over the summer. She and the Bruins have been pleased with the results.

Cold medicine database will track purchasers in Missouri

The database is intended to catch illegal drug dealers purchasing more than the daily or monthly amount of pseuoephedrine-based medicines allowed under Missouri law.

Study finds texting laws don't reduce crashes

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that in three of the four states studied, the number of crashes actually increased after bans on texting were implemented.