Retired chaplains warn against 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

Several religious denominations have threatened to withdraw endorsements of chaplains in the military if the "don't ask, don't tell" policy is repealed.

The votes are in — for Lewis Elementary's mascot

Lewis Elementary School has been open for almost a year, but it lacked that special something that makes it a school: a mascot. That changed Friday.

Missouri grant will address shortage of large-animal veterinarians

The $500,000 grant will fund a pilot program to train large-animal veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

LETTER: Prop B opponents don't condone mistreatment of animals

There is no greater steward of the land and livestock than a farmer or rancher. To insinuate otherwise is insulting.

Missouri Sens. Bond, McCaskill target Senate hopefuls

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill attacked Republican candidate Roy Blunt's connection to lobbyists, while outgoing Republican Sen. Kit Bond, speaking in Imperial, said he would wear "a sack over his head" if Blunt didn't win his Senate seat.

Missouri public defender offices continue turning away cases

Six regional public defender offices have refused new cases in the past several months after hitting maximum caseloads.

Missouri businessman has been meat-ing customers' needs for 40 years

Woods Smoked Meats, of Bowling Green, has been recognized both nationally and internationally for its meat products.

Porn charges dropped against Missouri police officer

Charges were dropped last week against a police officer caught with nude images of a 17-year-old girl after the two married in late June.

Father of slain Missouri girl sentenced for firearm possession

Dale Olten Sr. pleaded guilty in February to possessing stolen firearms and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

UPDATE: Freeze warning takes effect at 1 a.m. Friday

Temperatures expected to be lower than previous forecast.

GEORGE KENNEDY: An opinionated voter's guide for Tuesday

You can tell a lot about any issue by looking at who's against it. The opponents of Proposition B are as  much of a reason to vote in favor of the controversial measure as anything.

UPDATED: Suspected gunman captured in Cooper County

Sgt. Robert Bruchsaler of the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad said Joshua William Maylee was taken into custody at 1:30 p.m. Thursday without incident in Cooper County.

Mower theft ties victim to man sought in Callaway County shooting

Court records provide a direct link between Eugene Pinet and the man police are seeking in connection with his death and that of two others.

Faurot Field 30 freed

MU will not press charges against the 30 people arrested for trespassing on Faurot Field at the Saturday football game against OU.

Breeders fearful of tighter rules under Prop B

Missouri breeders find issues with Proposition B and fear compliance with the new regulations will shut them down. Proponents of the measure say it is necessary to protect thousands of puppies raised in substandard conditions.

COLUMN: Leaders should reprioritize mental health in Missouri

In the last three years, state funding for the Missouri Department of Mental Health has fallen more than $41 million.

Memorial planned for homeless man found dead Sunday

Investigators have not determined a suspect in the death, and the man's family has not yet been located.

Honorary coaches enjoy MU men's basketball team's Black and Gold Game

Cathy Scroggs, the vice chancellor of MU Student Affairs, was one of two honorary coaches during the game, alongside Missouri Students Association president Tim Noce. The black team, coached by Noce, won 102-96 after trailing by six at halftime.

Rented home catches fire, occupants displaced

One woman was affected by slight smoke inhalation but refused to go to the hospital. No one else was injured, according to the Boone County Fire Protection District.

Missouri Journalism School honors foreign free press groups

The 2010 medalists include two international press freedom groups and six media leaders. Recipients will lecture Thursday on campus before receiving their awards.