Columbia man arrested on suspicion of child pornography after Internet tip

The investigation began in late August. Weeks later, Brian Michael Rufener was arrested on two counts of suspicion of possession of child pornography in the first degree and one count of promoting child pornography.

LETTER: Love man's best friend and support Proposition B

Proposition B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, requires care for the dogs in breeding-operations that all dog-owners should be in support of.

La Russa may have coached final inning with Cardinals

After 15 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, La Russa will announce next week whether he will return to Busch Stadium.

Home-course advantage not a factor for MU women's golf

The MU women's golf team is is struggling at the Johnie Imes Invitational, the only tournament the Tigers are hosting this season. They are currently in 14th place out of 15 teams.

Defining the fundamental elements of the Missouri coordinating board's review mandate

MU has several courses of action for programs deemed "low-producing."

PHOTO GALLERY: 10th Annual Fund the Drive Tournament benefits scholarship fund

Twenty-nine teams competed in a four-person scramble format. Special contest holes had awards for longest drive and closest to the pin.

Pakistani director of education addresses educating youth in Pakistan

The director will speak Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church.

Shepard Elementary students show leadership through Safety Patrol

The daily logistics of running an elementary school are as complex as they are precise. The student Safety Patrol at Shepard Elementary help make sure everything runs smoothly.

Building of new Mississippi River span in St. Louis slowed by high water

Key contractors have been adding shifts and lengthening the work week to catch up from the construction delays since April. 81 days of construction were lost this year due to prolonged high water on the Mississippi River.

Supreme Court term opens with new justice

Of the 51 cases the Court has agreed to hear, Justice Elena Kagan will not hear 24 because of her former position as Obama's solicitor general.

Rock Bridge softball team defeats Warsaw

The Rock Bridge softball team defeated Warsaw 5-4 on Monday in Warsaw. 



No team, no problem for Kansas City's Sprint Center

October is the deadline for AEG to either land a major team or lose exclusive rights to seek one for the Sprint Center, but Kansas City officials say the building is still outperforming expectations.

Missouri football player receives two citations, including drinking while driving

Jimmy Burge was arrested on suspicion of drinking intoxicant liquors while driving and was cited for allegedly making an illegal turn.

Collaboration could be key to keeping underachieving programs in Missouri universities

The Coordinating Board for Higher Education has given state universities a preliminary list of degree programs that it considers "low producing." The universities may have to collaborate programs with each other or shut them down all together.

MU's Kreklow captures Big 12 rookie honors for third time

Molly Kreklow, a freshman setter on the Missouri volleyball team, has been named Big 12 Rookie of the Week more than any other player this season.

Former tobacco scientist to speak in Fulton

A former Phillip Morris employee will visit the Westminster College campus on Tuesday. His story was told on "60 Minutes" and "Dateline NBC" and became the focus of the movie "The Insider."

Rock Bridge volleyball team sweeps Eldon

The Rock Bridge volleyball team won 25-17, 25-12 on Monday at Eldon.

MU basketball's English candidate for Wooden trophy

Missouri's Kim English has been named a candidate for the John R. Wooden Player of the Year trophy.

Japan warns about terror in Europe

Japan issued a travel alert for citizens traveling and living in Europe on Monday, joining the United States and Britain in warning of possible terrorist attacks by al-Qaida in European cities such as London, Paris or Berlin.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Honoring those who went the wrong way

Going the wrong way — whether on the football field or in the Atlantic Ocean — sometimes works out for the best.