Partnership for Hope helps developmentally disabled

The program, a collaboration among the state of Missouri, 37 county developmental disability boards and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will provide up to $12,000 in services per year to 470 individuals requesting assistance.

Missouri House Democrats elect new minority leader

Rep. Mike Talboy was elected Thursday night. He said his main priority will be a new jobs package.

Street art takes cozy turn with yarn bombing

An international trend finds its way to Columbia, as knitted and crocheted items decorate downtown Columbia and MU.

Nominations being accepted for Columbia Values Diversity Awards

Nominations for the 14th annual Columbia Values Diversity Awards are being accepted.

Harrisburg school tax levy falls short, barely

The levy would have been used to help prevent staff reductions and sustain programs.

Red Cross not yet on board with new CPR guidelines

The American Heart Association changed its recommendations in October for reviving someone in cardiac arrest. 

Runners continue training despite foot injuries

Rock Bridge junior Caleb Wilfong and Hickman sophomore Nicole Mello are both on their schools' track teams and have suffered foot injuries. They have continued training by biking and swimming in preparation for Saturday's Class 4 state cross-country championship.

New hearing ordered for man convicted in '90 Missouri murder

Thirty-six-year-old Mark Woodworth was 16 when his neighbor, Cathy Robertson, was shot to death in her northern Missouri home. He's serving a life sentence for murder.

Not-so-happy holidays ahead at the gas pump

As the dollar weakens, pump prices rise. Analysts predict the national average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline could reach $2.906 by Thanksgiving.

Missouri prosecutors, public defenders get loan help

Twenty-nine prosecutors and 11 public defenders are getting the money through a loan assistance program funded through a federal grant and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Gaming Commission to review companies' financial data at Nov. 15 meeting

The Commission is considering whether or not to grant the state's 13th casino license to Cape Girardeau, St. Louis Sugar Creek or none of the cities. 

NASA spacecraft set to rendezvous with comet

Scientists are hoping to capture pictures of a comet as it passes by Thursday.  This will mark the fifth time that a comet's core has been viewed up close.

Engineer selected as new MoDOT director

Kevin Keith has 25 years of experience with MoDOT and has served as interim director since this spring.

Stephens volleyball falls to William Woods

Stephens could not get its offense going against a tough defensive effort by the Owls, who handed the Stars their fourth loss in a row.

Bike lanes to be marked in Columbia

The Public Works Department announced several Columbia roads that will be marked on Friday and Monday.

Shuttle Discovery's final launch delayed as monthlong Florida drought ends

The launch has been rescheduled for Friday, when weather conditions are predicted to be more favorable.