'Locavores' criticize federal food safety bill

A food safety bill that could give the government more power to prevent foodborne illnesses has become a target of advocates for buying food produced locally.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think about the TSA's pat-down search?

The Transportation Security Administration faces public anger for a pat-down search it added to its airport security measures. What do you think of the TSA's position?

Shoeman Project to gather gently worn shoes at Speakers Circle

Some MU students will collect shoes for the non-profit Shoeman Water Projects  at Speakers Circle on today until 2 p.m.

Missouri officials urge winter preparedness

State health and emergency management officials are promoting Wednesday at Winter Weather Awareness Day. They are urging the public to be prepared for the cold.

MU researchers discover genes for healthier soybean oil

MU researchers Kristin Bilyeu and Grover Shannon led a research team that discovered naturally occurring genes for a soybean which includes an oil the food industry has coveted for decades.

Ehrhardt to run for Fifth Ward Columbia City Council seat

Local attorney Glen Ehrhardt emphasizes economic development, public safety and upholding neighborhoods in his campaign.

Number of international students studying in Missouri on rise

The number of Missourians studying abroad also increased, according to a national report.

NCAA basketball tourney committee expects tough choices

The expansion doesn't necessarily mean the selection of bubble teams will get any easier.

Federal jail escapee from Missouri caught in Illinois

John Wesley Jones spent two days on the run before being recaptured Wednesday morning near St. Louis . Another man remains at large.

Multimillion-dollar heist suspect who escaped from Missouri jail caught

John Wesley Jones, who escaped the Lincoln County Jail on Monday, was found weaponless hiding in a cul-de-sac rental home in Swansea, Ill.

City offices, services closed on Thanksgiving

In observance of the holiday, city services and offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25.


J. KARL MILLER: Government should keep hands off Happy Meals

San Francisco's move to ban toys in fast-food kid meals is an assault on parental authority and a step onto a slippery slope of government nannying.

Grant Elementary School amps up safety measures

The school principal e-mailed parents on Monday about the increased safety measures, which were implemented after a man was arrested on suspicion of trespassing last week.