Lee's Chicken serves up Salvation Army's Thanksgiving Day dinner

John Fischer prepares green beans with the help of his daughters, Elizabeth, 10, left, and Abigail, 7. Fischer co-owns Lee's Famous Chicken, where the Salvation Army passed out free Thanksgiving dinners on Thursday.

Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken provided meals for Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels with the help of volunteers and the restaurant's staff.

Everybody Eats! gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving

Beginning at noon Thursday, Almeta Crayton and nearly 50 volunteers served turkey, a dozen side dishes and 10 desserts to hundreds who turned out for a Thanksgiving meal.


BOONE LIFE: Mystery Science Radio 3000 entertains early-morning listeners

Kyle Cook and Tony Layson have been providing music, jokes and conversation on the radio Sunday mornings for more than five years.

Danario Alexander ready to return to Rams lineup

Knee surgery has kept the former MU wide receiver out since October, but he may play against Denver this weekend.

TODAY’S QUESTION: Are you still participating in No-Shave November?

No-Shave November is an effort by young men to go the entire month without shaving their facial hair, all to see who can boast the best beard at the end of the month.

South Korea's defense chief resigns after North Korea attack

"We should not ease our sense of crisis in preparation for the possibility of another provocation by North Korea," spokesman Hong Sang-pyo quoted South Korea President Lee Myung-bak as saying. "A provocation like this can recur any time."

12 holiday money mistakes to avoid

More than 13 million shoppers are still paying off last year's holiday debts, according to Consumer Reports. It's not going against the holiday spirit to keep your bottom line in mind.

Denmon, Ratliffe lead Missouri men's basketball team at Cancun Challenge

Marcus Denmon and Ricardo Ratliffe came off the bench to help the Missouri men's basketball team in a big way in its 83-71 victory over La Salle in the championship game of the Cancun Challenge. 

GUEST COMMENTARY: Fiscal reform committee's recomendations not likely to solve problems

The American people have made it plain that they don't want draconian sacrifice; they don't want any sacrifice at all. They want all the benefits due them (plus 10 percent) and they want someone else to pay for it.

Truman re-enactor to stop at presidential museum

Truman re-enactor Niel Johnson has stops planned at the library on Friday and Saturday.

Promising leads in robbery at St. Louis ATM center

Missouri women's basketball roughed up in Virgin Islands

The Missouri women's basketball team suffered a 82-44 loss to No. 4 Tennessee on Thursday in the first round of the Paradise Jam tournament.

Juveniles arrested Thursday morning after robbery near Parkade School

Two men were asked to pick up a friend who never showed up, but the victims were then beaten and robbed.

The competition becomes more aggressive on Black Friday

Many department stores are opening early to compete with 24-hour stores.

Lead smelter's pending exodus tugs at Missouri town

Doe Run Co. says it will close the smelter in Herculaneum by the end of 2013. Under a settlement with the U.S. government, the company will pay $65 million to settle pollution issues in the town just south of St. Louis.

More troops headed to front lines in South Korea

Colorado meets Nebraska on Friday in the last Big 12 game for both schools

The Buffaloes are bolting to the Pac-12, and the Cornhuskers are heading to the Big Ten next year, ending the rivalry after 69 games — unless or until they play each other down the road in a non-conference game.

Lightning cited as cause of fire at Silver Dollar City theme park

Park officials say no one was injured and damage was contained to the shack after the early morning fire on Thursday.

Missouri awards $90,000 in grants for abandoned wells

The money is to be used to find and plug the wells. Abandoned wells that are not plugged can be a danger to public health by allowing contaminants to enter drinking water aquifers.

Young Missouri mother, daughter thankful for home

For the growing population of homeless families in Springfield and around the country, finding a home is just one of many problems.