Missouri senator proposes repealing dog-breeding law

The senator said voters were misled about the state's dog breeding rules and that Proposition B does not solve the problem of dog abuse.

Police chief disagrees with review board in Billups case

In a memo to the chairwoman of the Citizens Police Review Board, Police Chief Ken Burton re-affirmed his decision that Officer Nathan Turner did not use excessive force when he threw a man to the ground while responding to a reported disturbance at a nightclub last year.

Missouri men's basketball team heads to hostile territory

After a tough overtime loss to Georgetown on a friendly court, the Tigers will play in a truly hostile environment for the first time this season when they meet Oregon on Thursday at McArthur Court.

J. KARL MILLER: Stan 'The Man' Musial is one-of-a-kind

Stan Musial will be one of 15 recipients this year of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think about the DREAM Act?

Congress might debate the act this week. The act would provide a new citizenship path for some undocumented individuals who graduate from U.S. high schools.

UPDATE: Audit attacks Missouri Technology Corp. for conflicts of interest

Missouri Auditor Susan Montee is unhappy with the actions taken by the Missouri Technology Corp. She released an audit Wednesday that accuses the firm of numerous transgressions. Montee is butting heads with Jason Hall, the corporation's director.

IBM opens Columbia center's doors, expects 800 employees by 2012

IBM opened its new Columbia building on Nov. 1. The town got its first look when IBM gave a tour to the media Wednesday.

UPDATE: 13 is Cape Girardeau's lucky number as city wins casino

The Missouri Gaming Commission chose Cape Girardeau as the home for the state's final casino license. Isle of Capri plans to open a $125 million facility there by summer 2013.

Columbia College volleyball defeats Rocky Mountain College

Vesna Trivunovic led the way for the Cougars with 19 kills on 37 attempts. Setter Paula Ferreira had 42 assists to go along with her seven kills.

Hobbled Flores leads MU women's basketball team to win

A first half ankle injury didn't stop junior forward Christine Flores from scoring 13 points in a 56-45 win over host Ball State.

Federal workers in Columbia may experience pay freeze

If the pay freeze for federal workers is passed by Congress, some Columbia workers won't see any raises in the next two years. So far, the reaction from government employees is minimal.

Mountain lion sighting confirmed in northwest Missouri

Of more than 1,500 reports of sightings received since 1994, just 11 have come with enough evidence to confirm the presence of a mountain lion.

Missouri governor to detail plan for creating jobs

Gov. Jay Nixon is stopping Wednesday in Kansas City and Kirksville with David Kerr, director of the state's economic development department, to present a plan for economic growth.

World AIDS Day events encourage awareness, support

Dec. 1 was the 23rd annual World AIDS Day.

Old school rivalry between Nebraska, Oklahoma coming to end

The Big 12 championship game will be the final game as conference foes for the Oklahoma Sooners and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Nebraska's departure for the Big Ten puts an end to the prominent rivalry best known for their Big Eight confrontations.

Steelman to challenge McCaskill for U.S. Senate seat in 2012

Steelman, the first Republican to enter the 2012 race, announced her candidacy Wednesday. Incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill issued a statement that portrayed Steelman as a political insider.

Four Loko drink to return without caffeine

A newly reformulated Four Loko — previously nicknamed "blackout in a can" — will hit shelves tomorrow without its normal dose of caffiene, taurine and guarana.

Missouri State Highway Patrol to increase DWI checkpoints again

The Missouri State Highway Patrol will again step up efforts to reduce driving while intoxicated this month. DWI check points and DWI saturation patrols will be present Dec. 6 until 12.

Gatehouse Apartments robbery suspect wanted

One suspect, Jacob A. Lambert, was arrested on other warrants Oct. 8. The second suspect, Jeremiah E. Brown, is wanted on a charge of first-degree robbery.

Cape Girardeau snags last available Missouri gaming license

Their plan pulled ahead of proposals from St. Louis and Sugar Creek approving construction on a $125 million Isle of Capri casino that will create 450 jobs.