Jefferson City woman represents Missouri in Miss USA competition

Hope Driskill, a member of Chi Omega sorority, won the pageant on Nov. 14 in Springfield.

Gay trooper's fallen partner sues for Missouri benefit

Cpl. Dennis Engelhard was hit and killed by a vehicle last year while investigating an accident on Interstate 44 in Eureka. His 15-year relationship with Kelly Glossip was not recognized by the state, so Glossip was denied the normal annuity given to spouses of troopers killed on duty.

MU researchers work with Indian firm to develop cancer treatment

The collaboration will form a new company to research and market radiopharmaceuticals.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Which Columbia businesses would make your 'naughty' or 'nice' lists?

Consumer Reports has compiled a list of the top 10 best and worst companies in the country in regard to customer service. Which local businesses would make your "naughty" or "nice" lists?

Students of suspended professor seek public apology

MU professor Greg Engel was suspended on the grounds of sexual and racial discrimination Nov. 13.

Missouri housing agency to redo secret vote on ethics

Possible violation of the state's open-meetings law raises concerns.

Stolen Christmas decorations returned

Two men were arrested and charged with a Class C felony on suspicion of stealing Christmas decorations from several homes.

Missouri lawmakers propose efforts to help businesses

Some of the proposed bills include making Missouri a "right-to-work" state, replacing corporate and individual income taxes with a sales tax, and barring new state regulations that affect businesses with less than 50 employees.

Missouri court considers DNA sample in murder case

The defense attorney for a man convicted of killing a 16-year-old in 1977 is contending that the DNA sample used to help convict him should not have been used.

STRIPES to take winter break

The safe-ride program will not be in operation from Dec. 5 to late January.

NASCAR and American Ethanol start partnership

Ethanol plants are springing up rapidly across the U.S. and in Missouri. By 2011, NASCAR will be using Sunoco Green E15 fuel in all of its cars.

Dinner train could arrive in the next two weeks

The Columbia Star dinner train was expected to begin operations this fall but has been delayed. City and railroad representatives say the attraction will be up and running soon.

PHOTO GALLERY: The eight days of Hanukkah

The first of eight candles was lit Wednesday to celebrate Hanukkah.

Missouri pastor charged with murder to be in court

David Love, former pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Independence, will be arraigned on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of a church member.

Rock Bridge girls basketball team rolls to 3-0 record

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team beat Rolla 63-43 on Thursday night at Rock Bridge.

Hickman girls basketball team comes back to beat Helias

Aqua Corpening's game-high 26 points led the Hickman girls basketball team to a come-from-behind 47-34 victory over Helias on Thursday at Hickman.

Iowa inmates might make toilet paper to save money

There have been no complaints about the single-ply tissue processed at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, Mo., Iowa inmates may produce the same product to save money.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Save for your children's future with a MOST 529

Toys and games may be on the Christmas list, but a MOST 529 college savings plan helps parents save for their children's college education

Cherry Hill Holiday Festival scheduled for Thursday night

The festival will include the lighting of the Magic Tree, which moved to Cherry Hill this year.