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.

Steelman to challenge McCaskill in 2012 Senate race

Former Missouri Treasurer Sarah Steelman became the first Republican to announce candidacy for U.S. Senate in 2012.

MedZou enters Pepsi Refresh contest for December

MedZou, a community clinic that serves the uninsured, is entered in a contest to win $50,000 for diagnostic services. The clinic began the contest in November and has chosen to re-enter this month's contest.

DAVID ROSMAN: Republican gridlock is all about image, not helping American people

The 112th Congress might stall because of the Republican party's concern about image.

Blackmon, Beal named Big 12 football players of the year

Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon was named the Big 12's offensive player of the year, and Oklahoma defensive end Jeremy Beal was chosen as defensive player of the year by The Associated Press panel of sportswriters who cover the conference.

St. Louis activist pastor: Funeral home gunfire 'disturbing'

Police on Wednesday were still investigating a Tuesday shooting outside the Reliable Funeral Home in St. Louis. B.T. Rice, who has worked to stem gun violence in the funeral home's neighborhood, says mourners ought to be able to attend a funeral without worrying about gunfire.

Mobile payments expected to lower transaction fees for retailers

Direct electronic money transfers between individuals are estimated to total some $3 trillion a year. That's only expected to increase, making the business ripe for additional players.

Stephens basketball team rolls in St. Louis

The Stephens women's basketball team defeated St. Louis College of Pharmacy 79-33 on Wednesday in St. Louis.

Santa, four reindeer missing in theft of holiday decorations

Thieves stole the decorations from four south Columbia homes on Tuesday.

Audit blasts agency that promotes Missouri technology

Missouri Auditor Susan Montee said Wednesday that the Missouri Technology Corp. had conflicts of interest involving, staff, board members, consultants and legal firms.

Army embraces healthier foods, fitness to fight flab in recruits

The U.S. Army plans to get new recruits into better shape with a revamped approach to health, fitness and diet at basic training.

Steelman to take on Democrat McCaskill for 2012 U.S. Senate seat

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.