Hickman girls basketball team routs Marshall

The Hickman girls basketball team rolled to a 52-12 victory Saturday over host Marshall.

A weekend of volunteerism reveals problems in health care system

As Congress discusses health insurance reform in Washington, D.C., the people of Appalachia wait hours for free medical care, revealing societal issues deeper than affordable coverage that affect the health of average Americans.

Missouri legislators propose new incentives to develop state's technology industry

Losing new businesses to other states, Missouri legislators explore means of attracting entrepreneurs to the state, and keeping them here.

US mine deaths hit record low

Mine deaths nationwide fell to 34 in 2009, but officials say they won't be satisfied until the death toll is zero.

Car seats: What's a parent to do?

Advocates seek to minimize confusion about when parents should turn around their toddler's car seat by establishing clearer guidelines.

Navy's offense too much for Missouri football in Texas Bowl

The Midshipmen had the ball for more than 40 minutes Thursday in their 35-13 victory aginast the Tigers in the Texas Bowl in Houston.

Missouri group quilts donated fabric to warm the homeless

Quilters in Cape Girardeau use scrap cloth to create so-called ugly quilts that are donated to people in need.

Columbia College men's basketball returns with victory

Missouri men's basketball team welcomes Georgia team that tried to hire coach

Missouri men's basketball coach Mike Anderson was courted by Georgia just days after the Tigers were eliminated from last season's NCAA Tournament.

Columbia College women's basketball returns with a win

After being off since Dec. 5, the Cougars stop Lyon College, 65-57

LETTER: MU band showed disrespect

Marching Mizzou prevented the Navy Drum and Bugle Corps members from playing their alma mater.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Does research about brain cancer affect your cell phone use?

One critic of the cell phone industry says a pandemic of brain cancer is forthcoming. Studies show now link between phone usage and cancer, however.

COLUMN: It could have been worse

The recession wasn't an outright depression. Jobs and home prices took a dive, but it seems as if the loss has lessened. And, now, as the new year starts, it's beginning to look a bit more optimistic.

Rep. Still submits ethics reform bill for Housing Development Commission

State Rep. Mary Still, D-Columbia, submitted an ethics reform bill, which addresses concept of "pay to play" in politics. She wants to take elected officials off the Housing Development Commission.

Man arrested after car hits parked car, duplex

An Ashland man was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of second-degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while intoxicated.

The South Butt makes donation challenge

The South Butt has challenged rival apparel maker, The North Face, to donate one item of clothing per child admitted on a selected day to the St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Phoenix Programs seeks revenue bond issue

The Industrial Development Authority of Boone County has reviewed and preliminarily approved a revenue bond application filed by Phoenix Programs Inc. to finance their new office building on Leslie Lane, near Providence Road.


Gemstones offer both beauty and peace

Adrienne Walker Hoard makes wearable pieces of art — necklaces, bracelets and occasional set of earrings — with pure gemstones.

Connecticut wordsmith creates home for misfit terms

Following years of his words being excluded from the dictionary of record for American English, Ron Gagliardi is collecting original words into a book of his own, as unique as the words it will contain and the people who created them.

Senior Medicare Patrol exposes cases of benefit fraud

A little-known volunteer organization detects and reports instances of Medicare fraud that cost the government millions of dollars.