GEORGE KENNEDY: Nixon's State of the State speech short on substance

His hands tied by the economy and the Republican legislature, the governor accurately reflected his underwhelming tenure with an underwhelming address.

Homeless man struggles to keep warm during winter

Daily activities that most people take for granted pose a major challenge for someone without a home. Finding a place to shower or wash clothes, having a safe place to sleep, or having enough food to eat are not guaranteed.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think of Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed state budget?

Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed budget is slimmer than last year's by a couple million dollars. What do you like about Gov. Nixon's proposed state budget? What do you dislike about it?

'The Mayor' seeks first victory in Columbia

New Iowa State men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg will be looking for his first victory in Columbia in the Cyclones' game against Missouri on Saturday night.

Break Time fire shuts down traffic

The small fire was extinguished within minutes at a local Break Time.

Spietz adjusting to role on MU women's basketball team

Paige Spietz was a star in high school. She didn't sit on the bench, play in huge arenas or lose many games. That's all changed now that she's on the Missouri women's basketball team.

Snow covers Missouri, more expected to come

The state is covered in snow, and forecasters predict more snowfall and lower temperatures in parts of the state. St. Louis received its highest snowfall total since 2008.

Big weekend for Rock Bridge wrestler

Rock Bridge wrestler Josh Braselton is likely to one of his toughest foes at this weekend's Hickman tournament. So far, the Kewpies J'den Cox has beaten Braselton in their first two matches this season.

Commission releases plans for Bonnie View Park

The nearly 90-acre park will try to preserve the natural landscape.

MU senior cleans up streets with self-engineered plow

Craig Dunwoody spent 24 hours Wednesday and Thursday plowing streets and shoveling sidewalks for his clients, taking a break only for a two-hour nap.

UM budget cuts concern legislators, universities

The UM System was happy the governor tried to limit cuts but is still concerned about its budget future.

Planning and Zoning Commission approves new apartment complex

The more than 12.5-acre complex will feature two- to four-bedroom apartments.

More winter weather, snow predicted for Columbia

Columbia could get more than 30 inches of snow by the end of the winter, and has received more snow than any winter since 1978.

Hate Columbia's weather? Other cities have more snow

Winter at times can seem insufferable in Columbia, but it depends on what one compares it with.

Ameren Missouri increasing natural gas rates

The rate increase will take effect Feb. 1 and impact the company's estimated 126,000 natural gas customers.

Reward offered for information on missing vehicle

CrimeStoppers is offering an award for information on a dark blue 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Small businesses get a boost from state loans

Toymaker Chris Heston tapped a state program to boost his business.

Proposal seeks student seat on UM System Board of Curators

Proposed House legislation would allow a student representative a vote on the UM System Board of Curators. Conflicting state laws will force the board and the governor to make a decision by 2013. 

Cold weather could bring plumbing problems

When temperatures fall below zero, frozen pipes can leak or burst, leaving residents with headaches.

UPDATE: Judge denies prosecution's final motion before Johnny Wright trial begins

A shovel and hoe that went missing in the same time frame that Becky Doisy disappeared in 1976 will not be allowed as evidence against Johnny Wright, her accused killer.