Man arrested on suspicion of assault on 10-year-old boy

A Boone County man was arrested Friday in connection with an assault on a 10-year-old boy Jan. 17.

Peterson's missing Chevy Tahoe found

Columbia police have not yet released information regarding the location, contents or conditions of the Tahoe, wanted as part of a homicide investigation.

TODAY'S QUESTION: How much money should the state provide for higher education?

Opposing perspectives arose after Gov. Jay Nixon proposed a cut in higher education appropriations in his State of the State speech on Wednesday.

Former Tiger Brad Smith heads Missouri Hall of Fame class

Smith leads the class of six athletes who will be honored at the induction ceremony planned for Feb. 11.

Governor wants larger utility consumer office for Missourians

Gov. Jay Nixon says he wants to expand the public counsel's office to ensure consumers are protected if Ameren Missouri decides to build a second nuclear power plant in Callaway County.

PHOTO GALLERY: Snowmen of all sizes appear at MU quad

Columbia residents showed their creative side with the snow Friday on the David R. Francis Quadrangle.

Smart phones foster dumb habits among pedestrians

Becoming engrossed with your electronic device can lead to embarrassing (and dangerous) situations

GUEST COMMENTARY: The West should take note of events in Tunisia

The three transformations in the past week in the Arab world are important for the long-term U.S. engagement in the Middle East and North Africa.

Business offers products to breast cancer patients

Second to Nature provides breast cancer patients with customized products, such as post-surgical clothes. The store helps rebuild what cancer has damaged.

Missouri church aims to attract younger audience

A Springfield church attracts a younger set of parishioners with rock music and an a building that formerly housed a nightclub.

Missouri principal works toward starting new school

An elementary school in St. Charles is being reopened to relieve crowding in other elementary schools.

Missouri animal sanctuary lets volunteers foster pets

Fostering animals helps to socialize and prepare them for adoption, say directors of animal sanctuaries.

Mexico teen charged in drifter's death faces hearing

A Mexico teen charged with helping his family kill a drifter could be tried as an adult.

Jackson lawmaker says her Facebook account was hacked

Donna Lichtenegger's account displayed an embarrassing status update saying she loved lobbyists.

Missouri gets $5M to help farmers use less energy

Low-interest loans and rebates expected to help 300 farms and 100 farm homes, officials say.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Missouri's focus should be on problem-solving, not rhetoric

Petty bickering distracts us from serious issues facing the state.

Lola Harriet Dorman