Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation chips in for elk restoration project

The foundation's $35,000 donation brings the Conservation Department's restoration fund to nearly $400,000.

Debt collection complaints common in Missouri last year

Attorney General Chris Koster said more than 2,000 people called his office in 2010 to complain of being harassed by debt collectors.

Missouri seeks young adults to work in state parks

The program is designed to give young adults job skills and encourage them to enjoy the outdoors.

Missouri House votes to repeal corporate franchise tax

Two similar, but separate bills, one approved by the House and the other approved by the Senate, aim to repeal the corporate franchise tax in Missouri.

Nobel laureate to speak at MU science symposium

The symposium will focus on using brain research to develop new pharmaceutical, surgical and behavioral therapies to treat diseases.

Gordon ends winless streak at 66 races

Mayonnaise spill closes section of I-44 in Springfield

A tractor-trailer crash leads to 20 tons of mayo on the pavement. A police lieutenant said walking on it was like walking on ice. No one was injured, however.

Missouri softball handles Western Michigan to finish tournament

Pitcher Nicole Hudson also used her bat to help the Tigers to victory.

Pitchers struggle in Missouri baseball's blowout loss to Charlotte

The Tigers allowed 22 runs and 21 hits in Sunday's game.

Columbia City Council candidates have raised about $30,000 so far

Helen Anthony has raised the most — more than $14,000. Doctors, lawyers, retirees and MU employees are among the most frequent donors.

Columbia police's new PR chief has deep law enforcement experience

For Sgt. Jill Wieneke of the Columbia Police Department, being the public information officer in a town full of reporters is hardly less stressful than her old jobs. One of them: going undercover to catch drug dealers.

ANALYSIS: Missouri lawmakers seek to undo voter initiatives

Sometimes, voters make a law directly themselves. And when that happens, it often doesn't sit so well with elected legislators.

MU Faculty Council holding forum to debate grievance policy

Faculty members will be able to voice their opinions on a new grievance policy at a forum Tuesday.

Cardinals outfielder Berkman has sore left elbow

Berkman has avoided throwing the ball hard and will play in Monday's spring training opener.

Eastern Missouri school district may swap textbooks for Kindles

The school board for the Central School District in Park Hills voted Tuesday to approve a "Kindles for Kids" proposal. Administrators want to provide each of the 2,046 students in the district with the Amazon Kindle DX by the 2011-2012 school year.

Trout season opens Tuesday in Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to be at Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon for trout fishing's opening day Tuesday.

Kansas State men's basketball coach Frank Martin's madness has a method

Watching Kansas State coach Frank Martin on the sideline can be as entertaining as watching the game itself. For some, his style is abrasive. But those close to the team understand his antics as passionate, not threatening.

Man injured in apparent drive-by shooting at Columbia gas station

The 28-year-old victim was shot in the arm at the station at Business Loop 70 and Range Line Street, police said.

First Presbyterian Church picks up the pieces after car crash

The people inside the church tell the story of what it was like when a car crashed through part of the building Friday night.

Missouri lawmakers renew call for Internet sales tax

Proposed bills would have Missouri join the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, which makes it easier for online retailers to remit taxes.