La Niña helping direct winter storm to Midwest

La Niña, a periodic cooling of the surface temperatures of the tropical Pacific Ocean, has affected weather in most of the United States and might be contributing to the floods and storm battering Australia.

Missouri seeks groups to serve summer meals to children

The state's summer food program reimburses groups for serving meals to children using money from the federal government.

Despite snow, at least two state House panels to meet

The House Financial Institutions Committee and House Agri-Business Committee both were scheduled to meet and vote on legislation Wednesday.

McCaskill begins U.S. Senate race with cash lead

Finance reports show Claire McCaskill has more than $900,000 in her campaign account. Challengers Sarah Steelman and Ed Martin have $200,000 and $40,000, respectively.

Two Washington University students safely out of Egypt

One student made it to Greece and was heading to Jordan while the other was in Prague.

1,500-year-old church found in Israel

The church, which has an unusually well-preserved mosaic floor with images of lions, foxes, fish and peacocks, will be visible only for another week before archaeologists cover it again with soil for its own protection.

Infant dies in mobile home fire

Three other family members escaped the fire early Wednesday morning.

WikiLeaks nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Snorre Valen, a 26-year-old legislator from Norway's Socialist Left Party, said he nominated WikiLeaks because its disclosures of classified documents promote world peace by holding governments accountable.

Historic storm winds down in Missouri, but problems linger

The storm brought 20 inches of snow to Hannibal and near that in Columbia and 18 inches in Jefferson City and Joplin. If not unprecedented, the storm was extremely rare, a Weather Service meteorologist said.

Farrah Fawcett's iconic red swimsuit goes to Smithsonian

Fawcett wore the suit for what became one of the best-selling posters of all time.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia snowfall

Snow started falling across Columbia this morning. The snowfall totals are expected to reach between 17 and 21 inches.

UPDATE: Blizzard warning until noon Wednesday

A winter storm hit Columbia early Tuesday morning and is expected to leave 14 to 21 inches of snow by Wednesday afternoon.

Snow freezes city in place

Interstate 70 was closed, as were schools, banks and businesses.

Missouri men's basketball team battles weather for Wednesday game

Since Monday, the Missouri men's basketball team has been trying to find a way to play Oklahoma State Wednesday night. Missouri is still looking for its first conference road win. 

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unlicensed breeders at heart of Prop B problem

Both sides of the Proposition B debate can find common ground in a need to address the problem of unlicensed breeders in Missouri.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What are you doing to keep yourself occupied during the blizzard?

Movies are just one way to keep busy during a blizzard. Other options include playing video games, reading, studying or even going outside and playing in the snow. What are you doing to keep yourself occupied during the blizzard?


Missouri House cancels formal sessions for week

Some committee hearings are still planned, but only technical floor sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: A look at weather conditions around the U.S.

Almost one-third of the nation is bracing for the massive winter storm to hit Tuesday.

Boone County Treasurer Jan Fugit dies

She was appointed in March 2010 and elected as treasurer in November.

Missouri takes on depleted Nebraska women's basketball team

Last year, an undefeated No. 3 Nebraska women's basketball team nearly got upset during its trip to Columbia. This year, Nebraska brings a much different team to Mizzou Arena.