Missouri House approves religious expression amendment

A proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to pray privately in public places has been sent to the Senate, where it has died in previous years.

Ohio sees country's first use of new lethal injection drug

Johnnie Baston's execution was an emotional scene that took 13 minutes. He was sentenced to death for killing Chong-Hoon Mah, a South Korean immigrant whose relatives oppose the death penalty and the execution.

TODAY'S QUESTION: How much would coffee have to cost for you to stop drinking it?

The New York Times, Bloomberg and the Financial Times have been keeping a close eye on climbing coffee prices. Shortages in supply make an increase in prices likely for consumers' favorite morning drink.

MU wine research institute hosts tasting

The five-hour wine tasting event will be held March 22 and April 5.  The deadline for registration is March 17.

BOONE LIFE: Community, inspiration motivate artist and nude model

Susannah Barry has a number of jobs, but perhaps none is as unique as her work as a nude model for an art class.

REDI endorses city's purchase of Columbia Energy Center

The REDI board voted unanimously to endorse the purchase, which would provide an extra in-house source of electricity.  

U.S. Agriculture Department boosts estimates of corn, soybean supplies

The U.S. Agriculture Department reported Thursday that there will be more soybeans and corn left over from this year's harvest than initially predicted.

MoDOT drops variable speed limit on Interstate 270

Starting in July, the variable speed limit signs on Interstate 270 will only be a guideline to pace drivers through congestion. The permanent speed limit will be 60 mph.

Vandals damage four cannons at Missouri Civil War park

The cannons were reproductions of the weapons used in a Civil War battle near Republic, and the park superintendent thinks they can be repaired.

In Columbia College lecture, former congressman urges civility in politics

In a time when Americans are questioning the level of discourse in American politics, former Iowa Congressman Jim Leach presented his thoughts at Columbia College Thursday on how civility and manners are important in politics.

Boone County Sheriff's Department makes felony drug arrest

The two men were pulled over for speeding late Wednesday night, and a consented search of the car led to the discovery of a felony amount of marijuana, officers said.

Former Missouri jail guard sentenced in abuse case

Citing her cooperation, prosecutors recommended that Valeria Wilson Jackson be spared a prison sentence. She was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of house arrest.

Sentencing set for former suburban St. Louis officer in fatal wreck

Christine Miller pleaded guilty in December to four counts of involuntary manslaughter after a March 2009 drunk-driving wreck killed four people.