Columbia man charged with possession of child pornography

Investigators say they found what is thought to be at least 30 videos and possibly hundreds of photographs of child pornography in the home of a 26-year-old Columbia man.

Missouri House looks at bills to make texting while driving illegal for everyone

Three bills look at stronger laws to prevent texting while driving. One would allow officers to immediately pull over suspected texters.

PHOTO GALLERY: It's not too late for individual True/False film fest tickets

Organizers say the best way to get some of the remaining 6,000 tickets is via the "Q."

Missouri House endorses tax amnesty period

Legislation to allow delinquent taxpayers amnesty gained first-round approval in the Missouri House of Representatives. It needs another vote before moving to the Senate.

Missouri unemployment legislation held up in Senate

The Missouri Senate is debating whether to accept federal money to extend unemployment benefits.

Board of Realtors' interviews of Columbia City Council candidates to go online

The Columbia Board of Realtors will share 45-minute interviews with City Council candidates on its website next week.

Retirement reception to be held for retiring fire chief

Columbia Fire Department Chief William Markgraf's retirement reception will be 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at City Hall.

Militants kill Christian minorities minister in Pakistan

After repeated threats from extremist militants for his Christian faith, Shahbaz Bhatti was shot dead outside his mother's home.

2 U.S. airmen killed, 2 injured in Germany

The shooting happened outside Frankfurt airport. The gunman has been identified as a Kosovo citizen.

Hallsville man arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine possession

The Boone County Sheriff's Department pulled over Michael W. Tinker, 40, because the car he was driving had license plates registered to another vehicle. Tinker is not suspected of attemting to sell the methamphetamine.

Cardinals expect Carpenter to miss at least one start

The pitcher's injury shouldn't keep him from throwing.

Southwest Missouri soldier dies in Afghanistan

Army Spc. Christopher G. Stark, of Monett, was killed when his vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device.

Man gets 14 years for harassing Boone County judge

The man left five threatening messages over a one week period on the voice mail of Circuit Judge Kevin Crane.

Rabbi's name might go on Springfield highway neo-Nazis 'adopted'

A stretch of highway near Springfield adopted by neo-Nazis may get a new Jewish name.

Missouri Senate to discuss privatizing state lottery

Privatizing the lottery was brought up by the Senate's Rebooting Government initiative.

Missouri lawmakers call for end to teacher tenure

The Missouri House of Representatives is considering legislation to overhaul teacher pay scales and performance evaluations.

Kansas City to host World Trade Center meeting in May

The city is in full speed to accelerate its exports sales, which grew 7.5 percent between 2003 and 2008. The city wants more.

Missouri senator proposes nuclear plant legislation

Lawmakers are considering whether to let power companies recoup from customers the cost of an early site permit from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

J. KARL MILLER: Legislature should tackle flawed Proposition B

The legislature's potential plans to modify or repeal the "puppy mill initiative" have raised debate via comments and letters to editors statewide.

DAVID ROSMAN: How to tell whether a politician is trying to snow you

With the Columbia City Council race heating up, candidates are using a variety of tactics to evade questions from constituents.