Nixon urges Senate to aid jobless, schools

Four senators are filibustering legislation related to extending unemployment benefits and funding schools, both of which involve the use of additional federal money.

Columbia eighth-grader places second in Missouri Geographic Bee

One hundred students from across the state competed in Columbia on Friday for a chance to represent Missouri in the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C.

First Ward forum to choose consensus candidate for black vote

The Saturday event also includes a potluck dinner.

Kraig Kahler, a suspect in family's deaths, objects to jury pool

Attorneys representing the former Columbia Water and Light director say the process for picking the jury is unconstitutional.

Monet's 'Water Lilies' bloom at Kansas City museum

Two of the three panels of Claude Monet's "Water Lilies" are reunited after 50 years of being apart.

New section of Katy Trail to open in St. Charles

The addition extends the trail's length to 240 miles.

Missouri baseball team loses at Texas

The Missouri baseball team lost 5-4 to Texas on Friday at Disch-Falk Field in Austin, Texas.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Who will win Saturday's Final Four games?

Butler and Virginia Commonwealth rise up from underdog status to take on higher ranking teams in the Final Four contest.

PHOTO: Preparing Big Muddy barbecue

The 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival began Friday in Boonville. Some of the food available included pulled pork, ribs, chicken and bratwurst. The festival continues Saturday.

Missouri governor withdraws Tax Commission nominee

A sentencing decision by former circuit judge and Tax Commission nominee Jeff Schaeperkoetter in a 2000 rape case led some members of the state Senate to oppose his appointment.

Boone County man arrested on suspicion of robbery

Tyson A. Bartlett, 25, was arrested in connection with a robbery at the FastLane 66 convenience store on Roanoke Drive.

Man arrested in connection with shots fired

Colin E. Greeson, 22, was arrested on suspicion of the unlawful use of a weapon and third-degree assault.

Specialists say statistics on self-injury are alarming

The number of teens cutting themselves has risen, according to research from Cornell University and the University of Rochester, both in New York.

Missouri program helps Tanzanian girls succeed

The program, Empowered Girls, is meant to improve school-age girls self-esteem and teach them ways to succeed and preserve promising futures.

Missouri woman on quest to find daughter's killer

Sharon Webb is seeking any information that might help police jail her daughter's killers. Cara' J. Davenport was gunned down on March 26, 2000, in Hillsdale.

LETTER: Anthony deserves vote for Fifth Ward seat on City Council

Planning and Zoning Commission experience adds to Helen Anthony's qualifications to serve on City Council to represent the Fifth Ward.

LETTER: Pam Forbes would represent First Ward well

Running for City Council is an extension of the work Pam Forbes has always done. 

LETTER: Pam Forbes understands Columbia's needs

The candidate for City Council's First Ward seat is running on a platform based on improving both her own ward and the rest of Columbia.

LETTER: Nixon should reconsider applying for federal funds for rail system

Because American companies are inexperienced at building high-speed rails, the project would not create U.S. jobs.

LETTER: Helen Anthony has the experience City Council needs

Anthony's passion for planning for Columbia's growth will help prevent repeats of the city's mistakes.