How do you — politely — tell someone he or she needs to lose weight? Studies show that this uncomfortable conversation often doesn't take place between doctors and their obese patients, creating one of several barriers preventing them from getting the care they need.
Bill supporters maintain that voters were unaware of the costly consequences that the law would have on dog breeders — a claim that critics of the legislation argue against fiercely.
Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation allowing retroactive payments to 10,000 people whose unemployment benefits ran out April 2. But people who lose their jobs Sunday or later will only get 20 weeks of benefits instead of 26.
In front of a packed crowd at Hickman High School, Rock Bridge pitcher John Miles threw six scoreless innings in the Bruins' 8-0 victory.
The Big 12 Conference and Fox Sports announced a 13-year cable TV deal Wednesday that officials say will ensure the long-term stability of the league.
To save manufacturing jobs, the City Council is proposing an ordinance that would allow four factories, including Oscar Mayer, to get a break on sewage rates. Some argue the exemption is unfair.
The Missouri Senate is considering a bill that would force insurance companies to create websites telling people what their out-of-pocket expenses would be for various medical procedures with different health care providers. The bill will receive a third hearing, and a vote will move it to the House.
After getting swept in two road series, a 7-2 loss to Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Wednesday at Taylor Stadium didn't help matters.
Tigers' pitcher Chelsea Thomas got her 18th win of the season, found out she could be a national softball player of the year and was reunited with friends and family.
Fuller is leaving the Cardinals to take the same position under Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith.
Senators reached a vote on their version after Scott Rupp, R-Wentzville, brought the bill up while an opponent of the plan was not in the chamber. The Senate version of the legislation now goes back to the House, which can either accept the changes and send the plan to Nixon or ask for a conference committee with senators to try to work out a compromise.
Closing certain cases or sessions would help police officers save face and allow complainants to come forward that would not otherwise, board members said.
The grocery store relocated to a new location roughly one mile away on Business Loop 70 West.
The legislation will provide $105 million in federal stimulus to the 10,000 Missourians who have already exhausted other unemployment benefits, including emergency federal benefits. The extended benefits continue until Jan. 7, 2012.
Members of the Special Business District Board of Directors say they want three months to more fully consider options for raising parking rates downtown before making a recommendation to the Columbia City Council.
More than 100 people attended the Capitol's first Muslim Day, organized by the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri Muslim Rights Task Force.
A bill in the Missouri House of Representatives would limit rates and payback periods for payday lenders. Some question the extent of the loan reform.
Gov. Nixon is searching for $1 billion in federal money for a high-speed rail system, but the House Republicans fear the state will not be able to pay for subsequent costs.
The author and poet Maya Angelou plans to speak about courage Thursday as part of a MU One Mizzou event.
Todd Shepard, who killed University City Police Sgt. Michael King on Halloween three years ago, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.