Missouri's legislative system ends in dramatic fashion

The Missouri House of Representatives felt disrespected by the state Senate; lawmakers scrambled to compromise on an economic development bill; and much more drama occurred on the last day of Missouri's legislative session.

MU School of Journalism sends off nearly 400 graduates

Students, faculty and the Costa Rican ambassador to the United Nations were among the ceremony's speakers.

Farmers along the Mississippi River see crops washed away

Farmers were expecting a bumper crop this year, but fields of corn, cotton, rice and soybean are being  lost to floodwaters. Now, even more crops in Louisiana could be lost if a spillway is opened to ease pressure on levees downstream.

Honors commencement ceremony moved to Mizzou Arena

A chance of rain and cool temperatures caused MU officials to move the ceremony indoors.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should pregnancy resource centers continue to receive state funding?

Two Missouri state legislators have proposed bills concerning pregnancy resource center tax credits. The bills are on opposite sides of the spectrum. How do you feel about the issue?

Missouri lawmakers fail to agree on nuclear plant bill

Missouri utilities were seeking legislation that would have allowed them to add to customers' bills the costs for obtaining an early site permit from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Churchill sculpture unveiled at Westminster College in Fulton

Churchill's granddaughter attended the unveiling Friday at the National Churchill Museum in Fulton. "It is art that keeps history alive," Edwina Sandys said.

Pitcher gains more confidence in Missouri baseball team's victory over Texas Tech

Sophomore right-hander Eric Anderson threw seven scoreless innings in the Tigers' 11-1 win over Texas Tech on Friday night at Taylor Stadium. Anderson threw 94 pitches, the most in any game since recovering from a torn labrum in his right arm.

Potential exists for flooding after heavy rains

Heavy rains Friday could cause creeks and streams to flood. Motorists are urged to use caution.

March presidential primary bill sent to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to sign

The legislation would allow Missouri to stay in compliance with rules set by the national Democratic and Republican parties.

USDA seeks Missouri damage assessments

State officials said Friday that counties have until May 20 to report damages and losses to the USDA.

MU general faculty rejects diversity course proposal

The proposal, approved in March by the faculty council, was defeated by 22 votes in a general faculty vote. The council will revise the proposal with the hope of having it approved by the general faculty by the end of the fall 2011 semester.

Columbia City Council to discuss proposed budget for Maplewood Barn

A proposed $350,000 budget and a design plan that follows the same exterior style as the original Maplewood Barn will be discussed.

MU College of Business commencement speakers emphasize passion over salary

The CFO of Caterpillar Inc. and revised quotes from Warren Buffett were featured in the MU College of Business commencement on Friday.

Federal appeals court orders overhaul of VA mental health care

The impact of the ruling for Columbia's Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital is not immediately clear. The court dealt with issues of delayed treatment, suicide rates and post-traumatic stress disorder treatment.

Sen. Claire McCaskill urges end to oil company tax breaks

The Missouri Democrat co-sponsored a measure that would cut off subsidies such as a deduction originally intended to boost manufacturing. It would close a loophole that allows oil companies to shield themselves from taxes by deducting royalties paid to foreign governments.

Armed man attempts to rob Flow's Pharmacy

Witnesses described the man as a white male in his mid-20s who is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds, according to a Columbia Police Department release.

Hickman teacher's plays selected for professional theaters

Two of Nancy White's plays — “Still As Rain” and “Severed Strings” — were selected and performed last month.

UPDATE: MU employee arrested on stalking charges

Fulton Police arrested Charles W. Fay on Wednesday on charges of stalking. Since it is a misdemeanor, the maximum penalties would be either one year of jail time or a fine of up to $1,000 if he is found guilty. 



Missouri interpreters agency posts help videos online

The videos are designed to help deaf people who have a problem with an interpreter.