GUEST COLUMN: As July 4 nears, Joplin gives thanks

As the community recovers, people will gather with friends and families to celebrate life and remember the victims of the terrible tragedy. 

World War I medals to be displayed in Jefferson City

The two medals were awarded to a surgeon and are on loan to the state museum. They will be displayed for the next six months.

Southeast Missouri State University will have to turn students away

New students who don't complete the admissions process by July 8 will have to wait until spring to start classes because of full residence halls.

Missouri River levee fails in southwest Iowa

Residents had already been told last week to evacuate the area.

Owner of Tony's Restaurant in St. Louis attacked

The 80-year-old owner, Vince Bommarito, fought back when two men attacked him from behind and stole his briefcase.

City news update will be held Friday morning

The agenda for Tuesday's City Council meeting will also be reviewed.

J. KARL MILLER: 76 years later, entitlement reigns over responsibility

The growing sense of entitlement in this country might be eroding away our personal responsibility.

Frogging season begins Thursday in Missouri

Beginning at sunset Thursday, Missourians will be able to harvest bullfrogs and green frogs.

Kansas City suburb Parkville ready for Missouri River flooding

Businesses, residents and railroads in the Kansas City area are getting ready for the waters of the rising Missouri River.

UM System Enterprise Investment Program loses $2 million in funding

President Owens announced the program will lose millions in university support as a result of additional state cuts. 

Monett dog breeder is first case under new Missouri law

The law, signed by Gov. Jay Nixon on April 27, was the result of controversial changes made to a bill regarding dog-breeding regulations that modified the voter-approved initiative that passed Nov. 3.

Interim president of Missouri State University might take job permanently

Clif Smart said it's premature to talk about what might happen, but said he might consider vying for the opening. 

Joplin-area school districts attempt to measure post-tornado enrollment

Potential population shifts have the Joplin School District, as well as the surrounding districts, looking for answers about changes in enrollment numbers for the upcoming school year.

Heat advisory issued from Thursday through Saturday in Columbia

Columbia will see highs of up to 97 degrees for the next few days. The National Weather Service in St. Louis issued a heat advisory from noon Thursday until 7 p.m. Saturday.

First Confucius Institute lecture outlines challenges of China's international business

Fulbright Scholar Guohui Sun spoke about China's political image and its potential for investing in business with other countries.

Periodical cicadas leave Columbia; more bugs on the way

Periodical cicadas have left, but itch mites and the quieter, annual cicadas will soon emerge.

MU College of Veterinary Medicine remembers Louise, its mascot mule

Louise the mule served as the school's mascot for 27 years. She traveled around the state and participated in veterinary education.

Mizzou Advantage helps fund hiring of 25 faculty members

Funding from Mizzou Advantage will be used to help hire 25 new faculty over the next five years.

Ex-police officer John Krivokapich pleads guilty to child pornography charges

John Krivokapich of Stockton, Calif., pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in a case involving a 15-year-old-girl from Tipton, Mo.

Police still seek kidnapping suspect, apply for arrest warrant

Columbia police are still looking for Arthur C. Williams, who is suspected of assaulting and kidnapping his girlfriend on Tuesday.