UPDATE: Nixon lets late-term abortion bill become law

The law is another example of Nixon walking the line between anti-abortion and pro-abortion sentiments.

Nixon to let late-term abortion bill become law

The new law will only allow late-term abortions if the woman's life is at risk, or if the pregnancy could result in serious permanent physical harm. Nixon decided to let it take effect as a law without his signature Thursday.

Nixon visits temporary levee at Birds Point, sees hope

Some farmers in the area have returned to work, and they said they are eager for the levee to be rebuilt. The Army Corps of Engineers officials said the goal is to have the temporary levee built by Nov. 30, and the permanent levee could be rebuilt by March.

Missouri expands law against synthetic drugs

The bill the governor signed Thursday is aimed at drugs marketed as "bath salts," "incense" or "spices." Last year, the governor signed a bill banning one type of synthetic marijuana, "K2."

Nixon signs bill protecting students against sexual abuse by teachers

Part of the measure is meant to keep school districts from unknowingly hiring a teacher with a history of substantiated abuse allegations

Dogs transferred to Humane Society from southwest Missouri breeding facility

Dogs were removed from the breeding facility because inspectors found unclean drinking water, standing water in dog houses and trash. This was the first case of rescuing dogs under the Canine Cruelty Prevention Act, signed into law in April.

Tilley launches Missouri lieutenant governor bid

Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley, R-Perryville, launched his campaign Thursday. He said he will focus on jobs, education, seniors, veterans and government accountability.

Governor Nixon faces deadline on late-term abortion bill decision

The deadline to sign or veto the bill is Thursday. If the governor doesn't take action either way, the bill will go into effect as law.

Public voices concern over diversity at ward reapportionment hearing

The favored proposition would expand the First Ward north along Range Line Street.

Islamic Center of Central Missouri plans expansion

The center has filed a preliminary plan with the city to include a two-story school complex; a four-story, 27-apartment complex; a gymnasium; and a kitchen.

Les Bourgeois becoming a force in Missouri wine industry

Les Bourgeois' new production facility is an unmistakable sign of the winery's growth. What is less apparent is the role the winery is playing in the expansion of Missouri's wine industry.

Wallis named district defender for Boone County public defender trial office

David Wallis will take over his new position as the Missouri Supreme Court decides whether overloaded public defender offices, such as Boone County’s, can turn away cases if the effectiveness of counsel is undermined.

MU Research Reactor Center to hold emergency drill

An emergency drill will be conducted at the MU Research Reactor Center on Monday morning. It takes place every two years and is required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Fencing officially added to Show-Me State Games lineup

Sport fencing returns to the games this year after being an unofficial sport last spring.

LETTER: Syrian president has improved quality of life for his citizens

A trip to Syria revealed that the majority of Syrians love and appreciate their president.

LETTER: Cuts to Pell Grants would strand youth in low-income jobs

Without proper education, access to higher education is in danger of becoming an unattainable goal.

Moog School of Columbia closes after 10 years

Columbia Public Schools has a new early childhood learning program that is expected to fill the needs the Moog School once met.

Car clips sign, almost crashes into State Farm office building

The car swerved after clipping the sign, which likely prevented it from hitting the building at full force.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Action by Missouri Right to Life is reprehensible

Instead of questioning the integrity of women raising children, the organization should make a difference in the black community by helping people raise their babies.

Kellogg, other food companies propose curbing junk food ads for children

A group of food companies — including General Mills, ConAgra Foods and Kellogg — were pushed by Congress to come up with voluntary guidelines for marketing junk food to children.