Merger of storms helped form May 22 tornado

For two days before May 22, the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., suggested there was a 30 percent chance of severe thunderstorms that day.

Missouri job losses among highest in nation last month

After harsh spring weather and losses in education and health services, Missouri was one of three states that reported the biggest job losses during June.

Columbia police begin using downtown security cameras

Cameras installed in four locations in downtown Columbia will begin recording for police use Friday. 

States cut programs that help the poor cool their homes

Despite intense heat, strained budgets are forcing states to cut funding that helps people pay for cooling bills.

Nation wilts as heat wave spreads eastward

Warnings about excessive heat stretched from Kansas to Maine and the Carolinas. Temperatures were forecast near or into the triple digits Friday.

Wrongfully convicted Missouri man awarded $15.5 million

Ted White was freed in 2005 after a legal battle that began in 1998 when he was wrongfully accused of molesting his stepdaughter.

Missouri football player nominated for national award

Missouri tight end Michael Egnew is nominated for the 2011 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

Missouri Gov. Nixon to add election bill to special session

Gov. Jay Nixon will order the Missouri General Assembly back to Jefferson City, and he will ask lawmakers to pass an election bill to move next year's presidential primaries.

Registration for Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick Competition now available

The event is for boys and girls ages 6 to 15 and will take place Aug. 13 at Cosmopolitan Park.

Columbia welcomes Show-Me State Games

The Show-Me Games officially started Friday night with the Audrey Walton Opening Ceremony at Hearnes Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 Boone County Fair Royalty Competition

The 2011 Boone County Royalty Competition at the Boone County Fair took place July 22. The Boone County Fair runs from July 22 to 30 at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Defendant in Hobson killing denied home detention

Lee Carter's $1 million cash only bond was changed to a $1 million bond. The case's seven other defendants have upcoming court dates through October 31.

New Scott Boulevard lanes now open

Beginning Friday, the improved Scott Boulevard is open to traffic. Area business owners are excited for the improvements because it might improve business.

Columbia girl missing after trip to Activity and Recreation Center

Sixteen-year-old Diamond Dunn was last seen at the center around 6:30 p.m on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Arrest made in Blind Boone shooting

ROSE NOLEN: Failure of irresponsible parents affects everyone

When parents fail, society assumes the responsibility of taking care of their children. Taxpayers pay for foster care and assume the cost of juvenile justice despite having no control over they way children are raised.

No suspect yet in Tuesday stabbing

 The male victim, who was stabbed in the back with a 6-inch blade, was taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


Man injured in shootout in Columbia

Police officers were dispatched early Friday morning to an area near Northampton Drive and Bearfield Road to investigate a report of two men shooting at each other, according to a news release.

Late surge lifts USA at World Cup of Softball

The United State scored three unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth to beat Australia 5-2 Friday night at the World Cup of Softball.




UPDATE: Endangered beetle may return to Missouri prairie

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Saint Louis Zoo might partner to reintroduce the beetle to the Wah-kon-tah Prairie in southwestern Missouri.