MU student brings camp for children of cancer patients to Missouri

MU junior Adam Ryan, whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was 15, is making plans for next summer to hold Camp Kesem, a one week event for children whose parents have or have had cancer.

Vendors resistant to potential change for St. Louis' Soulard Market

Longtime Soulard vendors don't want the market to lose its "gritty old soul."

Einstein the eagle released on Independence Day at Eagle Bluffs

Einstein had been receiving care for two months from the Raptor Rehabilitation Project at MU's College of Veterinary Medicine after being found by a Missouri Department of Conservation worker.

Springfield police might revive reserve force

Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams said his department is having difficulty filling all positions, and he sees a role for volunteers in helping serve and protect the city.


UPDATE: Columbia couple drowns in Branson hotel pool

The bodies were discovered in the pool of the Days Inn in Branson early Sunday.

UPDATE: Fire breaks out at home on Clark Lane

No injuries were reported. Investigators are in process of determining how the fire started.

ANALYSIS: Regulators mull costs from Taum Sauk

Ameren Missouri contends customers benefit from a new Taum Sauk reservoir and wants to raise its rates for electricity to help pay for it.

Missouri law schools see applicants decline as legal jobs become scarce

The number of applications to law schools across the state, including MU, have dropped significantly from last year.

Flooding concerns rise after heavier-than-expected weekend rainfall in Missouri

The State Emergency Management Agency says a heavier-than-expected rainfall of 1 1/2 to 2 inches fell overnight in the Missouri River Basin.

Deputies investigating stabbing of Columbia man inside Peppers Nightclub

The man told police he was assaulted on the dance floor, but he was unable to provide any other information about the suspect.

GUEST COMMENTARY: The struggling emergence of a new civility

A "new civility" is emerging in American politics that isn't about being friends, but trying to win the debate.

Boone County residents describe what patriotism means to them

Independence Day offers a chance to reflect on the concept of patriotism.

PHOTO GALLERY: Finding independence

The concept of independence follows us from birth. We become our own person from the first time we see through our own eyes and when we can take care of ourselves. We learn independence in school, from the jobs we take, and, despite adversity, we still find independence late in life.


United States flag gains new meaning in post-9/11 world

Examining how the symbol of the Stars and Stripes has changed since Sept. 11, 2001. The National 9/11 Flag has been traveling the country — a journey for the country's most recognizable symbol that has brought most Americans along.

New Jersey paves way on tightening public worker benefits

In union-friendly New Jersey, a Republican governor aided by Democrats enacted sweeping cost-saving changes that touched pensions and health care simultaneously.

Columbia father and son duo hunt for frogs, then eat the legs

Steve Hudson and his son, Stevie, share a love for frog hunting, also known as frogging. They carry on a family tradition by going frogging throughout the season.

Engorged Missouri River continues to wreak havoc

A Missouri River advocacy group that had to cancel a paddling race fundraiser planned for Saturday is making plans to clear the banks after the flooding recedes.

Missouri seeks to analyze criminal sentences

A nonprofit group will attempt to create a data-driven report on the relationship between Missouri's sentencing and its recidivism rate.

Effort under way to preserve history of Joplin as well as its tornado

In addition to the loss of two early neighborhoods, some historic homes and buildings were lost in the Joplin tornado. An effort is under way to preserve the history of the tornado itself. Artifacts are being collected to reflect the power of the tornado.

Report: More than 100 million suffer lasting pain

The economic costs are likely to attract attention in Congress, which mandated the report as part of the new health care law. The report found health care for pain costs $261 billion to $300 billion a year, while lost productivity adds another $297 billion to $336 billion.