5.9 quake rocks D.C. area; parts of Pentagon, White House, Capitol evacuated

Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated.

UPDATE: Two Missouri teachers associations want clarification on social media bill

The Missouri State Teachers Association is seeking an injunction to halt implementation of the bill, while the Missouri National Education Association is seeking to have the issue addressed by the state legislature.

Missouri reserve cornerback Xavier Smith not short on personality

Teammates call redshirt freshman cornerback Xavier Smith the "Swag King." He has the upbeat personality and sense of humor to warrant the nickname.

Two nuclear reactors taken offline after Virginia quake

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission was not immediately aware of any damage at nuclear power plants in the Southeast.

Murder trial delayed for Alyssa Bustamante

Incomplete testing on evidence has delayed the trial, once scheduled for Sept. 13, until early 2012.

Downtown Joplin building explodes; no injuries

An auto paint store burst into flames at 4:45 a.m. Investigators are searching for the cause of the explosion. 

Colorado shaken by largest earthquake quake since 1973

The magnitude 5.3 quake — a high magnitude for Colorado — hit on Monday night. Although some homes were damaged, no one was injured. 

Hickman opens softball season with big win

The Hickman softball team opened the season Tuesday with a three-inning 18-0 victory over host Boonville.

Columbia pet adoption center names first director

After 12 years as a volunteer with Columbia Second Chance adoption center, Valerie Chaffin hopes to expand the facility's reach as executive director.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU football players prepare for season opener

With the season opener a little more than a week away, the MU football team is working on its final preparations for the 2011 season.

PHOTO GALLERY: Crowds evacuate into streets after East Coast earthquake

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., led to evacuations throughout the East Coast.

Columbia residents consider Libya's future

MU professor Cooper Drury believes that Islamic fundamentalists could create an autocratic state unresponsive to the needs of its people. He fears that a change of government could also disrupt international relations.

Psychiatrist says Kahler was 'severely mentally impaired' when shooting occurred

A Kansas City-based psychiatrist testified that the murder suspect "couldn't refrain from doing what he did." But under cross examination, he confirmed that Kahler referred to his daughter as "rotting corpses."

Columbia receives grant to help smokers quit

Ward Reapportionment Committee sets September public hearing date

The Ward Reapportionment Committee will hold a public hearing on Sept. 7 to discuss re-allocation of the First Ward with the public.  

Mayor's bus plan would target students, create task force

Mayor Bob McDavid outlined his strategy to revamp the city bus system Monday night, including a plan for a transit task force, "hot routes" and a transit board separate from the Public Works Department.

Bird-watching documentary by True/False co-founder airs on PBS

Local filmmaker's competitive bird-watching documentary featured on PBS.

Missouri lawmakers want feds to cover flood damage costs

The lawmakers contend the flooding is a result of management decisions made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a federal agency.

MU Law School professor Greg Scott dies

The charismatic professor died Monday after collapsing in Cornell Hall.

Springfield zoo names tiger habitat 'Mizzou Tiger Reserve'

The exhibit, which is sponsored by the University of Missouri, hopes to help preserve the Malayan tiger species.