Hurricane Irene warning area expanded; North Carolina feels effects

Swells and 6- to 9-foot waves showed up along the North Carolina shore Friday morning. As the strongest storm to hit the East Coast in seven years approached, people in New Jersey, Maryland and New York prepared to evacuate.

Legislators to review teacher-student communication part of new law

The section of a new law intended to limit private online interaction between teachers and students will be reviewed in a special legislative session, Gov. Jay Nixon said after a judge issued a preliminary injunction against the section.

PHOTO GALLERY: East Coast to see worst of Hurricane Irene this weekend

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers were told Thursday to pack a bag and be prepared to move elsewhere. The nation's biggest city hasn't seen a hurricane in decades.

Missouri judge blocks Facebook limits for teachers

The judge's order puts the law on hold until at least February, allowing time for a hearing on whether the law should be permanently blocked.

Refineries could close for Hurricane Irene; gas prices increase

The storm could reach refineries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania by Sunday, and the refineries have started shutting down in preparation. Drivers can expect to pay more at the gas pump.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital could face Medicare payment cut

The hospital performs worse than the national average in readmitting patients within 30 days of release for heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia. Medicare plans to penalize such hospitals next year.

UM curators interview presidential candidates in St. Louis

Private meetings with prospective presidents continue as the system seeks a replacement for Gary Forsee, who resigned in January. This round of confidential interviews is taking place at the airport Marriott in St. Louis.

Missouri's international exports rising in 2011

The state's international exports were up 13 percent through the first half of the year, according to Gov. Jay Nixon.

Conservationists: Birds Point Levee breach hurt animals

The intentional breach of the levee in May led to a loss of wildlife and caused a limited food supply for animals. As the water has started receding, conservationists have seen signs of recovery.

Senior libero focuses young Missouri volleyball team

Senior Priscilla Armendariz, the libero on the Missouri volleyball team, occupies a position her coach considers to be the rock of the defense. 

MU women's soccer upsets No. 7 Ohio State

In a balanced game, the Missouri Tigers got a 1-0 win over national #7 Ohio State. It was the second home win in a row for the Tigers.

Candlelight vigil scheduled in honor of DJ in critical condition

Columbia DJ Marvin Holmes remains in critical condition at University Hospital after suffering a head injury Sunday night. 

Boone County National Bank robbed in Columbia

A K-9 unit and video surveillance were used to track a man suspected of robbing the bank's West Broadway branch Friday afternoon.

Sub Shop delivery driver robbed

A Sub Shop delivery driver was robbed Thursday night by a man with a baseball bat, police said.

Columbia's Food Bank receives award for aiding senior citizens

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri will be recognized at a ceremony Tuesday morning for its efforts to provide job training for low-income senior citizens.

Hurricane may affect Kansas City flights

Hurricane Irene may disrupt weekend flights out of KCI to the East Coast, officials warn.

Southern Living Magazine ranks Columbia on best college town list; sparks debate

The magazine unveiled the list of "The South's Best College Towns," which stirred up debate as to whether Columbia is a part of the South or the Midwest.

More than $25,000 worth of goods missing from MU Bookstore Distribution Center

Twenty-eight MacBook Pros have been reported stolen from the University Bookstore Distribution Center on Rock Quarry Road.

Columbia's Voluntary Action Center to hold volunteer recruitment fair

The Voluntary Action Center will hold a volunteer recruitment fair Aug. 31, with representatives from Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Central Missouri Humane Society. 

MU veterinary professor receives award for 'professional excellence'

Dennis O'Brien, who's research focuses on degenerative and developmental diseases in domesticated animals, has received a "professional excellence" award from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.