Man pleads guilty to possession, distribution of child pornography

A Columbia man pleaded guilty on counts of child pornography possession and distribution. The Cyber Crimes Task Force investigated the case. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Bickering over disaster funds is inexcusable

Even with the damage from Hurricane Irene expected to cost FEMA $9 billion more than it has, the government should do all they can to help the East Coast recover as quickly as possible.

Refineries paying less for oil, making more profit on gas prices

Although refineries are paying about 25 percent less for oil than they were a few months ago, most of the savings have not transferred over to consumers.

Hickman freshman shines in Kewpies defeat

With two juniors battling injuries, freshman Deidre Mattson moved up from the junior varsity team for the Kewpies' match Tuesday against Hannibal. The Pirates defeated the Kewpies, but Mattson had a successful debut.

Hickman softball stays behind freshman pitcher despite loss

Kewpies freshman pitcher Molly Carter gave up six runs on seven hits in a 12-6 loss to Southern Boone on Tuesday, but her coach and teammates remained positive about her potential.

Two more plead to Springfield man's killing

Theresa Rash and Jeff Bloom admitted taking part in the stabbing of Rash's husband, Stephen Rash. Theresa Rash and Bloom were having an affair at the time of the crime.

Missouri man dies in Colorado motorcycle crash

A Missouri man died after his motorcycle collided with a tractor-trailer Monday in Colorado.

Rock Bridge edges Hickman in girls golf

The Rock Bridge girls golf team beat Hickman 172-173 on Tuesday at L.A. Nickell Golf Course.

UPDATE: Missouri health care advocates dissatisfied with SynCare

Statewide health care advocates have charged Indianapolis-based SynCare LLC unable to fulfill its responsibilities when assessing the eligibility of Missouri Medicaid patients for in-home care.

East Coast urges Labor Day tourists to return after Irene

Despite torn-up boardwalks, restaurants and other attractions, East Coast beaches are reopening for Labor Day in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

FEMA freezes projects as disaster aid account faces shortfall

With a budget shortfall that could be $5 billion, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is only paying for "immediate needs" of disaster-stricken communities.

ON THE BLOG: Hard to call Missouri quarterback shy

Members of the media covering the Tigers this season have become used to quarterback James Franklin speaking his mind.

Missouri health care advocates dissatisfied with SynCare in Medicaid evaluations

Several groups are asking the state to cancel its contract with Indianapolis-based SynCare LLC, saying the company has not fulfilled its responsibilities.

Kahler sentenced to death in quadruple slaying

Karen Kahler's family said the sentence doesn't dispel the dark cloud that hangs over them.

Ticket sales for MU events provide big boost for Columbia's economy

A study done by MU's business school shows that ticketed events — including Tiger athletic events, state high school athletic competitions, concerts and shows — brought more than $118 million of revenue to the city in fiscal year 2010.

PHOTO GALLERY: East Coast struggles with damage after Irene

Strong winds and heavy rains have resulted in flooding rivers, fallen trees and impassable infrastructure across the eastern seaboard in the wake of Tropical StormIrene.

Missouri football opener will have new-look offensive line

An injury to center Travis Ruth has shook up the Tigers' offensive line, and Jayson Palmgren will be playing center in a game for the first time.

Grasslands residents seek traffic relief

Traffic congestion at the intersection of Providence and Burnam roads creates problems for residents of the Grasslands neighborhood.

Guns, drugs seized from smoke shop owner's home

The Boone County Sheriff's Department found illegal drugs, firearms and several hundred thousand dollars at the home of the owner of the BoCoMo Bay smoke shop, a detective said. Kevin Bay had an outstanding warrant in Stoddard County, according to the department.

Synthetic marijuana, 'bath salts' now illegal in Missouri

The law, designed to lessen synthetic drug use, makes possession of any amount of "bath salts" or more than 35 grams of synthetic marijuana a Class C felony.