St. Louis and Kansas City mayors speak in support of China trade hub

The hub would create an estimated 5,000 permanent jobs and 11,000 construction jobs.

Benton Elementary School: STEM program boosts student interest in science, math

Benton Elementary School held a showcase for the new STEM model for the school. With hopes of boosting student interests, the program will focus on different sciences, technologies, engineering and mathematics.

Russell Boulevard Elementary to host Family Fitness Night

The event marks the beginning of a walking challenge geared towards encouraging students to become more active.

Demand precedes Short Street garage

The City Council already must consider whether to add a level to accommodate requested space.

Columbia man charged in series of violent incidents

Man who allegedly used a chainsaw to assault a relative is being held in solitary confinement at the Boone County Jail.

Columbia police arrest 28 intoxicated drivers

Four hundred and eighty-four vehicles were stopped at an Aug. 26 checkpoint on South College Avenue.

UPDATE: Missouri Supreme Court reviews law on sexual businesses

The law's opponents argue lawmakers did not follow procedure and violated First Amendment rights by restricting speech based on content.

MU alert system to be tested Thursday

The alert system helps inform students, staff and faculty of any dangerous activity that may be occurring at MU.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students suiting up for hungry Missourians

The Trulaske College of Business held a suit drive on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. Students had the chance to buy donated suits at discounted prices with all the sales proceeds going to The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri's "Buddy Pack Program."

PHOTO GALLERY: Rebuilding of Cosmo-Bethel Park playground under way

The park's old playground was destroyed by a fire July 26.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Exploitation of collegiate athletes bringing in the big bucks

Spending on collegiate sports grew by nearly 40 percent from 2005 to 2008.

Legislative committee, education groups reach compromise on social media

The proposed compromise would allow local districts to make their own policy about how teachers and students interact on social media.

'MEHA Mingle' festival to celebrate Columbia culture downtown

The inaugural festival will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20, at several downtown locations.

Ag economy gives Missouri cattle farmers incentive to plant crops

Statewide, the number of cows has dropped from 2.12 million to 1.97 million, with more and more farmers turning to the more lucrative and less labor-intensive work of crop production.

61-year-old man arrested on suspicion of domestic assault

Police were dispatched Tuesday at 9:54 p.m. to investigate reports of an argument involving weapons.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Covering the Kahler trial

Watch an interview with Sangeeta Shastry, the Missourian reporter who covered the Kraig Kahler capital murder trial in Kansas.

St. Louis Police Foundation raises $3 million in one minute

Less than a minute after launching a capital campaign for renovating the building that will become the new headquarters for the St. Louis police, an anonymous donor and two foundations came forward with the money.

Senior Stephens volleyball player stays positive

Stephens lost 3-0 to William Woods on Wednesday, but Stars senior Kelsey Benson never showed any signs of giving up.

Rock Bridge's new volleyball coaches share common bonds

The team's new head coach, Tatum Anderson, and her assistant, Catie Wilson, are closer than most. They played volleyball together at Missouri after first meeting on a club team and as high school rivals in Nebraska.

NYPD plans beefed-up security for 9/11 anniversary

Thousands of extra police officers will be deployed in New York this week for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.