Missouri Senate reviewing study of proposed tax breaks

The tax break evaluation is part of the push to make Lambert-St. Louis International Airport a cargo hub. In most of the tax break scenarios evaluated, the benefits exceeded the costs. 

Amtrak from St. Louis to Kansas City could lose federal funding

A federal transportation budget plan would eliminate federal funding for Amtrak's state-supported trains effective Oct. 1. Trains between St. Louis and Chicago would also be affected. 

PARKADE: Watch D.O.G.S. program kick-off set for Sept. 15

Sept. 15 marks the kick-off for Parkade Elementary School's Watch D.O.G.S. program, which places positive male role models in the school and classrooms.

Residents, officials pleased with phase one of Scott Boulevard improvements

A ribbon cutting Monday marked the completion of the $16.2 million project's first phase, which included widening the road, adding a bike lane and other changes. 

Second power line proposal for south Columbia could affect fewer residents

The Columbia Water and Light Department proposed a second plan to address electricity demands in southern Columbia. Hundreds of residents showed opposition to the department's first plan.

PHOTO GALLERY: At inside look at fire damage to Ellis Library

MU's main library is expected to reopen Tuesday morning.

Woman attempts to smuggle marijuana into Moberly jail, police say

A monitored phone conversation between the woman and an inmate revealed that she'd promised to bring him some "Scooby snacks," according to police.

Woman runs vehicle into D&H Drugstore entrance

No injuries were reported, and the woman didn't receive a ticket. Signs and employees at the store's West Broadway branch instructed customers to use the building's drive-thru entrance.

UPDATE: Missouri cornerback Tristen Holt arrested in connection with leaving scene of accident

Holt, a redshirt freshman who had not made the team's final depth chart, has been removed from the Tigers' program.

Local designers participate in second Freedom by Fashion show

The event raised money to end modern-day slave trading.

9/11 memorial opens in N.Y.: 'This is so peaceful'

The memorial was opened on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. About 7,000 people signed up to visit on opening day, and 400,000 are registered for the coming months.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Missouri lawmakers test special session limit

Lawmakers have endorsed bills that seem to go beyond the governor's agenda, covering topics such as teacher-student interactions online, the role Missouri will play in the 2012 presidential race and tax breaks for businesses in Joplin.

Obama's jobs plan splits leaders of strapped states

Many Democratic governors welcome President Obama's plan to provide $130 billion in aid to state and local governments, while many Republican governors remain skeptical.

Ozarks group commemorates one-room schoolhouses

Former one-room schoolhouse teachers and students will spend two days celebrating and helping preserve the historic buildings. 

GUEST COMMENTARY: Woman fired for backing a union

Officially, former Target employee Tashawna Green was fired for acting "in an overly hostile, disruptive manner." But Green is filing charges, saying Target illegally punished her for engaging in activism.

Another bank in Kansas City area held up by cross-dressing robber

This is the fourth holdup by a cross-dressing robber in the Kansas City area since July.

Plane returns to Lambert after security concern

All passengers were rescreened and nothing was found.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Without investing in higher education, Missouri will flounder

According to figures from 2009, only 24.6 percent of Missouri residents 25 or younger have college degrees.

Shooter receives 45-year sentence for role in Hobson killing

Daron Peal, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in July, was sentenced Monday.