UPDATE: Officials visit post-tornado Joplin 'mall school'

Joplin high school students have a new place to learn after converting an old store into a high school. Officials toured the building Thursday.

McCaskill seeks to simplify, tighten small business contract process

The senator plans to introduce legislation to require new classification and revised size rules for small businesses, and to try to ensure that federal contracts do not go to larger businesses.

Developer tax breaks stall Missouri legislature special session

Debate over the lifetime of existing tax credits for developers has stalled progress in the state House and Senate that could push legislators to end the special session Friday.

Missouri judge to revisit Paula Hall murder conviction

Her attorney argued that the conviction should be overturned because errors by the prosecutor violated Hall's due process rights. Prosecutors said the errors did not affect the outcome of the trial.

Missouri parks to offer free breakfast to campers

People who camp at any of 11 designated parks on Friday night will get a free breakfast on Saturday morning. 

OLD SOUTHWEST: Columbia Public Library holds session on city's black community Thursday

As part of its 2011 One Read Program, Columbia Public Library will highlight African-Americans who have made an impact on communities in Columbia. 

Program on the history of Columbia's black community is Thursday night

The program will include a look at what Columbia's black community was like in the early 1900s to the 1960s with historical photos and documents.

Follow live tweets from Chancellor Brady Deaton's Big 12 news conference

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, who also is president of the Big 12 board of directors, has called a 6:45 p.m. news conference to discuss the conference and Missouri athletics. Follow a live feed from the Missourian's @CoMoSports Twitter account.