Berkeley scientist speaks at MU about atrazine's effect on frogs

Tyrone Hayes, a biologist at the University of California at Berkeley, spoke Monday at MUabout research he's done that shows the possibly feminizing effects of the herbicide on the creatures.

Road closures lengthen trip to Columbia Regional Airport

While the demarcated detour adds seven miles for drivers coming from Columbia, the shortest, most direct and unofficial route to the airport takes drivers 1.3 miles down East Angel Lane to South Airport Drive. From there, it's another half mile to the airport.

SHEPARD: Shepard Elementary Parent Teacher Student Organization to hold monthly meeting

The meeting is open to the public, but only members of the organization will be allowed to vote on anything presented.

Ashland man pleads guilty to sexual assault

An Ashland man pleaded guilty to a felony charge of sexual assault Tuesday.

Commission seeks permanent management for Boone County Fairgrounds

Representatives from TAG Events, LLC — the company temporarily contracted to manage the fairgrounds — were the only people to attend an informational meeting for contractors interested in bidding on a permanent management position.

Missouri soccer players bond beyond the field

The players' shared Christian faith has brought them closer together, and created off-field relationships that have benefited the team's performance on the field.

Consultant says he's looking for missing Kansas City baby

The New York City-based private security consultant wouldn't disclose who hired him or how long he plans to be in Kansas City.

Muslim comic series "The 99" aims to break through in U.S.

A Muslim man has created a comic book series inspired by the principles of his faith, but it continues to face resistance.

Columbia College soccer team beats conference opponent on rainy night

Because of rainy conditions, the bleachers were empty at the start of the Columbia College team's 3-0 victory against William Woods University on Wednesday night.

National team swimmer comes to Columbia to prepare for Olympics

After breaking his leg last year, Jack Brown's goal of making the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team was in doubt. He has recovered from his injury, though, and is training again after moving from Arizona to Columbia.

8 killed in Southern California salon shooting

The gunman was stopped by officers about a half-mile away and surrendered without incident while saying he had multiple weapons with him.

Many searches, few clues in KC baby's disappearance

The search for Lisa Irwin, a missing Kansas City baby, entered its second week on Wednesday, with police searching a wooded area near her home. After receiving more than 300 tips, police still do not know what happened to her.


Scott County Sheriff hopes fingerprint will help solve '92 slaying

New technology designed to lift fingerprints could allow Missouri investigators to resume work on a 1992 killing.

FEMA flood grants top $2 million in northwest Missouri

At Gov. Jay Nixon's request, the deadline for people affected by recent floods to apply for FEMA assistance has been extended into November.

Anderson set to start 'remodeling' at Arkansas

Former Missouri coach Mike Anderson says he has no doubt that the Razorbacks can return to being one of the Southeastern Conference's elite teams.

Columbia man pleads guilty to child sex trafficking

Prosecutors said Eric Gathings admitted recruiting a homeless girl in 2009 and giving her a place to live while she sold herself for sex and gave him the earnings.

Interstate 29 opening helps Northwest Missouri businesses recover after summer flooding

With two highways still closed, Holt County has already lost about $100,000 from its annual $1 million annual general budget.

Missouri prison gardens donate 50 tons of food

Fruit and vegetables raised by Missouri prisoners has been given to food pantries throughout the state. The Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron has been the top producer so far this year.

State judicial panel to hear redistricting recommendations

Missouri residents are invited to make suggestions about how new borders for the state's legislative districts should be drawn.

Columbia College volleyball team stays undefeated in AMC

The Cougars, ranked No. 3 in the latest NAIA poll, improved to 8-0 in the American Midwest Conference with a 25-20, 25-23, 28-30, 25-18 victory Wednesday over No. 17 Missouri Baptist.