LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Occupy movement has been long in the making

The people that started the Occupy movement did not do it just to be seen or recognized, but instead to provoke leaders to take some kind of action.

South Highway 163 house fire causes $80,000 damage

No injuries resulted from the fire, but the family will be displaced for the evening, a battalion chief said.

McCaskill: Mixed emotions about MU's possible move to SEC

Sen. Claire McCaskill has mixed emotions about the Mizzou's possible move from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference.

FAIRVIEW: Russell Boulevard Elementary School cleans up outdoor classroom

The Saturday projects are clearing out plants and installing a rock path for easier navigation.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Kinder criticizes home-care backlog

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's criticism of Gov. Jay Nixon came as he prepares to announce his intent to run against Nixon in the 2012 gubernatorial election.

Lawyer says mom of missing baby has 'nothing to hide'

The mother of a missing 10-month-old said she was drunk on the night the child disappeared, but the family's lawyer said that's not a bad confession to make — he sees it as an indicator they're not trying to cover anything up.

Rock Bridge boys soccer team beats Jefferson City 1-0

The Rock Bridge boys soccer team beat Jefferson City 1-0 with a goal in the final second of the first half. 

Nixon hopes China trip will seal export deal

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is scheduled to travel to China on Friday to discuss billions of dollars of exports with Missouri's third-largest trading partner.

BLUE RIDGE-OAKLAND: Columbia First Nazarene Church to host “Back to Our Roots” event

From Oct. 21 to 23, "Back to Our Roots" will feature events exploring Christian roots in Jewish religion.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Disunity of federal and state law threatens equal justice

Even though the U.S. Supreme Court docket has increased, fewer and cases about federal and state law conflicts are heard by the justices. This creates a hole in the system's motto, "Equal Justice Under Law" for the American people.

Missouri woman pleads guilty in boy's alcohol poisoning death

Linda Petrait and her boyfriend, Dale Phillips, were charged in the 2009 death of Phillips' 11-year-old nephew — the two are said to have been playing a drinking game with the boy. Petrait pleaded guilty on Monday.

State expected to make billion-dollar deals with China

Gov. Jay Nixon said the state is expected to finalize billions of dollars of export agreements during an upcoming trip to China. He will announce the details of the trip on Tuesday.

Columbia College rolls past Hannibal-LaGrange

The win improves the Cougar’s record to 23-2 overall and 11-0 in American Midwest Conference play.

Missouri auditor seeks legislation for banking records

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich wants access to banking records he contends are needed to finish an audit of the Missouri Division of Finance.

Missouri farmers eligible for disaster aid from drought

USDA Farm Service Agency will help farmers who lost crops and property to the extreme heat and drought from July 1 to Aug. 30.

Jefferson City teacher accused of sexual misconduct with female student

A band instructor at secondary schools in Jefferson City is indicted on involvement of touching a female high school student.  

Gold team wins first game of Missouri baseball team's Fall World Series

The Gold team scored the go-ahead run off a sacrifice fly from Blake Brown in the top of the eighth.