BLUE RIDGE-OAKLAND: Inventive Thinking Project teaches students creativity, analytical thinking

Throughout the unit, students learn creative thinking tools that enable them to see everyday problems in new and different ways.

Morrison Observatory offers a look into starry skies, history

The observatory, which is open to the public on Thursdays, will close until March after its last public nights of the season: Nov. 10 and Nov 17.

Demand grows for Vitamin D tests as deficiency increases

Twenty-five to 30 percent of adults are deficient in vitamin D, which plays a larger role in overall health than people once knew, health experts say. Here's what you should know.

Freshman scores her first points in Columbia College basketball win

In her third game playing for the Cougars, freshman Tierney Seifert scored seven points Monday against Lyon College. The team improved to 3-0 with the 71-53 victory.

Columbia College soccer team ready for rematch

After a first-round bye, the Cougars are set to play Park University in the second round of the American Midwest Conference tournament. Columbia College beat the Pirates 1-0 in a regular season AMC contest in October.

Mel Hancock, author of Missouri tax amendment, dies

Hancock died in his sleep on Sunday at his home in Springfield. He was 82.

Lake of the Ozarks residents upset by order to move homes

Hundreds of residents have been left wondering what will become of their homes, which a federal agency said violate federal regulations by encroaching on land belonging to the hydroelectric project.

Joe Frazier dies after fight with cancer

Heavyweight boxing great Joe Frazier died Monday night at age 67 after a brief battle with liver cancer. His fights against Muhammad Ali are among the classics in the sport.

Columbia College men's basketball team cruises past Lyon College

The Cougars beat the Scots 93-39 on Monday night to improve to 2-0 this season.

UPDATE: Mel Hancock, author of tax amendment in Missouri, dies

Former state and U.S. Representative Mel Hancock died Monday. Hancock was known for his conservative economic and social stances.

New Missouri program helps track down life insurance policies

A new program will help people track down the life insurance policies of relatives who have died.

Missouri's emergency alert system test set for Wednesday

The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency said the test is a good reminder for people to replace supplies in their emergency kits.

Marijuana citation against Gov. Nixon's son dropped

The misdemeanor charge against Willson Nixon, 21, was dismissed because of a lack of evidence.

Photos lost during Joplin tornado can be claimed via Facebook

Up to 20,000 photos scattered by the May 22 tornado have yet to be returned to their owners, but some have been claimed via a Facebook page called the Lost Photos of Joplin.

U.S. wealth gap between young and old is widest ever

The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday.

Missouri's Lisa Henning earns Big 12 volleyball honors

Lisa Henning, a sophomore outside hitter, helped lead the Tigers to back-to-back wins against Kansas and Baylor.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Term limits decrease effectiveness of Missouri legislature

Some legislators have spoken of the harmful nature of term limits, which are said to cause problems including a lack of trust and experience in the legislature.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Sinquefield’s plan to scrap state income tax is lose-lose for everyone

Proponents of the plan want to eliminate the tax source that brings in 65 percent of Missouri’s revenue.

Missouri budget officials not worried about cost of SEC move

Concerns about who is going to pay for Missouri's move to the Southeastern Conference has sparked conversation in the statehouse.

Retailers order SEC merchandise after Missouri announces move

Local and national retailers plan to offer new SEC merchandise to Missouri fans.