"Everyone Eats!" program in need of donations

This year the food drive is short on meat and is asking for frozen turkeys and hams. There have been over 1,500 requests for food assistance in Columbia and Boone County so far.

Knee injury leaves standout on Columbia College women's basketball team out for season

Amanda Phillips, a senior forward on the Columbia College women's basketball team, tore her ACL on Monday night in practice, and is likely out for the season.

Deere division breaks ground for new Missouri plant

The new Deere facility is expected to cost $14 million and produce remanufactured equipment components.

Joplin issuing record number of rebuilding permits

The city has seen a drastic increase in permits after the tornado, and the stimulated activity is expected to continue into the next year.

Missouri high school graduation rate dips as formula changes

A new way of calculating graduation statistics shows lower high school graduation rates for Missouri.

Missouri school bus driver pleads guilty in child's death

Willie Leonberger pleaded guilty to second-degree involuntary manslaughter. He was charged in the death of Hunter Pitt, a 6-year-old boy who was hit by a school bus that Leonberger was driving.

Fatal accident on Interstate 70 under investigation

Three people died in the Friday night crash.

U.S. lawmakers restore $12.5 million in meth lab cleanup funds

Congress restored $12.5 million for meth lab cleanup funds. The measure restores funding lost in February, when federal meth lab cleanup money through the Community Oriented Policing Services program ran out, and was not renewed.

Judge OKs prosecutor testimony in family sex case

The lead prosecutor for the Mohler family sex abuse case could testify in her own case.

Missouri congressmen asking Attorney General to review inmate's case

Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and William Lacy Clay, both Democrats, want a review of the case of George Allen Jr., who was sentenced to 95 years for a 1982 murder.

Head-on collision kills one, injures two

Larry Huston, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene. The collision occurred early Sunday morning.

SHORT TAKE: The brewery's genius for fuzzing it up

Anheuser-Busch's clever use of language doesn't reveal the fact that the new Bud Light Platinum beer has 43 percent more alcohol by volume than Bud Light and about 17 percent more than Budweiser.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Higher cigarette tax would improve health care, schools in Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon and legislative leaders should be leading the charge to raise the state cigarette tax. Researchers have estimated that smoking costs the state’s Medicaid system more than $600 million a year.

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel to meet press after DWI plea

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel plans to meet with reporters Monday after his recent DWI arrest and guilty plea.

Rock Bridge High School, Columbia Area Career Center on modified lockdown

The lockdown happened after a report of shots fired on the outer roadway.