OCCUPY ACROSS THE U.S.: Dispatches from the movement

Desiree Trujillo, 17, of Aurora, Colo., chants between to a pair State Troopers outside the State Capitol following the Occupy Denver march in Denver on Nov. 19. Several hundred people marched for the eighth straight Saturday in Denver.

The Occupy movement started Sept. 17 in the financial district of New York City. Since then, camps and protests have spread across the country. Protests are also taking place in countries across the world.

Derrik Sweeney talks about treatment under Egyptian police

During a week of detention in Egypt, the Jefferson City native was beaten and threatened. He used his fluency in Arabic to translate for his fellow two students and to break the ice with Egyptian police.

Judicial panel redraws Missouri legislative districts

The new maps that reshaped districts across the state will take effect for 2012 elections. Some changes include potentially forcing majority-party Republicans to defend seats in areas where the majority of voters are Democrat.

Communication key for Rock Bridge boys basketball team

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team begins their season on Friday. Early on, their success will likely be determined by how well the team can communicate on the court.

New Mizzou Network set to launch Thursday

Several schools across the country have started similar digital networks. In the Big 12 Conference, those schools include Oklahoma and Kansas State. Several Southeastern Conference schools are on board as well, including Alabama and LSU.

Endangered Ozark hellbenders reproduce in captivity at Saint Louis Zoo

After 10 years, the Saint Louis Zoo announces success in breeding Ozark hellbenders, a breed of salamanders.

Columbia College volleyball sweeps Indiana Tech in NAIA Tournament

On day two of the tournament, being played in Sioux City, Iowa, the Cougars beat the Indiana Tech Warriors 25-14, 25-21 and 25-20.

MU awarded $3 million grant for research and training in neutron scattering experiments

The grant will provide funds to train current and future scientists in neutron scattering, which is used to discover molecular properties of materials. Haskell Taub, the project director, hopes the new program will help attract outstanding graduate students throughout the country. 

The lighting of the Magic Tree set for Thursday

Randy Fletcher, also known as Will Treelighter, has spent close to 40 hours wrapping 35,000 lights around the Magic Tree.

DAVID ROSMAN: Journalists are swimming in a sea of imposters

The practice of ethical journalism is diminishing in this country, but all hope is not lost with a few minor changes to what we call "fact" and "fiction."

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don't take revolution lightly

Missouri jobs chief defends review of Mamtek sweetener maker

Initial concerns were raised after officials said that Mamtek's China-based factory never started to manufacture artificial sweetener, despite promises that it would open a factory in Missouri.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let's join together to support diversity of family bonds

The faith community needs to push outside its normal comfort zone and reaffirm that support for families applies to everyone.

Judge tosses contract breach claim in MU suit

A judge has rejected Dean Michael O'Brien's claim MU broke an agreement with her to lead its communications department.

Boone County Sheriff's Department to purchase new canine alarm system

The current alarm system is 10 years old and in need of repair, which wouldn't be cost effective.

Cox victory highlight of Hickman-Rock Bridge wrestling match

There were many close matches between the rivals Tuesday night, including one that went six periods after going into overtime, but J'den Cox's match-winning pin for Hickman stood out.

World AIDS Day speaker educates Stephens College about HIV

At first, LaTricia Miles felt hopeless after being diagnosed with HIV, but now her story helps to educate those around her about the disease.

December offers variety of weekend holiday events

December in Columbia offers people the chance to take in many festivities, such as  holiday concerts and fundraisers.

True/False Film Festival receives $20,000 grant

The grant, awarded to 25 U.S. film festivals this year, will help fund programs during the next True/False Film Festival and help promote less visible filmmakers.

Transitional housing complex for homeless youth set to open in Columbia

Ground was broken Wednesday morning for a new transitional home for homeless youth in Columbia.