Salvation Army in desperate need of bell ringers to collect kettle donations

The Salvation Army has seen a large decline in volunteer bell ringers for its seasonal Red Kettle fundraising as demand for its services is on the rise.

Columbia man sentenced in 2009 robbery

A Columbia man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to his role in a 2009 assault and robbery. He was 16 at the time of the robbery.

PHOTO GALLERY: Occupy protests around the U.S.

Since the original Occupy Wall Street protests began in New York City, occupy protests have sprung up and are still going on in cities all across the country.

Wrestling a family tradition for Hickman coach

When he was in high school, Kewpies coach J.D. Coffman wrestled for his father, then the coach at Truman in Independence. 

Horses could be slaughtered for meat in U.S.

Federal lawmakers have lifted the ban on funding for horse meat inspections, and pro-slaughter activists have been talking about starting a plant, possibly in Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wyoming.

American students abroad told to avoid protests

With the recent arrest of three American students in Egypt, including Derrik Sweeney of Jefferson City, who returned home Sunday, American universities and students talk about the tension between the appeal of participating in protests and the guidelines not to get involved.

Lawmakers criticize Missouri River flood response

The Army Corps of Engineers announced earlier in November that it would change how it manages the more than 2,300-mile river in response to this year's devastating flooding along the Missouri River.

U.S. Sen. McCaskill proposes ban on earmarks

McCaskill, along with Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, said that the legislation is needed to prevent members of Congress from working around existing restrictions and overspending.

Kansas City mayor leads attempt to draft school plan

The group met Monday evening and was still working to build an agreement that would be community driven.

Columbia Comprehensive Plan Task Force meets with residents in the Third Ward

The Columbia Comprehensive Plan Task Force continued to present the framework in each of the city's six wards by meeting with residents in the Third Ward on Wednesday night.

Missing baby Lisa Irwin's family asks group to move vigils

The group, which calls itself Lisa's Angels, has had nightly vigils in front of the family's home and conducted more than 20 searches for the girl.

OCCUPY ACROSS THE U.S.: Minneapolis protesters brace for winter demonstrations

Occupy Minneapolis protesters have been challenged by freezing temperatures as they continue to challenge financial and government institutions.

OCCUPY ACROSS THE U.S.: Protesters forced to adapt to police tactics in Denver

The number of Occupy Denver protesters who spend the night in the park has dropped to somewhere between 50 and 70 each night. Most of those protestors are also homeless.

OCCUPY ACROSS THE U.S.: Police don't allow cold weather supplies at Boston protest

A Boston judge required at least 50 Occupy Boston protestors to sign affidavits promising to abide by the court's decision in a restraining order case.

OCCUPY ACROSS THE U.S.: Protestors in Cedar Falls, Iowa, still active, even without a camp

Occupy Cedar Valley no longer protests outside of Cedar Falls City Hall.

OCCUPY ACROSS THE U.S.: More than 1,000 protesters have joined Cincinnati cause

In Cincinnati, Occupy Cincinnati protesters focus on events that are specific to the city.

OCCUPY ACROSS THE U.S.: Protesters, police in Lincoln maintain cordial relationship

Officers have been respectful and courteous during the Occupy Lincoln protests.

Priede fulfills dream as member of Missouri women's basketball team

Junior guard Liene Priede, who is from Latvia, says playing for the Tigers is the best thing that's ever happened to her.

Boone County Commission amends budget to give fairgrounds additional money

A new budget amendment will provide the Boone County Fairgrounds with an additional $85,192 for maintenance and utility costs until the end of this year.

MU Health Care requiring employees to get flu shot

Boone Hospital Center employees have been required to get the flu vaccination since 2008.