$100,000 of copper wiring stolen from APAC Industries

Detective Tom O'Sullivan of the Boone County Sheriff's Department said copper is a common target for thieves because the price of copper is at a fairly high rate.

Warming shelters in Columbia open for those in need

For those times when it cools off, people can use the public areas, such as lobbies and restrooms, of these places during normal business hours.


Missouri horse industry reacts to repeal of slaughter ban

On Nov. 18, Congress repealed a ban on funding for federal inspection of the slaughter of horses. However, the future of horse slaughter in Missouri is still uncertain. 

$20,000 grant to pay for signs at MKT environmental restoration project

The educational signs, which are part of an ecological restoration project, will explain to visitors what they can do or see in the project.

Rock Bridge girls basketball beats Rolla on the road

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team defeated Rolla 61-27 to improve to 3-0 on the season in a game played Thursday night at Rolla High School.

Opponents challenge new Missouri science incentives

Opponents of a recently created fund intended to support research and innovation in science and technology fields filed a lawsuit on Thursday in hopes of stopping the bill. 

Hickman girls basketball wins at Helias

The Hickman girls basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 36-26 win against Helias on Thursday night at Helias High School.

MU students line up for free HIV tests

The free HIV testing marked World Aids Day and drew about 70 students.


Grape tomatoes recalled over salmonella concern

Grape tomatoes in Missouri and Illinois have been recalled because of potential salmonella contamination.

Columbia College volleyball team advances to championship bracket at NAIA nationals

The Cougars beat Lewis-Clark State 3-1 on Wednesday in Sioux City, Iowa.

Midwest business survey predicts job cuts over next six months

The prices-paid index, which examines the cost of raw materials and supplies, rose 4.9 percent in November to 60.9 percent. Any score above 50 suggests economic growth in the next three to six months.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Don't trade Missouri's income tax for a higher sales tax

Proponents of discontinuing Missouri's income tax cite statistics that back up their claims, but when taking a closer look, the numbers speak to Missouri's relative burden-free tax system.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Lt. Gov. Kinder's decision not to run was correct

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder will not be running for governor on the Republican ticket in 2012, but he is young and will have more opportunities to advance in government.

MU weekend sports schedule

Events scheduled for Missouri sports teams for Dec. 2 through Dec. 4.