Road beckons for Blues, among NHL's best

The St. Louis Blues are 21-3-4 at home and and in good shape for the rest of the season. But only 13 of the Blues' remaining 32 games are at the Scottrade Center, and the Blues are 8-10-3.

Co-defendant testifies for the defense in Tony Lewis trail

Lee Carter, who pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery and armed criminal action in the Aaron Hobson case, said he didn't think Lewis was involved in the incident.

Waters leads Missouri wrestling against Top-10 opponents Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Missouri wrestler Alan Waters' successful season this year has NO. 13 Missouri confident entering matches against No. 1 Oklahoma State and No. 10 Oklahoma this weekend.


City Council candidates discuss city's economic health

At a forum Thursday hosted by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, candidates answered questions about the airport, crime and balancing the budget.

Former MU Wheelchair Basketball player returns as assistant coach

Brendan Downes spent four years playing intercollegiate wheelchair basketball at the University of Arizona before playing his final year at Missouri in 2011. Now, he's stayed on to coach.

MU professor documents cancer battle in online videos

David Oliver, a gerontologist at the MU School of Medicine, was diagnosed with a form of throat cancer and is chronicling his journey as a cancer patient through online videos and blogs.

Missouri gymnastics team confident after win over Nebraska

Missouri's first regular-season win over Nebraska since 1995 vaulted it to No. 17 heading into its meet Friday against North Carolina State.


Missouri to receive funding for forest restoration project

The federal government has set aside $40 million for forest restoration projects. The funding, part of the 2009 Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration program, will finance projects in 10 states, including Missouri

Pennsylvania's groundhog 'predicts' six more weeks of winter

The groundhog has predicted six more weeks of winter 100 times and an early spring just 16 times since 1886. Whether the groundhog "sees" his shadow is predetermined by the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle.

New assistant gymnastics coach fits in at Missouri

Jennifer Green, whose lifelong dream has been to coach collegiate gymnastics, was immediately interested when she heard Missouri had a coaching vacancy.

Father charged with abuse of 8-week-old daughter

Jonathan Rainey, 18, was arrested Tuesday after his daughter was admitted to University Hospital, Latisha Stroer, spokeswoman for the Columbia Police Department, said.

UPDATE: Missouri economic development director resigns

Gov. Nixon's appointments continue to be rejected by the Republican-majority Missouri legislature including Jason Hall, who will not serve as the director of the Department of Economic Development.

After filibuster Missouri senators agree to changes to bill on workplace discrimination lawsuits

Early Thursday morning, senators endorsed a version of the legislation that removes parts of the original bill that tell courts how to handle motions of summary judgment.

Missouri attorney general urges changes to tobacco escrow law

Missouri has received $1.8 billion from tobacco settlement payments since 2001, but Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said the settlement has left a "loophole."

Insurance companies pay for autism treatments in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Insurance said insurance companies have covered about $4.3 million in autism treatments to about 4,000 residents last year as part of a state law.

Missouri Department of Conservation bans porous waders

The ban, which takes effect March 1, is designed to control a type of invasive algae that reduces available food for trout and other fish.

St. Louis task force seeks to reduce wrongful incarcerations

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay appointed a new task force called the Prisoner Identification Verification and Optimization Team to investigate wrongful incarcerations because of misidentification.

Missouri economic development director resigns after Senate committee refused vote

Director Jason Hall resigned after failing to win confirmation from the state Senate Gubernatorial Appointments Committee. Former department legal counsel Chris Pieper was named acting director.

Columbia College women's basketball earns fourth straight win

The Cougars earned their fourth consecutive victory with a 78-72 win over Harris Stowe State on Thursday in St. Louis. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Komen cutting Planned Parenthood funds was a mistake

Komen must believe in guilt by innuendo for groups under investigation or have succumbed to the charity's new senior vice president's political agenda.