WHAT OTHERS SAY: How a 'job creator' would actually help Missouri

Candidates for governor need to get serious about tackling the root causes of joblessness and it's time to get creative in seeking new sources of revenue.

British man wanted in '93 heist of 1 million pounds nabbed in Missouri

Edward John Maher was fully cooperative when confronted and taken into custody at his Ozark apartment. Maher is suspected of pulling off a brazen heist of 1 million pounds in England.

Pentagon to recommend more jobs for women in military

The recommendation would create about 14,000 more jobs for women in the armed forces. Women currently are not allowed to serve in infantry, armor or special forces units.

UPDATE: British man wanted in '93 heist nabbed in Missouri

Edward John Maher, who was suspected of driving off with a fortune in England worth $1.5 million back in 1993, has been captured in rural Missouri, where he had been working as a cable guy and raising a son who apparently knew nothing of his father's past.

UPDATE: Once-lost medals returned to family of WWI major

Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifelreturned the Distinguished Service Cross and Croix de Guerre to Margaret Means, a relative of Maj. Ernest Slusher.

VIDEO: Cultivating a market for truffles grown in Missouri

MU plant pathologist Johann Bruhn is trying to establish a market for truffles grown in Missouri.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mushroom growers, researcher share passion for bringing truffles to Missouri

Ozark Forest Mushrooms farm harvests 100 pounds of mushrooms per week from inoculated logs.

FROM READERS: CROP WALK helps relieve hunger in Columbia

Columbia organizations received a $4,000 boost Jan. 26 for their attempts to relieve hunger.

A guide to the From Readers section

From Readers, a new section at, offers readers the opportunity to submit their writing and photographs for publication on the website.