Minnesota man extradited on charges of attempted sexual misconduct online

Joshua Daniel Anderson, 23, of Cannon Falls, Minn., was extradited from Minnesota on a warrant for two Boone County charges of attempted sexual misconduct with a minor, according to a statement from the Boone County Sheriff's Department

Parks and Recreation holds open house about Cosmo Park improvements

The public will have a chance to ask questions and comment on plans for improvements to Cosmo Park at an open house with Columbia Parks and Recreation on Thursday.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Daycare database

Information about daycare services and inspection results can be found through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Withey dominates games for No. 4 Kansas

After a scoreless game against Missouri, Kansas' big man, Jeff Withey, has poured in a 25-point game against Baylor, an 18-point, 20-rebound performance against Oklahoma State and 18 points and 11 rebounds against Kansas State.

Missouri Senate backs bill to delay candidacy filing

Missouri senators are trying to postpone the state's candidacy filing period for the 2012 elections because of lingering uncertainties about the boundaries for state Senate, House and U.S. congressional districts.


Counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs reach the U.S.

The discovery of a fraudulent oncology drug dispensed in the United States highlights a growing international counterfeit pharmaceutical trade.

In Joplin, young professionals hear call to serve

The tornado in Joplin changed career plans for several young professionals. Some have abandoned secure corporate jobs to devote themselves to the town's  recovery.

Siblings: Ready for court in Missouri sex abuse case

Six Missouri siblings issued their first public statement Wednesday after years of silence about alleged sexual abuse by older relatives.

'Barking' man remains unfit to stand trial in shooting case

A man accused of fatally shooting a pastor mid-sermon three years ago remains prone to barking, growling and making other "nonsensical noises," which means he's mentally unfit to stand trial any time soon, a southwestern Illinois judge has ruled.

Human, humanoid robot shake hands in space for first time

The commander of the International Space Station shook hands Wednesday with Robonaut. Crews have been testing Robonaut to see how it one day might help astronauts perform space station chores.

Pilot project helps veterans transition to farming

The Veteran Farmers Project will start with a series of free workshops in Kansas and Nebraska next month. In the summer, farm tours are planned across the states, including some near the Missouri and Colorado state lines, to draw on veterans from neighboring states.

TCU drug bust includes four football players

Authorities arrested 17 students in a sweeping drug bust at Texas Christian University, including four football players accused of selling marijuana to undercover officers during the season and as recently as a few weeks ago.

Truck jumps curb, dangles from tree

Rescuers helped the truck's driver out of the vehicle while it dangled in a tree on a bluff over Interstate 44.

Missouri state senator seeks funding for religious schools

Sen. Scott Rupp, R-St. Louis County, says religious schools could help educate students in unaccredited districts if they got state funding.

Missouri state representative files bill for death penalty cost audit

Joe Keaveny, D-St. Louis, said the goal is to determine the cost of capital punishment.

Missouri man sentenced for robbery on KU campus

A twenty-one-year-old Belton man, said to have robbed a University of Kansas student of marijuana while using a gun, has pleaded no contest.

Proposed commemorative Mark Twain coin could aid Hannibal museum

If approved, the coin would be released in 2016. It could be a big boost for tourism in Hannibal, the northeast Missouri town that was the inspiration for some of Twain's greatest work.

Southwestern Missouri high school student dies after collapsing at basketball practice

Forrest Robert Varney, 17, collapsed in the school gym around 7 a.m. Wednesday. The cause of his death is unknown.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Laudable Obama budget still lacks needed reforms

There are a few common sense solutions that liberals and conservatives know are needed to help the economy. 

Analyst Ron Jaworski leaves "Monday Night Football"

Play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico and color commentator Jon Gruden will continue to call "Monday Night Football," as the format switches to a two-man booth.