Missouri wins sixth straight Border Showdown title

Missouri athletics currently lead Kansas 21-4 in this year’s standings with 14 points outstanding.

University Hospital trauma center seeks to end distracted driving

The trauma center held a conference to take steps toward ending the threat of driving distractions.

Camp Hickory Hill, for children with diabetes, expecting high enrollment

Camp Hickory Hill, a summer camp for children with Type 1 diabetes, is expecting its highest enrollment in five years this summer. The camp experienced financial troubles in 2009, but circumstances have improved. 

MULTIMEDIA: Freshman makes big impact for wheelchair basketball team

MU Wheelchair Basketball freshman Joe Dixon was named to the All Rookie Team by the coaches of the Intercollegiate Division. He scored 19 points to help MU defeat Southwest Minnesota State University in the team's final game of the year.

MU's Truman School of Public Affairs announces first dean

Barton Wechsler was the director of MU's Truman School and the Institute of Public Policy.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Proposed changes to Columbia animal control ordinance

City website shows proposed changes to animal control ordinance. 

Columbia celebrates fifth international Earth Hour

Earth Hour will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 31, with related events starting this week.

NFL suspends Saints' Sean Payton, bans Gregg Williams over bounties

The New Orleans Saints head coach was suspended for the 2012 season, and the former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was banned indefinitely. According to the NFL, the team's players were paid bounties for taking out opponents.

Missouri launches severe weather site to help prepare residents includes information about tornado sirens and weather alert radios and videos on how to effectively take shelter. It also offers text-message alert services.

Missouri House of Representatives defeats cut to welfare drug treatment

On Tuesday, the House voted 102-49 to defeat an amendment that would have cut $1.1 million from substance abuse treatment programs for welfare recipients who test positive for drugs. The drug-testing program was approved just last year, and Gov. Jay Nixon called the proposed cut "dead wrong." 

Hickman baseball's season opener rained out

The Hickman baseball team's season opener Wednesday against St. Charles has been rained out. The Kewpies are now set to start their season at 5 p.m. Thursday in a home game against Southern Boone.

Tim Tebow traded from Broncos to Jets

The New York Jets acquired Tim Tebow from the Denver Broncos on Wednesday. The Broncos will receive fourth- and sixth-round 2012 draft picks while New York gets a seventh-rounder.

Missouri House restricts lawsuits against businesses

If passed, the legislation would give leeway to businesses in preventing crimes on their properties.

Missouri House panel backs end to newspaper tax breaks

Money saved by the elimination of sales tax exemptions on newspaper equipment would be used to fund programs for the blind, which might otherwise be cut back in a budget currently being debated in the House.

Near Chillicothe, murder of Cathy Robertson still murky decades later

Since Nov. 13, 1990, Livingston County has not resolved or found justice for a woman's murder. The suspect in the brutal killing of Cathy Robertson and the shooting of her husband, Lyndel Robertson, was convicted in 1995, released and found guilty again in 1991 and now might get another retrial.

Supreme Court: Defense lawyers must inform clients of plea bargains

The Supreme Court on Wednesday raised the standards for defense lawyers by ruling that they must inform clients of plea bargains as well as offer competent advice regarding whether to accept or reject the bargain.

Cardinals' Carpenter has setback in recovery, won't start opening day

Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter won't start opening day after a setback in his recovery from a bulging disk in his neck.

Missouri senator vows to block one-time budget funds

Republican Sen. Jason Crowell said that officials have simply been trying to patch up the budget instead of addressing what needs to be changed like state tax credits, pensions and prisons.

Kansas City looking to fund Crown Center-River Market streetcar

The city applied for a federal grant that would cover approximately a fourth of the cost of the project.

Missouri Senate backs expansion of elder abuse law

The bill would expand the law to include taking advantage of an older person's state of mind for financial gain.