Convicted murderer Ryan Ferguson returns to court for another hearing

Ferguson, who is serving a 40-year sentence for the second-degree murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt, has a preliminary hearing for new evidence Wednesday followed by a five-day evidentiary hearing starting next Monday. 

Missouri Senate sets aside proposal that would change gubernatorial elections

The proposal would require governor and lieutenant governor candidates to run as a ticket. Some senators are worried governor candidates would appoint a "rubber stamp" to the position.

Syracuse's Bernie Fine's accuser sentenced for abuse

A man who accused former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of molesting him has been sentenced to three years and three months in prison for sexually abusing a boy in Maine.

COLUMN: March Madness is over, but madness in prep basketball is on

We're talking about the ludicrous system that the pros and colleges conspired on to make prep stars spend an extra year passing themselves off as students, denying them the chance to start playing hoops for a living right out of high school.

US Justice Department sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

The Department of Justice said Apple and major book publishers conspired to raise the price of individual electronic books by $2 to $3. 

Missouri Senate approves bill to allow cuts within fiscal years

The legislation would allow county governments to cut their budgets twice in a fiscal year if revenue falls below a certain mark.

Man charged in Oikos University shooting spree talks to TV station

One Goh, charged with killing seven people at a college in Oakland, Calif., kept his head down during the interview and at one point started to cry.

2 USC students from China fatally shot off campus

Ying Wu and Ming Qu, both electrical engineering graduate students at the University of Southern California, were fatally shot in an off-campus neighborhood.

Missouri House passes bill to reduce jail lawsuits

Missouri House members approved legislation Wednesday that would require that anyone who sues because of an inmate suicide must prove the jail or detention center was grossly negligent.

Molina Healthcare lawsuit over Missouri Medicaid contracts goes to court

The company is suing after losing a contract with the state while a donator to Gov. Jay Nixon was awarded a contract.