The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed the possible cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever are being investigated.
Nixon will announce details about the trip during news conferences Tuesday in Springfield and Independence.
The Missouri women's tennis team will hold a ceremony and reception April 10 to commemorate the opening of new outdoor courts at the Mizzou Tennis Complex.
The Texas Tech University chess team will move to Webster University near St. Louis. The program has competed in two Final Fours.
Michael Trapp won the Second Ward seat in the Columbia City Council race, according to the final unofficial results from Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren. Barbara Hoppe defeated Bill Tillotson for the Sixth Ward seat.
Alaina Harrison, 19, of Hannibal, is studying nursing at Moberly Area Community College. She's wanted to be a nurse since third grade, when she saw the difference between nurses who care and ones who don't after her great-grandmother entered a nursing home.
Ashley Hicklin, 27, defines success in two parts: financial security and personal happiness.
Elections to fill City Council seats as well as open positions on the Columbia, Hallsville and Southern Boone County school boards are expected to drive voting in Tuesday's municipal election. Various bond issues and a property tax levy will also be on the ballots.
Kentucky used a roster full of NBA-level talent to earn a 67-59 victory over Kansas for the team's eighth national title and its first since 1998.
A fire that began Sunday morning on Business Loop 70 West took firefighters more than 12 hours to put out. The Columbia Fire Department is still investigating the cause.
Last month's average temperature of 59.7 broke the previously held 1946 record of 56. The high temperature also reached or exceeded 80 during eight days throughout the month, tying the previous record set in 1910.
After 32 years of law enforcement in Columbia, Stephen Monticelli has accepted a position as chief of police in Harrisonburg, Va.
The City Council voted to table a rezoning request from JQB Construction to build several condominiums at the southeast corner of Garth Avenue and Blue Ridge Road.
Junyi Wu, a freshman who has played tennis seriously for only about a year, earned wins for Hickman at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles in an 8-1 victory over Helias Catholic on Monday.
Marathon Building Environments partnered with Fresh Ideas' Food Service kitchen at Stephens College for a fundraiser and collected $750 for the MU Thompson Center in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month.
The killing of the Florida teenager has the parents of many black boys wondering: "Is my son the next Trayvon Martin?"
The free event — intended to get audience members thinking and talking civilly about a controversial topic — will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in MU's Hulston Hall.
A city bus will run on Saturday mornings to give residents access to the Columbia Farmers' Market.
Three unidentified men carrying handguns and wearing bandanas over their faces forced open the front door. So far, no arrests have been made.
Frances Sackman died Thursday, March 29, 2012. She was 99.