FROM READERS: Columbia residents share their advice for graduates

High school and college staff members, Columbia City Council members, Columbia School Board members and MU alumni share advice for those graduating in May.

Poe front and center as Chiefs rookie report

Former Memphis tackle Dontari Poe was picked with the No. 11 overall selection in last month's draft, a 350-pound stopper expected to fill the biggest hole along the Chiefs' defensive line.

Convicted murderer denied bail, awaits Supreme Court ruling

Mark Woodworth, who was convicted of the murder of a neighbor in 1990, was denied bail Friday. He is waiting for the Supreme Court's decision regarding his case, which could result in his release or a new trial.

Romney puts campaign focus on economy over gay rights

At a fundraising event in Kansas City, the Republican candidate did not address the discussion of same-sex marriage, which has been thrust into the spotlight by President Barack Obama's recent public advocacy of gay rights.

Unofficial St. Joseph park has potential for redevelopment

Although never developed as an official park, the land that was to be known as Prospect Hill Park has been all but forgotten.

Judge rejects effort to open CIA volume on Bay of Pigs operations

The volume is protected under an exemption of the Freedom of Information Act.

Soldier unexpectedly returns home for son's early birth

Noah Allen Goldsmith was brought into the world one week early on the floor of the family farm's tiny bathroom. His father was there to greet him after returning home from Germany earlier than he had anticipated.

Obama names former Missouri Green Beret to Veterans Affairs post

Iraq War veteran Tommy Sowers has been nominated as assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs.


Missouri National Guard plans new $8 million facility in Macon

The vehicle maintenance facility, which is still in its design phase, will replace a smaller site in Mexico, Mo.

Missouri Attorney General Koster urges movie makers to curb tobacco

More than three dozen state attorneys general are advocating policies that would prohibit tobacco products from being shown in movies for young people.

Judge blocks Springfield's E-Verify law about employee immigration checks

The decision came after a suit was filed claiming the law was unconstitutional.

Moonshine distillery opens in Ozarks

Copper Run Distillery also sells whiskey, vodka and rum, but its best seller is homemade moonshine.

Florissant couple wins $1.2 million in Missouri Lotto game

The retired couple bought their winning ticket at a QuikTrip in Florissant.