Boone County National Bank robbery suspect arrested

Officers arrested Alvin Watkins on a charge of second-degree robbery.

PHOTO GALLERY: A look at University of Central Florida campus, community

The Missouri Tigers play the UCF Knights on Saturday.

Jennifer Dawn Bradley of Columbia, May 5, 1976-Sept. 24, 2012

Jennifer Dawn Bradley of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.


Irene Haskins, Jan. 4, 1928-Sept. 27, 2012, of Columbia

Irene Haskin loved to sing and bring laughter to others. She believed that success could be achieved through a few good friends, a close family, and a frequently-worn smile.

Jennifer Dawn Bradley, May 5, 1976-Sept. 24, 2012, of Columbia

Jennifer Dawn Bradley of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 24. She was 36 years old.

FROM READERS: Suicide prevention a priority for Missouri brigade in Kuwait

The 35th Combat Aviation Brigade in Kuwait recently held a suicide stand-down day as part of Army Suicide Prevention Month.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Assessor, sales tax, revenue bonds on ballot in Moniteau County

Democrat Greg Baer and Republican Melissa Hentges are running for county assessor in Moniteau County.

Ex-CEO of Mamtek fights extradition to Missouri

During a hearing Tuesday in Orange County, Calif., Bruce Cole declined to be extradited. Cole is charged with stealing from bond funds borrowed by Moberly.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Sales tax, county offices on ballot in surrounding counties

Several mid-Missouri counties have contested races for the general election.

Gov. Nixon orders flags at half-staff for MoDOT worker

The flags flown at half-staff will honor Clifton J. Scott of Kansas City, a Missouri Department of Transportation worker who died on the job.


Federal judge allows KKK to leaflet in Cape Girardeau

The Traditionalist American Knights of the KKK had planned to place handbills on vehicles in Cape Girardeau on Friday and other dates that have not been determined. The group's imperial wizard, Frank Ancona, said the leafleting will proceed Friday even though the preliminary injunction was granted at the "last minute."

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Kansas City officials looking to reform flawed pension program

Kansas City is now short more than $600 million for fully funding its workers' retirement benefits.

Attorneys for 1988 Kansas City explosion seek grand jury with new evidence

Attorneys call for a grand jury investigation saying that they have new evidence while looking for individuals who might have seen the blast site in 1988.

13 years after robbery, Missouri man jailed

Joel Lee Davis of Independence pleaded guilty Thursday to robbery and armed criminal action that he committed in September 1999.


UPDATE: Former Missouri Sens. Bond, Talent now support Akin's Missouri Senate bid

Former Missouri Sens. Kit Bond and Jim Talent announced that they are now supporting Todd Akin in Akin's Senate campaign. Last month, Bondhad urged Akin to drop out of the Senate race.


Missouri teen involved in fatal crash sent to prison

The 17-year-old Kansas City girl caused the accident while texting. She was sent to prison for violating her probation.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Senators push for river funding; jobs await action

Congress' failure to spend money maintaining the physical infrastructure along the Mississippi River and environmental and flood protection of the Missouri River harms business interests.

Animals taken from home in Maries County

Rescuers seized dogs, goats, pigs, cows and horses from a home just north of Vienna. Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said he expects criminal charges to be filed against the homeowner.

Advisory committee selected to coordinate University of Missouri Press integration

The Press Advisory Committee will help with the press's transition to MU and is comprised of Faculty Council members, representatives from all UM System campuses and people who formerly worked with the press.

Big Lots CEO donates $500,000 to Columbia College

Bargain store CEO Steven Fishman donated $500,000 to his alma mater, Columbia College. The funds will be used to open the Steven and Barbara Fishman Center for Entrepreneurship.