Norris McDaniel served in Korean War, enjoyed float trips

Norris Dean McDaniel of Columbia died Thursday.

FROM READERS: CRUSH Hunger 2012 works to feed needy

CRUSH Hunger 2012 is hosting a food packaging event to help feed the hungry. The event will happen from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Parkade Center.

Norris Dean McDaniel, July 26, 1930-Sept. 27, 2012, of Columbia

Norris Dean McDaniel, 82, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Candidates for sheriff, county commissioner in Howard County

Howard McMillan and Jason Davidson are running for Western District commissioner, while Mike Neal and Charlie Polson are candidates for sheriff.

NFL, refs strike 11th hour deal, will work Thursday's game

The NFL and the officials' union announced at midnight Thursday that a tentative eight-year agreement had been reached to end a lockout that began in June.

Royals fall again to first-place Tigers

Doug Fister struck out nine straight batters and the Tigers kept their lead in the division, beating Kansas City 5-4 Thursday. The Royals lost four straight at Comerica Park.


Propofol manufacturer objects to drug's use in lethal injections

A spokesman for drug maker Fresenius Kabi USA said the company told its distributors that using propofol for lethal injections contradicts the drug's medical purpose and is "inconsistent" with the company's mission.

Republican aid group endorses Akin in Missouri Senate bid

The Senate Conservatives Fund pledged Thursday to direct $290,000 to Republican Todd Akin's campaign.

Missouri Supreme Court won't hear smoking ban challenge

Attorney Jonathan Sternberg said the state Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a legal challenge by Jean Doublin, owner of Ruthie's Bar in Springfield.

Missouri River group hosts week-long Katy Trail bike ride

The weeklong "Discover the Katy Trail" bike ride begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at the trail's western spur in Clinton.

UMKC wins $1M grant designed to spur IT start-ups

The U.S. Department of Commerce said the money will go to a regional collaboration led by the Innovation Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Missouri gets $1.2M in federal food safety grants

About $300,000 will go to train Missouri food producers and government officials to assess processing plants for potential food safety risks and implement safety plans.

Kansas City police to start gunshot detection system

The system covers about 3.5 square miles and uses multiple sensors to pick up the sound of gunshots and pinpoint their location within a few feet of the actual shots.

Missouri urges parents to help kids walk to class

October is "Walk to School" month, and the Missouri Department of Transportation expects more than 30 schools to take part in next Wednesday's walk to school day.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Register, prepare and participate

Area county clerks, who serve as local election authorities, generally agree registration takes between two and five minutes when done at a clerk’s office or another designated facility.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Gallup poll shows distrust of news media

The latest Gallup poll shows that Americans are losing trust in the news media — and Congress and the Supreme Court.

Columbia company hopes to fuel power plant with corn waste

A Columbia company is attempting to produce Missouri's next renewable energy resource, and its owners are hoping to start with the Columbia Municipal Power Plant.

Let Me See U Vote forum raises awareness on political issues

Omega Psi Phi and the Associated Students of the University of Missouri co-hosted the event Wednesday night to increase student voter awareness of social issues in this fall's election.

Missouri football team's struggles don't discourage cornerback E.J. Gaines

Missouri cornerback E.J. Gaines was not happy with his performance in last Saturday's loss at South Carolina, but he doesn't think he played terribly either.

Commission to hold hearing on training for alcohol servers

The proposed ordinance would require servers to obtain a permit by completing a training course. The training will provide servers the skills to turn the attention of intoxicated patrons away from alcohol.