St. Louis man arrested in connection with Columbia robberies

Hillary Bernard Miller IV was arrested Wednesday in connection with two bank robberies in Columbia.

'Tough Old Birds' ready to run, kayak at Perche Creek Fall Five

Linda LaFontaine and Nancy Taube are gearing up for the Perche Creek Fall Five, a kayaking and running relay on the Katy Trail..

Kenneth Ray Tompkins left legacy of hard work

Kenneth Ray Tompkins enjoyed doing wood work and was known for his dry sense of humor.

Kenneth Ray Tompkins, Jan. 15, 1939-Oct. 8, 2012, of Columbia

Ken Tompkins died Monday, Oct. 8.

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Alabama, Missouri football's next opponent

Missouri will face Alabama, the defending national champion, on Saturday. Test your knowledge of the Crimson Tide.

Biden, Ryan disagree about almost everything at vice-presidential debate

Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Vice Presididential candidate Paul Ryan debated Thursday evening, hitting on the economy, taxes and Medicare among many other topics.

Werth's home run for Nationals forces Game 5 against Cards

Jayson Werth led off the bottom of the ninth inning by driving a ball into the left-field stands to give the Washington Nationals a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and force a Game 5 in their National League division series.

Five things to watch for in vice presidential debate

Vice President Joe Biden is seeking to regain momentum, while Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan makes his debut on the national debate stage.

BROKEN BUDGETS: Down economy exacerbating small town dissolutions

Amid a tough economy, a growing number of small municipalities have had to consider the most extreme of measures — dissolution — to cut costs for local residents.

Plan to boost Lambert Airport rates put on hold

Airport director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge said the plan was put on hold to alleviate confusion among the would-be ratepayers.

Drought holds steady, clouding winter crop outlook

As estimates about the size of the harvest continues to decline, USDA reports show that a majority of the crop has already been brought in from the field. 

Former Missouri water district manager sentenced for $7,000 theft

Michelle Leverenz previously pleaded guiltyto one count of felony stealing and has been sentenced five years' probation.

McCaskill raising money in California

The Democratic senator was in California on Wednesday and Thursday for what her campaign described as a fundraising swing through the state.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: 'Insider attacks' in Afghanistan shouldn't change U.S. withdrawal strategy

The situation in Afghanistan has reached a level of instability that should make the U.S. uncomfortable, but that should not delay the plan to end combat missions in 2013. 

Former St. Joseph fee office employee indicted

The fee office employee is accused of accepting documents he wasn't supposed to accept, as part of a conspiracy to provide identification documents to undocumented immigrants.

Mount Vernon veterans home gets grant for solarium, rehab space

The administrator at the Mount Vernon home said the solarium will add dining room space and have other benefits for the home's residents.

Missouri Department of Conservation's wildlife division gets new chief

Jennifer Battson will lead the division. She has been interim chief of the division since Aug. 1.

LIVE VIDEO: Biden, Ryan meet in vice-presidential debate

Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, are facing off in a televised debate from Centre College in Danville, Ky. Watch live video from YouTube.