Akin failed to report state pension

Todd Akin described the lack of information about his pension payments as a mistake that only recently came to his attention.

Parked car ignites in front of Fashion Bug

The fire was controlled within 10 minutes, and no one was injured in the blaze.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: When student loan bubble bursts, poor will suffer the worst

Pew Research Center reported Wednesday that a record one in five U.S. households owed student debt in 2010. That's more than double the share from just 20 years ago.

Missouri officials combat spotted knapweed

Officials are trying a technique in southern Missouri that involves insects, such as a beetle that attacks the roots and eats seeds.

Missouri Supreme Court hears challenge of Woodworth murder conviction

A Boone County judge appointed by the court in an advisory role wrote in May that Mark Woodworth was the victim of "a manifest injustice" and deserves to be freed or receive a third trial.

Missouri board to hear case of doctor who treats autism

Mark Geier has had his license revoked or suspended in several states, and is now allowed to practice at only two of his clinics.

WWII ship now visable in low Mississippi River

The remains of the USS Inaugural are now visible on the Mississippi about a half mile past the MacArthur Bridge in St. Louis.

Concerns of serial rapist in St. Louis County

Detectives have forensically linked the rapes of two young women to the same man.

Joplin man sentenced in Kansas man's death

In a plea deal in January, Rickey R. Smith admitted that he shot Ryan Bailey during an attempted robbery at Bailey's home in Pittsburg.

Settlement reached in Brandon Myers bullying lawsuit

Financial terms of the settlement between the Blue Springs School District and the parents of Brandon Myers were not released Wednesday.

Presidential debate watch party on campus draws crowd

Tigers Against Partisan Politics, a new student organization, partnered with Associated Students of the University of Missouri to host the event to watch the first presidential debate with free food and drinks.

FACT CHECK: Candidates stretch truth in first presidential debate

In the first presidential debate, both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney are stretching the truth.

Obama, Romney clash on economy in first debate

Obama accused his rival of seeking to "double down on the top-down policies" that led to a devastating economic downturn four years ago. But Romney, standing a few feet away on the debate stage, said at one point: "The status quo isn't going to cut it."

Political, communications experts expect Romney to be aggressor during first debate

MU professors offer thoughts on what to watch for as Obama and Romney discuss the economy, health care and the role of government.

Yoga to Grow follows national trend in offering yoga to children

Susan Mathis, a former early childhood educator, owns alleyCat Yoga and Yoga to Grow in Columbia, where she teaches kids from infants to teens how to feel strong and powerful and connect to their own bodies through yoga. 

MU exhibit showcases how political cartoons have changed over the years

The State Historical Society of Missouri will host an exhibit showcasing political cartoons from the past 100 years.

Man killed in I-70 accident, Andre Edwards, was chef, father

Andre Edwards, 25, was a chef for Centro Latino, and he was helping the organization start a fitness program.

LIVE VIDEO: Obama, Romney meet in first presidential debate

YouTube is providing live video of tonight's presidential debate from the University of Denver. The debate is scheduled for 8 to 9:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. The focus of tonight's debate is domestic policy.

Vanderbilt's Franklin hopes Missouri game propels his team to brighter future

In 2011, James Franklin took over a Vanderbilt team that had finished 2-10 the previous two seasons. Now, he's trying to change the culture of his program, one game at a time.


GUIDE: Participate in, listen to and watch the first 2012 presidential debate

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will face-off tonight in the first presidential debate in 2012. Here's a list of where to watch, what and who to follow, and where you can go to participate.