Jefferson Junior High School to increase security after assault

The school plans to increase its security after an assault occurred in the parking lot Wednesday.

Douglass High School teachers receive Links to Learning grants

Douglass High School teachers will add books to their curricula and expand a healthy eating program.

Lucille M. Albers, Sept. 5 1938 to Nov. 8 2012

Lucille M. Albers of Belle Plaine, Minn., and formerly of Karlsruhe, N.D., died Nov. 8, 2012 at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. She was 74.

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

Test your knowledge of the Tennessee Volunteers, the Missouri football team's next opponent.

Missouri Red Cross volunteers deployed to East Coast for Hurricane Sandy relief

The Heart of Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross is sending two more volunteers to the East Coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. One of the volunteers is from Columbia.

Missouri egg man peddles 'farm fresh' product, touts traditional farm techniques

Benjamin Roberts, 67, a farmer in Syracuse, Mo.,  sells eggs that are produced in a traditional farm setting and uses soybean-free feed ration that isn't genetically modified.

Missouri Senate Republicans outline agenda for the legislative body in 2013

Newly nominated Senate President Pro Tempore Tom Dempsey said the acronym "BIG" describes the Republican Party's priorities in the Missouri Senate: "build" infrastructure, "invest" in education and "grow" the economy.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Redistricting splits Missouri's political personality

Redistricting has led to Democrats moving to the left and Republicans moving to the right. This reduces voters' choices and the ability of Congress to govern.

Columbia man charged in 1999 MU campus rape

Marvin Jones, 47, was charged Friday with raping an MU student in her dorm room in 1999.

Missouri education officials cancel contract with disability group

Missouri education officials are canceling a contract with Community Employment Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps disabled people find jobs, on grounds of billing irregularities.

Fight over Missouri judges likely to continue

Voters this week defeated a proposed constitutional amendment changing the makeup of a panel that screens candidates for the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals.

Joplin church opens newly rebuilt sanctuary after EF-5 tornado

Nearly a year and a half after an EF-5 tornado damaged the sanctuary of First Community Church in Joplin, the church reopened its doors for a Sunday morning worship service.

Rare baby giant anteater makes St. Louis Zoo debut

The baby named Sabia was born Aug. 14 and made her public debut with her mother Thursday in the River's Edge area of the St. Louis Zoo.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: After election, it's time for officials to get to work

The new government will have many familiar faces that need to push differences aside to have a productive term in office

Lifelong Missouri journalist Robert Blosser dies at 97

Robert D. Blosser, a Missouri Press Association Hall of Fame member whose journalism career spanned more than half a century, has died at the age of 97.

Kansas City area motel families live in limbo but help is available

In Missouri, the number of students known to be living in motels or hotels jumped 140 percent from 2007 to 2012. Those families often can't afford the upfront costs of an apartment, so they have to choose between a shelter or the street.

Missouri nonprofit brings emergency aid to Hurricane Sandy victims

The Convoy of Hope in Springfield expects to distribute more than 2 million pounds of supplies, such as food and water, to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon launches state government efficiency effort

Gov. Jay Nixon's staff will gather information and suggestions from the private and public sectors, including ways for state government to provide more services to taxpayers.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Defeat of cigarette tax increase hurts Missouri

By failing to pass Proposition B on Tuesday, Missouri has put itself in a difficult position.

MU Faculty Council supports voting rights for non-tenure-track professors

The MU Faculty Council voted to support allowing non-tenure-track faculty to vote in university policy decisions. Council members also discussed how MU will differentiate itself from the other UM System campuses.