MU's College Music Committee overcomes challenges to plan great concerts

College Music Committee is formed with MU students who are devoted to planning, booking and promoting concerts held on campus.

Marie Magdalene Crenshaw, Nov. 20, 1917 - Dec. 5, 2012, of Columbia

Marie Magdalene Crenshaw of Columbia died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. She was 95.

U.S. 71, from Kansas City to Joplin, renamed I-49

A 180-mile stretch of U.S. 71 will be renamed Interstate 49, the culmination of a project that started five years ago to upgrade the existing expressway to interstate standards.

'Fiscal cliff' could affect Missouri economy, budget

The Federal Funds Information for States anticipates that if lawmakers in Washington do not compromise on averting the "fiscal cliff," Missouri could lose $125 million in federal funding, and the state's defense spending cuts could total over $1 billion.

National Transportation Safety Board endorses ignition locks for drunken drivers

Ignition interlock devices — required for convicted drunken drivers in 17 states — are currently the best available solution to reducing drunken driving deaths, the board said.

New Cape Girardeau casino brings in $5.4 million

The new Isle Casino Cape Girardeau brought $5.4 million in its first full month of operation.

Arizona Powerball jackpot winner claimed prize last week

Matthew Good of Fountain Hills, Ariz. was announced as the second winner of the Powerball jackpot. He said he has claimed his prize last week to avoid the looming fiscal cliff in 2013.

Missouri state senator wants tougher safety belt law

Sen. Joseph Keaveny said many traffic deaths in Missouri result not from the initial impact, but from people being thrown from vehicles.

Missouri students rank in middle on vocabulary test

Missouri ranked 24th on the fourth-grade vocabulary test and 27th on the eighth-grade test.