Memorial fund report reflects only the second dip since 1960.
Nearly two-thirds of the continental U.S. remains in some form of drought.
Firefighters say unattended cooking was the cause of a grease fire that resulted in about $10,000 in damages to an apartment in east Columbia on Wednesday night.
Missourian reader John Hall shares these pictures he took of birds near his house around Christmas time.
Mike Petersen of the Army Corps of Engineers said ice on the northern Mississippi River is reducing the flow more than expected.
Fontella Bass co-wrote and later recorded "Rescue Me," which reached No. 1 on the R&B charts and No. 4 on the Billboard pop singles chart.
Instead of a regressive flat tax on payroll, the carbon tax would be more efficient consumption tax.