2012 sees decline in Job-related deaths among law enforcement officers

Memorial fund report reflects only the second dip since 1960.

Snowfall does little to ease prolonged drought

Nearly two-thirds of the continental U.S. remains in some form of drought.

Unattended cooking causes grease fire

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.

FROM READERS: Celebrating Christmas with the birds

Missourian reader John Hall shares these pictures he took of birds near his house around Christmas time.

Mississippi River drops, threatening barge traffic

Mike Petersen of the Army Corps of Engineers said ice on the northern Mississippi River is reducing the flow more than expected.

'Rescue Me' singer Fontella Bass dies

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.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Save the planet. Save Social Security. Save Medicaid. Tax carbon.

Instead of a regressive flat tax on payroll, the carbon tax would be more efficient consumption tax.