Experts recommend using simple language, figuring out what a child already knows and and making sure a child doesn't get overwhelmed with information, among other things.
President Barack Obama addressed the shooting in Connecticut, saying that the nation needs to "take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics."
The president has ordered that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff on public grounds through Tuesday.
For the second year, eight Centralia churches will stage a recreation of the Christmas story in tableaux around the city's square.
All schools in the district practice lockdown drills regularly, and all staff and faculty have had active shooter training.
The school district's finances earned two awards this past fiscal year. However, an audit of those finances showed a mistake had been made.
Randee Shenkel fosters dogs for Columbia Second Chance. She shares why she fosters and how the dogs have changed her life.
STOP, a court-ordered program founded in 2003, tries to educate people who steal about the consequences of theft to prevent recidivism. The meeting are structured as a dialogue between the participants and officers.
Bruins freshmen Kelley Tackett and Katy Lydon made a splash at the team's first meet of the season last Saturday at Marquette High School in Chesterfield.
Matt McCormick will replace Don Laird as the president of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce in January or February 2013. Laird, who served as the chamber's president for 24 years, will retire in January 2013.
This week, the Hispanic Catholic community gathered at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 5 a.m. to celebrate "El Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe," or the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Benton Elementary will add a "green" science program after receiving a $12,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation.
The Rock Bridge girls basketball team beat Olathe Northwest High School Friday evening 43-21.
Mr. Hill earned a bachelor's degree in industrial arts with a minor in mathematics from Southwest Missouri State in 1952 after graduating from Excelsior Springs High School.
Clayton Robert Hill of Columbia died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
Senior forward Cecil Williams lead Hickman in scoring with 18 points. Junior guard Chris Clark added another 13.
Police say the driver of the truck, Victor Washington, did not see the pit bull puppy leashed to the back of his truck before he left for work on Nov. 20.
Bruce Cole has been in custody since his Sept. 18 arrest. He's being held in the Randolph County Jail in Huntsville, with a preliminary hearing set for Jan. 17.
Tax incentives issued by Missouri and Kansas to businesses, designed to lure companies across state lines to improve job growth, are succeeding only in hurting those who pay their fair share.
St. Louis Art Museum curators will start installing art in the new 200,000-square-foot expansion at the early next year; the public gets its first look during a two-day festival June 29-30.