Virginia Norris was Carnegie Fellow at Harvard University, enjoyed traveling

Santorum captures Missouri's nonbinding primary, puts Romney on notice

Santorum was the only candidate to campaign in the state. Gingrich said he did not file to appear on the ballot because the primary did not count for any delegates. 

Walter Lee Lawrence remembered for his dedication to family life



Russ Tandy drops out of school board race, four candidates remain

Candidates Rex Cone, Paul Cushing, Melvin Blase and incumbent Christine King are still running for two open slots on the Columbia School Board. The election will be Tuesday, April 3.

Boonville man arrested on charges of child pornography

The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested a 32-year-old Boonville man on charges of child pornography.


Walter Lee Lawrence, May 16, 1938 — Feb. 7, 2012, of Harrisburg

Walter Lee Lawrence, 73, of Harrisburg, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at his home.

Two Missouri gymnasts recognized with weekly Big 12 awards

The Big 12 named freshman Rachel Updike as Newcomer of the Week and senior Mary Burke as Gymnast of the Week.

Sparse voter turnout at presidential primary polls

Turnout was light in the election, which is nonbinding for Republicans and a foregone conclusion for Democrats.

Virginia Norris, Oct. 28, 1918 — Feb. 4, 2012, of Columbia

Virginia Norris of Columbia died Saturday, Feb. 4. She was 93 years old.

William Russell Goodge remembered for his love and knowledge of birding

Grand jury indicts DOCX of 136 counts of fraud in Boone County

DOCX LLC is alleged to have produced fraudulent mortgage documents on 68 properties in Boone County.

Missouri voters head to polls for beauty contest primary

Primary voters head to the polls in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri today. Missouri has no delegates at stake in what amounts to a beauty contest. Delegates will be awarded through a caucus system starting March 17.

Jefferson City voters defeat measure to increase sales tax

The additional revenue would have been used for 30 development projects, including a conference center and a downtown parking garage. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Dogs practice tracking at Cosmopolitan Park

Trainers and their dogs took to Cosmopolitan Park on Tuesday for the dogs to practice tracking.

UPDATE: Sentence likely Wednesday for Alyssa Bustamante

The small courtroom in Missouri's capital city descended into chaos as Prosecutor Mark Richardson was making an impassioned, final plea for a lifelong sentence for Alyssa Bustamante.

More U.S. states to join foreclosure-abuse deal

Three states hit hard by the housing crisis will join more than 40 other states in approving a settlement that would benefit many Americans who lost their homes or can't afford their mortgages.

Missouri House gives initial approval to change workplace discrimination laws

The change would mean workers who fight firings would have to prove discrimination was a "motivating," not contributing, factor.

Kansas, Missouri fight to keep Marine data center, jobs in Kansas City area

Leaders in the bi-state Kansas City metropolitan area are working to keep the data center and its 400 high-paying jobs in place.

Rock Bridge boys basketball wins at Lincoln Prep

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team defeated Lincoln Prep 74-57 Tuesday night in Kansas City.

Sentence likely Wednesday for Alyssa Bustamante

Bustmante faces a possible sentence of 10 years to life with possibility of parole.