Columbia College women's basketball beats Stephens

The Columbia College women's basketball team improved to 4-0 in American Midwest Conference play with a 63-43 victory over Stephens on Saturday.

Nixon calls for lengthening Mo. school year

Gov. Jay Nixon said Friday that he wants to extend Missouri's minimum school year from 174 days to 180 days.

Mississippi rock blasting puts river in ship shape

Using excavators and explosives, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-hired contractors cleared 365 cubic yards of limestone and added two vital feet of depth to the channel near Thebes, Ill., about 130 miles south of St. Louis, the corps said.

Questions surround process for replacing lieutenant governor

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is seeking the Republican nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, who is resigning from Congress.