Columbia Police Department to offer free active shooter training sessions

The training sessions will teach participants about planning for and reacting to armed intruders. The first two sessions are scheduled for Feb. 2.

Notre Dame's Manti Te'o mentioned 'girlfriend' twice recently

An Associated Press review of news coverage found that the Heisman Trophy runner-up talked about his doomed love in a Web interview Dec. 8 and again in a newspaper interview published Dec. 10.

Lance Armstrong admits doping: 'I'm a flawed character'

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey on her OWN network, the disgraced former cycling champion acknowledged what he had lied about repeatedly for years.

'Dear Abby' advice columnist Pauline Friedman Phillips dies at age 94

Pauline Phillips wrote under the name Abigail Van Buren. Her column competed for decades with the advice of Ann Landers, written by her twin sister, Esther Friedman Lederer, who died in 2002.

Lithium batteries central to Boeing's 787 woes

Lithium batteries that can leak corrosive fluid and start fires have emerged as the chief safety concern involving Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.

Warrant had been issued for St. Louis school shooting suspect

Sean Johnson was wanted in connection with a 2009 attack on a cab driver in St. Louis County.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Post-Dispatch off-base in criticism of Second Injury Fund

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board states the Second Injury Fund owes money to new claimants who are mostly injured veterans. That is inaccurate.

Missouri woman sentenced for assaulting teacher

Joann Rutherford was sentenced Wednesday for felony assault on school property. She was arrested after hitting a teacher at Pioneer Trail Elementary School in Apache Flats last March.


Missouri Senate panel mulls bill to collect jail fees

The Missouri Sheriffs' Association estimates unpaid jail boarding fees statewide total about $3 million.

Ex-Mamtek CEO waives preliminary hearing

Bruce Cole appeared in court Thursday as his attorney announced an agreement with prosecutors to forego the preliminary hearing, but he will be back in court next week to face a formal arraignment.

Family pleads for return of missing 16-year-old

Authorities say 16-year-old Molly Linhardt of St. Peters may be with a 27-year-old convicted sex offender.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: It's a travesty the legislature hasn't fixed Second Injury Fund

Missouri workers aren't getting paid what they're owed by the Second Injury Fund — a program that has been broken for more than two years.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Hagel has the most important qualities for defense secretary

Chuck Hagel, if confirmed by the Senate, will become the first ever enlisted veteran — an ex-Army sergeant — to serve as secretary of defense, and the first Vietnam veteran.