Report: Death rates from cancer still inching down

Bad diets, lack of physical activity and obesity together wield "incredible forces against this decline in mortality," said Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society.

St. Louis police search for mom of abandoned baby

The child, identified by relatives as 3-month-old Donovan Prom, was found at 5 a.m. Friday at the Hickory Trace apartment complex. The child's mother  left Oklahoma on Wednesday to visit relatives in the St. Louis area but hasn't been heard from since Thursday.

Panel backs Arrow Rock site for recognition

Saline County Historic Preservation Commission has endorsed a nomination for the Arrow Rock Ferry Landing, a privately owned property along the Missouri River.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: MoDOT 2012 projects, progress aid mid-Missouri

The road work Missouri motorists encounter regularly and announced projects might seem unimpressive until grouped in an annual progress report.

Missouri woman sentenced for selling drugs at day care

Keisha McReynolds, 37, will be released on probation if she successfully completes the 120 days of shock time she received at her sentencing Monday.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Medicaid expansion, bond issue are key legislative priorities

There are two very substantial economic development proposals on the agenda for the upcoming legislative session that already have at least some bipartisan support and would do more for the economy than any bill in recent memory.

Dismemberment alleged in Misouri homicide

Paul R. Potter, 49, was charged Monday with second-degree murder, arson and tampering with a motor vehicle.

Morgan Eye breaks her own school record with three-point shooting

Morgan Eye broke the Southeastern Conference record for most 3-pointers scored in a league game and totaled 33 points, leading Missouri to a 82-76 victory over Auburn.

Mental health issues afflict individuals in LGBTQ community

Halen Boykin-Rudolph, a Westminster University student, and J'Lissabeth Faughn, a former Columbia resident, are two individuals that overcame mental health issues and abuse, respectively, to become comfortable with who they are.

Power lines in Fifth Ward Council race are subject of debate

The three candidates for the open Fifth Ward City Council seat each have different takes on the three designs for new electric transmission lines and a new substation.


Early predictions: What to expect in this session of the Missouri General Assembly

A list of key topics for the upcoming Missouri legislative session have emerged, among them Medicaid expansion, tax credit reform, bond issues for transportation and capital improvement projects and medical malpractice caps.

City Council to consider Niedermeyer demolition, EEZ demise, rental occupancy disclosure

A St. Louis development firm wants to purchase the circa 1837 building, considered Columbia’s oldest, and raze it to use the site for 15 stories of apartments. Opposition comes from the Historic Preservation Commission and others.

Electric fire causes $100,000 damage at a shop in southeast Columbia

An electric fire burned down a shop in southeast Columbia on Sunday morning. 

Missouri women's basketball looks to snap skid in SEC home opener

The Tigers will try to get back on track Sunday as Missouri opens its Southeastern Conference home schedule with a 2 p.m. game against Auburn.

Some Missouri school districts struggle with new evaluations

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's new standards this school year require higher test scores in some subjects, place a greater emphasis on graduation rates and require schools to track things such as how many students succeed in higher-level courses rather than just how many enroll in them.

911 hang up call ends up being home invasion robbery

Two men invaded and robbed a home in the 700 block of Demaret Drive on Saturday night, according to a Boone County Sheriff's Department news release.

Finder of lost pricey ring sues owner for reward

Bonnie Land's lawsuit against the ring's owner, Melisa Boucek, seeks more than $66,500 for breach of contract, fraud and damages.

Lost southwest Missouri boy found with dogs keeping him warm

A massive search for a missing 6-year-old southwest Missouri boy ends well after rescuers find him huddled in a ditch with his two dogs lying on top of him to keep him warm.

Private Kansas City school to start drug testing students

Rockhurst High School Principal Greg Harkness said the new policy came after two years of research and discussion. The debate triggered an ongoing debate about the role schools can and should play to influence students' lives.

Military veterans struggle with residency rules at state schools

Because the often intricate rules governing residency differ from state to state, and even within university systems, many veterans face a bewildering battle to exercise the benefits they've already fought for.