WHAT OTHERS SAY: Beware the cheating colleges

Some colleges inflate data to climb higher in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. With no independent verification of information, it's possible other schools also submit faulty numbers.

Infiniti Home Care to pay $175,000 in Missouri settlement

Attorney General Chris Koster said the settlement resolves allegations that it had billed Medicaid for services it did not actually provide to disabled and elderly patients.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: In the drone age, presidential whim is not enough

As drone attacks become a more common tactic toward destroying enemy combatants, including some U.S. citizens, questions are being raised about whether the law needs to catch up to this new tool of war. 

Cardinals break ground on Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village was part of the development agreement between the city and the Cardinals when the new stadium was built.

Mississippi River Caucus launched in Senate

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri and Democrat Tom Harkin of Iowa announced plans for the caucus that will address issues such as flood mitigation and navigation concerns.

SEC convenes Atlanta research summit

The inaugural SEC Symposium features scientists from SEC schools old and new.

Officer shoots, kills suspect in St. Louis

The shooting happened Thursday night near the Mississippi River. The suspect's name has not been released.

Missouri men's basketball throws away chance at first SEC road win

The Tigers moved ahead 68-67 on a Laurence Bowers 3-pointer with 55 seconds to go, but after forcing a Texas A&M turnover, an errant Phil Pressey pass went sailing out of bounds.

Widow turns to veterans group to give minivan to Columbia woman

Tabatha Goyette received a wheelchair-accessible minivan in a donation coordinated by a chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. The van will help her spend more time out and about with her family. 

Ragtag robot artwork destined for Columbia city building

Ragtag Cinema plans to give a sculpture of a robot named "Lumen" to the city for display. Artist Greg Orloff created the sculpture as a mascot for the Ragtag Needs Robots! fundraising campaign.

Bill would reduce marijuana possession penalty throughout Missouri

Supporters say existing penalties for Missouri are harsh and costly. The bill would allow offenders to expunge the misdemeanor from their criminal records. 

MU, REDI join Gov. Nixon's call for Missouri Medicaid expansion

Advocates say expanding Medicaid would be a boon to the economy and extend health care to those who need it.

Defense: Truman Veterans Hospital murder suspect has history of mental illness

Rudy Perez Jr. pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness at his arraignment Thursday.

Hickman girls basketball overcomes injury to defeat Helias

All five Hickman starters scored in double digits in the Kewpies' 65-43 win over Helias.

Rock Bridge girls basketball triumphs on cancer awareness night

Rock Bridge girls basketball rolled to an easy win on cancer awareness night Thursday evening, running away from Jefferson City, 62-16, while raising money for cancer research in the process.

Super fan important part of Hickman wrestling

During the past two and a half decades, Jennifer Arnold has supported every wrestler who has worn the purple and gold singlet for the Kewpies.

Bill would allow counties' MU Extension programs to share resources

The bill would allow counties to share their resources for MU Extension programs by joining to create districts. It would allow those districts to propose property taxes to fund their MU Extension programs.

Benevolent tax credit extensions pass House

The extension of five benevolent tax credits, passed by the Missouri House of Representatives on Wednesday, benefits Columbia's Rainbow House as well as other people and organizations around the state.


Food bank needs more volunteers after large donation

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri has received a large donation of frozen food and needs more volunteers to help repackage the shipment.

After 18 years, Celebrate the Dream comes to an end

The mentorship program has come to an end due to new enforcement of regulations in transportation.