Missouri House endorses tougher worker lawsuits

The Missouri House endorsed a bill that would make it tougher for time for workers suing for discrimination.

Missouri Supreme Court mulls benefits for same-sex partners

The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage benefits on Wednesday. At issue is a routine benefit paid to the surviving spouse of a fallen public safety officer.

Slow-moving snowstorm pummels Midwest, heads east

The storm that made travel perilous from the Oklahoma Panhandle to the Great Lakes on Tuesday was expected to linger for another day over Chicago and parts of the Midwest.

Missouri Senate panel considers limits on gun information

The bill would bar medical professionals from putting information about a patient's firearm into a medical record unless it relates to the patient's immediate medical care or safety.

Americans yawn at budget cut hype

With an upcoming sequester date of March 1, Americans are remaining unconcerned about widespread federal spending cuts due to the lack of consequences in the past. Education Secretary said that up to 40,000 teachers could lose their jobs and the Homeland Security Secretary said 5,000 border patrol agents would furloughed.

Arrest made in killing of mother of abandoned baby

Three-month-old Donavan Prom was found in an interior hallway of a St. Louis County apartment complex in January. He was unharmed, and a frantic search began for his mother.

Postal Service studies Columbia processing center

District Manager David Martin said in a statement that the Postal Service has more facilities, equipment and people than it needs to process a declining volume of mail.

Missouri panel approves transportation sales tax increase

Proponents estimate the proposed higher sales tax would raise nearly $8 billion over 10 years for transportation projects.

Kander launches archives of legislature's debates

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander said his "Missouri Channel" will archive the audio for every House and Senate debate.

Wednesday road conditions in Columbia: See our live updates, and contribute your observations

Tell us about the road conditions where you are and what areas drivers should avoid.

UPDATE: 11,581 still without power in Boone County; all power restored in Columbia

Boone County residents were left without power Tuesday as melting snow weighed down power lines.


UPDATE: Second winter storm in days blasts central U.S.; three deaths blamed on blizzard

The weight of the snow strained power lines and cut electricity to more than 100,000 homes and businesses.

SOCIAL SNOW: Pictures and updates from Tuesday's Columbia weather

Keep up with social media sharing in one spot, without leaving the Missourian's site. And join the fun by using the #CoMoSnow hashtag.

UPDATE: Mediacom restores Internet service

Mediacom Communications Director Phyllis Peters said repairs to the cut fiber lines were completed by 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

As sequestration nears, possible effects at MU becoming clearer

Uncertainty permeates all discussions about the potential cuts in federally supported research and financial aid at MU

Missouri men's basketball team tries not to think about tournament

Missouri coach Frank Haith said his players and staff try their best not to talk about the postseason too much, even with the NCAA tournament just a few weeks away.


Throughout Boone County, power outages define the day

But some Boone County residents found snow-day bliss snuggling with dogs and selling a few more pizzas.

Small roster, inexperience pose challenges to Tolton baseball team

Coach Mike Johnson expects every player to pitch for the first Tolton baseball team this spring.


At greenhouse business, power outage spurs family into action

A power outage following Monday night's snowstorm could have been devastating to Strawberry Hill Farms' selling season, but workers were able to keep temperatures inside its greenhouses stable. 

True/False team works hard to get ready despite the snow

Volunteers work to clear snow from the box office, alleys and the Ragtag Cinema to prepare for the film festival.