Cardinals begin pre-conclave meetings amid scandal

The dean of the College of Cardinals has said a date for the conclave won't be set until all cardinals have arrived.

FROM READERS: A winter sunrise and hungry birds

There was snow — and lots of it. Frequent Missourian contributor John Hall was able to snap some photos of birds after the winter storms.

Hearing set for suspect in VA hospital killing

Rudy Perez Jr. is charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 1 death of 78-year-old Robert Hill of Warsaw at Truman Veterans Hospital.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Knowledge from newspapers can empower youth

A former Douglass Park neighborhood Columbia Missourian beat reporter shares how she thinks providing newspapers to young children will give them an opportunity to engage and advocate for a better future for themselves.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Missouri counties' turkey harvest numbers 2012

Missouri senators outline plan to curb food stamp fraud

Senators from both parties are working together to correct how and where welfare money is spent.

Study shows declining life span for some U.S. women

The latest research found that women age 75 and younger are dying at higher rates than previous years in nearly half of the nation's counties — many of them rural and in the South and West.

Route BB in Boone County to close for repairs Thursday

Route BB will temporarily close from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday for the Missouri Department of Transportation to make repairs on the bridge over Interstate 70.

Missouri Senate panel to consider expanded gun rights

The Senate General Laws Committee scheduled a vote Monday on the proposal by Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer, of Columbia.

Missouri Secretary of State issues alert about fake letter

Jason Kander said it falsely suggests Missouri businesses have to complete a certain form and pay a $125 fee.

Study: No quick savings from workplace wellness

Employee wellness programs might not save money for businesses but could provide other benefits, according to the study.


Landmark tree comes down in Joplin

The storm twisted the elm almost 180 degrees, and a 6-foot pole went through the center.

Scientists say baby born with HIV apparently cured

There's no guarantee the child will remain healthy, although sophisticated testing uncovered just traces of the virus' genetic material still lingering.

Clerical error halts plans for tax vote in Ozark

City Administrator Steve Childers said April 2014 would be the first chance to vote on the tax at no extra cost beyond normal costs for municipal elections.