Missouri House endorses sex offender legislation

Sex offenders would be grouped into three tiers with each considered to have a different risk of committing another offense.

State auditor faults SEMA for paying for Nixon flights

State Auditor Tom Schweich said SEMA paid about $55,000 during the 2011 and 2012 fiscal years for Nixon to fly to disaster sites and promote recovery efforts.

Missouri Senate passes prevailing wage overhaul

The bill passed by the Senate would require wage surveys to be split between union and nonunion wages.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Release child abuse records in Missouri

When a child has been harmed, the public has a right to know whether the harm could have been prevented.

Sewage treated again at St. Louis plant

Millions of gallons of untreated sewage were spilling into the river because of flooding.

Outfielder leading Rock Bridge baseball from bottom of the order

Bruins senior Matt Priest has gone from pinch-runner to run-producer since winning a spot in the lineup in March.

Dawn Wells visits Stephens College, talks about role as Mary Ann

Actress Dawn Wells, alumna of Stephens College, visited her alma mater Monday while filming a documentary for the 50th anniversary of "Gilligan's Island," where she played Mary Ann Summers.

Budget cuts won't affect Columbia's Memorial Day festivities

Despite federal budget cuts that have grounded many aerial demonstration teams, the Salute to Veterans Memorial Day air show will go on. 

Freshman Columbia College softball player steps into new role with old teammates

Kaylee Brueggeman will watch senior Chelsie Crain graduate at the end of this season — just like she did at Wentzville Holt High School.

Former Rock Bridge girls soccer coach attends team's victory over Smith-Cotton

Former Bruins coach Marc VanDover was in attendance for the team's 3-0 victory over Smith-Cotton on Monday night.

Catcher Tanner Cooper can't lift Rock Bridge baseball to victory

Bruins catcher Tanner Cooper has assumed a leadership role for a young Rock Bridge team with his family's help.

Hickman baseball powers past Rolla on senior night

With the team's eight seniors starting in the field, the Kewpies rolled over the Bulldogs for their sixth straight win. 

Boone County's seventh Prescription Drug Take Back event exceeds expectations

It is estimated that nearly 2,569 pounds of unwanted or expired medications — close to 911,000 pills —  have been collected in Boone County since June 2010.

Meat smoker catches fire at Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q

The barbecue pit room at Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q in Columbia caught fire Monday just before 4 p.m. The fire was contained to the brick room, though smoke was seen inside the restaurant.

Veterans Hospital homicide suspect to undergo mental evaluation

Rudy Perez Jr. is accused of killing a fellow patient at Truman Veterans Hospital in February. He has entered a plea of not guilty by means of mental disease or defect.

MU students, faculty present strategic plan achievements

The annual forum updates the public on the progress of the goals of "One Mizzou: 2020 Vision for Excellence."

FROM READERS: Tips for being a successful designated driver

MU senior Andrew Patchell has dedicated more than 1,000 hours and 150 nights of service to giving safe rides to MU students with STRIPES. He shares the best tips for being a successful designated driver.

Man arrested for home invasion robbery, damaging vehicle

The investigation revealed three men armed with handguns forced open the front door of the apartment.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Court and parking statistics

The city of Columbia provides statistics on the number of traffic and parking violations issued each year.

MU graduate's music to be performed by St. Louis Symphony

"Ravish and Mayhem," a composition by MU graduate Stephanie Berg, will be performed by the St. Louis Symphony next season.