MU chair to lead national doctor's organization

The university said in a release that David Fleming will be named president-elect of the American College of Physicians.

Missouri sheriffs willing to issue concealed gun cards

The Missouri Sheriffs' Association said Friday that it's willing to work with legislators on efforts to shift the responsibility of producing the cards from the state Department of Revenue to the local sheriffs who already handle applications.

Drought eases in farm belt but is not over yet

Above-average snow cover and a chilly, wet spring have helped restore moisture to many states burdened by last year's drought.

Claire McCaskill urges businesses to maximize online opportunities

The Senator was in St. Louis Friday, teaming with Google for a small business workshop at Third Degree Glass Factory.

Gay-Straight Alliance working for equality at Southeast Missouri State University

The group would like a nondiscrimination amendment on sexual orientation added to Southeast Missouri State University's student constitution.

Family farm reaches fourth generation in SW Missouri

Today, Brad Groves and his brother, Todd, are the fourth generation on this Christian County farm. Their wives and kids, along with their grandma and parents, call the dairy farm home.

2 bald eagles shot to death in NW Missouri

The department says a reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction in the case. It's a state and federal offense to shoot a bald eagle.

Missouri Senate passes protections for nursing mothers

The measure approved Thursday would require nursing mothers to submit a written note from a doctor to be excused from jury duty.

Missouri officials take aim at feral hogs

A feral hog is any hog that is roaming on public or private land and lacks conspicuous ear tags or notches.

Second man arrested in probe of prison chief's death

Colorado Springs, Colo., authorities arrested Thomas Guolee, 31, at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Colorado Springs, according to El Paso County sheriff's officials.

Missouri military officer pleads guilty in homicide

As part of a plea deal Phillip C. Parish will be sentenced to life in prison — which amounts to 30 years — plus another 20 years in prison. He was originally charged with first-degree murder.

Elephant shot in Mississippi returns to Missouri

The 39-year-old Asian elephant, named Carol, was shot Thursday in Tupelo, Miss. She was part of a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show.

PHOTO GALLERY: 1,700 units of blood collected at spring blood drive

The three-day blood drive took place at MU's Student Recreation Complex.

Missouri javelin thrower shows lots of potential

Former high school quarterback Macauley Garton focused on throwing the javelin after a knee injury ended his football career.

UPDATE: Death in south Columbia investigated as homicide

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a report of a robbery and unresponsive person at 2416 Cimarron Drive. Police identified the victim as Brian Daniels, 46.


Freshmen fueled by challenge of playing varsity soccer for Rock Bridge

Playing on varsity as freshmen for a girls team that has won four consecutive district championships has been no easy task. But the Bruins' Danni Hrdina and Cara Wilfong wouldn’t want it any other way.

Scientist's new book highlights animals' feelings

Jonathan Balcombe, speaker at this week's "CAFO - Far From the Farm" symposium, is an animal behavior scientist who has written several books on animals' perception of feeling.

Curators vote to expand stress-reducing program for UM System employees

Already available in Columbia, the program will now accommodate employees at the Rolla, St. Louis and Kansas City campuses. 

Champion bur oak vandalized with spray paint

The owner said the best approach is to let the paint wear off the tree near McBaine.


Teacher brings bilingual approach to Rock Bridge Preschool classroom

Many studies show the advantages of becoming bilingual at an early age. Puerto Rican-born teacher Natalia Prats wants to instill those benefits in the children of her dual Spanish and English preschool class.