Hearing on Harrisburg school's historic value set for Friday

Restoring the 135-year-old Harrisburg school building is a driving reason behind trying to get it on the National Register of Historic Places. A hearing to consider the Harrisburg school as well as 10 other Missouri sites for the registry will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in the Lewis and Clark State Office Building.

The 135-year-old building is up for consideration Friday on the National Register of Historic Places. Supporters starting championing the status for the school and Masonic lodge in 2004.

UPDATE: Body of missing woman found in Waynesville late Friday

Lawson Smith, emergency management director for Pulaski County, confirmed Jessica Lee’s family had identified her body, which was taken to a Waynesville chapel.

Missouri football's Easterly dreams of a better Detroit

The fourth-year defensive back wants to return to his home to start a gym and help people realize their dreams.


American Cancer Society seeks participants from mid-Missouri for study

The study is looking for a diverse group of men and women ages 30 to 65 with no personal history of cancer. Locally, Ellis Fischel and the American Cancer Society are looking for 150 people.

DEAR READER: Of racial slurs and team names

Slate magazine will no longer us the word "Redskins" to refer to the NFL team from Washington, D.C. The name debate, which has lasted for decades, isn’t going away.

I-70 closed in Kansas City after truck spills 79 cows

Police say the accident happened at 3 a.m., and it's likely some of the cows will have to be euthanized. One animal escaped but was corralled.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Facts about crime don't match mayor's request for more police

When compared to the other four Missouri cities with more than 100,000 residents, it turns out that Columbia's crime rate last year was below St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield and tied with Independence.

Missouri volleyball has two on preseason All-SEC team

Seniors Lisa Henning and Molly Kreklow were named to the nine-member Preseason All-SEC Team for the second year in a row.

Missouri baseball coach Tim Jamieson will toss first pitch

The River City Rascals in O'Fallon will stage Mizzou Pep Rally Night on Saturday.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in connection with Landmark Bank robbery

The Landmark Bank at 10 N. Garth Ave. was robbed Aug. 2.

Mo. sees increase in rabid skunks

Reports show that the number has reached a 15-year high but the risk to humans remains low.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columnist's assumptions do not represent facts

Your insinuation that no American who is not poor would be motivated to serve his country by volunteering for the military is an insult to thousands of patriotic soldiers.

FROM READERS: More than 1,000 students participated in 'Kids on Track' program

On Thursday, students participating in Boone Hospital Center's Kids on Track program completed the last 1.2 miles of a marathon they'd been working to complete this summer.

Mo. gets $1 million settlement from insurance companies

Three companies denied health-care claims, will pay $500,000 to state school fund and donate the rest to charity.

More rain expected, floods possible in Missouri, central U.S.

The National Weather Service predicts heavy rainfall and said there's a flood risk through early Saturday across southeast Kansas and southern Missouri.

Canines sent to search for missing woman in Waynesville

These dogs are specialized in searching for dead bodies, even ones that might still be underwater.