Record number of vetoes overridden; gun and tax-cut bills both put to rest

The Missouri legislature met Wednesday to consider override votes on Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes of legislation from the 2013 session.

Despite coming up short of overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes of a controversial tax-cut and gun bill, the Missouri General Assembly overrode a record number of vetoes Wednesday during its veto session.

UPDATE: Gun bill override fails by single vote in Senate

House Bill 436 was sent to the Senate earlier Wednesday after the House voted to override the veto by a vote of 109-49. The override attempt failed in the Senate by a vote of 22-12.

Battle's Willingham is football team's "hype man"

Marshall Willingham stars on both sides of the ball for Battle High School, and he's piled up some impressive statistics after two games. Willingham talks about his "crazy" persona on the field and his search for peace off of it.

Governor speaks to students at Fairview Elementary School

He congratulated Fairview students and teachers on having such a high Missouri School Improvement Program 5 score and for their constant hard work toward being one of the leading elementary schools in the state.

The Missouri House rejects motion to override veto of tax-cut bill

The Missouri House debated HB 253 one last time before rejecting a motion to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the tax-cut bill.

Missouri lawmakers sustain veto of sex offender bill

The House briefly discussed the bill but set it aside without voting on an override after supporters acknowledged that many of their colleagues had concerns about it. Under the bill, people who were younger than 18 when they committed sex offenses would have no longer appeared on law enforcement websites that list the names, photos and addresses of sex offenders.


Research will be first priority for task force on crime

The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence decided at its meeting Wednesday to put its initial focus on researching problems related to violence in Columbia before it proposes any recommendations or solutions.

Stephens soccer team scores historic first

The Stephens College soccer team scored its first goal since the program restarted last season.

Rock Bridge quarterback 'Logan Football' Twehous has the Bruins off to a 2-0 record

Despite orchestrating a prolific offense in the first two games, Rock Bridge quarterback Logan Twehous credits those around him.

Longest-living quadriplegic dies one month before 85th birthday

Janet Barnes died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Festus, exactly one month before her 85th birthday. Because of an error during her delivery, Mrs. Janet Barnes was a quadriplegic. She was a volunteer at Shepard Boulevard Elementary School and at University Hospital.

MU student Hany Hawasly describes his experience as a Syrian in Columbia

Hany Hawasly, an MU graduate student from Damascus, Syria, shares memories from his home country and his opinion of American media coverage of the conflict.

Police investigate sexual misconduct incidents in Cosmo-Bethel Park

Two separate reports of a man masturbating in Cosmo-Bethel Park have been reported to police. In both incidents, the suspect was possibly taking pictures of himself with his cellphone, police said.

Gender-neutral housing a possibility at MU, but no plans set

MU is discussing whether to have gender-neutral housing, following a trend of other colleges. But some questions linger, including defining what gender-neutral housing mean to MU.

Changes at MU residential, dining halls meant to increase housing options

There will be changes to residential halls and dining facilities starting in the fall of 2014.

UM System curators consider $54.1 million in construction at MU

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators is scheduled to consider two medical building upgrades on the MU campus Thursday at its meeting.

Columbia home stars in national horror film, 'You're Next'

"You're Next" is the third horror movie filmed in Columbia by a team with strong personal ties to the city.

Cardinals get big hit, beat Brewers 4-2

Cardinal outfielder Matt Holliday's two-run homer broke up Wily Peralta's no-hit bid in the sixth inning of a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

Louise Tutt was a judge, traveler who loved to give

Louise Thompson Tutt died on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, of breast cancer at her residence near Buffalo. She was 75.

Tolton looking for signature win against Westran

After signs of promise in last week's 32-28 loss to Southern Boone, the Trailblazers (0-2) will meet Westran in Moberly. Tolton lost the game 48-0 last year.

Hickman softball beats Hallsville

Hickman softball defeats Hallsville 7-0 on Wednesday.