Senate Medicaid panel splits over expansion; Democrats stymied

In what may be a preview of the heated debate to come in the 2014 legislative session, a Senate panel was sharply divided over the best ways to reform Medicaid and whether to expand eligibility to include people at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty line.

Missouri football: Franklin back, but 'Maty will definitely play'

The Tigers have senior James Franklin back in the starting lineup, so where does redshirt freshman sensation Maty Mauk fit into the picture?

Former Missouri pitcher Max Scherzer wins Cy Young

Former Missouri All-American pitcher Max Scherzer won the AL honor after leading the majors in wins while going 21-3. He received 28-of-30 first-place votes.

BATTLE RISING: Battle hosts Agriculture Science Day

Battle High School's FFA club hosted its first Agriculture Science Day on Wednesday. The event included a petting zoo, farm Olympic games, a hay ride and an ultrasound of sheep.

Legislators call for tax discussion beyond economic 'truce' with Kansas

Boone County legislators said Gov. Jay Nixon's request for an economic "truce" with Kansas should lead to a broader conversation about state tax reform. In a speech Tuesday, Nixon called for an end to tax incentive programs that move businesses back and forth across the Missouri-Kansas border.

Rock Bridge volleyball's Bailey Lawson excels on the court, in the kitchen

The Lawson family shares a passion for volleyball, helping run Club CoMo because 16-year-old Bailey fell for volleyball as a fourth-grader. The family's other passion: food.

Ryan Ferguson is a free man again

Ryan Ferguson was released from prison Tuesday after serving almost eight years of a 40-year sentence in the 2001 slaying of Kent Heitholt. Columbia police issued a statement Wednesday morning saying that any new leads would be pursued by investigators.

Missouri cross country teams prepare for NCAA regional

The Missouri men's and women's cross country teams are heading up to Ames, Iowa, for the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship on Friday.

MU receives $1 million estate gift for student veteran scholarships

Details about criteria for application are still being discussed and might not be finalized until the estate commitment is officially given.

Missouri women's basketball benefits from bench players

In the first two games of the season, the Missouri women's basketball team's bench has outscored its opponent's benches 51-20. Coach Robin Pingeton isn't surprised. 

Fox Sports Midwest to air Missouri volleyball Friday

Fox Sports Midwest announced it will air Friday's volleyball showdown between No. 7 Missouri (29-0) and No. 5 Florida (22-2) in Gainesville, Fla., according to a release from the Missouri athletics department.

Missouri men's basketball signs top-50 recruit Jakeenan Gant

Jakeenan Gant signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to play basketball at Missouri.

Missouri swimmer embraces swimming background

Although it took him 16 years to accept it, swimming has always been in Missouri junior Sam Tierney's blood.

James Thompson's trial moved to summer 2014

The trial of a Columbia man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the Brian Daniels case has been moved from December to sometime in the summer of 2014.

Columbia College students teach Ridgeway Elementary students about different cultures

The Columbia College students brought dances, languages and cultures from around the world into the elementary school as part of International Education Week.

Medical organizations weigh in on obesity epidemic

A group that includes the American Heart Association has issued new guidelines for fighting obesity, a development that comes not long after the AMA labeled obesity a disease. By next year, most insurance companies are expected to cover counseling and other obesity treatments.


Arch renovation project completion pushed back to 2016

The improvement project around the Gateway Arch will not be completed by the Arch's 50th anniversary.

MU's Campus Writing Program adjusts to damaged Conley House

After a car crashed into the historic Conley House, MU's Campus Writing Program is adjusting to the changes caused by the damage.


Death penalty discussed in light of Missouri's planned execution

Three panelists spoke at the "When the State Kills" event Wednesday night, held in advance of the planned Nov. 20 execution of Joseph Franklin.

Three commit to Missouri volleyball team

Three high school volleyball players signed Wednesday to play for Missouri.