Cattlemen say Missouri agriculture chief made threats

Leaders at the cattlemen's group said Hagler created a  hostile work environment.

Missouri Senate leader releases new gun legislation

The new draft still declares any federal policies that "infringe on people's right to keep and bear arms" void, but removes the section that would have allowed federal agents to be charged with a misdemeanor for attempting to enforce federal gun control laws.

FAA eases rules on electronic devices on planes

During takeoff and landings, airline passengers would be allowed to use their electronics. Cellphone calls will continue to be prohibited.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Share the Harvest program eases hunger

Donations of partial or whole deer can feed Missourians in need.


McCaskill: Public will eventually like health law

Sen. Claire McCaskill believes people eventually will appreciate the health insurance exchanges, just as they do Medicare.

Missouri attorney general office adviser plans to retire

Ron Holliger plans to retire as general counsel near the end of the year and will serve part-time as a senior counsel for the office.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Students need home

The Springfield school has slightly more than 2.2 percent of homeless population in the 25,000-student district, which is above the national average.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Brandon Coleman's family could file civil suit

Brandon Coleman's family and friends could enter a civil suit, which would be presented to the public and possibly a jury trial.

California driver to contest ticket for wearing Google Glass eyewear

Cecilia Adadie was ticketed for wearing Google Glass while driving. She says she is surprised that it is illegal to drive while wearing the glasses and that she will probably fight the ticket.

New Lin sculpture headed to Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins

A Missouri River sculpture was commissioned by the Nelson-Atkins and will be installed Nov. 15 in the Bloch Building.

Red Sox win World Series title, beat Cards 6-1 in Game 6

David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, baseball's bearded wonders, capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their third World Series championship in 10 seasons.

Rock Bridge volleyball advances to Sweet 16

The Bruins won the Class 4, District 9 championship Wednesday night over Helias. It is the team's first district championship since 2010.

House Medicaid panel continues talks; lawmakers start putting plans on the table

A House committee met for more than 12 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday as they dove deeper into the state's Medicaid program and how it might be changed.

Tennessee coach heaps praise on 'explosive' Tigers

The Volunteers haven't beat a ranked team on the road in more than seven years, so maybe Butch Jones was trying to swing some karma in his SEC conference call Wednesday morning.

With help of 'Sorcerer's Stone,' dead astronomers come to life

The MU Department of Physics and Astronomy temporarily transformed Laws Observatory into the "Hogwarts Astronomy Tower" on Wednesday night for an event focused on teaching the public about astronomy.

NCAA restructuring now moves to steering committee

There is no suggestion within the NCAA of blowing things up and even the idea of splitting off the big-money BCS schools into their own division gets little traction. But the leadership of the governing body for collegiate athletics has to become "more nimble, more strategic, appropriately representative," said Nathan Hatch, chair of the NCAA's board of directors.

Stephens College soccer suffers 17th loss to end season

The Stephens College soccer team lost 15-0 at home to Benedictine University-Springfield on Wednesday night.

Victim identified in Saturday's I-70 collision

Columbia police believe they have located the driver and vehicle that struck Ennis Patrick, 36, on Saturday.

Retired MU professor offers books instead of candy on Halloween

The retired MU professor will give away more than 100 books on Halloween night through his "Trick or Read" program.

UPDATE: Ex-death row inmate exonerated in Missouri prison stabbing

Reggie Griffin, 53, was convicted of stabbing a fellow Moberly prison inmate in 1983. He found out Friday that the Randolph County prosecutor was dropping the charge.