ACLU sues Missouri for records on execution drug

The lawsuit could require the Department of Corrections to turn over records related to the state's supply of propofol, an anesthetic that Missouri plans to use in two executions.

Prospect for quick end to shutdown is remote

Prospects for a swift end to the 4-day-old partial government shutdown all but vanished Friday as lawmakers squabbled into the weekend.

Albert Pujols sues Jack Clark over steroid comments

The lawsuit between former Cardinals stars seeks unspecified damages that would be donated to charity.

Missouri judge bars character testimony in Mark Gill murder case

Mark Gill, convicted in the 2002 slaying of Ralph Lape Jr., will get a new hearing to decide whether he gets sentenced to death or to life in prison.

Obama cancels Asia trip to deal with shutdown

The president's decision to skip upcoming economic summits in Indonesia and Brunei was an indication of how entrenched both sides were as the bitter partisan shutdown entered its fourth day with no end in sight.

Report: St. Louis County official got millions from scheme

Edward Mueth collected $3.4 million from St. Louis County over the course of a six-year scheme that ended with his suicide last month, according to a newspaper report.

Businesses find value in northwest Missouri lake training site

A growing number of Midwest companies are using outdoor recreation programs to facilitate skill-building and bonding among employees.

Infrastructure charge approved for Ameren Missouri

The Public Service Commission said the surcharge will cost residential customers 75 cents per month.

Proposals seek Missouri court changes

Besides having the judges elected by popular votes, the proposals would also increase the membership of the Missouri Supreme Court to nine from the current seven.

Don't throw that away — Benton school district urges recycling

Kelly schools in Benton have received a grant that allows them to place recycling bins in the schools to collect cans, plastic and cardboard.

Internet for low-income families in Kansas City area

KC Freedom Network will provide free Internet access for low-income citizens in Kansas City and Kansas City, Kan.

Arts and Science supplemental fee proposed at Faculty Council

Faculty Council also discussed its desire to be involved with the search for a new provost.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Voting for Hall of Famous Missourians welcomed

In a departure from tradition, Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, asked Missouri residents to nominate and select two additions to the hall. The decision was popular.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Deaton reminds faculty of accomplishments as chancellor

Wednesday's General Faculty meeting was the last for MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, who will retire Nov. 15.


Rock Bridge softball plays in pink for breast cancer awareness

The Rock Bridge softball team hosted its annual "Pink Out" game, defeating Hannibal 11-1. The team's coach is a breast cancer survivor.

Citizen Jane summit kick-starts weekend of film festival events

Five female professionals spoke Thursday at the Citizen Jane Women in Film Summit about what's up with women in the industry. The Citizen Jane Film Festival runs Friday through Sunday.

Government shutdown stops MU Extension nutrition education

The federal government shutdown has forced MU Extension to halt nutritional education programs for Missouri schoolchildren, parents and seniors.

Radar guns part of plan to slow traffic in Columbia

The proposed traffic calming policy is intended to establish a more streamlined and responsive process that should result in more informed decision-making.

Columbia public defender receives award from Missouri Bar

Missouri public defender Bill Swift is receiving the 2013 Defender of Distinction award.

Continued shutdown could cost military students

Students serving in the reserves or National Guard, and students benefiting from the GI bill will have tuition assistance stopped at the end of the month if the government shutdown continues.