Peer pressure brings up cost of a tooth for parents

The tooth fairy forks over an average of $3.70 per tooth, with some children waking up to as much as $100 under their pillows.


Missouri trooper, 4 others hurt in boat collision

Investigators say a Water Patrol boat being driven by 35-year-old Trooper Stephen Burgun of Jefferson City collided Thursday night with a boat driven by 55-year-old Brian Pecenka, of Lake Ozark.

Man who posted clown video surprised by hate mail, public response

Perry Beam, 48, posted on Aug. 10 a cellphone video online that documents what is being widely deemed a racist and insensitive rodeo clown act at the Missouri State Fair.

Financial stress may hit your brain and wallet

Scientists have found that worries about money can cause people to lose the equivalent of about a dozen IQ points temporarily.

Judge upholds summary for proposed Missouri initiative

The initiative proposed for the 2014 ballot would limit interest and charges for loans such as consumer credit, installment, title and short-term loans.

Refuge to limit Jameson Island hunting, access

Only archery hunting will be allowed on the Jameson Island unit of the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge near the central Missouri town of Arrow Rock.

Hickman defeated in football opener

Hickman lost its first football game of season to Lee's Summit North, 27-16.

Missouri authorizes $7 million of tax credits before deadline

Additional tax credits will be used for redeveloping projects in Joplin and St. Louis.

Action sought against execution anesthesiologist

An unnamed doctor is scheduled to participate in the executions of two convicted Missouri killers, including serial killer Joseph Franklin. The American Civil Liberties Union has said this violates the physician's duty to do no harm and is calling for a suspension of his certification.

Missouri releases new highway map, but prints fewer copies

Department of Transportation spokeswoman Holly Dentner said the agency printed 2.7 million copies — almost half as many as the 5 million printed for the last edition.

Rams subs rally to beat Ravens subs 24-21

The Rams (1-3) avoided their first winless preseason since 2002 on Chase Reynolds' lone reception of the game.

Chiefs beat Packers 30-8 in preseason finale

The Chiefs' third-string quarterback Tyler Bray outplayed Chiefs backup QB Chase Daniel and Packers backups Vince Young and B.J. Coleman.

Royals beat Twins, sweep series for 5th win in row

The Royals outscored Minnesota 17-3 in the three-game set to finish the season series with a 15-4 record against their AL Central rival.

Ameren Missouri workers work on gas leak at Hickman and Eighth streets

The company has Eighth Street closed from Rogers Street to Alton Avenue, and Hickman Avenue closed from Seventh to Eighth streets to repair a gas leak.


MU soccer player Loudell Crumpler returns from knee injury

MU soccer player Loudell Crumpler has returned from a season-ending knee cap dislocation and looks to get more out of her season.

Lange Middle School removes 4 trailers

The Columbia School District has sold 17 trailers total. Trying to get rid of all 154 has been a slow process.

Fast-food workers, supporters rally in Columbia

Fast-food employees rallied in support of higher wages and expanded workers' rights on Thursday in Columbia and other parts of the country.

MU athletics issue heat warning for Saturday's football opener

Memorial Stadium concession stands will be stocked with water, and mist stations and ice will be available. Fans can bring a sealed bottle of water or an empty bottle to fill at water jugs inside the stadium.

Four Columbia programs get boost from AmeriCorps grants

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced $2.6 million in AmeriCorps grants to be distributed to fifteen organizations throughout the state. Four Columbia-based programs will receive funds.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Violence Task Force promises to focus on causes and remedies of violence

The task force decided, by consensus, to launch its work by bringing to the Sept. 11 meeting proposed research questions that will be organized and prioritized for attention.