Missouri attorney general: Tax-cut bill could mean retroactive refunds

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said House Bill 253 could give taxpayers refunds going back three years.

Breast cancer survivor Kim Becking motivates Stephens College students

Becking's talk was the focus of the Stephens College annual Academic Opening Convocation.

Moderate drought conditions return to northern Boone County

Crop and livestock production might be affected, but not as severely as during last year's drought.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Connecting dots shows relationships of economic stories

A long series of tax and public policy decisions has created an America that values wealth far more than work.

Columbia police arrest man in sexual assault case of local 13-year-old

Suspect arrested Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree sodomy was registered sex offender in Nevada.

Rock Bridge girls tennis coach building a powerhouse

Ben Loeb, Rock Bridge High School's girls head tennis coach, has created a successful program by focusing on the mental part of the game.


Rock Bridge softball falls to Ozark 2-1

The Rock Bridge softball team was defeated by Ozark High School 2-1 on Thursday night. The loss was its first of the season.

UPDATE: Missouri, Texas governors spar over tax cut

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon calls a state income tax cut plan a "reckless experiment," while Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was in the St. Louis area Thursday, called Missouri's tax policy "onerous."

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia seniors gather for pool, friendship

Three Columbia seniors get together Tuesday to play pool at the Columbia Senior Center.

Lisa Michelle Koopmeiners, June 1, 1971 — Aug. 28, 2013

Lisa Michelle Koopmeiners of Columbia died Wednesday Aug. 28. She was 42 years old.

MU students create app to improve campus, city safety

SafeTrek, a smartphone app created by three MU students, would supplement conventional 911 dispatcher services.

Backers of marijuana legalization welcome feds' policy change

The Justice Department said Thursday that states can let people use the drug and license people to grow it — as long as it is kept away from kids, the black market and federal property.

Ft. Leonard Wood soldier found dead

The Army said Thursday that a soldier was found dead in a bathroom early Thursday morning.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Staff cuts at Ellis Fischel impact quality of patient care

We wanted Ellis Fischel simply because of the team approach they had. This included Advance Practice Nurses. We would rethink that decision now given the current circumstances.

Inspired by national movement, local fast food workers plan strike Thursday

In Columbia, workers at McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King will be part of the strike.

Johnson & Johnson launches new cap to curb Tylenol overdoses

The warning label will begin appearing on Extra Strength Tylenol bottles in the U.S. in October and on most other Tylenol bottles in coming months.


Court upholds first ban on gay-to-straight therapy

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that using intense therapy to try to change a minor's sexual orientation seemed dangerous and that lawmakers showed good reasoning for banning the therapy.

Fast-food workers stage largest protests yet in U.S.

Workers protested in about 60 cities nationwide, calling for the right to unionize without employer interference and pay of $15 an hour.


TIGER KICKOFF E-book: Download a preview ahead of the Missouri home opener

Tiger Kickoff includes preview coverage of the Tigers' home opener against Murray State.

Hundreds bid farewell to 12-year-old Missouri girl

The Golden City High School gym was filled to capacity Wednesday to honor Adriaunna Horton, a week after her body was recovered in Dade County.