Changes to Missouri's sex offender registry could cost state thousands in federal funding

According to the Department of Justice, Missouri could lose 10 percent of its federal funding under the Justice Assistance Grant Program if the General Assembly passes House Bill 301.


Rock Bridge softball opens season

The Bruins sealed an 18-3 win Wednesday night. 

Scotland's Euan Walker, Jessica Meek join Missouri golf

The Missouri men and women's golf team have a pair of freshman hailing from Scotland, the country where golf was invented.

Columbia police officers attend training to prevent human trafficking

Three officers with the Columbia Police Department attended the training, hosted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri, in Jefferson City on Tuesday. Human trafficking crimes are now under the Street Crimes Unit of the Criminal Investigations Division.

MU organizations battle stigma, stress with Tigers Take Action Carnival

The goal of the event was to help students relax and to destigmatize campus services that students are sometimes reluctant or embarrassed to use, Counseling Center outreach coordinator Christy Hutton said.

UPDATE: King's dream inspires a new march, and a president

President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the cause of racial equality and honor the "glorious patriots" who marched a half century ago to the very steps from which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke during the March on Washington.

State Capitol hosts Freedom March

Jefferson City State Capitol hosted a Freedom March on Wednesday for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


Tax credits aim to benefit Missouri youth by encouraging education

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced tax credits totaling $955,848. The credits will go toward a variety of organizations focusing on education and health for Missouri youth. 

Missouri women's basketball names Michael Porter new assistant coach

 Michael Porter, formerly the director of basketball operations at Missouri, will move into an assistant coach's role on for the Missouri women's basketball team, coach Robin Pingeton announced Wednesday.


More than 300 sites ring bells for Martin Luther King speech

At the National Cathedral in Washington, the central bell tower played "Lift Every Voice and Sing" from the carillon. The bells rang for about 15 minutes to mark the moment when the speech was delivered.


Graffiti results in Hickman High School lockdown

No immediate threat was found, and the lockdown was lifted around 11 a.m. School officials were still trying to determine who wrote the message and when it was written.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hartzler should make decisions based on constituent needs

Writer Deborah Miller asks whether Rep. Vicky Hartzler votes based solely on her own opinions or on those of her constituents.

1963 March on Washington resonated with mid-Missouri residents

In 1963, Gene Robertson traveled to Washington, D.C., to witness the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Nimrod Chapel, stationed in Asia, listened through the radio.

Edward "Chase" Senor, of Columbia, July 13, 1980 — Aug. 25, 2013

Chase Senor loved the great outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family.

Hickman starts with a win

Hickman softball wins season opener 14-1 in five innings.

Scientists find clue to age-related memory loss

All memory loss may not be attributed to Alzheimer's. It may in fact be the result of old age and the lack of a specific protein.


Missouri seeks owners of abandoned military medals

Missouri's Military Medal Return law took effect Wednesday. An attempt to return over $750 million in unclaimed military honors to veterans.

Owner of burned northwest Missouri opera house missing

Investigators search for owner of the Maitland Opera House, Kenneth Rainwater, who has been missing since Saturday, when the building was destroyed by a fire.

Missouri school official cleared in Obama rodeo act

An attorney for superintendent Mark Ficken said an investigation by the school district found Ficken was not involved in inappropriate actions or statements.

Highway penalties among new Missouri laws taking effect

The new law allows an additional fine for violations that occur close to where law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel or tow-truck operators are responding to a roadside issue.