Gov. Nixon signs Missouri bill dealing with welfare benefits

Missouri welfare recipients now barred from using those funds at liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs.

UPDATE: Missouri company seeks horses slaughter permit

Springfield company works with federal officials so facility can humanely handle animals.

Kansas City diocese reaches settlement in abuse case

The diocese said in a statement that it chose to settle the claim "in consideration of the financial and emotional toll on all parties of an anticipated four-week trial."


Studies: Cyberspying targeting South Korea, U.S. military

McAfee Labs said the malware was designed to find and upload information referring to U.S. forces in South Korea, joint exercises or even the word "secret."

Nixon signs bill that restricts use of welfare funds

New law prohibits recipients from using funds at liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs.

Daylilies are in full bloom for gardener

Award-winning gardener Blaise Brazos has bred his own daylilies, which are in full bloom now. In 2oo2, he produced 16,000 flowers he had crossbred, he said.

Wet weather pushes winter wheat harvest

Ronnie Flatt expects a good winter wheat crop even though a wet spring prevented him from starting harvest as soon as he'd like.

DEAR READER: Gutenberg opened up the world

According to author Jeff Jarvis, Gutenberg is a geek of the highest order. Like Steve Jobs and other, he created something that opened up the world.

THIS WEEK'S MOST READ: Fireworks ordinance cause complaints, euthanization rate drops

This week, the most read list included "100 AGES, A CENTURY OF VOICES"  and a story about the approval of a new student apartment complex.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Fireworks burst over Columbia, puppies up for adoption

This week, Missourian photographers captured images at the Show Me Swim Conference Championships and a theater workshop.

House fire in northeast Columbia sparked by 'discarded smoking materials'

A residential fire in northeast Columbia did an estimated $10,000 in damage Sunday afternoon, according to a Columbia Fire Department news release.

Columbia man killed in motorcycle accident early Sunday

Brandon E. Bainter, 29, was riding his motorcycle down Broadway when he collided with a utility pole and was ejected from the vehicle.

DEAR READER: Trudeau's hiatus prompts a Prickly response

Doonesbury is taking a break. But don't worry, Prickly City and it's cast of characters are here in the meantime.


Linda Irvin loved teaching gifted children, gardening

Linda Irvin of Columbia died Thursday, July 4, 2013. She was 73.

UPDATE: Crash investigators turn to cockpit decisions

National Transportation Safety Board chairwoman Deborah Hersman said the lower portion of the plane's tail cone was found in rocks inside the seawall. A "significant piece" of the tail of the aircraft was in the water, and other plane parts were visible at low tide, she said.

Missouri budget cuts revive questions about governor's power

Gov. Jay Nixon has announced spending restrictions due to concerns that the state legislature may overrule his veto on the income-tax bill. House Speaker Tim Jones said that the governor is violating constitutional authority.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Why do other SEC states care more about students than Missouri?

Missouri is lagging behind most other SEC states in scholarships, making it difficult to keep the best and brightest at home.

Southeast Missouri killing unsolved after 30 years

Lt. David James of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department has not given up hope that the killer will be brought to justice.

KCI upgrade with single terminal faces high sticker price

The conversion from three terminals to one terminal at Kansas City International might have a price tag of more than $1 billion.

Columbia youth swim teams compete in championship meet

More than 300 children competed at the Show Me Conference Championship swim meet Saturday at the outdoor pool of the Missouri Athletic Center.