East St. Louis man charged in shooting death of MU student

Deneshion Swope is accused of shooting Jarrett Mosby seven times during a drug deal, according to the Madison County, Ill., state's attorney.

Dollar General robbed at gunpoint

A man robbed a Dollar General store with a handgun Monday afternoon. No one was injured.

Rock Bridge girls beat Dexter 56-42

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team defeated Dexter High School 56-42 on Monday.

Richard Rauscher taught his family to love the Cardinals

Richard Rauscher  loved to read, listen to Bob Dyan and — most of all — watch the St. Louis Cardinals. Mr. Rauscher died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. He was 67.

Emily Marie Fitzhugh loved to crack jokes, watch NASCAR

She often attended races at the Kansas Speedway with her family. On race days, she was always eager to get out of the door first thing in the morning and cheer on her favorite driver, Tony Stewart.

Jane Marsh, March 4, 1927 — Dec. 23, 2013, of Columbia

Jane Marsh died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. She was 86.

New year means Missouri wage hike, business tax cut

Some of the new Missouri laws that take effect Wednesday are the result of bills passed during the 2013 legislative session, such as new screening requirements for babies born beginning in 2014 and new benefit entitlements for claims of serious work-related illnesses.

Kansas City couple claims $71.5 million Powerball jackpot

Kevin Carlson, 49, and his wife, whose name was not released, claimed the prize Thursday. Carlson celebrated his birthday the next day and has quit his job as a mechanic. His wife plans to keep working.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Don't start the new year with a fatality

During last year’s holiday counting period, Missouri recorded 1,615 traffic crashes, including 12 fatalities and 517 injury accidents.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Columbia and Boone County health statistics available

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Servicescompiles a report detailing health statistics for various categories of citizens.

FROM READERS: MU student balances school, sports, consignment store

Kate Gallagher, a senior finance major at MU, co-founded an on-campus consignment store while balancing school and a position on the MU women's golf team.

GUEST COMMENTARY: This low carb diet is good for you — and the planet

In 2014, try a low-carb diet. Not a low–carb(ohydrate) diet, but a low-carbon one. As in carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas causing the climate crisis.

Richard Rauscher, of Columbia, Jan. 20, 1946 — Dec. 27, 2013

Richard Rauscher of Columbia died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. He was 67.

Emily Marie Fitzhugh, of Ashland, Nov. 7, 1974 — Dec. 28, 2013

Emily Marie Fitzhugh of Ashland died Dec. 28, 2013. She was 39.

Medicaid growth creates gap of 5 million without coverage

Twenty-five states, including Missouri, declined to expand the federal-state program for the poor and disabled. Now many of the working poor — adults without children — struggle to get medical help.  

Rested Chiefs turn attention to playoffs

The Chiefs will be near full strength for the first time in weeks when they visit the Indianapolis Colts for an AFC wild-card playoff game on Saturday.

Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end

This year, the package of tax breaks has been caught up in a debate about overhauling the entire tax code. The two top tax writers in Congress have been pushing to simplify the tax code by reducing tax breaks and using the additional revenue to lower overall tax rates.

Five NFL coaches already fired

Fired on Monday were Washington's Mike Shanahan, Detroit's Jim Schwartz, Minnesota's Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay's Greg Schiano. They join Cleveland's Rob Chudzinski who was fired Sunday night.



Body clock might be to blame when tots fight sleep

Researchers know that about 25 percent of children have some type of sleep difficulty. A new study looks at how children's circadian rhythm develops and how to reset a delayed sleep clock.

Home electricity use in U.S. falling to 2001 levels

Because of more energy-efficient housing, appliances and gadgets, power usage is on track to decline in 2013 for the third year in a row, to its lowest point since 2001.