UPDATE: House Republicans signal support for budget deal

The measure unveiled by Ryan and Murray blends $85 billion in spending cuts and revenue from new and extended fees — but no taxes or cuts to Medicare beneficiaries — to replace a significant amount of the mandated cuts to agency budgets over the coming two years.

Missourians allowed to donate unclaimed property

The treasurer's office currently holds $810 million of unclaimed property belonging to 4.7 million account holders. Treasurer Clint Zweifel estimated that if everyone with a $50 claim donated half of it to charity that would raise $18 million for charity.

FROM READERS: Former students let Spanish teacher know she made a difference

Alice’s passion and devotion to excellence created lively, compelling classes that were irresistible to her students.

Rams backup Clemens taking hard knocks

Kellen Clemens is set to make his seventh start as Sam Bradford's stand-in Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, his most action by far since making eight starts for the Jets in 2007.

Female libido drug remains in limbo

Sprout Pharmaceuticals plans to appeal a letter from the FDA that denied approval for the production of its drug, flibanserin. The pill is designed to increase libido in women by acting on brain chemicals linked to mood and appetite. 

Vietnamese monks to move to southwest Missouri abbey

New monks to continue blessing Christmas fruitcakes in Ava.


St. Louis museum buys $835,000 Wright chandelier

The 110-year-old chandelier is one of two from the master bedroom of the Wright-designed Francis W. Little House in Peoria, Ill.

Chuck Berry plans 200th Duck Room show

The 87-year-old singer who was famous for "Johnny B. Goode" will perform in St. Louis on Jan. 15, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday.

Truman, Danforth, Suggs to be honored for Missouri Public Affairs fame

Missouri State University says it will induct former President Harry Truman, former U.S. Sen. John Danforth and Donald Suggs into its new Public Affairs Hall of Fame. A ceremony will be held April 11.

Newport Jazz Festival to stop by Kansas City on anniversary tour

The Newport Jazz Festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a 17-city tour that kicks off Feb. 8. The touring ensemble will include artists from around the world who represent different eras and styles of jazz.

Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year

Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs said Pope Francis had changed the tone, the perception and focus of one of the world's largest institutions in an extraordinary way.

Young women receive more pay, but inequality still present

A Pew Research Center report states that if the trend of the past three decades continues, women's hourly earnings will slip further behind men's by their mid-30s.

St. Louis man who killed 2 dies in prison

The Missouri Department of Corrections said Tuesday that 59-year-old Elroy Preston was found dead Friday at Potosi Correctional Center in Mineral Point.

UPDATE: Decision on Nicklasson execution will wait

The U.S. Supreme Court will not decide the fate of Missouri death row inmate Allen Nicklasson before 8 a.m. Wednesday, it told the state attorney general's office late Tuesday.

Columbia police respond to armed robbery at Aspen Heights

Columbia police were dispatched to an off-campus housing complex Tuesday night after two women said a man robbed them.

Ryan Ferguson, family, girlfriend to appear on 'Katie'

Ryan Ferguson, his parents and his girlfriend will talk about the month since Ferguson's release from prison after an appeals court vacated his murder conviction.

'Nothing changes' at Newsy after $35M sale to Scripps

Newsy President Jim Spencer said Newsy's partnership with the Missouri School of Journalism and the Reynolds Journalism Institute won't be affected by the sale.

As CVS pushes ahead, Columbia considers its next move

In its Oct. 21 session, the Columbia City Council denied CVS Pharmacy's proposal to rezone the southeast corner of Broadway and Providence Road for a new store. The company has signaled it will develop the land anyway.

Families, child care providers find subsidy program tough to access

Parents, hoping to receive state subsidies for child care, can face long wait times for approval, lost paperwork and a time-consuming application process. Day care providers said difficulties with the application process make it difficult for parents to get the financial help needed to work or go to school.

Timber View Tree Farm is a family business

The Timber View Tree Farm in Hartsburg has been owned by the Raitt family for 40 years. It sells more than 1,000 trees a year.