Nationally recognized black history museum closes in Ozarks

The Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum closed in Ash Grove because the owner, Moses Berry, says the museum is too time-consuming for him to handle by himself at 63 years old.


TIGER TWEETS: Football players comment on 'bye week,' Veteran's Day, school setbacks

Missouri football players tweet about their "bye week," Veteran's Day, hunting and the pitfalls of school in this week's collection of social media posts.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Elected officials should help modernize regulations for small businesses

An excess of regulations is overwhelming small businesses across the country. With bipartisan support, our politicians could help cut much of the red tape.

37 people charged in Missouri drug trafficking conspiracies

Most of the defendants are Sedalia residents. Several are from towns in neighboring Johnson County and the rest are from Columbia, Blue Springs and Raytown.

Lack of younger enrollees threatens health care exchanges

In states where officials discussed more detailed information, it became apparent that the people who flocked to the exchanges after they opened Oct. 1 were those who were desperate for coverage.

China to abolish labor camps, ease one-child policy

The new policy will allow two children for families where only one parent was an only child.

Missouri Botanical Garden developing mobile game to aid research

Botanists often rely on literature when identifying and describing plants they find in the field. An attempt to involve the gaming community could help them translate 500 years worth of plant and animal books.

Farmer to use goats as enviro-friendly mowing equipment

Brian Gansereit, a farmer in Leslie, is creating Gansereit Farms Goat Grazing, which will use goats and modern portable electric fencing to clear vegetation from overgrown properties

St. Louis hospital says man used flesh-eating drug

Doctors at St. Mary's Health Center treated a patient with severe leg sores caused by use of krokodil, a flesh-eating drug.


Dog doesn't detect pregnancy in Kansas City's polar bear

The zoo will continue to care for Berlin as though she were pregnant, however.

Southwest Missouri man given probation in prostitution scheme

Mark and Laura Fiedler were accused of arranging meetings between people seeking sex and alleged prostitutes in a downtown office they leased.

New chapter for Brady and Anne Deaton builds on lifetime of academia, family

Friday is Brady Deaton's last day as MU chancellor. "It'll be fun to get a little quieter, just do my work, enjoy life," he said.

Several bye week games could change Missouri football's bowl fate

Missouri may have a bye week during Week 12 of the college football season, but there are a handful of games on Saturday that could affect the Tigers' fate.

Tipton High's Chad Stover dies following football head injury

The teenager was hospitalized for two weeks after what the MSHSAA calls "a terrible accident" during an Oct. 31 football game. The coroner says the cause of death appears to be a head injury.

Stephens choreographers, MU composers collaborate on original pieces for dance concert

Six choreographers from the Stephens College dance program partnered with six student composers from the Mizzou New Music Initiative to create original performance pieces for the Stephens College Senior Dance Concert. This is the first time the concert will feature original music.

Missouri health care guides respond to low enrollment figures

Nearly four in 10 uninsured Missourians qualify for free health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, an analysis finds.


Josh Kezer asks community to treat Ryan Ferguson 'like a son of Columbia'

Josh Kezer, who spent 16 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, said what the community needs to do is treat Ryan Ferguson, who was freed on Tuesday, like an ordinary person.

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute seminar highlights safe running practices

Orthopedic experts emphasize stride length and proper training techniques to avoid injuries.

Unselfish offense boosts Missouri women’s basketball to victory over Evansville

Four players scored in double digits as the Missouri women's basketball team beat Evansville 78-43 at Mizzou Arena on Thursday night.