Man, nature share blame for Philippines typhoon disaster, experts say

Geography, meteorology, poverty, shoddy construction, a booming population and climate change make the Philippines the nation most vulnerable to killer typhoons, according to several studies.

St. Peters amends red-light camera law

St. Peters aldermen last week voted to remove a city ban on assessing points for camera violations.

Meeting to focus on expanding Missouri training model

The meeting will examine ways to expand and replicate "Innovation Campuses," which allow businesses to employ students as apprentices and help pay the cost of their education.

Government reaches deal to allow American Airlines, US Airways merger

The agreement would allow American Airlines and US Airways to form the world's biggest airline.

UPDATE: Ryan Ferguson freed

Ryan Ferguson was released from custody Tuesday after the Missouri attorney general's office announced it would not pursue action against him.

Tons of aid in Philippines, but not where needed

Damaged roads and other infrastructure are complicating the relief efforts. Government officials and police and army officers are in many cases among the victims themselves, hampering coordination.

Columbia School Board discusses Mill Creek redistricting

At its Monday meeting, the Columbia School Board considered parents concern about overcrowding at Mill Creek Elementary School.

Missouri football play of the week: Green-Beckham's amazing catch

Sporting News called it “spectacular.” SBNation called it “amazing.” ESPN named it one of its Top 10 plays of the weekend. What's causing all the noise? It's Dorial Green-Beckham's third touchdown catch from Saturday's game.

Local Filipino groups raise money to help Haiyan victims

Meechu's Filipino Market, which caters to the local Filipino community, is accepting donations and plans to set up a box for clothes, canned goods and medicine.

Young trio steadfast fans of Missouri volleyball

The three little fans line up in the stands, hands on the railing, looking down at the Missouri volleyball team winning yet another game in October.

Blind 9/11 survivor recalls escape from World Trade Center with guide dog

Without his sense of sight to guide him, Michael Hingson remained calm and trusted in his guide dog, Roselle, while the North Tower of the World Trade Center burned and crumbled around him.


Stephens College basketball loses to Truman on the road

Stephens College basketball fell to Truman State University on Monday in an exhibition game.

New NCAA rules force Missouri basketball to adjust

Goodbye, hand-checking. Goodbye, having two hands on an opponent. Goodbye, arm bars and jabbing.

Columbia College women's soccer advances to conference finals

Columbia beat Missouri Baptist 3-1 in an American Midwest Conference tournament semifinal Monday night.

Missouri's Whitney Little is the SEC Defensive Player of the Week

Missouri junior Whitney Little was named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Veterans Day memorial service remembers fallen Missouri service members

At the memorial service below Memorial Tower, a group of men and women traded turns reading the names of all Missouri service members who died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

UPDATE: Legal challenges demand more information about execution plans

Hustler publisher Larry Flynt joins with the ACLU to request more information about the state's plan to execute Joseph Franklin next week with a supply of pentobarbital from an undisclosed compounding pharmacy.


Body of missing Boonville man found Sunday

The body of Michael G. Magyar, 46, was found Sunday. He had been missing since Thursday.

Meeting to discuss proposed Big Muddy Refuge management plan

An open house is scheduled for Tuesday to gauge reaction to a proposed management plan for the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

New Veterans Treatment Court balances justice with healing

The 13th Circuit Court's Veterans Treatment Court, which was created in July, works to provide veterans with counseling and support instead of jail time.