Steen, Elliott lead Blues over Flames

Alexander Steen scored his NHL-leading 14th goal in 14 games, Brian Elliott stopped 18 shots for his 100th career win and the St. Louis Blues beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 Thursday night.

Police use stun gun on man trying to rescue stepson from fire

Police in Louisiana, Mo., used a stun gun on a man as he tried to re-enter his burning home to rescue his 3-year-old stepson. The child died in the fire.

FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring the food industry to phase out artifical trans fats.

U.S. report: Missouri's scores hold steady

Missouri fourth- and eighth-graders hold steady in math and reading proficiency.

Missouri Guard member pleads guilty to stealing

Thirty-nine-year-old Melissa Ireland, of Henley, was placed on two years of unsupervised probation after entering the plea Wednesday in Cole County.

Missouri college campus to host state appeals court

Judges from the three districts of the Missouri Court of Appeals occasionally hold sessions outside their regular courtrooms to help the public observe their work.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Booing Obama, not the troops

The new National Guard recruits were cheered for, and rightfully so.

U.S. Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination

A foe of the bill, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has signaled that the Republican-led House is unlikely to even vote.

Dazzling Twitter debut sends stock soaring 73 percent

Shares of Twitter went on sale to the public Thursday. It was valued at $31 billion by the end of the day, 70 percent above the offering price.

Seven reasons to watch No. 7 Missouri volleyball

If you don't normally care about Missouri volleyball, why should you care now? The team is 27-0 and now ranked No. 7 nationally.

Rep. Jay Barnes unveils budget with Medicaid expansion saving the state money

A House committee dug into budget numbers Wednesday that showed potential savings to state general revenue if it were to approve Medicaid expansion.


Warming centers now available to provide shelter from cold

Warming centers are now available throughout Columbia for those who need a place to keep warm.

New NCAA hoops rules designed to increase scoring

College basketball rule changes were put in this season after scoring in Division I dropped to 67.5 points per game in 2012-13, the lowest since 1951-52 — long before the shot clock and 3-point shot were added — and the fourth straight season it had decreased.

Senior midfielder leads Columbia into AMC Tournament

Stephanie Hale amassed 56 points on 18 goals and 20 assists this season. She recorded at least a point in every game, propelling Columbia to a 13-2-1 record and the American Midwest Conference regular season title.

Tim Fuller named interim men's basketball coach

Missouri coach Frank Haith named Tim Fuller interim head coach Wednesday, effective for Friday night’s season opener against Southeastern Louisiana. Fuller will lead the Tigers while Haith serves the five-game suspension he received from the NCAA on Oct. 20.

MU swimming and diving takes on Missouri State

The Missouri men's and women's swimming and diving teams are scheduled to take on Missouri State on Friday in their second meeting of the season.

Missouri forward Tony Criswell suspended for opener

Missouri coach Frank Haith announced Wednesday that senior forward Tony Criswell is suspended for Friday’s opener against Southeastern Louisiana for a “violation of team rules.”

Missouri appeals court: Red-light camera law invalid

In its ruling Tuesday, the appeals court agreed, saying, "absent a change in either Missouri state law, or a revision of municipal ordinances to eliminate any conflict between their ordinances and state law, municipal red light camera regulation will continue to run afoul of Section 304.120.3, and will hence be void and unenforceable."

MU to build new facility to produce uncommon isotopes

A new MU facility, expected to be built within the next five years, will produce isotopes crucial to medical imaging tests.



More than 12 years after Kent Heitholt's death, the man originally convicted in his slaying may soon be released from prison. On Tuesday, the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District overturned Ryan Ferguson's 2005 murder conviction.