No victims found after search of Little Bonne Femme Creek

Two residents of High Point Lane in South Columbia reported hearing cries for help in the Little Bonne Femme Creek area Monday afternoon, but multiple crews scoured the area and found no victims.

Linneus man pleads guilty to statutory sodomy

Gary Dennis Foster took seven pornographic pictures of a minor and pleaded guilty to statutory sodomy and the sexual exploitation of a minor on Monday.

Missouri's Maty Mauk, Justin Britt recieve SEC weekly honors

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk recognized by the Southeastern Conference for the second time in the last three weeks.


SHOW ME THE RECORDS: The Columbia Chamber of Commerce business directory

Columbia's Chamber of Commerce lists new and former businesses around the city on its database.

ANY QUESTIONS: What's going on with the Boonville bridge?

While construction has yet to start on the Boonville Bridge, the city is well into planning Phase I of converting the bridge from a historic railway into a pedestrian trail.

FROM READERS: Columbia club recognized for work with Missouri Girls Town

The General Federation of Women's Clubs Tuesday Club was recognized at Missouri Girls Town for donations between $100,000 and $249,999.

Defense takes blame for loss to Titans

The Rams defense gave up 198 years rushing in 28-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans.


2 years later, Penn St. scandal has left its mark

Two years later, the Penn State scandal continues to play out with a criminal trial still ahead, litigation in the works and policy changes being made around the country.

Cardinals will make qualifying offer for Beltran

The Cardinals are offering outfielder Carlos Beltran a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying deal, but they don't expect him to return.


Strep scorecard might help tell if you need a doctor

Smartphone apps for step throats test could be in the works. In the meantime, a quick rundown of symptoms could help in deciding if a doctor's visit is needed.


Study: 8.8 billion Earth-size, just-right planets

Astronomers find 8.8 billion stars with Earth-size planets in habitual zone of Milky Way galaxy.


Imperfect Chiefs carry perfect record into bye

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith dismisses criticism that his undefeated team is the worst to ever start 9-0.


Missouri Southern State University assistant coach killed as man confronted wife

Jeffery L. Bruner, of Joplin, is being held without bond in the Jasper County Jail on charges of felony murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of MSSU offensive line coach Derek Moore.


UPDATE: Interstate 70 reopened after Monday accident

Westbound lanes of Interstate 70 have reopened after a crash at the Missouri River bridge snarled traffic for most of Monday morning.

Missouri tax revenues up 2.5 percent

Missouri budget officials say the state's tax revenues have increased 2.5 percent through the first four months of the current fiscal year.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Piling on Missouri's Public Defender System

It probably will take a federal lawsuit to force Missouri into seriously addressing its failure to provide indigent defendants with the effective counsel guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Sales tax is wrong vehicle to fix Missouri roads

Missouri will need to pay more in the future to maintain its lengthy transportation network. Putting the full lug on taxpayers through a new 1-cent sales tax is not the best way to finance that priority.

La Russa, Torre, Cox on Hall of Fame ballot

Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox will join holdovers George Steinbrenner and Marvin Miller on the Hall of Fame expansion era committee ballot next month.

Jail program has inmates singing a new tune

The Second Chance Choir of Lincoln County Jail inmates performs at churches around Missouri.


Woman leaves $8 million to library in Chillicothe

Lillian DesMarias left an $8 million donation to a Chillicothe library after her death. She was director of the library from 1970 until 1980.