Lillian DesMarias left an $8 million donation to a Chillicothe library after her death. She was director of the library from 1970 until 1980.
A state audit of the circuit court released last week found at least $355 was missing because of lax oversight and accounting issues.
Paul Ciancia remains under 24-hour guard after Friday's shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport.
Changes to Social Security are on the horizon because the trust funds that support the massive retirement and disability program are projected to run dry in 2033.
Gov. Jay Nixon has issued an executive order also closing state offices the Friday after Thanksgiving.
After defeating Tennessee 31-3 on Saturday, Missouri moved up one spot in the BCS rankings to No. 8.
The Tigers beat the Wildcats 25-21, 25-23, 25-22 on Sunday. The next challenge for the Tigers is a series of four away games.
Crowds booed when the U.S. president was mentioned during a halftime Missouri National Guard ceremony at the Missouri-Tennessee game Saturday evening.
Columbia children spent a posh Sunday afternoon at a tea party in Disney princess outfits and got the chance to meet Miss Missouri Shelby Ringdahl.
Missouri football secured an easy 31-3 win over the Tennessee Volunteers, while volleyball scored two more conference victories.
Were the Texas law to be overturned, physicians wanting to provide abortions could make a strong challenge to the similar Missouri law. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri already is considering whether to file such a lawsuit, said Peter Brownlie, the group's president and CEO.
Bill Weitkemper, who worked on Columbia's sewers for nearly four decades, argues that next week's $32 million bond issue focuses on the wrong areas of improvement.
THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Missouri football loses perfect record to South Carolina; retired MU professor gives books to trick-or-treaters
This week's most read stories included Missouri football's shocking loss to South Carolina, the death of a local basketball referee, and a retired MU professor who distributes books instead of candy on Halloween.
Missouri's one-sided win against Tennessee on Saturday, paired with Miami's loss, helped the team move up to No. 9 in the latest Associated Press rankings.
Columbia's marijuana laws will be questioned Monday by two residents. Attorney Dan Viets and MU student Benton Berigan will talk about reforming the city's ordinances to decriminalize small-scale cultivation of the herb.
White oak trees are dying at higher rates than expected, but the inconsistency in the trees' symptoms is making it difficult to identify the cause of the problem.
Sean Smith's interception and linebacker Tamba Hali's 11-yard fumble return for a touchdown aided the Chiefs in overcoming a pedestrian offense and their own leaky defense in securing a 23-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher again downplayed the matchup against the franchise he coached for 16 years, saying it was "another week for me," though he expected the loss to hurt more for former Titans players now in the St. Louis lineup.
John Hagler says he had previous told Gov. Jay Nixon of his plans to retire this fall. After being removed from his position as director of the Agriculture Deparment, he is now working for an unidentified Missouri company.