The T-shirts, which featured icons of gay, straight and lesbian couples with their arms around each other's shoulders, were worn by high school students at a book fair. Elmer said it's inappropriate to promote sexual relationships of any kind at an elementary school.
The Maryville case involving a claimed sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl is going to be reopened under a special prosecutor, after Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice dropped all charges in 2012 against the boys accused of the assault.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Kansas City plans to open visitors' centers, boat ramps and other facilities Friday at the 18 lakes it manages in the three states.
The Army Corps of Engineers will no longer dispose of turbines in the Mississippi River.
The Missouri teen who says she was raped by an older boy from Maryville High School wrote in an online woman's magazine that the incident sent her into a spiral and she twice tried to commit suicide.
One of the rare corpse flowers at the Missouri Botanical Garden is blooming, garden officials said. The large plant typically gives off a rotten smell during its first 24 hours of blooming.
After a private highway dedication ceremony, Williams plans to put on a public concert with her son, Ron Williams, at the Vienna High School gymnasium.
An illness in the family delayed the release of “Tigers vs. Jayhawks,” but the timing turned out to be just right: The book came out 2 1/2 weeks ago, with the Tigers undefeated.
As Columbia's federal employees returned to work Thursday, business at the Sub Shop got back on track. The shop had noticed a significant decrease in clientele during the government shutdown.
State Rep. Chris Kelly has decided not to seek re-election in the Missouri House of Representatives.
Josie Herrera identifies as gender queer, meaning as neither a man nor a woman but as encompassing parts of both. Herrera, who used to go by the first name Laura, appears to be MU's first transgender Homecoming candidate.
The Trailblazers ride a record-breaking wave of momentum to their "Homestaying" game against South Callaway.
The Rock Bridge volleyball team defeated Blair Oaks on Thursday night in an emotional victory.
The Missouri cross country team will compete in Wisconsin and Illinois this weekend to finish regular season competition.
Columbia College forward Rafael Ramos has scored nine goals in the team's past six matches and has helped the team move on after junior Marko Paunovic's season-ending knee injury.
Hickman volleyball was shutout by Jefferson City Thursday night in straight sets.
The Missouri volleyball team is 21-0 and a large factor contributing to the team's success has been the play of its six freshmen.
Federal government employees weren't the only people in limbo for the past 16 days, fellowship application deadlines loomed, National Guard drills were missed and research labs were shut down.
Cooler days and nights signal the changing of the leaves.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Harrisonville, voted against reopening the government Wednesday night. She previously has voted for a bill to cut funds from federal food stamps and has spoken out against abortion rights and same-sex marriage.