Construction of crude oil pipeline continues

The nearly $3 billion Flanagan South pipeline, designed to carry 600,000 barrels daily, ties in with pipelines outside Chicago. Also, it runs adjacent to an existing line, so most of the right of way already had been secured. Hotels and restaurants along the way are reporting booming business.

For Kansas City Royals manager, only 2 seasons count

Baseball and deer hunting season, when Ned Yost joins Jeff Foxworthy, a long-time friend, are what matter to Yost.  Along with other friends who hunt together, they divide into two teams and have a season-long competition to see which can find the most success. One team is called the Killbillies. The other is the Thump Monkeys.

UPDATE: Gov. Nixon sets August vote for vacant Missouri House seats

Gov. Jay Nixon has set an Aug. 5 special election to fill three vacant Missouri House seats. He did not call for a vote to replace Sen. Ryan McKenna.


Give me a high five! And make it official

If a Missouri lawmaker gets his way, the "high five" could become "the official greeting in the state of Missouri."

St. Louis documents date priest sex-abuse complaints to 1940s

Documents released by the Archdiocese of St. Louis as part of a civil lawsuit show that 16 church employees had at least five sex-abuse complaints made against them in the decades before such cases were publicly known.

Missouri chamber calls for expansion of online learning

The chamber said the state should fund a statewide 100 percent online public school.

Missouri lawmaker proposes curbing gov's budget power

House Republican Todd Richardson is proposing a constitutional amendment that would let the legislature override the cuts with a two-thirds vote.

Rock Bridge, Hickman alumni return for 'greatest show in town': basketball

The Rock Bridge-Hickman rivalry spans decades. But sometimes a heated rivalry is just what a town needs to bring it together.

Missouri women's basketball snaps four-game skid against No. 16 Vanderbilt

Missouri women's basketball snapped a four-game losing streak at home against No. 16 Vanderbilt. Freshman forward Kayla McDowell led an impressive performance by the Tigers' bench. 

Rock Bridge boys basketball steals comeback victory at Hickman

Hickman led for the first 30 minutes of the game. But Rock Bridge needed only two minutes to win on its rival's home court.

Ideologies clash as Missouri meets Kentucky

Missouri coach Frank Haith isn't a fan of the one-and-done NBA rule, while Kentucky coach John Calipari has embraced — and found tremendous success — by working that system.

No. 10 Missouri wrestling upsets No. 6 Oklahoma in first of back-to-back duals

Missouri freshman 197-pounder J'den Cox, the No. 5 wrestler in his weight class, beat Oklahoma redshirt senior Travis Rutt, No. 3 at 197 pounds, 6-1. That upset launched the Tigers into their upset of Oklahoma by a final of 18-15.

Legal experts: Missouri moving too quickly on executions

Attorneys for Herbert Smulls, who was put to death Wednesday, said his execution was the third consecutive case in which Missouri moved ahead with an execution while the case was still in court.

Dorial Green-Beckham's friends take blame for drugs in January arrest

Two men arrested with the Missouri wide receiver have told police the estimated 1 pound of marijuana found in their car did not belong to the star football player.

'Bully' screening at Columbia youth summit moves students, parents

The documentary was part of an annual two-day campaign at Columbia's public middle schools. Topics included substance abuse, suicide prevention, and healthy and positive decision-making by young people.

Missouri College Advising Corps works to expand statewide

The program places full-time advisers in high schools to help students navigate the process of going to college and see that it's an attainable goal.

UM Board of Curators discusses additional revenue sources

The UM System Board of Curators held a development session to talk about new ways of reaching out to donors and alumni to come up with additional revenue.

ANY QUESTIONS: When is it safe to skate on Columbia park lakes?

To check the status of the ice on the lakes, visit the the department’s twitter account, @CoMoParksandRec.

Reports of violent crime in Columbia fewest since 2008, police data show

Reported forcible rape saw the largest increase from 2012 to 2013, probably because the FBI changed its definition of rape beginning in 2013, Police Department spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said.

Boone County legislators discuss education during forum at Harpo's

Most of Boone County's Democratic and Republican state legislators spoke with constituents during a forum at Harpo's.