Affordable Care Act contractor logs 13,000 hours in overtime

A spokesman said the cost of that overtime was covered under a contract and did not cost taxpayers any extra money.

St. Louis board votes to create police oversight panel

The seven-member board would investigate citizen complaints of police misconduct and review police policy and practices.

Missouri town, new mayor grapple with mass resignations

Five of six members of the police force in Parma resigned within hours of Tyus Byrd being sworn in as mayor, however many residents are hesitant to believe those actions had anything to do with racism.

Early results positive on change to field sobriety testing policy

Since November, if drivers in the county refuse to take a breathalyzer test, prosecutors can seek a warrant to draw a vial of their blood.

Visual history of Columbia captured by Journalism School student

MU photojournalism student Jillian Vondy decided a year ago to start with photographs taken in 1949 during the first Missouri Photo Workshop in Columbia and reshoot the images.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Inaugural Ragtag Ball, Toga Day and the Columbia Wrestling Club

Other photos captured by Missourian photographers include construction on MU's Jesse Hall, police responding to a shooting in Hitt Street Garage on Wednesday night and preparations to reopen the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.

MU Alert followed protocol with 3 a.m. phone call, police captain says

Some Twitter users thought the middle-of-the-night phone call was a rude awakening. The alert was for an armed robbery a few blocks from campus.

FROM READERS: Retired school secretary shares decades of memories

Cheryl Brewer worked at Blue Ridge Elementary Schoo for 28 years. It was her first and last job in Columbia.

Audit finds UMKC business school ran up deficit to boost enrollment

The report follows an earlier audit requested by Gov. Jay Nixon after an investigation by The Kansas City Star found faculty members submitted false data as a means to get the Bloch School's entrepreneurship program in the Princeton Review's top rankings.

Police respond to two Sunday morning robberies

The robberies were at Clark Lane and near downtown Columbia.

Hundreds of migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea

Over 35,000 people have sought asylum in Europe this year, with more than 900 known to have died in the process. As many as 700 migrants are believed to have been aboard a ship that went down off the coast of Libya on Sunday.

Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

An investigation by The Associated Press has revealed evidence that an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, which was triggered by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, is far worse than publicly reported.

Missouri Republicans inch forward on Medicaid 'reforms'

Some tweaks to the state's Medicaid system are moving forward, including proposals encouraging the use of telemedicine, a raise to the asset limit for people with disabilities and more stringent policing of eligibility.

Dropped charges raise questions about police surveillance of cellphones

Defense lawyers scheduled a deposition April 9 to ask an intelligence officer under oath about a "proven law enforcement technique" that may have been a "cell phone simulator," commonly referred to as a StingRay. But the charges were dismissed April 8 against all but one defendant.

Q&A on the Gulf, resilient but scarred five years after spill

Wildlife and natural features in the Gulf of Mexico remain impaired five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Estimates evolve for Taylor Energy's 11-year Gulf oil leak

An AP analysis found a recent spike in reported sheen sizes and volumes in the Gulf. The number is much worse than platform owner Taylor Energy Co. had publicly reported.

A glance at two Gulf spills: One infamous, one virtually unnoticed

Before the Deepwater Horizon disaster, a Taylor Energy Co. leak already was befouling Gulf of Mexico waters.

$5 billion paid in BP oil spill settlement payments so far

BP said it has spent approximately $28 billion as a result of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf.

Five years on, empty graves, full hearts for Gulf survivors

Family, friends and loved ones of those lost in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon do their best to balance the memory of the men they loved and the reality that life is an ongoing journey.

Businesses evacuated after ammonia leak on I-70 near Warrenton

A stretch of Interstate 70 in east-central Missouri was shut down because of a gas leak from two tanks that fell off a farm truck.