Elizabeth Olten has been missing since Wednesday night. About 70 people are searching the woods west of Jefferson City, while another 70 are investigating leads, according to Cole County Sheriff Greg White.
Sen. Claire McCaskill heard input from financial aid counselors, parents and students from around Missouri on Friday during a teleconference hosted on the MU campus.
The MU School of Medicine will host members of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education on Tuesday. The meeting will determine if the school's physician residency program should be released from probation it was put on in April for a lack of support staff.
Morton and Estelle Sosland of Kansas City are donating 34 Northwest Coast art objects for the new American Indian galleries at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The galleries are scheduled to open Nov. 11.
Jim Yancey was fired after a beach at the Lake of the Ozarks was left open after two tests in May showed high bacteria. Yancey oversaw bacteria testing at state beaches for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. He worked nearly 25 years at the agency.
Fire was too heavy for firefighters to enter the house.
The state Department of Conservation is urging drivers to be alert for deer darting in front of vehicles unexpectedly during deer mating season, which is October through December.
Health director Margaret Donnelly suspended a law requring mercury-free vaccines for children younger than 3 and pregnant women because of a shortage of swine flu vaccines that don't contain a mercury-based preservative.
Debby Rose of Springfield had sued the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, CoxHealth hospital and a Springfield Walmart because she wasn't allowed to take the monkey into the businesses. The judge ruled that the monkey was not a service animal.
The agritourism industry has seen an increase in popularity in the last decade. The recent popularity has been attributed to a growing desire among consumers for local products instead of products sold in supermarkets.
The weather in Columbia is expected to be mild this winter. El Nino is expected to affect weather in Columbia.
Nine-year-old Elizabeth Olten did not arrive home after she started walking from a friend's house Wednesday night. Dozens of people were searching a rural, wooded area near where she was last seen.
The city agreed to pay $80,000 to a ministry that was threatened with arrest for leafleting during a gay pride festival.
Southwest said Wednesday its new flights are expected to begin by May 2010 and will go on sale in December.
The state's decision not to create a test for Integrated Math II and III is expected to convince many districts to drop the system. Some Columbia schools use integrated math curriculum.
Federal prosecutors are accusing a south Kansas City man of using sedative-laced ice cream to drug at least eight young girls and pose them for pornographic pictures.
The recall covers Kroger Hazelnut Spread in plastic, 13-ounce jars with a March 2011 sell-by date. Some cases of the recalled spread were distributed in Missouri.
St. Joseph newspaper company president David Bradley and former state lawmaker Wayne Goode were appointed in July by Gov. Jay Nixon.
Elizabeth Olten, who went missing Wednesday evening, has long brown hair and was last seen wearing a pink sweater, T-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.
A high school girl who went missing on Tuesday was found safe on Thursday. A Texas man, who is suspected of having been with her, is being charged with driving on a suspended license and aiding and abetting a runaway.