HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) - A central Missouri animal shelter is working to find room for more than 40 cats that lived at a home.
Holts Summit police and animal rescue volunteers began removing the animals from the home Monday morning and will continue to take more animals to the shelter Tuesday.
The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports the department began investigating the home after complaints from neighbors last year.
Officer Marc Haycook said the department tried to work with the homeowners to reduce the number of animals in the house but nothing was accomplished.
The local shelter will house the cats until they are ready for adoption.
The homeowners are scheduled to appear in Holts Summit Municipal Court Wednesday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A new cancer center at a Columbia hospital will be named for former Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart and his wife, Virginia.
Boone Hospital Center officials announced Monday that construction of the Virginia and Norman Stewart Cancer Center is expected to begin this year.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the $7.2 million center will include 32 private patient rooms. It is expected to be ready for patients by March 2014.
The Stewarts have been active in raising awareness and money for cancer prevention.
Stewart, who battled colon cancer in the 1989-90, established the "Coaches vs. Cancer" program, which has grown to a national program that has raised about $87 million for cancer research and education.
Stewart was Missouri coach from 1967 to 1999, winning 634 games.
WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) - More than 1,300 Missouri students are expected to participate in the state archery contest March 23 at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri are coordinating the contest.
Students who shoot a qualifying score will compete in the National Archery in the Schools Program world championships June 28-30 in St. Louis.
The program provides archery programs to fourth-through-12th grade students. The organization says more than 58,000 Missouri students from 266 schools participate.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri House committee is considering legislation that would eliminate a time limit for prosecuting cases that involve sexual offenses against children or teenagers.
Currently, prosecutions must start within 30 years after the victim turns 18. It does not apply to cases of forcible rape or forcible sodomy, attempted forcible rape or attempted forcible sodomy and kidnapping.
A House public safety committee considered a proposal Monday that would repeal the time requirement for sexual offenses that involve someone age 18 or younger. The legislation also would allow child abuse cases to be prosecuted at any time.
In January, a state task force focused on preventing child sex abuse recommended eliminating the statute of limitations for first-degree statutory rape and first-degree statutory sodomy.