A move to the SEC has not only raised Mizzou's national profile, but it's raised the bottom line of the local economy as well. A new study done by graduate students at university's College of Business shows a $41 million dollar increase in total the economic effect from athletics. The study estimates the school pumped $188 million into the region during the 2012-2013 season.
Services for 7 year old Willow Long will be held in her hometown of Watson, Illinois on Monday. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church. A visitation is scheduled to take place Saturday at the Hearts Rock Cafe in Effingham High School from 5 to 9 p.m. Willow's uncle, 22 year old Justin DeRyke, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder. Prosecutors say he told investigators he killed his niece to end her suffering after she accidentally fell onto a brush pile and pierced her neck with a stick. DeRyke is being held on $5 million bond and hiring an attorney. He's set to appear again in court next Thursday.
St. Louis-based Furniture Brands International has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company makes the Thomasville, Broyhill, Lane and Drexel Heritage brands. Officials say the bulk of the company will be sold to investment firm Oaktree Capital Management. Furniture Brands shares fell almost 47 percent to close at 30 cents.