COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Wal-Mart and health officials are awaiting tests that were conducted yesterday on a batch of powdered infant formula that was removed from more than 3,000 stores nationwide. This came after a Missouri newborn who consumed it died from a rare infection. Wal-Mart pulled the Enfamil Newborn formula from shelves as a precaution following the death of 10 day old Avery Cornett in Lebanon.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) – The mother of a 19-year-old Kansas student that was reported missing last Friday says she is waiting to learn what happened since her daughter was found safe. Fouzia Khan said yesterday she was relieved that Aisha Khan of the Kansas City suburb of Olathe was fine and that she is eager to talk to her daughter.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Three collegiate musicians will get a chance to learn from world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma when he visits Kansas City next month. Students from the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Park University will participate in a special master class with Ma.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A mid-Missouri fourth-grade girl is getting a $1,000 scholarship for her 36-pound cabbage. Amber Trachsel of California, Missouri won the annual Bonnie Plants Cabbage Growing Contest.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The murder trial of a mid-Missouri teen accused of killing a young neighbor girl has been scheduled for January 30th in the federal courthouse in Jefferson City. In an order signed yesterday, Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce says attorneys have indicated the trial of 17-year-old Alyssa Bustamante could take two weeks.

MACON, Mo. (AP) – Several figures of the baby Jesus have been restored to Nativity scenes in north-central Missouri, and three teenagers are accused of trying to ruin Christmas for some residents. The Macon County sheriff’s department says deputies tracked down the five missing Jesus figures and the other items, and arrested three teens from the Macon and Bevier (buh-VEER’) areas on suspicion of misdemeanor theft.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri motorists can now use their smartphones to get updates about road conditions. MODOT has launched a new app that will provide information about work zones, flooding and accidents on Missouri roads. We’ve got a link to that information posted on

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Travelers at the Kansas City International Airport are being treated to some holiday cheer. Carolers dressed in Charles Dickens-era attire will perform today and tomorrow.