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MKT trail closes section for bridge repair [Graphic]

Repairs on bridges 12 and 13 will not be completed by the 20th anniversary in Rocheport on Saturday, but there will be temporary bridges for crossing.

Boone County Clerk's statement on Bondi Wood [Document]

Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren released a statement Wednesday morning on Bondi Wood's disqualification from the county presiding commissioner race.

Adjusting helmets before a ride [Photo]

Melinda Farhangi helps her husband Mehdi adjust his helmet before they start their lesson.

Director of Mizzou Band Camp steps down [Photo]

Michael Knight, who had previously directed Mizzou Band Camp, is stepping down at the semester's close from his position as associate director of bands at MU and director of Marching Mizzou.

Tracy Lane to be new Ragtag director [Photo]

Tracy Lane will be leaving her position as director of Orr Street Studios to become the new director at Ragtag Cinema.

Missouri pitcher Tyler Clark against Missouri State [Photo]

Missouri pitcher Tyler Clark throws in the early innings against Missouri State.

Rock Bridge junior Wilson Pfeiffer takes the low road [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior slides into third base under Jefferson City fielder Connor Hager in Tuesday's Bruins victory.

Leslie Roettgen [Photo]

Leslie Roettgen of Marshall came to Columbia in 2004 to receive drug treatment therapy for methamphetamine use. After staying clean for several years, Roettgen relapsed into meth and prescription drug abuse, and died in the summer of 2009 at Arrow Rock State Park of an overdose of methadone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction.

Rock Bridge baseball player Ryan Phillips makes the tag [Photo]

Rock Bridge sophomore Ryan Phillips tags out Jefferson City's Torre Thompson at second base in the Bruins' win Tuesday over the Jays. Phillips had sat out the Bruin's past three games with a concussion he suffered in practice.

GetAbout holds first adult bike lesson [Slideshow]

GetAbout Columbia held its first lesson for adults to learn how to ride bicycles Tuesday. The hour-long lesson featured instruction from program director Janet Gordon and program assistant Larry Simonson.

DIAGRAM: Meth Effects [Graphic]

Many of methamphetamine’s effects on the body are because of changes in parts of the brain called the basal ganglia, which are related to learning motor skills and releasing neurochemicals that provide a “rewarding” feeling.

Death site of addicted meth user [Photo]

Campsite number four in Arrow Rock State Park, as photographed on April 15, was the death site of Leslie Roettgen in May 2009. Roettgen had gone through rehab, but relapsed and overdosed on methadone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction.

Sheriff fights meth in Saline County [Photo]

Saline County Sheriff Wally George poses for a portrait in a judges office in the Saline County Court House on April 15. Sheriff George has been leading the fight against meth in Saline County.

MU honors outstanding athletes at ROARS [Video]

MU recognized its outstanding athletes at the ROARS Awards at Mizzou Arena on Monday. In addition to individual recognitions, the department of athletics recognized teams for community service and best overall academic and athletic record. The student athletes also said goodbye to track and field coach Richard McGuire, who is retiring after 27 years. This was the first year the dinner and ceremony were open to the public.

MAP: Proposed rezoning area [Graphic]

On April 5, the Columbia City Council tabled a proposed ordinance to rezone 25.29 acres for commercial use on the south side of Grindstone Parkway. The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission voted against a recommendation to rezone the area, which is currently zoned as agricultural. The commission did not support adding a new traffic signal. The issue was revisited during Monday night’s City Council meeting.

GRAPHIC: Manging stormwater runoff [Graphic]

People building the new Columbia Catholic High School are seeking to grade a certain portion of the A. Perry Philips Park and have a long-term storm drainage easement to send stormwater runoff into Philips Lake.

Out at second base [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior Connor Darrough reacts after Helias' Zack Rockers tagged him out at second base Monday.

Sliding into home plate [Photo]

Rock Bridge catcher Wilson Pfeiffer is unable to apply a tag to Helias' Joe Knaup as he slides into home plate Monday.

MAP: Katy Trail looks to expand West to join Rock Island Trail [Graphic]

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Katy Trail. There are plans to link the trail to the Rock Island Trail by extending the the trail westward from Pleasant Hill. The planned extension will be paid for with $18 million from a 2008 settlement between the state and AmerenUE over the December 2005 collapse of the Taum Sauk reservoir in southeast Missouri.

Aline Kultgen with her aunt and uncle [Photo]

From left, Aline Kultgen's aunt, Alice, and uncle, Robert, with her as a child circa 1946-47. Kultgen's aunt and uncle adopted her after the second World War.
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