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Stephanie Foley's flag

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Missouri communities prepare for river flooding [Photo]

William Kimpton, left, and Ben Walker wade through floodwaters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Thursday afternoon. Three-thousand-nine-hundred homes were evacuated from Cedar Rapids, where rescuers removed people with boats. Officials estimated 100 blocks were underwater, and a railroad bridge over the flooded Cedar River collapsed.

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A view of downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa, shows widespread flooding from the raging Cedar River on Thursday. Heavy rains continue to pound large portions of Iowa and as flooding continues. Officials are scrambling as rivers are expected to crest at record levels in many portions of the state.

Heart of American training course [Graphic]

Robotic surgical system unveiled [Video]

Columbia Regional Hospital unveiled its new da Vinci Surgical System Wednesday. The $1.3 million robotic system will help doctors conduct surgical procedures by providing a better range of motion and increased dexterity. Doctors say the system will be used for prostate, kidney and bladder surgery.

Fire at MU Power Plant stamped out quickly [Video]

Columbia firefighters responded to a fire inside the MU Power Plant Wednesday evening. The Columbia Fire Department reported that welding sparks ignited the fire, which caused about $5,000 in damage before being extinguished.

MU welcomes new freshmen [Photo]

Summer Welcome leaders teach the MU fight song to a group of incoming freshmen at the Summer Welcome Spirit Rally on Tuesday.

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Nina Moini, 19, greets incoming freshmen at the MU Summer Welcome on Tuesday. Freshmen were divided into smaller groups, and Moini's group was called "Nina Nina's Ballerinas."

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Ellie Schamel, left, and her mom Gail Schamel enjoy ice cream at the ice cream social held Tuesday. The social was part of summer welcome at MU.

Spring rains washing out softball season [Photo]

Taylor Drennan drags the Rainbow baseball fields in Cosmo Park on Tuesday. The idea is to turn up the topsoil and expose the layers of dirt below which allow the field to dry faster.

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Taylor Drennan drags the Rainbow baseball fields in Cosmo Park on Tuesday. The idea is to turn up the topsoil and expose the layers of dirt below which allowsthe field to dry faster. Drennan had previously attempted to plow another field until he got stuck and couldn't get towed out. “If the four wheelers are getting stuck like this, it’s too wet to let anyone play on the field,” he said.

Victory Circle helps ex-offenders transition back into society [Photo]

Allen McCarter pins up papers with participants' reflections during the ex-offender simulation at Smithton Middle School on Friday. The program was designed to give participants a first-hand experience of the hardships ex-offender face in their communities.

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During a simulation exercise at Smithton Middle School on Friday, Mia Ferrell discusses her lack of options as an ex-offender with Danny O'Farrell, who is acting as a prison worker. The program was designed to give participants a first-hand experience of the hardships that ex-offenders face when they return to their communities after prison.

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Scott Searles examines his resource cards during the ex-offender simulation at Smithton Middle School on Friday. Participants traded the cards for simulated services. The program was designed to give participants a first-hand experience of the hardships ex-offender face in their communities.

Three suspects sought in fatal shooting [Photo]

Police say three people entered this duplex on Pimlico Drive early Tuesday and robbed and killed Nathaniel Bentley.
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