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Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding [Graphic]

Columbia organization MarineParents.com keeps growing and making a difference [Photo]

Volunteers Darlene James, left, and Melodi Wisswell, right, stuff care packages for Marines on Saturday. Marine Parents, a volunteer organization, regularly sends care packages to Marines overseas.

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Volunteers Connie McClellan and Winston Getz help to check and seal packages for Marines on Saturday. Marine Parents, a volunteer organization, regularly sends care packages to Marines overseas.

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Volunteers help to repackage socks and underware for deplolyed Marines on Saturday. Marine Parents, a volunteer organization, regularly sends care packages to Marines overseas.

National Weather Service changes heat advisories and warnings [Graphic]

Revamping city's streetlights [Graphic]

Columbia to improve street light efficiency [Graphic]

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Amy Parrish has an unidentified heart condition that causes sharp pain and shortness of breath. Despite two heart surgeries, she keeps dancing. “I actually feel better a lot of times when I’m out there, and I’m just doing it because it’s what I love to do,” Parrish said.

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Amy Parrish, who has been dancing since age 3, juggles dance class with the demands of nursing school.

Heart condition won’t stop an MU junior from dancing [Photo]

Amy Parrish has an unidentified heart condition that causes sharp pain and shortness of breath. Despite two heart surgeries, she keeps dancing. “I actually feel better a lot of times when I’m out there, and I’m just doing it because it’s what I love to do,” Parrish said.

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Amy Parrish, who has been dancing since age 3, juggles dance class with the demands of nursing school.

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MU's Chancellor Brady Deaton speeds to catch up with Superintendent Phyllis Chase on Sunday at the Soap Box Derby. Chase received a trophy for winning the race.

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Soap box derby cars line up along Broadway on Sunday.

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In preperation for his race Sunday morning, 10-year-old Deontre Stewart tightens his helmet. He was one of many kids at the derby whose car was sponsored by Brock's Auto Body.

Soapbox derby provides fun for families, kids [Photo]

Tucking his nose down into his car, Daniel Adams prepares for his first race. Adams' car was sponsored by the newest sponsor, Going Bonkers.

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Racers cross the finish line at the soap box derby Sunday morning. The race took place on Broadway between Seventh Street and Providence Road.

Dedication pays off in wheelchair basketball [Photo]

Heavily recruited as a wheelchair basketball player since eighth grade, junior John Gilbert chose MU over many other schools.

Putting the kibosh on tire dumping in Missouri [Photo]

Parker Naylor, on his property Wednesday, talks about the tires that have been illegally dumped there. After a rainy day, he is concerned about mosquitoes that could possibly carry the West Nile virus that might breed around the tires. He has owned the land since 1990, and the tires have been there more than 30 years. He is waiting for the Department of Natural Resources to send people to his property to get rid of the tires.

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Illegally dumped tires sit in storage space at Drew Anderson's Cosmo Self Storage in Columbia in May. Missouri Department of Natural Resources inspector Jacob Cross estimates that there are more than 900 tires present.

Soap Box Derby [Slideshow]

Columbia's 71st Soap Box Derby was a time for racing, family and fun.
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