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PHOTO GALLERY: Joint Communications Center faces challenges

Crowding, understaffing and failing equipment have long been problems at the Joint Communications Center. Officials hope to overhaul the system using proceeds of a three-eighths-cent sales tax that appears on the April 2 ballot. If voters approve the tax, it would generate an estimated $9.3 million per year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Marcy Luebbert uses city bus for transportation

Marcy Luebbert's favorite Columbia Transit bus route is the 103 Green Northeast Loop. This route, according to Luebbert, has everything that she needs: shopping centers, her bank, her doctor's office and restaurants. Luebbert has cerebral palsy and she doesn't own a wheelchair van, so the bus is her only means of transportation.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rain, snow runoff create muddy conditions for Columbia

According to National Weather Service meteorologist Thomas Spriggs in St. Louis, Columbia received 0.83 inches of rain through Sunday afternoon. The rain was added to approximately 2 inches of runoff from melting snow.

PHOTO GALLERY: Peeps company celebrates 60th birthday

Displayed are Peeps at the Just Born factory in Bethlehem, Pa. With the storied candy brand celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, a quirky new TV ad campaign talks about all the things people do with their Peeps.

PHOTO GALLERY: Breast cancer survivors deal with their decision to have a double mastectomy

Women face the decision to remove a healthy breast with a double mastectomy after having breast cancer in one breast. Research shows that the number of women opting for double mastectomies after breast cancer is increasing.

PHOTO GALLERY: Gunshots kill average of 87 people per day in U.S.

From the biggest cities to the smallest towns, more than 31,000 people die of gunshot wounds in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - an average of nearly 87 people a day.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mizzou Dance Marathon goes 13.1 hours

Along with MU students, community members from Columbia College, Stephens College, and area high schools took part in the Mizzou Dance Marathon on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girls basketball advances to state semifinals with win over Nixa

Rock Bridge secured a 50-22 win over Nixa in Saturday's Class 5 quarterfinal game at Springfield's Drury University. The defending state champions will return to Mizzou Arena for the semifinals.

PHOTO GALLERY: Win over Kickapoo puts Hickman boys basketball in state semifinals

Hickman made a late comeback to prevail 73-68 over Kickapoo for a spot in the state semifinals.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball team loses to San Francisco

The Missouri baseball team lost 8-3 to San Francisco on Saturday at Taylor Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball loses to Texas A&M at home

The Missouri softball team lost 11-3 to Texas A&M on Saturday at home. The Tigers dropped to 10-2 (1-1 SEC).

PHOTO GALLERY: Canines compete at annual Columbia dog show

A variety of dog breeds were groomed and judged Saturday at the 2013 Columbia Missouri Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children learn about history of the world

Families with young children headed to Rock Bridge High School for an educational event put on by Columbia Public Schools and faculty members from MU’s departments of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences and Anthropology.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tennessee Volunteers top Missouri on Saturday

The Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Missouri Tigers 64-62 on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri gymnastics loses to Illinois on senior night

The Missouri gymnastics team lost to Illinois on senior night Friday at Hearnes Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball wins on walk-off home run

Missouri sophomore first baseman Kelsea Roth broke a scoreless tie with Texas A&M in the bottom of the seventh inning by hitting a home run over left-center field. The Tigers won 2-0.

PHOTO GALLERY: Nearly 1,000 dogs compete in dog show

Handlers prep dogs for Columbia Missouri Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show on Friday at the Central Missouri Events Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: One Health, One Medicine focuses on comparative oncology

In the second installment of the One Health, One Medicine forum series, researchers discussed comparative oncology clinical trials held at MU, in which dogs with cancer were treated to gain insight for future human treatment.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball team loses to Vanderbilt

The Missouri women's basketball team fell 53-40 to Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Former Missouri football players participate in pro day

Missouri football players worked out in front of NFL scouts Thursday at Devine Pavilion.
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