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A taste for True/False

“True/False has descended,” read a line of children’s magnetic letters on a sign at the Ragtag Cinemacafe. The Tenth Street theater was “closed for sleeping” Monday, according to its Web site, after the four-day True/False Film Festival.

Council candidates promote campaigns on Web

Columbia voters who want to know whether City Council candidates can think on their feet, how they interact with the public or where they stand on lesser issues will have to catch them at a candidate forum or wait for a knock on their door.

Nash’s charm touched many

ST. LOUIS — Damien Nash was remembered Monday as a charismatic man with a captivating smile who died as he lived, competing in sports and helping his community.

Hard play of MU’s Volkus frustrates friends, foes

Missouri forward Vaidotas Volkus doesn’t mind contact. In fact, he admits at times he enjoys it during basketball games. Maybe that’s why most of the time, he is the one creating the rough play.

Texas-sized task

OKLAHOMA CITY — At Monday’s practice at the Cox Convention Center, Bryan Mann wasn’t thinking about jump shots or hustling.

Bill would beef up driver’s ed

JEFFERSON CITY — In the wake of the November deaths of two mid-Missouri teens — Paige Siddall, 17, and Derek E. Struckhoff, 18 — education and safeguards are being proposed for Missouri’s newest drivers.

Police say to ignore neo-Nazi protest

Police from Columbia and other jurisdictions have developed a plan to maintain order during this weekend’s planned neo-Nazi march, while community leaders are formulating a civic response, including declaring a day of tolerance.

Two men sentenced for meth conspiracy

Two Columbia men were sentenced Monday morning after pleading guilty to participating in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine, according to a news release from the Western District of Missouri’s U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Mass transit makeover

Shonna Edwards stands amid her matching red suitcases and bags waiting for the eastbound Greyhound.

Executioner identities would be kept secret

JEFFERSON CITY — The executioners of convicted killers would get additional protection under a bill proposed by a Missouri senator.

Bill would give snow day relief

JEFFERSON CITY — Schools that canceled classes during January’s ice storms would not be required to make up lost time if a proposed legislation before the Missouri legislature becomes a law.

Council passes new District sign guidelines

After months of negotiation between Columbia’s Special Business District Board and downtown business and property owners, the City Council passed amendments to the District’s sign and awning ordinances Monday night.

Trespasser assaults worker on playground, police say

A Columbia woman was assaulted at Parkade Elementary School on Monday after she tried to stop a man from crossing the school playground, the Columbia Police Department said in a news release.

Stats: Blacks searched more

Recently released statistics by the Columbia Police Department and the Boone County Sheriff’s office reinforce what some say is an all-too familiar picture: Black drivers were more likely to be pulled over and searched than their white counterparts.

Slot machine pulled from Canadian casinos remains in Boonville

Controversy surrounding a number of video slot machines manufactured by Konami Gaming has found its way to mid-Missouri.

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