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Two Columbia men arrested after high-speed chase that ended in Callaway County

Two Columbia men were arrested Wednesday night in Callaway County after they led Columbia police on a high-speed car chase that started in downtown Columbia.

Zoning commission approves Blue Ridge Center plans for recommendation

Two proposals for a 45-acre commercial and office development were approved for recommendation by the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday night.

Community takes part in MU-sponsored rose workshop

Gardeners got a chance to let their rose-growing skills blossom Thursday.

Four males arrested in connection with stolen bricks, vandalism to cars

Columbia police surveillance of a north Columbia construction site that had been hit by thieves ended with the arrests of one Columbia man and three juveniles Thursday morning.

School District uses reserves for raises

Teachers and support staff in the Columbia Public Schools will get a $1,000 raise to their base pay for 2007-2008, but the increase will require the district to dip into its reserve funds.

Residents oppose annexation

An annexation approval at Thursday night’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting may leave residents of two mobile home parks out in the cold.

MU weighs Web-based safety plan

JEFFERSON CITY — MU could become part of a state Homeland Security pilot program that would strengthen colleges’ emergency response plans.

Overtime law vexes county

The Missouri legislature’s failure to fix a glitch in the new minimum wage law, approved by voters as Proposition B in November, could cost Boone County up to half a million dollars in extra overtime pay.

Public shares concerns over library plan

Unacceptable architecture, high costs and poor communication are the main reasons community members say they voted against a property tax increase intended to fund two new library branches in Boone County, according to the Daniel Boone Regional Library Board of Trustees.

Around the clouds

George Mills Boyd is a teacher of a different sort.

The former Tuskegee Airman makes a habit of visiting with schoolchildren.

“It’s an honor to know that kids are eager to learn, admire and listen to people in leadership roles and that I’m paying back to the kids,” Boyd said during a visit with third-graders at Benton Elementary School on Thursday afternoon. “I’m sharing in the transition from their youth.”

Cancer awareness advocate honored as a ‘local hero’

Diana and Brian Ash moved from St. Louis 14 years ago on a whim.

Math task force recommends new K-12 advisory unit

Creation of a K-12 math advisory board, which would include parents, business leaders and MU faculty, is among the recommendations of Columbia Public Schools’ Secondary Mathematics Task Force.

IARA appeals case to Supreme Court

Nearly three years after the U.S. Treasury Department first froze its assets, the Columbia-based Islamic American Relief Agency-USA has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its case.

Tigers feeling right at home

For the first time in the 11-year history of Audrey J. Walton Stadium, the venue will host the Mideast Regional competition. Nearly 900 of the region’s top athletes from more than 87 universities will be in Columbia this weekend for the meet.

Novice lifeguards train for season of sun

At 4:30 Wednesday afternoon, her tight blond braid began to flop back and forth as she paced by the poolside and looked at her watch.

Kewps, Bruins glad to make state finals

The Class 3 and 4 state high school track and field championships take place this weekend at Lincoln University’s Dwight Reed Stadium in Jefferson City.

Immigration bill bars family reunification

This quote below is from the President Bush’s radio speech on Saturday.

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