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Wilco wows fans at the last 2007 Ninth Street Summerfest

Wilco performs "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart" at the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway in downtown Columbia on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The concert was part of the Columbia Summerfest concert series, and was the last for the year.

Wilco brought its live show to downtown Columbia on Wednesday night, entertaining a crowd of more than 2,000 people.

Tigers volleyball team falls apart against KU

The Missouri volleyball team lost to Kansas for the first time since 2003, losing a 2-1 lead and coming apart completely in the last two games.

No residences damaged in Boone County grass fire

Firefighters extinguished a 10-acre fire Wednesday afternoon.

Fisher ready to face MU wearing red, not purple

Running back Parrish Fisher used to play for the K-State Wildcats and was at Bill Snyder’s last game against MU. Two years later, he is playing against the Tigers, this time with Illinois State.

Artist aims to infuse Columbia’s character into City Hall artwork

New Mexico artist Howard Meehan will undertake the city’s next large, outdoor work of art as part of renovations to City Hall.

Advocacy group calls Gov. Blunt’s health care plan a first step

The new program has three phases, the first of which would begin in February and aims to extend health care to working families who fall below the poverty line.

Mexican and Canadian trucks now have expanded rights to travel on U.S. highways

Effective Sept. 6, Mexican and Canadian truckers were given expanded rights to travel through the U.S. as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The new North American trucking system making that possible is generating arguments about safety from the union for American truck drivers.

Alley names are game at public hearing

A longtime push to name downtown alleys has come to the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the public will get a chance to weigh in at Thursday's meeting.

The votes are in: Columbia residents pick top six visioning priorities

The results are from the Community Choices Open House are in. Community members voted on their top priorities for the future of the city.

Infrastructure at proposed sites for new Columbia high school

Infrastructure costs are one-time buys. They include roads, sewer, natural gas and water utilities. Each of the potential sites for the next high school in Columbia Public Schools will need some of these services, such as a three-mile connection to a sewage line or an extension to a local roads.

Unattended cooking fire damages duplex

Flames and smoke from an unattended cooking fire caused over $25,000 in estimated damages to a west Columbia duplex Wednesday afternoon.

UMSL chancellor objects to MU name change

The University of Missouri-St. Louis chancellor, under pressure from students, faculty and other UM System campuses, said he now objects to MU dropping “Columbia” from its official name because it will undermine the legitimacy of other campuses in the system.

Missouri’s first West Nile virus death of 2007

The death of a 51-year-old St. Louis woman was the first confirmed West Nile virus-related death of the year.

Survey shows 77 percent of Missourians buckle up

The survey found that more female drivers buckled up than male drivers.

Missourian server investigation to be “cleared up shortly”

Although the MU Police Department is continuing investigation, it does not appear that there was malice involved in the crash of Missourian servers earlier this month.

Girl raped in home invasion, police say

Three juveniles have been arrested in connection with a home invasion in which police say a girl was raped.

Gov. Blunt proposes new plan to insure low-income Missourians

The plan, which will be phased in over a 15-month period, aims to eventually provide health care coverage for Missouri families who earn up to 185 percent of the poverty level.

Group calls for regulation of payday loan industry

Legislators are cracking down and putting restrictions on payday loan companies, in an attempt to protect Missouri consumers.

Fire at residential care facility results in $20,000 of damage

An early morning fire activated the sprinkler system at West Village Manor.

Art festival kicks off fall's event calendar

Mid-Missouri’s festival season is well under way.

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