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We’re having a (more on that later)!

Jake and Jenny reached the halfway point in the couple’s first pregnancy on Tuesday. During the doctor’s checkup, they learned the sex of their baby and that everything is normal.

UM System, colleges to call for health care training funds

Under a new agreement called “Preparing to Care,” the state’s colleges and universities will ask the legislature for $38.3 million in recurring funds to open more places for students to train to become dentists, nurses, optometrists, pharmacists, physicians and therapists.

Re-roofing fumes send students back early

Columbia public school students who get supplemental education at the Center for Gifted Education were sent back early to their regular classes Thursday because of fumes anticipated from a re-roofing project.

Why do kids want to do music and why do teachers want to teach it

Children learn about music in several ways around Columbia.

Man suspected of shooting himself in the leg

A man was treated for a gunshot wound to the lower leg after a gun in his front pants pocket went off as he was walking, police said.

Working out isn't routine<br>for MU football player Tommy Saunders

For Tommy Saunders, working out diligently not only helps gain muscle for the football field, it also lifts his spirits

Ten things you didn't know about Iowa State

MU cornerback has artistic side

Darnell Terrell doesn't have much time for it now as a starter for the Tigers, but ever since he was a child he has loved drawing, especially comic book characters.

No doubting this Tigers football fan's loyalty

Bill Cocos, 76, has been at every Mizzou football home game since 1948. That’s 337 games.

MU football team not looking back

The Tigers say last season's controversial loss at Iowa State isn't on their minds heading into Saturday's game against the Cyclones at Memorial Stadium.

Hard to stop Hickman running back

Hard running Rob Heath, a third-generation Hickman football player, is on the verge of setting the Kewpies’ single-season rushing record in the team’s last two games.

Former Hickman football coach in unique situation

After leaving the Hickman football team, former coach Gregg Nesbitt has settled down at the University of Central Missouri, coaching with both sons, Ryan and Kellen Nesbitt.

California blaze spreads debate about fire

As fires destroying much of southern California continue to rage, one conservationist urged for a more flexible approach to fire during a meeting at MU on Thursday.

Chili cook-off aids food bank

A nonprofit volunteer organization hosted the third annual event at the Fieldhouse.

Man dies after fiery crash on U.S. 63

A 65-year-old man who was trapped in his burning SUV after crashing it into a ditch Thursday afternoon died at University Hospital shortly afterward, Columbia police said. That marked the fourth fatality after a car crash this month.

CIA logo looks suspiciously familiar

With Halloween closing in, bloggers are beginning to take notice of the CIA’s official “Terrorist Buster” logo. Some say the CIA logo resembles the logo from the 1984 comedy film “Ghostbusters.”

MU doubles team quite a pairing

Before the Maryland Invitational, the second tennis tournament of the season, Missouri senior Chrissy Svetlic and freshman Mallory Weber had never played together competitively. Since then, however, the pair has claimed two doubles titles.

School's in session at the pool hall

What do a group of four Ph.D.s do for fun? Well, Bob Kvam, Joe Kunce, Jim Craigmile and Earl Lundgren head to the Senior Center every Tuesday and Thursday for a game of pool.

New shoes for kids in need

Shoes That Fit is a national organization that provides shoes and clothes to children in need. In 2006, the charity collected 786 pairs of shoes in Columbia.