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Tigers set to host first round<br>of NCAA soccer tournament

MU officials say that in addition to a quality soccer stadium, Missouri was chosen to host first-round games of the NCAA Tournament because it has hosted multiple NCAA championship events in the past.

Police seek man involved in assault, car theft

Police are looking for a man who they say assaulted a woman and then stole a man’s SUV Thursday afternoon in a northeast Columbia neighborhood.

"Goofy hobbies" keep MU runner on course

If asked to describe himself, Dan Hedgecock might say that he’s a juggler, a piano player or an honors student at MU. He might add that he likes to run, or that he is a member of the cross country team at Missouri.

Can you avoid the plate?

Get in the Thanksgiving spirit with the turkey game at Vox.

Columbia College women's basketball team <br>adds another win with balanced offense

Megan Archuleta and Whitney Davis each scored 15 points to lead the Columbia College women’s basketball team to a 73-47 victory over visiting Bacone (Okla.) College.

Columbia retailers seek to tap holiday spirit

The current economy has lead the National Retail Federation to forecast the slowest sales increase for this holiday season since 2002, but many local businesses aren’t changing their strategies to get the most out of this, the most important time of year for retailers.

Bring on the chill

With the changing seasons, Columbians have had to start bundling up.

Strong second half earns<br>MU women's basketball team victory

The Missouri women’s basketball team started slow on Thursday, but used a 16-5 run at the start of the second half to take control for a 69-51 win over Eastern Illinois at Mizzou Arena.

Forum bus service will have to wait

Although residents of the Forum Boulevard area have become increasingly interested in city bus service, the cost of providing it now is prohibitive, city officials say.

Alert device to be tested on campus

The e-Fob is activated by another Purple Tree technology that can pick up emergency broadcasts and relay them through cell phone towers in areas covered by the alert.

Military helicopter makes emergency landing at Columbia Airport

Columbia Airport officials said the unplanned landing was “more of a precautionary measure” than a true emergency.

Bag left at mosque did not contain explosives, police say

Police arrested 23-year-old Michael Patrick O’Day after a “suspicious” duffel bag was left on the playground of the Islamic Center of Central Missouri, 201 S. Fifth St.

Group calls for downtown bike racks

The PedNet Project wants to put seven bike racks in a metered space on Ninth and Cheery streets.

Columbia wine-and-dessert bar to be featured on CBS morning news

The newscast will air at 8 a.m. Sunday on Columbia’s CBS affiliate, KRCG.

Former teaching assistant arrested on suspicion of trying to cash fake check

Marina D. Somers, who was charged last month in connection with the theft of 16 computers from MU, was arrested on suspicion of forgery.

Hard-hitting cousins stay close

Nick Bigogno, junior midfielder for the Columbia College men’s soccer team, has a close relationship with his second cousin, Bart Coslet, who plays on the MU football team.

Men suspected of Columbia carjacking reportedly arrested in Kansas City

Anti-militarism not the same as anti-military

J. Karl Miller’s column criticized anti-war protests at the Memorial Day Salute to Veterans Air Show. Anti-war protests are acts of good citizenship, not denigration of the military.

Merrill touched lives as journalism professor

John Merrill stumbled, but he is one of the best journalism professors ever to have taught, advised and mentored students at the J-School.

Tugging at Katy Bridge could put Union Pacific in troubled waters

The historic structure is a major Missouri landmark, one that will not be let go of easily.

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