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Two Missouri football players drafted into action

Will Franklin wasn’t waiting by the phone when the fourth round of the NFL Draft got under way. With the second day of the draft starting at 9 a.m. central time Sunday, he had other things on his mind.

“I was actually asleep in bed and I got the phone call,” he said. “It was an unknown number, and I was like, ‘Who could be calling me unknown, a reporter or a team?’”

'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' raises men's awareness about sexual violence

Throughout the year as part of “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” groups of men wear high heels and take a walk to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence.

Two young local divers look to make splash on national scene

Christian Head,13, and Ashley Shelton, 14, have passed on playing other sports to focus on becoming top-flight divers.

MU softball sees senior day rained out

Tigers center fielder remains one stolen base away from breaking the single-season Big 12 record, and Renth remains needs just one home run short of a new single-season school record.

BOONE LIFE: Donning the dancing shoes

Chester and Marian Hilgedick navigate a two-step on the gym floor at the Ashland Senior Citizen Prom in perfect time with a grace acquired through 59 years as partners.

The story goes that Marian tagged along with a girlfriend who was going to a dance in Jefferson City. Chester spotted Marian in the room and quickly walked over and asked her to dance with him.

Police investigate three robberies over the weekend

Police have yet to determine if three robberies that occurred over the weekend are linked.

A new place for play at Parkade: 'More jungle gyms,' 'new monkey bars,' 'a football field'

Students at Parkade Elementary School speak their minds about what kind of play equipment they would like with the new grant approved by the City Council.

Drivers often ignore fines from red-light traffic cameras

Cameras record the violation, but can’t confirm the driver, so many simply don't show up to pay fines.

Diabetes before motherhood on the rise, Calif. study shows

The number of pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes has more than doubled in seven years, a California study found, a troubling trend that means health risks for both mothers and newborns.

ANALYSIS: Livestock producers want legislators to repeal ethanol law

Corn farmers are earning more money as a result of the ethanol mandate, but livestock producers, unhappy about the rising cost of feed, want legislators to repeal the ethanol law.

Suspicious fire damages vacant duplex

Investigators think the fire, which caused an estimated $5,000 in damage, was started by juvenile trespassers.

Recipe for peace in the Middle East is elusive

President Bush’s meetings with Middle East leaders is one way of trying to leave a mark at the end of his presidency.

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