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Grant Elementary students, teachers keep cool in midst of bank robbery

Parents and faculty expressed satisfaction with the response to Wednesday’s robbery of nearby First National Bank. The suspect is being held at Boone County Jail on $200,000 bond.

1928 party: Missouri Theatre screens 'Steamboat Bill, Jr' for the third time

On Thursday the Missouri Theatre was packed with patrons coming to see the showing of the first movie ever shown at the theatre for their reopening celebration.

Judge expresses reservations over fee increase for driving records

A circuit court judge challenged an increase of fees for Missouri’s vehicle and driver’s license records and said the fees appear to fall under public records law.

Missouri law would fine employers for requiring microchip implants

Critics of the chips argue there are tangible medical, privacy and religious worries driving attempts to pass laws banning forced implants around the country.

Confidence will be key for Missouri at NCAA Regional

The Tigers open play Friday against Ole Miss.

Old baby teeth help explore possible connections between atomic bomb tests and cancer risk

A new study is looking at baby teeth used in a mid-1900s study about childhood exposure to stronium-90 to see if the owners of the baby teeth have cancer years later.

Historic Preservation Commission honors a Columbia couple

John and Vicki Ott have restored the Dorsey and Paramount buildings downtown. They’re part of the force driving the restoration of The Tiger Hotel.

Hickman and Rock Bridge High School valedictorians tell all

A total of 9 valedictorians represent the schools’ 2008 classes. We sat down with them to discuss their most memorable moments and greatest accomplishments.

Edwards makes his mark on baseball team in return to Boonville

After coaching for 16 seasons, Tim Edwards finally got the chance to return to his hometown of Boonville as the high school baseball coach, leading the school to its first final four.

Springtime fishing

Family members spend time together at Stephens Lake Park at the start of the kids’ summer vacation.

Warm weather perfect opportunity to garden

Eileen Beiger and her “gardening cat,” Olive, take advantage of the warm weather Thursday to manage one of Beiger’s many home gardens.

Tiger Treasures rummage sale expands in second year

Donations and finds from residence halls, Greek houses and University Student Apartments appear in sale’s sophomore run.

Salvation Army store on Business Loop 70 not accepting donations while renovating

Donations are going to waste after people have dumped them in the parking lot at the Parkade Boulevard Salvation Army during its renovation.

UM System recognized for workplace wellness programs

The American Heart Association made a presentation at MU's Lowry Mall.

Natural gas bills could increase this winter

AmerenUE, Atmos Energy and Missouri Gas Energy were approved Thursday to charge consumers $100 to $200 extra.

City Council makes effort to meet with advisory boards

The council will meet on Saturday with GetAbout Columbia, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Water and Light Advisory Board and the Environment and Energy Commission.

Early childhood education summit Friday

The event is intended to raise community awareness about the value of high-quality programs for preschoolers.

St. Peters man wins Missouri lottery

The winning ticket, bought at an O'Fallon Quick Mark, had a $2.2 million prize.

World Bird Sanctuary returns eagle to wild

A month after arriving at the sanctuary for treatment of toxin poisoning, the bald eagle was released. The sanctuary has worked to promote bald eagle conservation in Missouri.

Attorneys seek injunction against Mo. license fee raises

A judge is considering whether the Department of Revenue violated laws by raising fees on driver's license records.

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