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Residents ask City Council to re-examine police Taser use

Five Columbia residents discussed their concerns at Monday’s City Council meeting over the Columbia Police Department’s use of Tasers, asking the council to reconsider its decision to equip more officers with the devices.

Page says his campaign has been attacked by anonymous robo-calls

Since last week, the Page’s office has received complaints about anonymous phone calls promoting his campaign for lieutenant governor. Page blames his republican opponent Peter Kinder, a charge Kinder denies.

Attorney for twins charged in home invasion asked to withdraw

Citing unresolvable differences, two of five men charged in a north Columbia home invasion in September 2007 during which a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted asked their attorney to withdraw from the case at a pre-trial conference held Monday.

Broadcaster Skip Caray, an MU alumnus, dies at 68

Caray was a 1961 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and the son of famous sports announcer Harry Caray.

Council postpones decision on proposed overlapping neighborhood association in north-central Columbia

Ninety minutes of debate about a second proposed neighborhood association in north-central Columbia kicked off the City Council meeting Monday night, leading the council to postpone its decision to the Oct. 6 meeting.

Missouri teen attacked by tigers

A worker at Predator World near Branson was critically injured in a tiger attack on Monday — the second time in two days that a worker at a Missouri exotic animal facility was attacked by a tiger.

Salvation Army Tools for Schools program continues to help Columbia Public Schools

In its fifth year, the Salvation Army is providing over 21,000 school supplies to 42 schools.

Artists' works displayed at MU's Bingham Gallery

Part II of the Lifetime Achievement Showcase displays 60 pieces from three artists.

City to consider community management system

The web-based system, which was created at MU, has been utilized by four cities to improve their use of resources. Project leaders want Columbia to be the fifth.

State treasurer candidates weigh in on higher education

Higher education will be among the most significant issues facing Missouri's next state treasurer, as the state continues to receive low marks for college affordability.

Columbia artist maintains Beijing ties

Lampo Leong, chairman of MU’s art department has half a dozen mixed-media paintings at the Raab Galerie in Beijing.

MU department of athletics encourages attendees to wear gold at all sporting events

Tiger Spirit is preparing for an increased demand for gold shirts and ordering a larger proportion of them.

Volunteer fire departments often strained by demands on time, waning membership

Volunteer fire and rescue departments nationwide are struggling with declining membership, increased costs and changing attitudes toward a vocation with roots dating to the early 1700s.

Two people shot in early morning robbery attempt

Deputies received multiple complaints of shots fired around 1:47 a.m. in the 700 block of Demaret Drive.

Gubernatorial candidates Hulshof, Steelman make final campaign push

Both Hulshof and Steelman have planned final campaign stops that branch away from southwest Missouri.

Edwards wins fourth Sprint Cup race

Edwards won his fourth race of the year after usng an "alternative" racing strategy when rain started on lap 127 of the 200-lap race.

Benefit for Warren aims to unite members of black community

While protesters voiced anger outside the walls of Second Missionary Baptist Church, other members of the black community gathered inside the church for a fundraising benefit.

Late beginner a first-rate competitor

Randall Olson, 60, traveled 6½ hours from Norfolk, Neb., to participate in the State Games of Mid-America. He competed in 10 events this weekend and placed first in most of them.

Analysis: Gubernatorial candidates describe Medicaid as health care or welfare, depending on their stance

Democratic gubernatorial candidate plans to restore health care cuts, but Republican politicians have described it as an expansion of the welfare system.

Part 1 of 4: Gaining strength nationally

Women's wrestling was first added to the Olympics in 2004. Missouri Valley College started a team in 1999 and two other Missouri colleges will add teams this fall.

 

 

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