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Police arrest one after Bank of America robbery

Columbia Police have arrested one man after the Bank of America on West Broadway was robbed,  Acting Police Chief Tom Dresner said.

Two St. Louis police officers injured in hit-and-run

Two St. Louis police officers suffered minor injuries after pursuing a suspect they believed had stolen a car.

CPSC issues warning on bassinets

After a second baby in Missouri was killed by a Simplicity bassinet within a year, the CPSC says the company has failed to make necessary changes to prevent future incidents.

Gasconade Courthouse issue gets at heart of north-south rift

A proposal to renovate the courthouse in Gasconade County, which has a population of 15,300, is reigniting old north-south tensions between Hermann and Owensville.

Moberly man dies following Taser use by police

Moberly police officers pulled over a man for erratic driving. He resisted arrest and police deployed two Tasers to make him cooperate. He then stopped breathing and was later pronounced dead.

Newspapers' woes hit journalism's training ground

The Columbia Missourian's troubles could lead to big changes and take away a training ground for student journalists.

Preseason hype readies fans for MU football action

Preseason buzz has injected Columbia with a rush of anticipation for Saturday’s season opener against Illinois that city leaders and business representatives say they haven’t experienced in recent memory.

Obama's and Biden's ‘Senate-ness' could prove to be a disadvantage

By choosing a sitting senator for his running mate, Barack Obama has elected to try something that's only been done once in the last 108 years.

Sports metaphors abound in the political world, too

In preparation for the Democratic National Convention, we heard from a variety of speakers, many of whom employed sports factoids and comparisons in their remarks.

Odessa woman gets 8 years in kidnapping case

Lauren Gash was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty last month to kidnapping a pregnant woman.

Boone County Courthouse evacuated because of excessive dust

No one was injured when the courthouse was evacuated because of  dust from construction.

Hurricane Gustav may bring end to decline in gas prices

AAA Auto Club's latest fuel price index on Wednesday indicated Missouri has the nation's lowest gasoline price with an average of $3.42 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Some Missouri cities are even lower, including St. Louis, with an average price of $3.31.

Man found dead, believed to be struck by train

Campbell man found dead by railroad tracks, police believe he was struck by Union Pacific train

Media outlets to join lawsuit against Gov. Blunt over e-mail access.

The Associated Press, Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch can join the lawsuit to gain access to Governor’s e-mails.

Letter: Obama’s Kool-Aid is a recipe for disaster

Obama’s values not consistent with our country’s history.

Delegates share experiences, reactions from convention

Democratic delegates talk about the events they've attended and the experiences they've had at the convention in Denver.

Missouri defense looks to put squeeze on Juice Williams

The unit touts its experience against top quarterbacks during its time at Missouri as a key factor.

Arch Rivalry football game a boon for St. Louis

Missouri-Illinois matchup expected to bring influx of fans' business to downtown.

SAT scores still at decade low

But in Missouri, SAT scores from the graduating class of 2008 were close to 100 points higher than the national average.

Judge denies Sanders’ bond reduction request

The request to reduce Daniel Sanders’ $250,000 bond was denied Wednesday by Boone County Circuit Judge Gene Hamilton, according to Missouri Case.net.

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