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Hurricane Ike causes heavy rain, flash floods across Missouri

The heavy rainfall caused many creeks to overflow their banks, making roads across Columbia impassable and flooding some homes and businesses. In Boone County, flooding closed 28 roads on Saturday night and Sunday, and rescue crews were busy responding to numerous reports of stranded cars.

MU defense still tweaking

The performance of Missouri's defense was largely overlooked amid the offense's praise Saturday. Players and coaches said some areas must be addressed before the Tigers begin Big 12 Conference play Oct. 4 at Nebraska, but they are optimistic improvements will be made.

USDA: Farmers are on pace to harvest second largest corn crop on record

Crop progress and condition reports released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Missouri Field Office indicate the corn crop is faring well.

Columbia's private schools form network to help and support each other

The group, which first met over the summer, aims to create a greater awareness of schooling options, develop a platform for sharing ideas, improve media coverage and identify resources available to all private schools. 

Deputy kills southeast Missouri man who threatened the officer with a loaded rifle

The Webster County Sheriff’s Department said 44-year-old Richard Parker pointed a loaded rifle at an officer Saturday and threatened several times to kill him.

ANALYSIS: For Nixon, Hulshof, it's the same change, different rhetoric

It seems Attorney General Jay Nixon and U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof are in general agreement. Except the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates can’t agree on which way is North and South, which way is forward and which way is backward.

Israeli Kadima Party: the beginning of the end?

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been accused of bribery and says he will resign if criminally indicted. Olmert is the leader of the Kadima Party, a party riding on the memory of Ariel Sharon and from which a new prime minister will be elected on Sept. 17.

BOONE LIFE: Dancerobics class moves and grooves to improve health

Dale White, a dance instructor for 32 years, began holding classes for people who, like herself, hate to exercise. She rents out a room behind the Copper Kettle Restaurant to hold the 40-minute classes at 11 a.m. every Monday and at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Tigers prevail in wet outing

Dismal weather and last minute rescheduling left a sparse gathering of fans at Walton Stadium and donations of soccer balls were modest for the Kick for Nick charity promotion.

 

 

Woman found dead in Hominy Creek near Clark Lane

Rescue crews found the body of 20-year-old Michelle Runkle downstream from where she was swept away in floodwaters early Sunday morning on Clark Lane at Hominy Creek.

Another impressive weekend for Big 12 teams

Hard as it is to fathom, the top teams in the conference found ways to look even stronger.

Sustainable Living Fair draws over 30 organizations, features ‘Getting to Solartopia’ author

On Saturday, Columbia residents interested in leading a more sustainable lifestyle attended the annual Sustainable Living Fair at Columbia College.

Volunteering not as hard as it seems

There are more than a few opportunities to volunteer within the community, with openings that will fit your time commitment.

12-year-old 'dog whisperer' volunteers at Humane Society

Zeb Charlton, 12, and his family have become regulars at the Central Missouri Humane Society. Zeb, known as the "dog whisperer," has a way of working with dogs who need extra love and special care.

UPDATE: Woman found dead in Hominy Creek near Clark Lane

Rescue crews found the body of 20-year-old Michelle Runkle downstream from where she was swept away in floodwaters early Sunday morning on Clark Lane at Hominy Creek.

Team in Training runs to help fight cancer

Volunteers train to run in races and raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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