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New technology strives to heal injuries faster

Mark James uses the Accelerated Recovery Performance machine during a session of physical therapy at Tranformation Fitness Coaching on Thursday.

People using Accelerated Recovery Performance, which sends electrical currents into the muscles, say the device helps cure injuries 30 percent faster than typical physical therapy and gets people back into the shape they once were quickly.

Hollins' late flurry leads Tigers past Razorbacks

The Missouri women's basketball team used a late 13-4 run to overcome an eight-point deficit and win their fifth game in a row.

Anarchists lead violent protests in Greece

Student riots in Greece are fueled by unrest concerning the economic situation, not merely the killing of a 15-year-old boy by a policeman.

Columbia's Jewish community gathers for Hanukkah

More than 100 people gathered Sunday at Congregation Beth Shalom to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah.

Congregation Beth Shalom observes Hanukkah

About 100 people celebrated the first night of Hanukkah, the Jewish eight-day festival of lights, during a gathering at Congregation Beth Shalom on Sunday.

Financial meltdown slowing wind-power boom

Companies that bankrolled the boom, including AIG, Lehman Brothers and Wachovia Corp., are facing financial problems that dry up their contributions to wind projects.

Some megafarms slipping past Missouri laws

Large companies are working with several smaller farms instead of building megafarms, The Kansas City Star reported today.

ANALYSIS: Nixon not using e-mail archive system

Gov.-elect Jay Nixon and his transition team have not been using the e-mail archive system that Gov. Matt Blunt began using after an open records controversy began over deleted e-mails.

St. Louis police spent $1,987 each on top badges

The badges were a nearly $10,000 line item in a unanimous vote on Wednesday by the Board of Police Commissioners. The department bought the ornate badges for the chief, two assistant chiefs and two lieutenant colonels.

Bill would bar businesses from restricting firearms in employees' personal cars

Sen. Delbert Scott, R-Lowry City, introduced S.B.3, which also says businesses would no longer be responsible for security measures to protect customers.

Faltering economy might aggravate consumer problems

Consumer protection officials anticipate a greater number of complaints with customers watching every dollar.

BOONE LIFE: Southern Boone teacher helps students add motion to music

Justin Nabors, a music instructor for the Southern Boone School District, teaches his fifth-grade students through a combination of singing and dancing.

Duplex fire marks third in 24 hours

A Barnwood Drive duplex suffered an estimated $30,000 in damages on Saturday evening because of a fire in an upstairs bedroom.

16-year-old shot in vehicle in north Columbia

A 16-year-old male arrived at a local hospital after being shot in his vehicle early Sunday morning.

Foster care in Missouri offers challenges, rewards

Thousands of children move through the Missouri foster care system every year, and the frequent moves and changes can be hard — but finding a family that fits can make it all worthwhile.

The origins of holiday traditions

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