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Teens seek $1 million makeover for Humane Society

The Central Missouri Humane Society is in the running to receive a million-dollar makeover from zootoo.com.  Two Columbia Catholic School students, Libby Burks and Amanda Huhman, brought attention to the shelter, which is seeking to expand. The shelter has risen to fourth place in the makeover competition.

Two arrested after police search residence

After searching 809 N. Garth Ave., police took two individuals who had outstanding warrants for arrest into custody.

Funeral home finds bullet holes in Kansas City man after death ruled natural

For the second time in 17 months, a Kansas City funeral home had to return a homicide victim's body that was mistakenly ruled a natural death by the medical examiner.

Report: More Missourians seeking food stamps than ever

A report released this week says that 1 in 6 Missourians needed federal aid for food in January. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that January's totals were the highest ever.

Missouri House GOP resistant to unemployment stimulus money

Legislative leaders are debating whether or not to add more stimulus money to Missouri's unemployment program because they fear that businesses would shoulder a higher tax burden.

Columbia convenience store burglarized

Cigarettes, beer and a safe were stolen from the Kwik Store at 5781 E. St. Charles Road early Thursday morning while it was closed.

Mechanical issues delay free condoms in residence halls

One of the condom machines installed in MU residence halls last fall was removed for adjustments. The boxes containing the condoms are jamming the custom-made dispensers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri beats Kansas State

MU is now 24-4 overall and 11-2 in Big 12 play. Missouri's next game is Sunday at rival Kansas.

Columbia College women's team edges Harris Stowe

With 18 seconds to play, Whitney Davis made two free throws and Fiona Sparks made one to give the Columbia College women's basketball team an 83-80 victory over Harris Stowe on Thursday night at Southwell Complex in the Cougars' final regular season game.

Republicans' proposal would cap homeowner property taxes

While the limit would cap property taxes for homeowners, it could also cause budget issues in Missouri school districts.

Grant aims to aid laid-off auto workers in Missouri, Kansas

About 575 workers laid off from April through December are expected to get skills assessments, training and help looking for new jobs.

Two sought in assault near MU's Crowder Hall

Two victims who had been arguing with two other men on the porch of the FarmHouse fraternity were allegedly assaulted by those same men early Feb. 14 in a nearby parking lot. CrimeStoppers is offering $1,000 for information that might lead to an arrest.

Columbia College men's team wins easily on senior night

The six seniors on the Columbia College men's basketball team went out in style on senior night, beating Harris-Stowe 70-40.

Despite another loss, Stephens stays positive

The Stephens women's basketball team fell to 8-17 on Thursday night after a 74-44 loss to visiting McKendree.

Friday last day to drop off mercury at Columbia/Boone County health department facility

The Department of Natural Resources will then take the mercury-containing items to Jefferson City, where they will be recycled and properly disposed of by a state contractor.

Missouri tourism faces midyear advertising cuts

Budget withholdings announced by the governor recently mean millions less for the state's tourism department. Director R.B. Smith says it will mean less promotion for Missouri tourism this summer.

Officials seeking no-show in child death case

Larry Clay Jr., 33, of St. Louis is wanted after failing to appear in court Wednesday. He is charged with felony child abuse resulting in death and, according to authorities, had agreed to plead guilty. A 16-month-old died five years ago while in his care.

Rally not enough to spur health care expansion

Gov. Nixon's plan to build on the state's health care program was rejected Wednesday by the House Budget Committee. A crowd had gathered outside the Capitol to support the health care expansion, and lawmakers debated whether the state has enough money for the project.

Nixon in St. Louis to talk about stimulus

The governor's Thursday visit to St. Louis will include a discussion of how he plans to spend federal stimulus funds. His Transform Missouri Web site allows input from residents.

Willard baby sitter charged with infant death

Brenda Jean Caringer, 53, turned herself into police Wednesday. Lucas Theede-Bennett died from multiple injuries Jan. 6 while under her care. Caringer is charged with second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.

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