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Pinewood Derby shows off homemade Boy Scout cars

Tentative settlement reached in Aaron O'Neal wrongful death suit

A tentative settlement agreement has been reached in the three-and-a-half-year-long wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Aaron O’Neal against employees of MU's athletic department, according to documents filed in Boone County Circuit Court.

Larger hail criteria look to reduce severe thunderstorm warnings

Storms will now have to be capable of producing 1-inch hail instead of three-quarter-inch-hail to be considered a severe thunderstorm.

BOONE LIFE: Dancing with 'Wild Older Women'

Retiree Fred West spends his free time line dancing at various locales in mid-Missouri. He is the lone male in a group of female senior citizen line dancers who call themselves "Wild Older Women."

Columbia woman pleads guilty to statutory rape

Angela Trouten, 31, of Columbia pleaded guilty Monday to the July 2008 statutory rape of her 15-year-old neighbor.

Taste of Mid-Missouri to feature several new restaurants

The 24th annual Taste of Mid-Missouri features delicious fare from both new and old restaurants in Columbia.

Steelman attacks earmarks, angles for Missouri seat in U.S. Senate

Steelman contends earmark spending has contributed to the nation's troubled economy and wastes money.

Cedar Fair exploring sale of amusement parks in Missouri, Minnesota

Cedar Fair, based in Sandusky, Ohio, took on a huge debt in 2006 with its $1.24 billion acquisition of Paramount Parks Inc.

Stephens targets staff, wages, pension plans to meet economic crunch

Changes are also being made in Stephens' tuition, housing and meal plans.

MU freshman named Big 12 Softball Pitcher of the Week

Tigers freshman Chelsea Thomas threw three complete games and got wins in all of them last week.

Missouri House panel endorses changes to term limits

The House Elections Committee endorsed the proposal, which would allow lawmakers to spend the entire 16 years in one chamber, instead of the previous limit of eight years in each chamber.

Black bear population growing in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation has recognized a population growth in black bears for the state and is trying to implement a system to educate residents about the bears' need for protection.

Nixon plan expanding Medicaid rejected by House

Hospitals would have paid an additional $20 million in annual taxes to include more adults in the state's Medicaid program. Some Republicans were reluctant to accept the increase without backing from hospitals.

Columbia College, Stephens players gather awards

Women's basketball players from Columbia College and Stephens earn American Midwest Conference honors.

Big 12 women's basketball tournament starts Thursday

The Big 12 Conference women's basketball tournament begins play on Thursday in Oklahoma City.

Lawmakers approve accounts for stimulus funds

Two separate accounts will be created in the bill, which also allows the state treasurer to create additional accounts for stimulus money.

Missouri towns prepare for rising rivers

Rivers in Missouri are expected to reach flood level this week, but no significant problems are expected.

Loan should allow family to stay in cave home

Curt Sleeper of Festus said Tuesday that a New Jersey-based business, Logical Source Inc., offered a 15-year loan with a low interest rate that should allow his family to keep their home.

Illinois pastor tried to flee from shooter, according to investigators

Illinois State Police detective James Walker's account of the shooting that took place at the First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill., offers a clearer picture of the incident.

Kansas City Star expects to lay off 150 employees

The cuts represent about 15 percent of The Star's work force and wages will be reduced for all workers.

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