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Columbia woman arrested on suspicion of cutting husband

A Columbia woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault after slashing her husband's hand during a dispute.

Double homicide brings concerns about mental health care to the forefront

Dan Andrews was hospitalized twice by his family a month before allegedly killing his wife and son.

Few residents in flood zone have flood insurance

Despite living in high flood-risk areas, many in North Dakota and Minnesota do not have flood insurance. As the Red River continues to rise, residents watch and hope the city's dikes hold.

Study: Cholesterol lowering drugs can reduce blood clot risk

A major study, sponsored by a company that makes statin drugs, suggests that taking cholesterol reducing drugs can also help lower the risk of dangerous blood clots forming in legs or lungs.

Bidding for Missouri 'fee' offices based on merit

A third of Missouri's 183 "fee" offices, which renew licenses or vehicle tags, will attract bids based on business plans rather than relying on an old patronage system.

Missouri college savings plan suffering, officials say

On average, plans in other states are faring worse.

One out of three Missourians under 65 uninsured, report says

Last year about 1.5 million people in Missouri under 65 did not have insurance.

Increased census participation could give Missouri more federal funding

State demographer Matt Hesser is among those urging Missouri residents to fill out their census forms next year so the state can keep its representatives and potentially gain funding. The census aims to create an accurate picture of the country's population.

Revised utility bill gives authority to Missouri regulators

Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, proposed an updated version of a utilities bill that would charge customers for the construction of new power plants. Schaefer said his legislation better protects consumers because regulators must analyze requests to charge consumers.

Missouri vows to sustain success

While the seniors on the Missouri men's basketball team reflected on their careers, younger players tended to steer conversations toward the future. It’s a future that looks much brighter than it did less than three months ago after a loss at Nebraska to start the Big 12 season.

Tigers return home to proud crowd

Between 100 and 200 people welcomed home the MU men's basketball team on Sunday from their Elite Eight appearance in Arizona. The Tigers lost Saturday to the University of Connecticut.

Missouri baseball drops two games to Oklahoma State

The Tigers can't muster any offense in a doubleheader against the Cowboys.

UPDATE: Police car hits, kills man lying in the street

Capt. Stephen Monticelli said the victim's wife was sitting nearby in her car at the time of the accident on Clark Lane. The patrol vehicle's camera also caught the incident on tape.

Council candidates support limited use of tax increment financing

All four City Council candidates favor limited and cautious use of tax increment financing and other tax incentives to spur development and business growth in the city.

Johnson continues his dominance at Martinsville

Dubbed "Mr. Martinsville" by Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson won for the fifth time in the last six races at the track.

GM CEO Wagoner to step down at White House request

Because of criticism from Capitol Hill, Rick Wagoner will step down from his position of Chairman and CEO at General Motors Corp. Although Wagoner insists on leading the company through the crisis, the White House has requested his immediate resignation.

Interfaith gathering promotes awareness of environmental issues

Organizations, individuals and faith communities gathered in the cold rain Saturday night to promote community efforts toward environmental sustainability.

Detroit newspapers hope fewer days add up to success

Starting Monday, the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press will deliver papers on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays but make slimmer issues available in news racks the other days of the week. The papers are two of more than 80 papers — including the Missourian — that have cut issues.

Missouri softball completes sweep of Baylor

Missouri finished a two-game sweep with its 7-1 victory over Baylor University on Sunday. Sophomore Marla Schweisberger went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in the winning effort.

Former football coach, athletic director Lou Saban dies at 87

Lou Saban coached at all levels of football and served as president of the New York Yankees from 1981-82.

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