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MU senior beats KU student in 'Jeopardy'

MU journalism senior Laura Myers was among 15 students to compete in the College Champtionship series on Jeopardy. In the first round, which aired Monday, Myers beat out students from The Ohio State University and the University of Kansas to win $10,000 and advancement to the semi-finals.

Columbia explores offering free transit

The City Council discussed options for the future of Columbia public transit on Monday night, including the possibility of having MU students pay a small fee, but no decisions were made Monday.

Debate over stimulus funds rages in Missouri Senate

Missouri senators backed the state's higher education budget 29-4, but some expressed concerns over plans to increase the budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

Today's Question: Should universities require certain brands of technology?

The MU School of Journalism is recommending that incoming freshman purchase an iPod Touch or iPhone to access recorded class lectures has led to questions about what students should be asked to buy. Should the MU School of Journalism endorse certain brands of technology?

3 die in storms in southern Missouri on Friday

Gov. Jay Nixon called a state of emergency to help counties respond to the storms that caused deaths, injuries and damage in Missouri.

Red Sox great Dom DiMaggio, Joe's brother, dies

Dom DiMaggio was a seven-time All Star, holds his team's record for the longest consecutive game hitting streak and was involved in many charitable causes for medical and education institutions.

St. Joseph woman documents struggles, transformations of boys in Missouri youth home

After making draperies for the Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch home in Lampe with which her church was involved, Janeen Burnham was so moved by the boys' stories she wrote "Miracles of Restoration."

New gay activists are older, established

Those who were young in the decades when coming out was not an option are now becoming gay activists, giving the movement members who are more established in their communities and secure in their jobs.

Robbery suspect leaves wallet behind

A Kansas City man is charged with robbing First Federal Bank after being identified by the driver's license from the wallet he left at the bank.

Driver who flees with children, pregnant woman gets Kansas City arrest

The driver is currently being held in Jackson County on suspicion of child endangerment and assault on police officers.

Storm system sparks small twisters

A strong storm system moving across southern Missouri on Friday morning created a few small tornadoes and damaging winds up to 80 mph.

McCaskill lobbies for high-speed railway between St. Louis, Chicago

Sen. Claire McCaskil and Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois are lobbying for a high-speed rail corridor between St. Louis and Chicago.

Missouri confirms another swine flu case

Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed Thursday another case of the swine flu. This brings Missouri's total to 10 cases.

3 men shot to death inside SUV in St. Louis

Three men were shot to death in an SUV early Friday morning after leaving a nightclub in downtown St. Louis. Police are still looking for suspects.

Man pleads not guilty in deaths of wife, son

Christopher Piersee, the northeast Missouri man accused of killing his wife and infant son, pleaded not guilty to the charges Thursday.

Ashcroft's honorary degree protested at Truman State

The decision drew protests from nearly 300 opponents who signed a petition "voicing discontent" with the decision made by the school's Board of Governors. The school has close to 6,000 students.

Joshua Childers' condition upgraded

The 3-year-old boy who was found after being lost in the woods for 52 hours is now listed in good condition at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Missouri House OKs life prison sentences for child rape

The Missouri House approved legislation that would allow life prison sentences for people convicted of particularly vile child rapes. The measure will now go to the Senate.

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