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A double celebration

Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools graduated their senior classes Saturday in Mizzou Arena.

Mizzou Arena was booked on Saturday. And the dress of the day was cap and gown.

Missouri sent home with second loss

Missouri waltzed into the Women's College World Series as the only unseeded team in the tournament, and was the first team ousted with a 5-2 loss to Georgia on Saturday afternoon.

Rock Bridge seniors take different paths to graduation

Five hundred twenty-eight students graduated from Rock Bridge High School on Saturday night, including a student who spent her last year taking online classes and a refugee from Liberia.

Despite arm issue, Gibson keeps Tigers in NCAA tournament

For the past couple weeks, Kyle Gibson has experienced forearm tightness in his pitching arm and it happened again on Saturday. His fastball, that usually reaches 93 mph, only reached 87. Despite the tightness, Gibson dominated another opponent.

Columbia nursing home residents get help practicing their faith

Residents at retirement and nursing homes are offered ways to connect with their faith and religious leaders in lieu of being able to leave their facilities to be regular participants in outside congregations.

Ole Miss students celebrate in right field

Wrigley Field is known as the world’s largest outdoor bar. The right field hill at Oxford-University Stadium on the campus of Ole Miss should be known as the world’s largest outdoor campus bar.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman High School graduation

More than 600 students graduated from Hickman High School on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Relays lift Hickman, Rock Bridge at state track meet

Rock Bridge tied for eighth and Hickman placed 10th Saturday in the Class 4 boys state track and field finals. In the girls meet, Hickman tied for 15th and Rock Bridge finished in a seven-way tie for 39th.

New agreement results in increased cooperation between fire agencies

The new cooperative fire agreement, which replaced the old territorial agreement, went into effect on March 31. As a result, the Boone County Fire Protection District and the Columbia Fire Department have increased their level of cooperation.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge High School graduation

Rock Bridge High School graduated more than 520 students on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Hickman graduates inspired by teachers, family, friends

One of the highest-achieving classes ever to graduate from Hickman High School received diplomas Saturday at Mizzou Arena. A record number of seven valedictorians graduated with more than 600 other classmates.

Outdoor Summit's final day outlines conservation goals

The second day of the Summit on the Future of Missouri Outdoors focused on how to improve the state’s air and water, and get the public more involved with conservation.

Suu Kyi bears no grudge against intruding Missouri man

The Nobel laureate is awaiting closing arguments in a trial that could put her in prison for five years for having John W. Yettaw in her house.

Kansas City awaits Rockfest concert

Kansas City businesses have been waiting for the sold-out annual rock concert Rockfest, which will showcase 15 bands, including Buckcherry, Korn and Drowning Pool. 

Window air conditioner exchange starts Monday

Approved customers can exchange their old or broken window air conditioners for new, more efficient ones starting Monday. Columbia Water & Light and Central Missouri Community Action are teaming up for the fourth summer to offer 100 new units to those who qualify.

Kansas City mayor recall falls short

Despite criticism, KC mayor Funkhouser remains in office after a petition for recall falls 129 signatures short of the needed number to remove him from office.

Missouri man gets 15 years for multiple alcohol offenses

After seven alcohol-related offenses, Anthony Roberson is given the maximum sentence.

Man pleads not guilty to killing wife, daughter

  A man accused of killing his wife and daughter nearly 23 years ago in Richmond pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder Wednesday.

UPDATE: Some Liberty Memorial officials want to fence park

They say it would help protect the monument and National World War I museum from vandals and terrorists. But some Park Department officials think it's a bad idea and scoff at the thought that a fence would stop terrorists.

New $8 million jail facility opens in Vernon County

Curious residents can participate in a lock-in fundraiser to see the new building. The new jail impressed law enforcement with its extended capacities.

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