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Columbia actor Lucas Black relaxes on golf course

Columbia actor Lucas Black lines up a putt while competing in the Francis Hagen match play tournament June 13 at Lake of the Woods golf course in Columbia.

Actor Lucas Black, who competed in the Francis Hagen golf tournament Saturday, says playing golf gets him outside away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood and its high-pressure movie sets.

PrideFest's atmosphere fosters unity, community

A "gayest dog" competition and drag show provided entertainment for those who attended Columbia's largest-ever PrideFest.

Wade describes upcoming budget challenges

The city is looking to find a way to fund at least $7 million in budget gaps each of the next two years.

Election battles turn into street fights in Iran

Supporters of reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi clashed with police as massive protests erupt in the wake of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory. The U.S. refused to accept Ahmadinejad's claim of a landslide re-election victory.

Two Missouri track athletes finish with All-American status

Callaway County confirms case of swine flu

Calloway County health officials suspect another member of the family may also have the virus. The number of confirmed cases of swine flu in Missouri is now 51.

Six Flags files for bankruptcy

Six Flags amusement park company is seeking bankruptcy protection for being $2.4 billion in debt despite posting record revenues in 2008.

Missouri father of slain soldier gets aid to attend funeral

The U.S. Army has agreed to help Jim Wilson attend his son's military funeral. His son, Matthew Wilson, was killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb.

26 defendants indicted in Kansas City drug-smuggling case

Twenty-six defendants were indicted in one of the largest cocaine trafficking rings in the Kansas City area, according to federal prosecutors.

St. Louis' Ballpark Village held up again in final approval

St. Louis' proposed Ballpark Village development seeks final approval, but faces more delays. St. Louis Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III hoped the board would decide the issue at the July meeting.

Air Guard ends 86-year operation in St. Louis

Charles Lindbergh's historic unit in St. Louis, the 131st Fighter Wing, flies away to western Missouri.

72 dogs seized in puppy mill raid

Seventy-two dogs seized from a puppy mill in Mansfield had tumors, eye and skin problems, officials from the Humane Society of Missouri said.

Webster Groves podiatrist indicted on charges of health care fraud

Dr. David Quang Pham was arrested Friday on federal charges alleging he submitted bills to Medicare and Medicaid from 2002 to 2008 for care not provided.

Historian Philip D. Curtin dies at 87

Philip D. Curtin revolutionized the way scholars think about academic history, most notably for his work analyzing the African slave trade.

St. Louis man charged in insurance scheme

The St. Louis caretaker was indicted on charges of mail fraud, unauthorized credit card use and theft of government money. He pleaded not guilty.

Lover's Leap could be barricaded by owners

Lover's Leap, a 200-foot-tall bluff overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks, will be closed to visitors if they don't start picking up their trash, owners say.

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