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Figure-8 race concludes first-annual Door Banger Nationals at county fair

The compact figure-8 race was one of four motor sport events that took place Wednesday and Thursday nights.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boone County Fair baby contest

Ninety-seven babies competed in the girls baby contest at the Boone County Fair Thursday.

Callaway nuclear power plant balances decommission funds

There are many factors that influence the cost of decommissioning a nuclear power plant, and AmerenUE  has reported the total cost could be well below or above its latest estimate of $693.91 million.

Columbia Public School District Career Ladder program budget increased

Career Ladder, an incentive program that rewards teachers for their achievements, is one program within the Columbia Public School District to receive more money in this year's budget.

Swine sprint at Boone County Fair

This is just one of many stops these piglets have taken this summer. Brittany Squeals, Kevin Bacon, Hama Montana and Arnold Swartzenhogger have traveled all over the country.

City funding uncertain for Central Missouri Humane Society

Columbia City Council members aren't optimistic the city will be able to provide an additional $80,000 requested by the Central Missouri Humane Society.

Boone County Fair hypnotist welcomes skeptics

Mystic Muse, a show that entertains by hypnotizing members of the audience, is bringing people out of their shells at the Boone County Fair.

Third season of ArtRageous Fridays continues

The downtown art fest is a free event and offers the public a chance to meet local artists and see their work.

Applications the next step for police review board

Several people involved in the creation and approval of the Citizens Police Review Board agree that board members must be objective, open-minded and civil. The timeline for the application process has not yet been decided.

Third MU Health Care worker found to have latent TB

Hospital officials have not yet determined if the latest case of latent tuberculosis is connected to the original active TB case that was announced in June.

Council members hopeful about Stadium Boulevard plan despite risks

City staff recently briefed City Council on the risks associated with the widening of Stadium in an unsure economy. But several council members said they feel that the finance report and the finance director's projections are solid.

Ryan Ferguson asks appellate court for new trial

Ryan Ferguson has taken the appeal of his 2005 murder conviction to the next judicial level, asking the Missouri Western District Court of Appeals to overturn a May ruling by a Boone County judge that denied him a new trial in the 2001 killing of a Columbia Daily Tribune editor.

Committee votes on public communications grant recommendations

The committee voted to recommend that the City Council grant the available $50,000  to four of the eight remaining applicants. Four of the original 12 applicants withdrew from the process.

Federal Reserve chairman to appear in Kansas City forum

On Sunday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will appear on a PBS "Newshour"-sponsored town hall forum being held in Kansas City.

Callaway man saves toddler from oncoming car

Witnesses to the accident have set up a fund to cover the medical expenses of the man, who is expecting a third child with his wife in several weeks.

Couple to face trial for selling baby

Missouri auditor faults Liberty schools on finances

Missouri Auditor Susan Montee cited poor spending tactics by the administration in the Liberty School District.

Names needed for offspring of rescued critters

Two newborn critters, a miniature horse and a miniature donkey, are in need of names, and the Humane Society of Missouri wants the public to help.

Power outage knocks out Missouri computer center

A power outage temporarily shut down Missouri's data center causing the state's Web site to go offline.

EPA to remind Missouri remodelers about lead dust

The Environmental Protection Agency would like to remind remodelers about a federal rule protecting children from lead dust exposure. The EPA is sending out postcards with guidelines to help contractors remember.

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