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Man Tasered in Columbia alley

Columbia police Public Information Officer Jessie Haden commented Monday morning on the use of a Taser on a Columbia man arrested on suspicion of public urination and resisting arrest behind a downtown restaurant on Saturday night.

BOONE LIFE: In the summer, James ‘Trey’ Aldridge III becomes a hot-dog man

James "Trey" Aldridge III spends the summer selling — and smelling like — hot dogs.

Power wheelchair soccer a boost for former athlete

After a car accident put him in a two-week coma and left him paralyzed from just below the chest down, Chad Kocina came to Columbia to start over. Kocina, who played football in high school, learned about the Driving Force power wheelchair soccer club from his caseworker at Rusk Rehabilitation Center.

Pickleball makes Show-Me State Games debut

Pickleball, "America's fastest growing sport" according to the USA Pickleball Association's Web site, made its Show-Me State Games debut last weekend at New Haven Elementary School.

Authorities to take new look at old Missouri murder

Mark Woodworth is serving a life sentence for the murder of Cathy Robertson in 1990. A five-month examination by The Associated Press found that some evidence pointing to other suspects was discounted or not fully explored by investigators.

Driver inattention caused fatal Oklahoma crash, investigators said

The June 26 accident is still under criminal investigation. The inquiry indicates that the truck driver, who crashed into a line of stopped cars, made no attmpt to brake or take evasive action before the crash.

Kansas officials worry about Guantanamo reports

Opposition to transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Kansas is  based on safety and security, not xenophobic fear of foreign prisoners, says Gov. Mark Parkinson. 

UPDATE: Kenya crash injures Missouri filmmakers, kills pilot

St. Louis-area filmmakers are being treated for burns and other injuries after surviving a plane crash in Kenya that killed the pilot and seriously injured another passenger.

US official: Clunker car deals could end by Friday

The administration pressed hard for an additional $2 billion after noticing over the weekend that the "cash for clunkers" program, which offers $4,500 rebates to customers who trade in gas guzzling vehicles, is set to expire as early as this week unless the Senate acts. The House approved the money by a nearly 3-to-1 margin on Friday before recessing for the month of August.

The news needs novelty

A liger-driven story that recently graced the Missourian's home page might not have been hard news, but it did allow readers to meet one of their most pressing needs: getting a daily dose of novelty. 

Kenya plane crash kills pilot, injures Missouri filmmakers

The filmmakers are being treated for burns and injuries after the crash on Saturday in Nairobi.

Missouri receives $1 million for library computers

The grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be distributed in 120 Missouri libraries.

Today's Question: Should the public be allowed to speak to the fire chief candidates?

The Boone County Fire Protection District is working to include public opinion in the process for selecting its new fire chief.

VA working to increase suicide prevention efforts for returning soldiers

The number of suicides among veterans has prompted a response from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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