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Council discusses details of financial agreement on Roots 'N' Blues festival

The City Council hopes to have details for this year's Roots 'N' Blues festival finalized later this month.

City Council still divided on bicycle harassment

The City Council will vote on potentially suspending the bicycle harassment ordinance at its Aug. 17 meeting.

Columbia City Council discusses capital projects, approves Stadium widening agreement

City Council discussed a number of infrastructure projects at Monday's meeting, including financing the widening of Stadium Boulevard and repairing the pedestrian bridges near Stephens College.

Raising a child costs middle-income families $221,000

Families spend varying amounts raising their children. Lower income families spend $160,000 through age 17, middle income families spend $221,000 and higher income families spend about $367,000, according to a report from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Missourian on trial in Myanmar hospitalized for seizures

The seizures risk further delaying the court ruling for John Yettaw, who faces up to five years in jail for swimming to Aung San Suu Kyi's house, violating the terms of the democracy leader's detention.

Stormin' Norman leaves fundraising job at MU

The 74-year-old Norm Stewart, a former MU basketball coach, announced he will no longer work for the university.

Maclin and Eagles agree on 5-year contract

The former Missouri wide receiver has not been at the Eagles training camp since last Sunday while the negotiations were ongoing.

Missouri Restaurant Association offers incentives for September

The Missouri Restaurant Association is initiating a program to stimulate restaurant patronage in Missouri. The first 1,000 people who accumulate $200 in restaurant expenses in September will receive a $25 gift certificate.

Carterville man arrested for driving drunk on mower

The police said the man also had a revoked license and outstanding warrants.

Gov. Nixon to announce tech grants for schools

At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon will be announcing more than $4 million in grants for technology in schools. Nixon will make the announcement at the Carnahan High School of the Future in St. Louis.

Washington, Missouri, keeps anti-meth law

The City Council in Washington, Mo., has voted to keep a bill that requires a prescription to purchase pseudoephedrine-based medication. Working in one of the top counties for meth lab busts in the nation, police have praised the law.

Benton and Sikeston both nearing 150 years

Sikeston and Benton will both be turning 150 years old next year. The two Missouri towns have a number of celebrations prepared for the event, including a New Year's Eve ball in Sikeston and a Founder's Day celebration in Benton in April.

Rural hospital faces tough decisions with federal demand of electronic records

Rural hospitals such as Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola find themselves gambling when it comes to meeting federal demands to replace paper records with electronic ones. Although electronic systems can make an institution more efficient, the initial costs can be too much for smaller hospitals to handle.

Fire damages home of broadcaster Jack Buck's widow

A fire damaged the home of the widow of late Cardinals broadcaster, Jack Buck, on Tuesday, but she escaped unharmed.

Man charged with DUI for lawnmower beer run

An Illinois man was arrested on charges of felony aggravated driving under the influence for driving a lawnmower to a gas station for more beer.

Illinois prep football players' injuries draw lawsuit

East St. Louis football coach Darren Sunkett and the district are being sued by the mother of a student-athlete who claims the coach and the school placed winning over the health of the student-athletes.

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