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Missouri wrestler wins title at Junior World Championships

Dominique Bradley, who will be a redshirt freshman on the Tigers wrestling team next season, defeated Giorgi Sakandelidze of Georgia 2-0, 4-0 in the 120-kilogram/264.5-pound championship of the six-day Junior World Championships in Ankara, Turkey.

LETTER: Thanks Columbia for making Special Olympics success

With more than 700 athletes and coaches from around the state, the 2009 State Outdoor Championships were an incredible success made possible by volunteers, organizers, sponsors and spectators from Columbia.

The need for LEED: We can make buildings more energy efficient

Buildings waste oodles of energy every day. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a rating system used to guide "green" construction.

Missouri fans take advantage of chance to meet current Tigers

Some fans brought interesting items to Missouri's fan day on Sunday, such as a replica helmet or even a cast, to have members of the team sign.

Feds allege Missouri funeral scheme could cost $600 milion

The indictment alleges a decade-long scheme in which officials at National Prearranged Services altered documents to change the terms and beneficiaries of their customers' prepaid funeral contracts.

I-64 in St. Louis may reopen early if good weather persists

The project, which costs $535 million, is the largest ever bid by the Missouri Department of Transportation. If the design-build contractor, Gateway Constructors, beats the project deadline, it will earn a $2 million bonus.

Local artist paints downtown to prevent graffiti

Local artist Dennis Murphy is working on painting a traffic control box on the corner of Broadway and Hitt Street as part of a program that aims to stop unwanted graffiti.

Sen. McCaskill talks about health care in southeast Missouri

The first-term senator took her message about health care reform to rural southeast Missouri on Monday, hosting town hall forums in Kennett and Poplar Bluff and meeting with county hospital workers in Hayti, one of the state's poorest communities.

Missouri retirement system pays about $160,000 in incentives

The payments originally had been scheduled for June but were delayed because of concerns they would be portrayed poorly.

Eight cities in U.S. line up for swine flu vaccine test

Saint Louis University will test 200 adults and 200 children with a new H1N1 vaccine. The studies will test the safety and effectiveness of vaccines developed by drug makers and help determine dosage and whether it can be given with a seasonal flu shot.

No buried barrels of sludge found at Missouri tannery

The tannery, purchased by National Beef Co. in March and renamed National Beef Leathers, is the focus of an investigation to determine if sludge distributed to northwest Missouri farmers for use as fertilizer could have caused brain tumors in Cameron-area residents.

Bodies of 2 brothers found in river

The bodies of two boys, who were reported missing Sunday evening, were found by a river near their home.  Although foul play is not supsected, autopsies are being performed Tuesday to determine how the boys died.  

Today's Question: Should CPD and Boone County Sheriff's Department apply for accreditation?

The MU Police Department was assessed for re-accreditation last week by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. MU police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are the only law enforcement agencies in Columbia that are currently accredited by that group. Should the Columbia Police Department and Boone County Sheriff's Department also apply for accreditation?

New public school heat policy in effect for fall

Columbia Public Schools' policy for heat-related early dismissal, changed last year, affects only those schools that don't have air conditioning. And the district plans to make cooling those schools a priority as part of a bond issue slated for 2010.

Federal grant helps create MU math and life sciences program

A new program at MU will build a community of students and faculty around the intersection of mathematics and life sciences. The program is funded by a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

School board likely to vote on stimulus funds

The Columbia School Board could vote Monday on the allocation of $171,000 of stimulus funds to improve its special education department.

Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration focuses on peace, disarmament

Mid-Missouri Peaceworks commemorates the 64th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki with music, a potluck, lanterns and unity.

Jehovah's Witnesses discuss convention and tenets of the faith

Jehovah's Witnesses held their annual district convention this weekend at Mizzou Arena. The concept of the end of the world and the Biblical rationale for it was central to the event.

Trial delayed for owners of burned Missouri group home

Investigators think faulty electrical wiring in the attic most likely was the cause of the fire that destroyed the Anderson Guest House and killed 11 people in November 2006. The facility never reopened.

McCaskill talks health care reform in southeast Missouri

The town hall forum was part of a full day meeting with communities about President Obama's proposed health care overhaul. Other meetings held by fellow Democrats have led to protests, arrests and safety concerns.

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