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Ramifications of releasing the Lockerbie bomber

The Scottish Justice Secretary's decision to free a member of the Libyan security forces, who was in jail for the murders of 27 people, because he has prostate cancer has sparked debate over whether there was a deal between the British government and Libya to create favorable trade conditions.

Columbia College soccer team wins opener

The Columbia College men's soccer team opened its season Friday with a 3-2 victory over the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

Columbia Police arrest 16 suspects

The Columbia Police Department arrested 16 suspects today and are still looking for five others. The charges are drug-related.

Conference aims to increase dental sealant programs across Missouri

At a two-day conference last week, dental hygienists, dentists and state health officials talked about the urgency of funding for a dental sealant program for children. At least five counties in the state do not currently have an active dentist.

3M plant lays off 17 employees

The 3M manufacturing plant in Columbia laid off 17 workers today. That move is the result of two main factors: the loss of cable assembly production and the continued low demand for products.

The embedded link is an important part of today's journalism report

The embedded link helps readers find out where journalists found their information. It helps reader discover information that goes beyond just the story itself.

Today's question: What can be done to prevent health care misinformation?

At a town hall meeting Wednesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill tried to dispel rumors about health care legislation. But many attendees said misinformation often comes from politicians, as well as the media and factions from both parties.

Wireless network, new e-mail system keep MU IT staff busy

The switch from TigerNet to Mizzou Wireless has been a shaky one for MU students and faculty.

Spiva Crossing Road closes for construction

The road-closing begins Friday and will last at least a month as the second stage of a construction project is completed. 

Sheriff's Department hopes new incident viewer will help solve crimes

The Boone County Sheriff's Department has completed an online incident viewer that displays the location of reported crimes on a county map.

New texting-while-driving law goes into effect

A new law banning text messaging for Missouri drivers age 21 and under took effect Friday. But law enforcement agencies question the enforceability of the new law because it is difficult to see if a driver is texting.

Missouri banks record net loss in second quarter

The state's commercial banks experienced a loss of $67 million for the period, while its savings and loans earned $11 million.

Missouri senators doubt DNR's cooperation in E. coli probe

The Department of Natural Resources withheld for about a month test results showing unsafe levels of E. coli in the lake.

Flags to fly half-staff in memory of Missouri soldier

Gov. Nixon ordered flags lowered after the death of Missouri soldier in Afghanistan.

UPDATE: St. Louis County voters will decide smoking ban

The proposal to ban indoor smoking will be on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Enrollments rise at Missouri community colleges

Preliminary figures show fall enrollment is up an average of 12.5 percent at the state's 12 public, two-year colleges.

Fair officials work to protect pigs from people

Swine aren't welcome at Vermont's oldest fair because of concerns over the H1N1 virus. Other state fairs are coming up with different ways to address the issue. Meanwhile, pork producers battle misconceptions associated with the so-called swine flu.

Blind Missouri man learns part of baritone with keen ear

Ken Strong lends his deep voice, his love of music and his honed hearing to the Jefferson City barbershop chorus the Show-Me Showboaters.

St. Joseph tannery notified of water violations

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says the plant's owner allowed contaminated storm water to flow into state waters and the Missouri River.

Decision on St. Louis County smoking ban imminent

County Executive Charlie Dooley is expected to make decision on the indoor smoking ban legislation Friday.

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