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Wilson keeps Tigers smiling in volleyball team's victory

Missouri's Catie Wilson, right, celebrates the Tigers' victory Wednesday night over Kansas with teammate Julianna Klein.

Junior middle blocker Catie Wilson led Missouri with a .500 hitting percentage in Wednesday night's victory over Kansas, but she also provided the energy to turn things around after the Jayhawks took an early lead.

NCAA president Brand dies of cancer at 67

Myles Brand died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Indianapolis.

Brain injuries become more prevalent for combat veterans

Improvised explosive devices are increasing the number of returning servicemen and women who have suffered traumatic brain injury. These veterans face an uphill battle against a wide range of disabilities. Although many veterans may never be 100 percent again, some improve over time, like Cpl. John McClellan of Columbia.

Fallen Marine's photo shows a more human war

The AP photograph that captured a Marine's last moments has stirred national controversy. But the photo is breathtaking and, unlike so many other stories and photographs in the newspaper that day, it was stunningly immediate and emotionally real.

Columbia library's One Read program triggers community discussion

This year, Columbia Public Library's One Read selection, Andrea Barrett’s “The Air We Breathe,” focuses on tuberculosis patients during World War I, encouraging discussion among readers on a variety of topics and triggering the memories of some.

Missouri students to protest campus coal use

Student will protest MU's use of coal in its power plants today as part of the Sierra Club's Coal-Free Campus campaign.

Cheap, easy and adventurous, birding is a great hobby

Birding is a great way to spend time with loved ones or to relax by yourself. With fall migration coming soon, there's no better time to give birding a try.

Lisa Ling visits Columbia

The television journalist, international correspondent for "The Oprah Winfrey Show," will speak at 7:30 Wednesday in Jesse Hall about values and ethics in her profession. She's also in Columbia to promote her book about rituals of womanhood. Lisa Ling is the sister of Laura Ling, who had been sentenced to 12 years in prison for illegally entering North Korea.

Columbia Public Schools to manage summer school in-house

By not renewing its contract with Edison Learning, Columbia Public Schools has effectively decided to run its summer school program in-house, a move that could save millions of dollars.

Money stolen during residential robbery

A man was robbed and threatened with a gun before 1 p.m. Wednesday on the 1500 block of Boyd Lane in Columbia.

Key U.S. senator unveils health plan overhaul

The bill represents the most moderate health care proposal in Congress so far and is seen as the only one that could get support from both Republicans and Democrats.

Felony charges filed in theft of 48 cattle

The two men are suspected of stealing 48 cattle from a Lawrence County ranch between May and September

Earthquake conference held to plan for potential next big quake

The State Emergency Management Agency is hosting the Catastrophic Earthquake Conference to address how to respond to needs in the event of an major earthquake.

State pushes back bid process in bridge project

The Missouri Department of Transportation is pushing back the bid process for the new Mississippi River bridge to see how it can best use minority and women contractors.

Southwest Missouri plant pays fine after hiring undocumented immigrants

George's Processing Inc. paid a $450,000 fine Friday as a settlement without admitting or denying guilt for the charge of hiring undocumented immigrant workers.

Police: teen burned by his own fire bomb

The 17-year old tried to throw a Molotov cocktail at another teen when it exploded after the other teen hit the fire bomb with a stick.

Steelman won't run for Senate seat in 2010

After struggling with the decision, Steelman ultimately chose not to run for Republican Sen. Kit Bond's seat so she could raise her children in Missouri.

Today's question: Should the Tour of Missouri continue?

The Tour of Missouri has relied on state support to keep running. But with an unsure future ahead, where will the Tour find funding?

Neighbors rally together to keep Smarr property from developers

Residents of the Old Southwest neighborhood have closed on the purchase of a three-acre property at the south end of Garth Avenue. Developers had contemplated building apartments on the land, but neighbors felt that would be disruptive.

Legislators unlikely to override any of Gov. Nixon's 22 vetoes

Legislators discussed possibly overriding a veto on a bill that would expand expand legislative review over federal stimulus funds by creating an oversight committee with subpoena power.

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