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Missouri braces for H1N1

Officials said state departments plan to offer H1N1 vaccine to high-risk inmates and residents in mental health facilities.

Mother of dead 2-year-old takes the stand

Keyonda Lumpkins said the child's father, Horace Johnson, was a a good boyfriend until he found out that Lumpkins was pregnant with his son.

LETTER: Seniors deserve better health-care options

Coverage shouldn't be limited to what is approved by Medicare and your insurance company.

Experts explain cool summer

This year was Columbia's  seventh-coolest August and ninth-coolest summer. The National Weather Service said Columbia’s high on Aug. 30 of 66 degrees would normally be typical of mid-October.

Kewpies volleyball team falls to Rolla

The Hickman volleyball team lost to visiting Rolla on Thursday after a tough fight in two games.

Today's Question: Is Anheuser-Busch’s 'Fan Can' marketing campaign inappropriate?

Anheuser-Busch is receiving criticism for its cans that come in college colors. Universities such as MU have asked the company to pull the cans off the market since they target underage students.

Freshman shines as Hickman girls golf victory

Freshman Patricia DeCastro led the Kewpies girls golf team to an easy victory against Sacred Heart High School. 

Lumpkins found guilty

The defense sought in vain to portray Lumpkins as the victim of an abusive partner, Horace Johnson, and too weak to fight back against the injuries Johnson was inflicting on 2-year-old Cortez.

Rap song played in St. Charles class draws complaints

A St. Charles West High School teacher is being criticized for playing a N.W.A. rap song in class to demonstrate that people can become desensitized to harsh language.

Vaccination to protect swine from flu in development

Although there are no cases of H1N1 in U.S. pig herds, a vaccine could be ready by the beginning of flu season.

UPDATE: Missouri man pleads guilty in Texas murders

The state of Texas is seeking the death penalty for Levi King who pleaded guilty to killing three people in 2005. Last year, King pleaded guilty to killing two people in Missouri.

What Columbia's next mayor should accomplish

Jobs, public transportation and crime are just three of the issues the next mayor should concentrate on.

Salsa, pepper samples at MU research farm tomato fest

The annual festival begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Bradford Research and Extension Center.

Tyson workers arrested after gloves found on processing line

The two workers could face misdemeanor charges of tampering with food products.

Boone County couple arrested for marijuana growing operation

Responding to a call about a disturbance, police discovered a marijuana growing operation at a couple's residence in El Ray Trailer Court.

Couple sets up ecovillage in an Ozark forest to foster sustainability

There are 47 ecovillage communities in Missouri similar to the one Elizabeth Stanfill and Tao Weilmundemo established in an Ozark forest.

Missouri man pleads guilty to killing three at Texas farmhouse

Levi King, 26, pleaded guilty on Thursday to murder charges for the shooting of three people in Texas. Last year King pleaded guilty to two murders in Pineville.  

Stray bullet kills Kansas City woman walking on Atlanta campus

Jasmine Lynn, 19, of Kansas City was shot in the chest as she was getting on the ground to avoid the gunfire. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she died.

Missouri gets $3.4M for rural crimes task force

The task force will support criminal investigators, criminal analysts, a part-time administrator as well as overtime for local police.

Triple-slaying suspect says he's too poor

An Illinois man accused of strangling his wife and sons says he can't afford an attorney and wants aid from the Illinois Capital Litigation Fund.

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