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Ex-DNR official takes blame for report's delayed release

Joe Bindbeutel, former DNR deputy director, said he didn't release a report that showed high bacteria levels at Lake of the Ozarks because he first wanted to know what was causing the bacteria problem.

State revenues down from last year

The Office of Administration reported that Missouri revenues through August are down 5.6 percent from a year ago. Tax refunds rose 9.4 percent through August, contributing to the decline in state revenues.

NAACP criticizes MoDOT administrator

The NAACP is urging MoDOT to hire more minority contractors, who now only receive 1 percent of stimulus-related contracts from the department.

Former Missouri fuel plant to become business park

The 40-acre Carondelet Coke production plant will be developed into a park using over $6 million in state money.

Cooler weather, novelty of virus spreads H1N1

A Health Department official said the cooler, drier weather this summer made it easier for the virus to attach to cells.

Missouri cornerbacks ensure they're heard

The secondary for the Missouri football team has been practicing being loud in practice to make sure they can communicate with one another at the Edward Jones Dome.

Today's Question: How to fill the void left by 'Pepper and Friends'

With the different media outlets in Columbia, members of the community can still be showcased in the aftermath of "Pepper and Friends" being cancelled.

New city budget could squeeze social services

As part of an effort to find $2 million worth of savings in the budget for fiscal 2010, City Manager Bill Watkins has proposed less funding for social services groups. But the same economic forces impacting the city budget are creating a greater need for services. Many within the social service community are upset.

Former Major Leaguer Phil Bradley returns to coach Missouri softball

Columbia cyclists volunteer, support Tour of Missouri

As Missouri prepares for the arrival of some of the world's top cyclists, some of the city's biking enthusiasts look for ways to participate in the race.

Columbia College soccer team rallies for victory

After trailing at halftime, the Columbia College soccer team came back to beat Lindenwood 2-1 on Wednesday night in St. Charles.

Columbia police find officers' conduct 'proper' in Cafe Berlin incident

After an internal investigation, Columbia police found that the officers who used force in an Aug. 1 arrest outside the Cafe Berlin acted properly.

Boone County Commission tables request for baseball field permit

A couple who applied for a permit for a ballpark in their neighborhood must wait indefinitely for a decision. Although the homeowners association unanimously approved the field in 2006, two neighbors have recently complained about outsiders coming into the neighborhood.

Arrests made for recent robberies in Columbia

Police arrested three suspects for purse snatching, and the police think the suspects are responsible for two other robberies.

Fewer farmers buying at annual agriculture equipment show

Despite years of high sales, manufacturers of farming equipment project a decline.

MU student hit while jaywalking on College Ave.

A black Ford Focus struck MU student Lauren O'Brien, who tried to cross four lanes of traffic College Avenue at about noon Wednesday. O'Brien was taken to University Hospital and was issued a citation for failure to yield when crossing at a place other than a crosswalk.

Family didn't observe any injuries before child's death

Family members of Keyonda Lumpkins testified Wednesday morning in her murder trial that the father of her child beat her on multiple occasions.

Scam on Facebook leads woman to wire funds abroad

A hacker gained access to a southeast Missouri woman's Facebook account and claimed to her Facebook friends that she was stuck in England and needed to be wired emergency funds.

Texas trial of convicted Missouri killer to restart

A Missouri man's trial for allegedly killing three people in Texas will restart after it was delayed for DNA test results.

ANALYSIS: Oil prices edge up as supplies tighten again

A small drop in gasoline inventories has pushed oil prices higher Wednesday amid hopes that demand for gas may be on the upswing. Consumers haven't yet seen any effects from the slight increase.

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