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Jefferson City robbery results in apparent accidental shooting

According to the Cole County Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Lamar Gardner died Monday night from wounds allegedly inflicted by his accomplice during the robbery.

Medical ethics conference takes on current health issues

The conference will avoid advocacy and focus on awareness.

BEGINNINGS: Kasey Ryan launches catering business to support her children

A mother of four, Ryan, with the help of her church, plans to unveil Chef Connection in downtown Columbia this week. Ryan has catering experience and is eager for the grand opening.

Hickman, Rock Bridge high schools celebrate homecoming

Homecoming week for Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools is packed with activities, all coordinating to their "Where the Wild Things Are" and circus homecoming themes, respectively.

Columbia police work to improve bike safety

Columbia police are taking action to increase safe cycling downtown by issuing citations to both bicyclists and motorists. The Columbia Police Department is also partnering with the PedNet Coalition to give cyclists lights for their bicycles.

Columbia schools to receive money to help homeless children

Columbia Public School District has received roughly $6.5 million from various funds and in federal stimulus money. Although the district does not know exactly how all the money will be required to be spent, some money will be used for serving homeless students and enhancing technology use.

More cuts expected as Missouri revenues drop

State revenue collections decreased by 10 percent in the first quarter of the current fiscal year as compared to the same three months last year. Additional money is expected to be withheld by Gov. Jay Nixon to compensate for the loss.

City Council approves bike boulevard on Windsor and Ash streets

The Columbia City Council voted 4-2 Monday in favor of a bike boulevard that will cross College Avenue on Windsor and Ash streets.

H1N1 flu vaccine to be distributed through local providers

As the first H1N1 vaccine arrives in Missouri this week, the state's Health Department is leaving it up to local health agencies to decide who will and who will not receive the medicine.

City Council approves The Tiger Hotel plan

After more than two years of negotiations, the Columbia City Council unanimously voted to approve the redevelopment plan for The Tiger Hotel. Under the arrangement, the city will reimburse $1.785 million of the $8.925 million project.

Limbaugh teams up with Blues owner to bid on Rams

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh and St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts placed a bid Tuesday to buy the St. Louis Rams.

Government report: Consumers should expect lower winter heating costs

The Energy Information Administration said Tuesday it projects lower fuel costs, and expectations of a milder winter will further reduce the cost to heat homes this year.

Lance Armstrong to be spokesman for Michelob Ultra

The seven-time winner of the Tour de France has inked a three-year deal with the brewer. He will appear in two television ads next year.

Sen. McCaskill wants more federal regulations for reverse mortgages

U.S. Sen Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said Tuesday that she plans to  introduce legislation that would create more consumer protections for seniors with reverse mortgages, which allow people to convert their home equity into cash.

Fall break prompts alert of serial rapist in Kansas

Thirteen rapes near Kansas State University and the University of Kansas since 2000 have been linked to one person, and most have taken place during school breaks.

Cerner teams up with government to track H1N1

The Kansas City-based company will collect data on the flu strain for federal and state health agencies, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday. She said this will allow the government to deploy resources more strategically.

Missouri man gets life for killing 3 at Texas farmhouse

Levi King was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last month for the murders he committed in 2005 near the town of Pampa.

Three charged in death of Kansas teen

Keighley Ann Alyea, who had been missing for nearly a week, was found in Cass County on Monday night.

Condominium donated to MU athletics department

Mills Properties donated the condominium, which will be used to house visitors and coaches to the MU athletics department.

Big 12 Football Notebook: Oklahoma's early struggles not new to Stoops

Oklahoma, which has won three straight conference titles in football, is 2-2 going into Big 12 play. But Sooners coach Bob Stoops said the program has rebounded from early difficulties in the past.

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