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Seven dead in two attacks at U.S. Army base

Twenty people were also wounded in the shootings at Fort Hood in Texas.

Missouri's system for picking judges isn't broken

The state's non-partisan selection process has worked well for 70 years and is the envy of other states. So why the push to reform it?

Two Missouri golfers advance to final round at Futures Tour qualifying

Missouri senior Julia Potter and former Missouri golfer Chelsea Schriewer have qualified for the final round of the Duramed Futures Tour Qualifying Tournament.

Two Missouri football players named to academic all-district team

Missouri offensive lineman, Kurtis Gregory and placekicker, Grant Ressel were named to the College Sports Information Directors of America's Academic All-District 7 team.

Bentley murder wasn't premeditated, witness testifies

Another man who pleaded guilty to involvement in the robbery that led to the shooting of Nathaniel Bentley testified Thursday that the murder wasn't planned.

Police investigate missing woman, burned out car

A missing woman's car was found completely burned out. No human remains were found in the car. The situation is under investigation.

Video: Ravin' about dance marathon

In an effort to promote next week's dance marathon to benefit Children's Miracle Network, students put on a "flash rave" dance party on Wednesday.

Grant to help Missouri's Amish, Mennonites reduce pesticide use

The EPA has given the University of Missouri Extension $51,158 to help Amish and Mennonite produce growers reduce the use of high-risk pesticides.

Ex-clerk faces trial for faking cancer, taking money

A former clerk for the McDonald County prosecutor's office will go to court for  accepting $10,000 in donations for cancer treatment although she did not have cancer.

Missouri treasurer warns of unclaimed property scam

Missouri Treasurer Clint Zwiefel is warning people to watch out for e-mails telling them that his office may have some unclaimed property for them.

Number of turkeys killed by Missouri hunters second lowest

Missouri hunters kill 8,300 turkeys, down from 28,000 in 1987. However, this number is still higher than last year's number.

Old water leak requires some tooth-chattering drilling at Journalism School's famous archway

The School of Journalism's historic archway, traditionally a place of silence, is undergoing loud repairs this week.

MU hosts compelling talk with famous musician Pat Martino

Pat Martino, regarded as one of the best jazz musicians in the world, was at MU on Wednesday afternoon to tell his story about undergoing surgery for an arteriovenous malformation, a cluster of abnormal blood vessels and the journey through this process.

Columbia elementary school students receive H1N1 vaccination

Two Columbia elementary schools began distributing the H1N1 vaccine to students who received parental consent. Columbia Public Schools will offer the vaccine to all students in the district as it becomes available.

Missouri enforces tax on yoga, Pilates centers

The state will begin collecting sales tax on yoga and Pilates classes. The decision was based on a 2008 clarification of a statute taxing recreational classes, but some practitioners say yoga and Pilates are more spiritual than athletic.

Walmart scuffle leads to charges and issues of racism

A woman arrested in a Walmart in Kennett on Jan. 6, 2007 and charged with assaulting two police officers, distrubing the peace and resisting arrest says she was a target of racial slurs by officers who physically mistreated her.

Defendant uses mental disability as defense against death penalty sentence

 Andrew Lyons, 52, was given two death sentences in 1996 for killing his girlfriend and her mother in 1992. Lyons' attorney, Fred Duchardt, said that his client is mentally disabled and scored low on intelligence tests. In an earlier case the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the mentally disabled cannot be executed.

Baston emerges as leader for Missouri football team

After early disciplinary problems upon arriving at Missouri, tackle Jaron Baston has developed into an undisputed leader of the Missouri defense and was voted as a team captain before his senior season.

Thirteen road resurfacing projects approved for mid-Missouri

Four of the 13 programs approved in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program are in Boone County. The projects will be funded with federal stimulus money.

New York election may signal rise of third political party

The recent election in New York's 23rd Congressional District shows fissures in the traditional two-party system of American politics. Is now the time for a party to represent the great American middle?

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