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Missouri volleyball team finds rhythm

Missouri's Lei Wang-Francisco sets a shot during the Tigers' victory against Oklahoma on Wednesday at Hearnes Center.

For the first time all season, the Missouri women's volleyball team finally clicked. The Tigers swept Oklahoma to keep their tournament dreams alive.

UPDATE: Police say details remain unclear in Jefferson City case

Capt. Michael Smith of the Jefferson City Police Department said Tuesday's events were a "very unique situation." Police said they could not confirm that the employee who first reported the hostage situation had any evidence to support her claim.

UPDATE 3: Police continue search for glass jars, bodies in child abuse case

Five related men have been arrested in connection with a child abuse case with allegations dating from 1988 to 1995. Police are searching for clues on property that was once owned by two of the men.

Columbia residents surprised by former neighbor's arrest

Former neighbors of Jared Leroy Mohler were surprised to find out he was arrested in connection with a sex abuse case.

UPDATE 2: Police search for glass jars with possible child abuse clues

The jars are believed to contain messages from more than 15 years ago documenting the allegations of sexual abuse.

Veterans, community members gather to honor U.S. servicemen and women

Boone County pays tribute to U.S. service personnel and veterans with a parade and an honors ceremony.

UPDATE: Authorities search property of men charged with sex crimes

Five men have been charged with sexual felonies with children and with bestiality from 1988 to 1995. They are being held in the Lafayette County jail. Authorities are searching a rural property outside Bates City for evidence and said they think there might be more victims.

Columbia's 100-mile man

Andy Pele, a 42-year-old Columbia resident, has competed in a wide range of athletic events including Ironman competitions and inline-skating races. He said the most extreme event he tried to accomplish was a 100-mile trail run in Utah.

Health care reform compromises hinder women's access to elective abortions

The health care reform bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives would not allow federal subsidies for health insurance plans that cover elective abortions.

Social media used in Jefferson City incident coverage

The use of Twitter was utilized by many area outlets to help expand coverage to report what was intially thought to be a hostage situation.

UPDATE: Some employees kept working despite rumors of hostage crisis

Ted Robertson, who works on the sixth floor of the Governor Office Building, looked out his window and saw police snipers.

Three Missouri men charged in sex case are lay ministers

Five family members, one of Columbia, were charged with forcible sodomy, rape and use of a child in a sexual performance.

Caribou brings Columbia coffee scene a shot of northern charm

When Columbia's newest HyVee opened this week, the real news for local Minnesota transplants was the Caribou Coffee outlet that came along with it.

Panel at Hickman discusses safety, effectiveness of Tasers

A “Speak Your Mind” event Wednesday night at Hickman High School featured a five-member panel that discussed the safety and effectiveness of Tasers.

State Historical Society employees take pay cuts

Workers voluntarily took a 20 percent pay cut in order to avoid layoffs after the society found out it would be losing a quarter of its funding.

Residential fire on Boris Drive damages garage, attic

A Monday morning fire caused damage to the garage, attic and front of a house in the 1800 block of Boris Drive, the Boone County Fire Protection District reported. Damage was unknown Monday morning, and no injuries were reported.

Missouri women's volleyball team signs two top recruits

Missouri coach Wayne Kreklow's neice is one of the recruits.

MU women's basketball signs two standout recruits

Grease fire results in melted appliances, no injuries

An unattended pan of grease started a kitchen fire at 3:12 p.m. Wednesdsay at 400 W. Old Plank Road. There were no injuries.

Sewage bypasses being investigated in Boone and Randolph counties

Sewage bypasses in Boone and Randolph counties are being investigated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources after being reported late Monday morning.

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