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GetAbout update: What's finished, what's been dropped and what's pending?

Nora Peckham, 12, and Carol Brown cross the intersection of Stadium and Forum boulevard. "We live so close it's silly to get in a car," Brown said. "Now I don't have cars breathing down my neck going 100 miles per hour."

It's time to take stock of what GetAbout Columbia has accomplished so far and explore what the organization plans to do with what's left of its $22 million federal grant.

Missouri women's basketball team loses on late basket

Missouri, which led by 17 at halftime, gave up the lead for good when Memphis sophomore Brittany Carter hit a mid-range jumper with 12 seconds remaining.

UPDATE: UM president calls higher education funding model 'broken'

Reacting to Gov. Jay Nixon's proposal to freeze tuition, UM System President Gary Forsee says the higher education business model is broken, and MU Chancellor Brady Deaton said a hiring freeze is likely to continue.

The Beat: Columbia College athletics go international

Columbia Missourian sports editor Greg Bowers and reporter Joan Niesen joined KBIA's Eric Durban on "The Beat" to discuss how international athletes get to Columbia and their transition upon arriving.

Past 10 years should be known as 'Snafu Decade'

With 2009 coming to an end, the past 10 years need a name that describes the many surreal things that have happened.

Missouri football releases 2010 schedule

The addition of a game against San Diego State for Sep. 18, 2010, completed the football schedule.

Nixon talks statewide tuition freeze at MU

Gov. Jay Nixon was in Columbia on Wednesday morning to present his planned tuition freeze, announced Tuesday in St. Louis. UM System President Gary Forsee cautioned that public institutions across the country will continue to face economic challenges. "The higher education business model ... is broken," he said.

People worried, confused by new mammogram recommendations

The U.S. Preventive Service Task Force has changed its recommendations for breast cancer screening. It now says that women should begin regular mammograms at age 50 — instead of 40 —and that they should get them every two years, instead of annually.

Former Missouri women's basketball standout returns as opposing coach

Memphis coach Melissa McFerrin was a talented basketball player when she played for Missouri in the early 1980s. She returned to Columbia and helped lead her team to a comeback victory against Missouri.

Defendant's friend and witness testifies about Election Day killing

The first witness for the defense in the murder trial of Grady Dortch said Dortch had killed Miles Heard in self-defence. The trial is scheduled to continue at 9 a.m. Thursday in Callaway County.

UPDATE: Judge enters not-guilty plea for 15-year-old in Olten slaying

A judge has entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of Alyssa Bustamante, 15, charged as an adult in the strangulation and stabbing death of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten.

UPDATE: Missouri teen to face murder charge as an adult

Alyssa Bustamante, 15, was indicted for first-degree murder and armed criminal action and will be tried as an adult. Bustamante is suspected of killing 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten.

Warrant in Mohler family case leads to porn, incest magazines

Pornography, computer equipment and weapons were removed from Burrell Mohler Sr.'s house.

Former Columbia man sentenced for dealing illegal steroids

Bryan Wilson, formerly of Columbia, was sentenced to two years and 11 months in federal prison after pleading guilty for conspiracy to sell anabolic steroids.

Residents offer input on East Columbia Area Plan

The Columbia City Countil requested the study as a result of the proposed extension of Stadium Boulevard and in response to interest developers have shown in the proposed project.

UPDATE: Warrant in Mohler case: Pornography and incest magazines found

The Jackson County search warrant issued last week said investigators seized several items from Burrell E. Mohler Sr.'s home, including four computer towers, several pornographic magazines and books, several DVDs and cameras.

Missouri volleyball keeps NCAA Tournamant hopes alive with win

The Tigers swept Texas Tech on the road to extend their winning streak to three.

Former Missouri legislator named regional health director

Former state representative Judy Baker of Columbia will take over as regional director of the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

Senator launches caucus about new health care legislation

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid launched health care legislation Wednesday estimated to cover 94 percent of eligible Americans and cost $849 billion.

Marion Sullivan remembered by family

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