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String of frigid days in Columbia could set a record

The National Weather Service doesn't expect Columbia to warm up any time soon. The forecast calls for temperatures below 20 at least through week's end.

Columbia school district starts multiracial identification

Following a requirement by the federal government, Columbia Public Schools is  implementing a new system allows students and staff to identify more than one choice for their race.

Missouri considers parental choice for school districts

Lawmakers are looking into open enrollment policies for public schools, which would allow students to switch schools at will.

2 dead in Las Vegas federal building shootout

A gunman opened fire at a federal building Monday, killing one. The gunman was killed in a running gunbattle.

Kansas City students learn Chinese in elementary school

Children at Trailwoods Elementary are learning Chinese through a partnership with the Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas. The lessons are designed to teach content besides language; soon, the students will be covering math concepts during Chinese class.

List of witnesses grows for Kan. abortion trial

There are 10 more potential witnesses in a Kansas trial of a man accused of shooting and killing an abortion provider.

Ex-Gov. Matt Blunt welcomes second son

Brooks Anderson Blunt was born on Jan. 1 in Springfield.

Missouri hunters kill 16,000 deer with muzzleloaders

The harvest is a record for the state's 21-year-old muzzleloading season, which lasted 10 days in late December.

Audrain County trucker's sons also charged in slaying of Ohio man

Six people have now been charged in the death of James William Boyd McNeely, whom Chester Harvey Jr. is said to have picked up in his tractor-trailer in California.

Former Tiger helps Jets secure playoff spot

Brad Smith rushes for 92 yards in the team's season finale.

Columbia College women's basketball wins 11th straight

Columbia College men's basketball loses to Graceland

Adaptive sports teams help athletes with developmental disorders

Shawna Fitzpatrick is an athlete on the Columbia adapted sports volleyball team. Her involvement has had a positive impact in her life and helped her develop physically and socially.

Lifetime of Cape Girardeau man's art on display

Lou Varro, at 92, has displayed a rare combination of both talent and longevity as an artist, according to Erin Schloss, director at the Aartful Rose Gallery in Cape Girardeau. Varro is currently the featured artist at this art gallery.

Jefferson City man gets two months for $1 million theft from Shelter

Robert Riebold, 60, must also pay restitution. He was convicted of cashing checks made out to the company and its customers.

Battleship Missouri to leave dry dock this week

After undergoing work, the Mighty Mo returns to Pearl Harbor this week; the ship will celebrate the 66th anniversary of its launch at the end of the month.

Jefferson City to consider allowing tattoo parlors

Tattoo and body piercing establishments have been banned in the capital city since at least 1980. That could change.

Western Missouri man dies in weather-related crash

Snowy and icy conditions caused a car to go off the side of a road, killing its driver.

In love and war: marriage on Iraq's front lines

Although there are strict guidelines regarding fraternization, military couples deploying together to months, or years, spent apart.

Georgia swarmed by Missouri men's basketball team's pressure

Georgia became another victim of Missouri's defensive pressure in a 89-61 victory for the Tigers men's basketball team Saturday at Mizzou Arena. The Bulldogs committed 23 turnovers and the Tigers had 16 steals.

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