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Missouri House approves new committee to shrink government

The Missouri House approved a plan Monday that would create the Joint Interim Committee on Reducing the Size of State Government. The Senate has to vote on the resolution by Friday.

Eight arrested during Columbia sobriety checkpoint

More than 350 vehicles were stopped Saturday night as part of the Columbia Police Department's sobriety checkpoint.

New coverage for young adults will raise premiums

Under the new health care law, young adults can stay on their parents' health insurance until they turn 26 years old. This is one of the most anticipated early benefits of the law and will raise premiums nearly 1 percent, according to a government estimate released Monday.

Missouri brain injury training program could lose funding

A program available to help patients with brain injuries return to day-to-day activity is at risk of losing funding. Those helped by the program worry about what they'd do without the staff to help them relearn how to function in society.

Tornadoes in south-central Kansas, storm heads east

A strong storm carrying tornadoes was moving from western Kansas toward Missouri, causing mostly minor damage and forcing the closing of Wichita State University.

Kansas lawyer is architect of immigration laws

Kansas lawyer Kris Kobach has been instrumental in enacting many of the nation's most controversial immigration laws.

MoDOT, Amtrak giving away baseball tickets

Winners will receive baseball tickets along with a one-night stay at a hotel and Amtrak tickets.

Columbia Police Department changes some SWAT team procedures

The Columbia Police Department has changed its process for deciding when to use its SWAT team for drug busts, Police Chief Ken Burton announced at a news conference Monday.

Missouri DAR chapter nominates Mamie Hughes for highest award

Hughes is only the third candidate to be nominated for the award by the Missouri chapter in its 95-year history, and the first African-American.

University Hospital promotes stroke awareness, offers free screening

University Hospital will offer free screenings as part of May's Stroke Awareness Month.

Northwest Missouri traffic stop nets 1K pounds of marijuana

A truck driver was arrested in northwest Missouri after the Missouri State Highway Patrol found 1,240 pounds of marijuana inside the semi-trailer.

Charities oppose Nixon's proposed tax credit caps

Representatives of crisis pregnancy centers and children's agencies teamed up Monday to tout the benefits of tax credits for benevolent organizations.

Nixon names Republican senator's son to MSU board

Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed the son of a Missouri Republican senator will fill the nonvoting student position on the Missouri State University governing board.

MU architecture students share airport design plans

Senior students in the University of Missouri's architectural design program will share their ideas with airport officials and Columbia City Council members on Tuesday afternoon.

RJI hosts community discussion of race, diversity

Panelists include El Centro Latino director Eduardo Crespi and University of Missouri chief diversity officer Roger Worthington.

St. Louis couple donates $15 million to Alzheimer's center

Washington University is announcing on Monday that its Alzheimer's research center will be named in honor of Charles and Joanne Knight, who donated the money.

E. coli in southeast Missouri sickens 14

Health officials said Monday that four people have been hospitalized from the E. coli outbreak reported in Jackson and Cape Girardeau counties.

Kansas man sentenced to prison, fine for attempted child trafficking

A man from Overland Park, Kan., was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine after he pled guilty and was sentenced Monday to sex trafficking of a child

Columbia City Council to weigh applicants for zoning commission

Columbia City Council will narrow down the candidates for the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission from 11 to five by Wednesday.

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