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Public airs frustrations with Columbia police at Citizens Review Board meeting

Columbia citizens turned out for the Citizens Police Review Board at Council Chambers in City Hall on May 12. The major topic for the night included citizens reactions and comments about the recent SWAT raid conducted by the Columbia Police Department.

Dozens of Columbia residents showed up for Wednesday night's meeting of the Columbia Citizens Police Review Board to talk about a February incident in which police officers killed a pit bull. Opinions ran the gamut, with many expressing outrage at the incident.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think about MU’s new car-sharing program?

The program is designed for members to use the vehicles to go grocery shopping, run errands or other quick trips.

Move to the Big Ten does not mean step down for Missouri

After breaking down the stats on athletic success in the Big 12 and the Big Ten, it is difficult to say if either conference is better.

Big Ten would mean big money for Missouri

Speculation that Mizzou will join the Big Ten Conference has been rampant in recent weeks. Though nothing is concrete, MU could gain substantially by joining the conference, which has a much more lucrative television contract and revenue distribution arrangement than the Big 12.

LETTER: Citizens have a right to be upset with SWAT team

A raid caught on video tape puts Columbia in a negative spotlight across the country.

Central Missouri Humane Society moves to temporary home

Zootoo.com renovations to the Central Missouri Humane Society are scheduled to take six weeks. In the meantime, the animals are housed at a showroom on Paris Road which was previously used by Mid-City Lumber.

Missouri softball player grew up playing baseball

Missouri freshman softball player Jenna Marston grew up watching her older brother play baseball for Principia High School in St. Louis where her father was coach. So when she went to high school, there was no doubt she was going to play baseball, too.

Attendance drops slightly in college basketball

Missouri was 40th with an average attendance of 10,349.

Civic-minded couple leaving Columbia after seven years

Nancy and Phil Harter are moving back to the East Coast after seven years of committing to Columbia's academic and political communities.

Former Mizzou wide receiver pleads guilty to assault

Former Missouri wide receiver Tommy Saunders was sentenced to 15 days in the Boone County Jail after pleading guilty to assaulting a man on South Ninth Street.

Police looking for suspects in armed robbery of delivery driver

Police are searching for three suspects who robbed a Wise Guys pizza delivery driver at gunpoint on Sunday. No one was injured.

Pickens says Oklahoma State should stay in Big 12

Oklahoma State booster T. Boone Pickens is comfortable with the Cowboys staying put.

Rally falls short for Rock Bridge soccer team

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team lost 4-3 on Wednesday at Lee's Summit West.

West Virginia basketball team surprise in NCAA's top academic rankings

The women's basketball team and women's golf team were the only two Missouri teams recognized in the rankings.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers approve changes to scholarships

Changes to the Access Missouri scholarship could take effect for the 2014-15 school year under legislation sent to Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday. Scholarshpis for students at private colleges and universities would decrease, but funding for students at public institutions would increase. The program provides aid to about 47,000 students based on financial need, according to figures from the Department of Higher Education.

Cancer survivor bikes and walks to raise money for research

Freda Swigert, 41 years old, plans to bike and walk from Marshall Junction to Nashville, Tenn.

Two Rock Bridge seniors win National Merit Scholarship

Rock Bridge seniors Tasmeen Hussain and Sidhant Misra won $2,500 National Merit Scholarships. The announcement was a pleasant surprise to Misra, who believed the winners had already been decided.

Autism insurance mandate passes in Missouri

The bill would require group insurance policies regulated by the state to cover up to $40,000 annually of intensive therapy for autistic children through age 18.

LETTER: Constitution applies to all religions

No one should look to the government to make a mandate on religion.

Columbia to host ribbon-cutting and groundbreaking ceremony

A dual groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremony for road projects is open to the public at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The ceremony is for three projects: Mexico Gravel Road extension, Vandiver Drive extension and Upper Hinkson Creek sewer project.

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