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Police have arrested man in connection with armed robbery

A juvenile male was arrested Thursday in connection with the armed robbery of a Wise Guys pizza delivery driver.

MU Honors College commencement to be held indoors Saturday

Because of a rainy forecast, the MU Honors College commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday will now be held in Mizzou Arena instead of the Francis Quadrangle.

Bill expands abortion-consent regulations

Legislation approved Friday will expand the existing 24-hour abortion consent to include the opportunity for expectant mothers to view an ultrasound image of their fetus. The bill is waiting for Gov. Nixon to sign it.

Trucker traveling through Missouri arrested after marijuana found in herbicide load

The Kansas City Star reported a California truck driver was arrested and is being charged with possession and intent to distribute marijuana in the state.

Missouri passes bill designed to combat sex diseases

Missouri House members passed legislation allowing physicians to prescribe medicine to partners of those diagnosed with certain sexually transmitted diseases. The bill was sent to Gov. Jay Nixon Friday.                                                                            

This week in comments: SWAT backlash raises questions

Commenters on ColumbiaMissourian.com have a myriad opinions about February's SWAT raid on a Columbia home.

Missouri lawmakers approve bill banning K2

The Missouri bill to ban synthetic marijuana was approved by state lawmakers. The legislation's last step is getting Gov. Jay Nixon's signature. It was sent to him Thursday.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Is HIV/AIDS still a global issue? How is it being treated?

In Stuart Loory's last week as moderator, panelists discuss several factors regarding the HIV/AIDS epidimic.

General Petraeus to speak at Korean War Veterans ceremony

Gen. David H. Petraeus, the general overseeing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will speak at the Korean War Veterans Appreciation Ceremony on June 21 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What are the pros and cons of Mizzou joining the Big Ten?

Despite denials from MU's athletics department, there is still speculation the university was extended an offer to join the Big Ten.

Missouri softball team motivated for Big 12 tournament

The Tigers will enter the Big 12 Tournament without ace pitcher Chelsea Thomas. The Tigers, a No. 5 seed will play No. 4 seed Oklahoma State at 2 p.m. Saturday in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Class of 2010 graduates from MU College of Veterinary Medicine

The Class of 2010 kicked off commencement ceremonies for the MU College of Veterinary Medicine on Friday in Jesse Hall. 

Commissions seek feedback about Columbia East Area Plan

The city is holding a public information meeting concerning plans to develop the land in east Columbia. The community discussion will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 25 in the Columbia Benevolent Organization's meeting hall.

Missouri clean energy advocates seek McCaskill's support

The group that gathered outside Sen. Claire McCaskill's office in downtown Columbia hopes to show the senator that many Missourians support moving forward legislation on climate change.

Should everyone go to college? Not necessarily, experts say

Many commonly held perceptions about the need for a degree from a four-year college are being disputed in this struggling economy. Cited as evidence are student debt, stagnant graduation rates and a struggling job market flooded with overqualified degree-holders.

Publics defenders discuss high caseload with circuit judges

Several 13th Judicial Circuit judges and representatives from the Boone County Public Defender’s office met Thursday to discuss how to lighten the caseload for public defenders’.

Deaton, Forsee ask for patience regarding staff compensation concerns

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton and UM System President Gary Forsee told MU's Staff Advisory Council they are working to find a solution to complaints about staff salaries.

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