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UPDATE: Emergency crews attempt to revive man pulled from Stephens Lake

An unidentified man was pulled out of Stephens Lake today around 7:15 p.m. Emergency personnel attempted to revive the man, who appeared to be in his 40s, before he was taken in an ambulance to a hospital.

Medical personnel did chest compressions and used a defibrillator on the man before he was put in an ambulance. His condition is unknown.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should local governments be expected to fund state services?

Lawmakers in Jefferson City are making budget cuts that reduce the money given to cities and counties for state services and require local governments to make up the funding difference on their own.

Warm weather on Memorial Day caters to outdoor fun

Families and friends gathered this Memorial Day weekend to hold barbecues and get-togethers in the warm weather. Capen Park was open for rock-climbing and the Salute to Veterans Memorial Air Show was held at Columbia Regional Airport.

Slain soldier Jason Fingar buried on Memorial Day

More than 200 people gathered Monday for the funeral of Specialist Jason Fingar at the Salvation Army Columbia Corps and Worship Center. Fingar died May 22 in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb hit his military vehicle.

MU professor Michael Podgursky tapped for institute on education reform

MU economics professor Michael Podgursky has been appointed to the public policy institute to work on research for education reform.

Flower shop building collapses in Louisiana, Mo., 3 escape unharmed

Williard and Natalie Crow and their son-in-law, Garrett Daniel, were inside the Rainbow Flower Shop on Sunday in Louisiana when they heard crumbling sounds.

Skydiver dies at western Missouri charity event

An experienced skydiver died in an accident that happened Saturday near Butler Memorial Airport when his main parachute became entangled with the chutes of three other jumpers.

Tests show E. coli levels high in southwest Missouri waterways

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources last week shut down the swimming beach at Mark Twain State Park, the day-use beach at Truman State Park and Public Beach No. 1 at the Lake of the Ozarks.

COLUMN: Rewriting textbooks would send America back to the dark ages

Many states could fall victim to the revisions to the curriulum in Texas, the nation's biggest textbook buyer. But the new curriculum threatens the First Amendment, the Constitution, centuries of history and a millenia of progress.  

MU receives grant to create health records center

MU has been awarded $6.8 million in federal funding to create the Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center. The center is expected to help 3,200 primary-care providers better understand electronic health records.

Missouri schools share $146M in interest-free bonds

About 60 Missouri school districts will share $146 million worth of federal interest-free bonds for construction. The bonds are authorized under the federal stimulus act.

Retiring Missouri choral director headed to Hawaii

Former student's job offer convinces Missouri Southern State University vocal music professor to move to Hawaii.

Southeast Missouri State to offer new agri-business degree

Southeast Missouri State University will begin offering a four-year agri-business degree at its campuses in Kennett, Malden and Sikeston this fall.

Missouri woman overcomes obstacles to earn doctoral degree

Cynthia Johnson had a bad stutter as a child and was constantly teased by other students. Johnson now serves as principal of Grandview Middle School and is an inspiration to others for her achievements.

Memorial Day parade and military ceremony a 'glorious success'

Columbia residents watched and participated in the 22nd annual Salute to Veterans parade and military ceremony Monday, which takes place every Memorial Day. Veterans, currently serving forces and supporters showed up to celebrate and pay respect.

Memorial dedicated to 6 killed in Kirkwood City Council shooting

Kirkwood City Hall dedicated a Memorial Walkway on Sunday to former Mayor Mike Swoboda, city council members Connie Karr and Mike Lynch, Public Works Director Ken Yost, police Sgt. Bill Biggs and police officer Tom Ballman. The honorees lost their lives when they were shot by a resident at a city council meting in February 2008.

Missouri softball vs. Hawaii at noon CT Thursday

Missouri softball team advances to the Women's College World Series

A 7-2 win over Oregon on Sunday at University Field gave the Missouri softball team a super regional victory and sends the Tigers to the Women's College World Series for the second year in the row.

ANALYSIS: Missouri lawmakers merge unrelated subjects

The state constitution prohibits a bill from containing more than one subject or being amended to change its original purpose.

SLIDESHOW: Aquatic center opens early for holiday weekend

The Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center opened its doors Saturday through Monday to allow families to spend part of their Memorial Day weekend at the pool.

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