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City's utility payment system down temporarily

The city's online and telephone automated utility payment and building inspection systems will be down for less than two hours starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

MORE STORIES: Remembering the Holocaust

Holocaust survivors have shared their stories, and the Internet helped expand the scope of their influence. Here is a list of some survival accounts.

City Council approves donation of two license plate recognition units

Two automatic license plate recognition units will be donated to the Columbia Police Department  with the hopes of increasing arrests of wanted subjects and finding more stolen vehicles.

Columbia Transit offers free rides Thursday

Columbia Transit will run free of charge all day Thursday in a campaign to save gas, improve the environment and reduce traffic.

City Council will vote on conference costs for review board

The Columbia Citizens Police Review Board has requested $4,400 from the city to send two representatives to a four-day conference in Seattle. The City Council will vote on the issue tonight.

New Ragtag executive director chosen

Tracy Lane, the director of Orr Street Studios, will replace Sarah Bantz.

Rock Bridge soccer team falls at Sedalia

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team lost 3-1 to Smith-Cotton on Monday in Sedalia.

St. Louis finalist for Frozen Four

St. Louis has emerged as a finalist to host the NCAA Division I men's hockey championship in either 2013 or 2014.

County, highway patrol offices around Missouri to close for holidays

Various state, county and city offices will close their doors for holidays this month.

State employees will pay for Missouri holiday following legislative inaction

State employees will see a reduction in reimbursement for travel expenses after the state legislature failed to eliminate Truman's Day, a state holiday.

Missouri House approves spinal cord funding measure

Many Missouri House representatives across party lines opposed an amendment that would prohibit embryonic stem-cell research from being funded by University of Missouri System grants that was approved Monday.

Former MU police officer under investigation in child pornography incident

MUPD conducted an internal investigation last month, and the case is now being looked at by the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force.

Boone County Sheriff's Department to conduct sobriety checkpoint

Between May 5 and May 9, enforcement will increase, and the department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint.

UPDATE: Official: Times Square SUV recently sold for cash

Investigators questioned the registered owner of the sport utility vehicle found with a bomb in Times Square over the weekend. The owner is not considered a suspect.

UPDATE: Katy Trail seen as success 20 years after opening

Residents along the Katy Trail are welcoming tourists instead of putting up barriers. Early opponents worried about trash, noise and public encroachment onto their land, but now merchants meet to discuss how to boost tourism along the trail.

NYPD interviews registered owner of car bomb SUV

The NYPD and FBI are also examining "hundreds of hours" of security videotape from around Times Square. Investigators are also looking to speak with a man who was seen in a videotape shedding his shirt and stuffing it in a bag as he walks away from the smoking vehicle.

Apple sells 1 million iPads, outdoing first iPhone

CEO Steve Jobs said demand keeps exceeding supply for the tablet and so far has sold twice as fast at the iPhone did when it was new. Apple has delayed the international launch of the iPad because of the unexpectedly strong U.S. sales.

UPDATE: Missouri petitions on dog-breeding, court changes filed

Under the proposed dog-breeding measure, people could only have 50 breeding dogs and would be required to feed animals daily, provide annual veterinary care and not breed animals more than twice every 18 months.

Midwest economic index still positive, despite slip

The Mid-America Business Conditions survey index shows the economic outlook for nine Midwest and Plains states as positive, despite a small drop in business growth forecast in April.

BOONE LIFE: Boone County church transcends race, language barrier

The International Community Church upholds diversity by translating services into multiple languages.

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