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Boone County Fairgrounds hosts state barrel racing championships

The 2010 Missouri National Barrel Horse Association State Championship was held Friday through Sunday. More than 200 riders participated in the competition, which was held at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

The finals of the Missouri State Champshionships were held Sunday afternoon with the fastest time of 13.7 seconds.

ANALYSIS: Missouri balks at taxes, but OKs higher fees

Some of the increases would be to fees for the Parents as Teachers program, pesticide registration and animal shelters.

KBIA show to feature Big 10 expansion discussion

Missourian sports editor Greg Bowers and KBIA sports director Darren Hellwege will appear on "Intersection," which will be broadcast live from noon to 1 p.m. Monday on KBIA-2.

Missouri retirement system to drop employee bonuses

A plan calls for payroll raises to replace most of the bonuses. The financial incentives came under fire after nearly $300,000 in bonuses were paid out last year despite a $1.8 billion loss in its portfolio in 2008. The bonuses were the result of the system beating a preset benchmark that considers five years of investment returns.

Missouri's Vock wins award

PHOTO PACKAGE: Scenes from Art in the Park on Sunday

Art in the Park was held Sunday and was hosted by the Columbia Art League.

Bosnian students in St. Louis make documentary on country's war

Two graduates were among the thousands of Bosnian refugees who came to St. Louis after the war. While many Bosnian children are enrolled at Bayless and other area schools, the class of 2010 may be the last with memories of the war and of living in Bosnia. The duo, along with four Bosnian classmates, made a 20-minute documentary of some of their parents' memories of the war.

Police investigate double homicide in eastern Missouri

A consumer fraud investigator for the Missouri attorney general's office and another man have died during an apparent robbery attempt in the town of Black Jack.

Eastern Missouri handler found guilty in dogs' deaths

Mary Wild, a 25-year-old from Arnold, left eight dogs in a hot van overnight; all but one of the dogs died. Sentencing is set for July 1. 

Two Missouri men face St. Louis trial in murder-for-hire

Prosecutors allege the men were part of a 1992 plot to kill Danny Coleman in order for his wife to collect the insurance money.

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