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Attorney from State Public Defender's Office missing

Richard W. French is an attorney with the State Public Defender's Office in Jefferson City. He is a white male, approximately 6 feet tall and weighs about 220 pounds. He drives a 2007 black Kia Sorento with Missouri license plates.

Missouri's Senne named to third team

Rock Bridge senior prank could have legal repercussions

Eighteen Rock Bridge High School students were caught attempting a senior prank around 12:15 a.m. Thursday, according to the school's principal.

Man from Laquey goes missing after hospital stay in Columbia

Edward Acosta was released from the University Hospital at 10 p.m. Friday and has gone missing.

Tests show high E. coli at Lake of Ozarks site

The Department of Natural Resources found E. coli at one of the 54 sites it tested, and all sites will be tested again in July.

Former Missouri Veterans Commission worker faces federal indictment

The indictment is on one count of mail fraud, misapplication of government funds and aggravated identity theft.

Kansas City police close street after man ignites explosive

The explosive was ignited blocks from the Sprint Center.

IBM brings big business, new challenges to Dubuque, Iowa, economy

Since IBM opened a service center in Dubuque, Iowa, the town has seen major changes. Local businesses have thrived and incoming workers have swooped up most of the rental properties available, but the company's presence also introduces new challenges to the city's real estate sector.

Cities gave financial incentives to IBM

The incentives packages offered by Columbia and Dubuque, Iowa, were mainly in the form of tax credits and exemptions and promises to assist IBM with setup processes, such as recruitment and new employee training.

Parkade summer school students will move to Derby Ridge after asbestos found

Traces of asbestos found in Parkade Elementary is cause for some of the school's students and staff to move for the summer.

Smithton's sixth grade plays at Cosmo Park

Students played dodgeball during a field trip. Teacher Kari Schuster said it's a great opportunity to see a different side of the students.

BLOG: Retired reverend works to support LGBT community in Columbia

The Rev. Dick Blount is working with Columbia Hope Episcopal Church to plan an interfaith community worship service that coincides with the Mid-Missouri Pridefest.

Weapons assault on Hackberry Boulevard involves children

A man is suspected of threatening a group of children with a rifle Wednesday night.

State Treasurer Zweifel develops paperless system for claiming assets

The state treasurer's office now can process most claims for $250 or less using paperless forms.

New website shows free meal spots for Missouri children

The Summer Food Service Program reimburses community agencies for offering free meals to children from low-income families when school is not in session.

Express Scripts to open new technology center

The center is expected to create hundreds of jobs for the St. Louis County-based business.

Caution prevails at Big 12 meetings

Many said there won't be any real answers to the question of conference realignment until presidents of Big 12 Conference schools join the discussions at the Big 12 meetings on Thursday.

State of the City lays out goals, strategies for Columbia, despite tight economy

Excellence in core service areas is the top priority at this year's City Council retreat. This year's retreat will take place at the Country Club Hotel in Lake Ozark. It begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and ends around midday Saturday.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Will IBM help or hurt Columbia's housing market?

IBM employees brought in to Dubuque from other locations to staff the service delivery center flooded the town's rental housing market. Will the same thing happen here?

Linen King plans to bring 25 jobs to Columbia

The CEO said the city's workforce made Columbia the most attractive place for the company's fifth location.

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