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LOCALLY GROWN: Energy legislation can put Missouri on pace

A good Property Assessed Clean Energy program would be available to many, have flexiblity, stability and easy access to information so homeowners could make decisions based on hard data. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon could sign a bill that makes it happen.

MU Summer Welcome wraps up after advising 5,600 incoming freshmen

Summer Welcome, which orients freshmen and their parents to MU, ended Thursday. Since June, about 5,600 students and 9,200 parents and guests have visited the campus for two days of touring and information.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia hosts Mid-America Open disc golf tournament

The 26th annual Mid-America Open disc golf tournament was held this weekend at two Columbia disc golf courses.

Mudball players raise awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters

About 80 players participated in the Mudball 2010 volleyball tournament, which benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri, an organization that matches children with adult mentors.

UPDATE: Missourians continue to frequent beaches despite E. coli reports

People visited the beach at Finger Lakes on Saturday, one week after it was closed for high levels of E. coli.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Questions emerge about Russian spies

Facts are still being disputed about the Russian spy case, in which 10 men and women were arrested on charges of spying for Russia while masquerading as ordinary Americans.

PHOTO GALLERY: Incoming freshmen, their families tour MU

Summer Welcome, which orients freshmen and their parents to MU, ended Thursday. Since June, about 5,600 students and 9,200 parents and guests have visited the campus for two days of touring and information.

 

Columbia disc golf enthusiasts enjoy Mid-America Open tournament

The 26th annual Mid-America Open disc golf tournament was held this weekend at two Columbia disc golf courses.

Seventh lawsuit filed against Ariz. immigration law

The lawsuit accuses the training materials developed by state police to identify potential illegal immigrants will lead to "widespread" racial profiling.

Self-taught coach brings competitive roller skating to Columbia

Lisa Trent created and coaches the Artistic Skate Club at the Empire Roller Rink, even though she has never skated competitively herself.

PHOTO GALLERY: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri Mudball 2010

The Mudball 2010 volleyball tournament was the fourth such event held by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri, an organization that matches children with adult mentors.

Oil unleashed temporarily in Gulf during containment attempt

Millions of gallons of oil will flow into the sea for at least two more days until a new seal can cap the spill.

NAACP calls for more equality in oil spill cleanup

The group is requesting a meeting with BP's chief executive, and says its discrimination claims are anecdotal. NAACP workers are documenting complaints on-site.

SLIDESHOW: Columbia tattoo artist talks gender dynamics

Black market travel scheme leads to 38 charged

In an operation that netted more than $20 million, black market travel agents used stolen credit card numbers to buy and sell airplane tickets at discounted rates. Most of those indicted have been arrested.

Woman charged with animal cruelty in Missouri

Tammy Hanson was transferred from the Baxter County jail in Mountain Home, Ark., to the Lawrence County jail in southwest Missouri on Friday. She was convicted in 2006 0f 20 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

New hearing date set for Missouri trooper

The hearing is scheduled for Aug. 6.  Dustin Berry is charged with two counts of forgery and one count of possession or sale of equipment with altered identification numbers.

Coroner: Southeast Missouri man's electrocution accidental

Family members found Robert Jones, 71, dead after he did not return home as expected Friday afternoon. Jones was electrocuted while working at a pond with an electric sump pump at the edge of a pond northwest of Delta.

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