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Peace Nook celebrates two decades in Columbia

Supporters of the Peace Nook gathered in Stephens Lake Park in recognition of the organization's 20 years in the community. 

The Week in Comments: Taser vote, puppy mills, the First Amendment

Every week, readers of ColumbiaMissourian.com offer their opinions on the news and the Missourian's coverage of it. Here, we offer you a digest of some of the conversations we found most interesting.

Third member of MU football program arrested for DWI

Long snapper and backup tight end Beau Brinkley was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Police investigate reports of gunshot at Gateway at Columbia apartments

The Columbia Police Department received two reports of the gunshot just before 3 a.m. Sunday.

Missouri women's soccer falls to No. 1 North Carolina

The Tigers lost 6-1 against the Tar Heels in the Carolina Nike Classic.

One woman remains in fair condition after accident

The woman was a passenger on a motorcycle that collided with a bus on Interstate 70.

ANALYSIS: Is a military campaign key to re-election for Skelton?

In what's expected to be a tough election for Democrats, Rep. Ike Skelton is hoping to keep his seat by focusing on military issues. Skelton is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and his district is home to Whiteman Air Force Base and Fort Leonard Wood.

Missouri receiver Jimmie Hunt gets football education while out with injury

The freshman has received an education from his teammates while sitting on the sidelines with an sprained ankle. He has missed the crucial on-field experience that he needs in order to play, though, so there's a good chance he will redshirt this season.

Kansas City's Liberty Memorial approves $5 million in projects

The World War I memorial and museum would restore a wall marking the only location where the five Allied commanders met at the same time and help prepare the museum for the war's centennial in 2014.

Police chief from Hawk Point killed in crash

Paul Fricke, 37, was also a sheriff's deputy in Warren County. He drove off the road and hit a utility pole. He was dead at the scene.

Springfield woman drowns in Table Rock Lake

Shelly Kessler was 27.

Columbia visitor's center struggles to fill its volunteer schedule

The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau has struggled to staff its visitor's center at the Lake of the Woods exit on I-70. A decision on whether to keep it open will be made in January.

"Today" show wedding winner still surprised, excited

After a few days, the "Today" show win is still difficult for Melissa McMillin to believe.

Cattlemen Days Rodeo draws competitors from around Midwest

The 34th annual rodeo is part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's Great Lakes Circuit.

East Columbia Area Plan nears final form with meeting Tuesday

The Planning and Zoning Commission is preparing for the debut of the East Columbia Area Plan. The commission will present a draft of the plan in a public input session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Quarterbacks Fitch and Pickerel shine in Providence Bowl

Quarterbacks Logan Fitch of Hickman and Mark Pickerel of Rock Bridge were the stars of Rock Bridge’s thrilling 24-20 victory in Friday’s Providence Bowl.

The Show-No-More State: Adult entertainment businesses face new restrictions

A law that took effect Saturday places new restrictions on adult entertainment businesses, including limits on store hours and a dress code for dancers. Local adult stores and clubs are having to adapt.

Sobriety checkpoint nets 28 arrests

Boone County Sheriff's and Hallsville Police Departments arrested 28 individuals during a Friday night sobriety checkpoint.

Newcomers help in Columbia College soccer's season opening win

The Columbia College men's soccer team beat visiting John Brown (Ark.) University 1-0 on Saturday evening in their season opener.

MU hires new public address announcer

Missouri prepares for first home game Sept. 11 against McNeese State

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