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UPDATE: Suspended MU tailback Derrick Washington arrested for domestic assault

Less than two weeks before his arraignment for felony charges, former MU tailback Derrick Washington was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault.

Less than two weeks before his arraignment for felony charges, former MU tailback Derrick Washington was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault.

Thousands of tea party supporters gather at Gateway Arch

The event was one of three "9/12" rallies taking place around the country and attracted participants from around the region.

Columbia man works to change death certificate of lynching victim

James T. Scott was a black man lynched in Columbia in 1923 after being accused of assaulting a white girl. Scott Wilson, a local videographer, wants to remove the words "Committed rape" from Scott's death certificate because Scott was never convicted of the crime he was killed for.

ANALYSIS: Gov. Nixon announcements aim to promote economic growth

Nixon is trying to convince Missourians that the state's economy is on the upswing.

Riverkeepers group tackles water abuse where rivers converge

The St. Louis Confluence Riverkeeper crew patrols and tests Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers convergence point at least one a month to monitor their condition.

Freshman quarterback gets first playing time for Missouri football team

On Saturday night, Missouri’s backup quarterback James Franklin saw his first minutes of playing time at the collegiate level. Although Franklin’s play was more of a controlled effort to not run up the score than a breakout performance, the freshman said that it felt good to get in the game and show himself that he could play at a new level.

Missouri golf finishes seventh in Wolf Run tournament

The Tigers' next match is Sept. 20-21 in Seattle, Wash.

Barduzzi and Yamaguchi step up in Columbia College soccer win

Junior Dylan Barduzzi and sophomore Yudai Yamaguchi led the Cougars in their victory over reigning NCAA Division II champion Fort Lewis on Sunday afternoon.

Cougars bounce back in win over NCAA Division II opponent

Thousand Cankers Disease threatens Missouri black walnut industries

Missouri's black walnut trees may be in danger if Thousand Cankers Disease finds its way into the state. The fungus is carried by twig beetles and has the potential to cause major economic damages.

Hamlin's victory sets lineup for start of Chase

Columbia native Carl Edwards finished 10th at Sunday's Sprint Cup race in Richmond, Va., to close out the point standings in fifth place. But without a win this season, Edwards will be seeded ninth to start NASCAR's Chase for the Championship.

K. KENDALL MATTHEWS: God is the best educator

School is always in session, with God as his teacher.

Arizona Cardinals score late to top St. Louis Rams

Rams rookie quarterback Sam Bradford was 32 of 55 for 253 yards and three interceptions.

WEEK IN COMMENTS: Pedestrians, peace, progress and police

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.

Safe Sunday promotes disaster preparedness

More than 200 organizations participated in the project, which involved holding events throughout mid-Missouri.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fans gather before McNeese State game

Fans took advantage of the cool, sunny weather Saturday afternoon during tailgate parties before the Missouri-McNeese State game.

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