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Elizabeth Edwards dies after long battle with cancer

Bomb squad investigates potential threat on bus

No explosives were found. Passengers said a 44-year-old man on the Greyhound bus was making suspicious statements. He was taken to University Hospital.

GENE ROBERTSON: Lend a helping hand this holiday season

Take the time to do good in the community and give what you can afford.

Missouri men's basketball team looks to improve defense against Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt center Festus Ezeli, who's scoring 13.3 points per game this season, will challenge Missouri's struggling defense.

Joplin council drops smoking ban proposal

Representatives from Smoke-Free Joplin objected to exemptions for outdoor patio areas and private clubs.

Southwest Missouri authorities say 1 suspect in 3 robberies

Jasper County authorities say that one man went to three separate homes in the county, knocked on the doors and demanded money, and either showed a gun or said he had one at each home.

MU students grow mustaches for 'Movember'

In November, a group of men chose to grow mustaches to show support in the fight against prostate cancer. Movember is a worldwide organization that has been adopted by men in the MU community.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think of the tax cuts extension Obama has proposed?

President Obama has come to a deal with Republicans to extend the Bush-era tax rates for all income levels, as well as creating additional benefits for the unemployed and tax breaks for the middle class.

Experience and size helps MU women's basketball team find success

Defense played a large role for the Missouri women's basketball team Tuesday in a 53-30 victory over Tennessee-Martin in the Tigers' first home game of the season.

Crafton leads MU women's basketball team to lopsided home win

Sydney Crafton has shown steady improvement since being thrown into the starting lineup when Bekah Mills was lost for the season with an ACL injury, and Tuesday was Crafton's best game yet.

Columbia Housing Authority names police officer as director of security

Mark Brotemarkle has worked for the city of Columbia for nearly 18 years in multiple law enforcement capacities.

MU women's committee requests lactation rooms in renovated buildings

The Status of Women Committee would like the newly renovated Tate and Switzler halls to have rooms available for women to use breast pumps or to breast-feed their children.

Missouri governor postpones trade trip after warning from business leaders

Members of the Midwest China Hub Commission expressed concern that Nixon's planned visit to Taiwan could anger Chinese officials.

Truman State takes step toward creating smoke-free campus

University officials have voted to allow smoking only within 25 feet of campus buildings. The new restrictions will take effect on Aug. 1.

Historic Preservation Commission votes to keep Heibel-March Building

Legacy Construction Group has placed a bid to buy the historic building. The Historic Preservation Commission, after receiving public input, voted Tuesday to accept the offer and pass the matter on to the City Council.

Film industry rallies to save Missouri tax credits

The Tax Credit Review Commission recommended that incentives for Missouri's film industry be redirected to other programs.

Estate tax could bring big money to Missouri, budget director says

The federal estate tax proposed Monday by President Barack Obama could bring in millions of dollars in revenue, Linda Luebbering said.

Forty MU programs back in discussion for elimination or reconfiguration

A mid-December deadline approaches for deans to defend degree programs that are being considered for elimination.

Death-row convict takes case to Missouri Supreme Court

Ernest Lee Johnson is appealing his death sentences for three murders he committed in a Casey’s General Store in Columbia in February 1994.

Sketches from Thomas Hart Benton fetch good prices

The pencil drawings were sold at an auction Saturday, and at least half of the dozen works were purchased by buyers who will donate them to Kansas City institutions.

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