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Local banks buck national trend against free checking

Changes in federal regulations have prompted some banks to eliminate free checking accounts.

Schedule of events for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations

Here's a list of the events that remember and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Shooting leaves man with gunshot wound to neck

A man was shot in the neck in the 800 block of Washington early this morning.

Missouri House starts redistricting work

The U.S. Census Bureau announced last month that Missouri will lose one seat in the House. Work has begun to create the eight districts.

New federal guidelines would make school lunches healthier

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the new standards could affect more than 32 million children and are crucial because kids can consume as much as half of their daily calories in school.

Columbia College men's basketball team wins at McKendree

The Columbia College men's basketball team beat McKendree 53-46 on Thursday night in an American Midwest Conference game in Lebanon, Ill.

Columbia College women's basketball team wins at McKendree

The Columbia College women's basketball team defeated McKendree 75-59 on Thursday night in Lebanon, Ill.

IBM computer taking on 'Jeopardy!' champs for $1 million

IBM said the new technology developed to compete with "Jeopardy!" contestants could lead to speedier diagnoses of medical conditions and case law research.

Blount, MU multicultural group win diversity awards

The Rev. C. Richard "Dick" Blount and the MU Center for Multicultural Research, Training and Consultation were honored for their work promoting diversity, unity and civil rights.

Missouri Gov. Nixon stands by condemned inmate's commutation

Although Missouri's governor says that the death penalty is appropriate in some instances, he did not think it was appropriate for convicted murderer Richard Clay.

Missouri mosque officials say vandalism was hate crime

The graffiti on three outside walls of the Springfield Islamic Center included a phallic symbol, a reference to Allah being gay and the phrases "gay insurrection" and "You bash us in Pakistan we bash you here."

Missouri House rejects ban on smoking in Capitol offices

Lawmakers voted Thursday to prohibit smoking in a gallery reserved for members in the back of the chamber, but rejected a ban on smoking in their own offices.

Hundreds line the road for Arizona girl's funeral

They said they came in case members of a Kansas church showed up to protest.

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