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Habeas corpus petition filed in Ryan Ferguson case

False witness testimony, new evidence and an unlawful jury selection were key points in a habeas corpus petition filed Monday, which seeks a new trial or freedom for Ferguson.

COLUMN: Revolution in Egypt could have far-reaching impact

Missouri men's basketball player Kim English addresses MU hate crime

MU basketball player Kim English said he received many responses to his Twitter post about a racist graffiti incident outside Hatch Hall on Saturday. The Tigers play Texas Tech on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Hate-crime suspect told police he was drunk during incident

Benjamin Elliott, the MU student arrested for allegedly writing racist graffiti on a statue outside Hatch Hall, claimed that he was drunk at the time of the incident. The Legion of Black Collegians will discuss the vandalism during their Senate meeting on Wednesday.

Four candidates for Columbia fire chief position named

The candidates will participate in community events to become familiar with Columbia.

Signature move worth occasional whistle for Rock Bridge basketball player

Rock Bridge sophomore point guard Travis Jorgenson sometimes gets called for a carry but more often creates plays with his dribbling skills. The Rock Bridge boys basketball team won 82-52 against Sumner Monday night.

Columbia School Board approves budget guidelines, 4-3

The Columbia School Board approved eight budget guidelines Monday, including allowing teachers to move up one step on the pay scale and continuing to fund the employee benefits program.

Hard work pays off for MU Formula Race Team

Building race cars with the Missouri Formula Race Team can take up to 40 hours each week, but team president Ryan Sobotka said passion helps to minimize the time commitment.

Historic Preservation Commission to celebrate five notable properties

The Historic Preservation Commission will honor five notable properties at its annual gala Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Residents seek out Valentine's Day sweets

Hot Box Cookies and The Candy Factory were two businesses that got some love Monday.

LETTER: Proposed government-issued ID voting requirement is wrong

Making a government-issued photo ID required for voting will adversely affect thousands of voters.

VIDEO: Warmer temperatures lead to snowmelt

The melting should continue with temperatures reaching into the 60s this week, according to the National Weather Service.

UPDATE: Fatal fire in Columbia trailer ruled accidental

A Saturday fire that destroyed Jerry G. Parker's trailer and took his life was ruled an accident.

Cardinals, Pujols extend contract deadline by 24 hours

Pujols and the Cardinals agreed to a 1-day extension of contract talks out of respect for Stan Musial's award ceremony. Musial will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday in Washington D.C.

Lawmakers to alter makeup of UM System Board of Curators

The loss of a congressional district after the 2010 census will force the Board of Curators to change its makeup, by either allowing more than one curator to live in the same district or by giving a student member voting power.

GM to pay more than $400 million in worker bonuses

General Motors, which was saved by a government bailout after declaring bankruptcy in 2009, will issue $400 million in employee bonuses to mark the "new GM."

Republicans question proposed meatpacking reforms designed to help ranchers

The Obama administration's attempt to change antitrust rules in the meatpacking industry has been met by opposition from Republicans because they believe the reforms are "burdensome and ineffective" and could hurt meat producers.

After delays, Civil War exhibit set to open March 6

The Civil War exhibit will be presented at the Walters-Boone County Historical Museum for two years starting on March 6. Each year of the war will be highlighted in six-month intervals.

EPA visit to focus on city stormwater system

Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are coming to Columbia to audit the city's system, which is at issue in a fight over pollution in Hinkson Creek.

Columbia promotes John Blattel to permanent finance director

Interim Director John Blattel became the permanent director of the city's Finance Department.

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