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Missouri press opposes bill to make crime scene photos closed records

The Missouri Press Association says a bill that would severely limit records to crime scene images is detrimental to a free press and an open government.

Columbia's Kroenke adds Arsenal to sports team holdings

Columbia billionaire Stan Kroenke, who owns the NFL's St. Louis Rams as well as teams in the NBA, NHL and MLS, secured a controlling stake in Arsenal that clears the way for him to become the fifth U.S. owner of a Premier Soccer League club.

Friendships supersede Hickman-Rock Bridge girls soccer rivalry

The close relationship between two Rock Bridge players and and their Hickman opponent was easy to see Monday night in the Bruins' 5-1 victory over the Kewpies.

Prosecutors tell how they built 'no body' case against Wright

When Johnny Wright, a major suspect in the 1976 murder of Becky Doisy, was arrested in Georgia in 2009, Columbia prosecutors weren't sure prosecution was still possible.

Missouri Senate passes extension of jobless benefits

A Missouri Senate bill will extend job benefits to those who did not receive payments last month, but it may also cut federal stimulus programs.

Citizens Police Review Board reviews complaint protocol

Complaints against police officers are dropped if an officer leaves the police department. The Citizens Police Review Board is considering changing this protocol.

Johnny Wright sentenced to 30 years for 1976 Doisy murder

Wright, 66, was convicted in January of killing Columbia waitress Becky Doisy. He won't be eligible for parole for 12 years. His attorney is planning an appeal.

Columbia School Board elects officers, authorizes bond sales

New and re-elected members were sworn in. Superintendent Chris Belcher's contract was renewed. And Fairview Elementary parents expressed concern about class sizes.

Bittle bolsters Rock Bridge baseball team

Rock Bridge senior Travis Bittle went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and was the winning pitcher Monday in the Bruins' 9-1 victory over visiting Boonville.

Missouri Senate pledges additional $20 million to higher education

The proposed money would help decrease student costs such as course fees for students across the state, but would not affect the planned tuition increases.

Missouri's Chambers races to successful start to outdoor track season

Missouri freshman Tre Chambers was named top male athlete Saturday at the Tom Botts Invitational.

UPDATE: Missouri's Democratic attorney general fights health care mandate

Chris Koster broke with his party to file an amicus brief that says the new law requiring most Americans to obtain health insurance is unconstitutional.

Senate committee passes House redistricting plan

The redistricting plan was passed by a 4-3 vote and now awaits a vote on the Senate floor. There, the House's plan will be put up against the Senate's plan.

Audrain County man gets life sentence for drifter's murder

Chester Clay Harvey had pleaded guilty to murdering James William Boyd McNeely after picking him up in and taking him to his house in Laddonia. He has no possibility of parole.

Thirteen Missouri universities receive $250,000 grant for course redesign

The grant from Next Generation Leaning Challenges will help fund course redesign with a focus on increased use of technology.

Eighth and Walnut parking garage closed for cleaning

The garage is closed for the week so workers can power wash, scrub and repaint the floors in preparation for concrete resealing in June.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you support federal funding for Planned Parenthood?

Congress agreed to a budget compromise Friday that keeps federal funding for Planned Parenthood intact.

Record high minimum temperature set Sunday

The low temperature of 65 degrees in Columbia broke the previous high minimum of 62 set in 2001, according to the National Weather Service in St. Louis.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: MU sports archives

Find news and statistics from past seasons of any MU sport.

Pingeton gets contract extension with Missouri women's basketball team

The one-year contract extension will extend Pingeton's contract through the 2016 season.

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