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UPDATE: Airport closed after possible tornadoes slash through St. Louis

What appears to be a damaged MO-X van hangs over the side of a parking garage at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Friday. Several people at the airport were injured after an apparent tornado touched down, spewing debris over the airfield, bursting glass in the concourse and damaging cars atop a parking garage.

The strong storm lifted the roof off Concourse C at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, causing plate glass to shatter and fly everywhere.

Possible tornado causes injuries at Lambert Airport in St. Louis

An apparent tornado caused damage at Lambert Airport, and other possible tornadoes were reported at several towns near the airport, including: Maryland Heights, Bridgeton, St. Ann, Ferguson and Florissant.

UPDATE: Missouri House OKs another proposed redistricting map

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has not said whether he will sign or veto any of the redistricting proposals from the Republican-led legislature.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tap Day 2011 at Jesse Hall

TODAY'S QUESTION: Are you surprised by the MU baseball team's sluggish season?

The MU baseball team has four series left on its schedule. Three of the teams are in the bottom half of the Big 12 Conference standings.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers can't agree on redistricting plan

Some legislators had hoped to complete a redistricting proposal by Friday to present to Gov. Jay Nixon and have time to try to override a potential veto this spring.

COLUMN: It takes more than nail polish to construct gender identity

Be careful what you choose the next time you pop in for a quick polish change. Your gender identity might be on the line.

States moving quickly to switch execution drug

Facing a dwindling and unreliable supply of their standard execution drugs, many states with active death penalties are switching or considering a switch to a different sedative. In some cases, the rush to find an alternative has states overriding the FDA and using a drug not yet approved in the U.S.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children enjoy Easter activities, meet Easter Bunny

Children had the opportunity to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny at Bass Pro Shops in Columbia.

Missouri softball's 10-game win streak ends in Nebraska

No. 8 Missouri's 10-game winning streak came to an end with a 3-2 defeat at No. 14 Nebraska. The Tigers led 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, but then gave up three runs. Once the Huskers took the lead they never looked back.

Callaway County judge finds probable cause in Maylee case

After several law enforcement officials gave testimonies, Associate Circuit Judge Carol England ruled there was probable cause that Joshua Maylee committed a felony.

MU swimming boasts strong recruiting class

In his first season recruiting, MU swim coach Greg Rhodenbaugh signed three top-75 male recruits and five women swimmers that are "the right mixture of what we needed," he said.

MU researcher finds religion continues to affect voting

Chris Raymond has spent years comparing national election studies from multiple countries. He has found consistent ties between religion and voting.

Columbia to receive federal grant for historic preservation study

A $12,000 federal grand from Missouri's Historic Preservation Fund will help Columbia study the impact of historic preservation on the local economy.

 

 

Columbia College to offer Master of Arts in military studies

Students enrolled at Columbia College and interested in military studies will have a new opportunity for a master's degree beginning this fall.

DEAR READER: Photojournalists gave their lives to bear witness

Four journalists have died this year in Libya alone; dozens more will be killed in their line of duty — pursuing the news. We must recognize the sacrifice they make.

Obama to appoint MU Chancellor Deaton to administrative position

President Barack Obama announced Friday that he plans to appoint Chancellor Brady Deaton as the chairman of the Board for International food and Agricultural Development.

COLUMN: Today's technology is detracting from life's beautiful experiences

Avoid P.D.T. — public displays of technology — by putting your phone down and focusing on the life that's happening right around you.

LETTER: How to eat healthily for less money

One Columbia woman shows that it is possible to eat grandly and healthily on a $20/week budget.

Heavy rains raise flood concerns for Missouri river towns

Flood and flash flood warnings are in place for several counties along portions of Missouri's Mississippi River.

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