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UPDATE: Missouri House, Senate reach budget agreement

Among the sticking points in the $23 billion budget between the House and Senate had been funding for colleges and universities, aid for public school busing, provider reimbursement rates for in-home care services and a prescription drug coverage program.

UPDATE: Anxiety still rising along the flood-swollen Mississippi

Many residents along the Mississippi have had to leave their homes because of the threat of floodwaters. The high river waters are projected to break the records from the great flood of 1927.

Caruthersville braces for record flooding

Caruthersville is preparing for Mississippi River flooding with sandbags and hope.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers override Nixon veto of redistricting

The redistricting plan will go forward despite Gov. Nixon's objections.

Obama decides not to release bin Laden death photos

President Barack Obama said he does not want to release the photos because the release could incite violence and create national security risks.

Thomas sets strikeout record in Missouri softball team's doubleheader sweep

Chelsea Thomas threw her 287th strikeout of the season Wednesday in a 5-0 win over Western Illinois, the second game of a doubleheader sweep of the Leathernecks at University Field.

Missouri basketball player Laurence Bowers and his band go live

Missouri basketball player Laurence Bowers and his music group Suite 1050 were an opening act for Kareem Rush on Tuesday night at the Blue Note.

Re-enactors present Civil War history at Jefferson Junior

The re-enactors from a Columbia camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans came to Jefferson Junior High School to share their take on Civil War history.

UPDATE: Budget deadlock between Missouri House and Senate continues

The Missouri House and Senate cannot agree on how higher education funding, school district transportation and a senior prescription drug program fit into the state budget.

Rock Bridge and Hickman golfers perform well at sectional

Rock Bridge won the team competition at Wednesday's Class 4 boys golf sectional and Hickman had two golfers finish well enough to advance to the state competition.

Family of missing Columbia man offering reward for information

MU student, Nicholas Coppola, has been missing since Dec. 12. Because he is a legal adult and has not committed a felony, police have stopped the search for him because of limited resources.

Residents weigh in on planning Columbia's future

Members of the Comprehensive Plan Task Force met with residents to discuss Columbia Imagined.

Erickson recantation lacks credibility, attorney general response says

In its response to a writ of habeas corpus filed by Ryan Ferguson's attorney, the attorney general's office finds that none of the four grounds cited in the petition to free Ferguson rise to a level worthy of the writ.

Columbia School District budget still undergoing changes for 2011-12

Although still in flux, changes could include the elimination of 18 full-time positions — two fewer than January projections. The district needs to come up with ways to increase revenue and fund necessary improvements.

Lawmakers override Nixon's veto of congressional redistricting map

The Missouri General Assembly's override of the governor's veto reflects divisions in the Democratic party.

Bittle carries Rock Bridge baseball team towards playoffs

After a tough transition to third base, Travis Bittle has been carrying Rock Bridge High School's baseball team at the plate.

Columbia police to increase alcohol enforcement as academic year ends

Law enforcement agencies statewide will increase efforts to prevent underage drinking and driving through May 13. In Columbia, these efforts could include a sobriety checkpoint and DWI patrols.

Bill requiring photo ID from voters returns to Missouri Senate

A bill that would require voters to present nonexpired, government-issued photographic identification at polling stations passed 99-52 in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Democrats, Republicans combine to override Nixon's redistricting veto

Plans to redistrict the state to include one less district continue to be debated by congressmen. Missouri House leaders overrode Nixon's veto of a recent proposal.

Cause of Boone County workshop fire ruled 'undetermined'

The workshop damage is severe enough that investigators cannot tell what caused the fire.

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