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UPDATE: Louisiana opens floodgate, diverts Mississippi River

As the gate at the Morganza spillway was raised Saturday, the river poured out like a waterfall, at times spraying 6 feet into the air. Fish jumped or were hurled through the white froth and within 30 minutes, 100 acres of what was dry land was under about a foot of water.

As the gate was raised, the river poured out like a waterfall, at times spraying 6 feet into the air. Fish jumped or were hurled through the white froth and within 30 minutes, 100 acres of what was dry land was under about a foot of water.

Family will complete Haith's transition as Missouri men's basketball coach

A little more than a month into his new job as the Missouri men's basketball coach, Frank Haith's work is in full swing. But an important part of his life is still in Miami.

UPDATE: Louisiana floodgate opens, divert Mississippi River

The water spit out slowly at first, then began gushing like a waterfall as it headed to swamp as much as 3,000 square miles of Cajun countryside known for small farms and fish camps. Some places could wind up under as much as 25 feet of water.

UPDATE: Louisiana readies to open spillway, flood Cajun country

People fled to higher ground, shored up levees that held the last time the Morganza spillway was opened and built new walls of sand and dirt to hold back the flood they have known was coming for weeks.

Volunteers help with Vicksburg, Miss., flood preparations

Several AmeriCorps volunteers are working on flood preparation in Mississippi. Some are working in the local emergency operations center in Vicksburg. Others are filling sandbags. Some have helped improve the floodwall that protects downtown Vicksburg.

Missouri softball team sweeps Iowa State doubleheader

Missouri clinches at least a tie for the Big 12 title, depending on the outcome of Texas' Sunday game. Postseason announced on ESPNU Sunday night.

Missouri baseball team's loss evens series against Texas Tech

Missouri fell short in a ninth-inning rally Saturday, losing 6-4 to Texas Tech at home. The Red Raiders scored four runs to add to a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning, and Missouri scored three in the ninth.

Carl Edwards wins Nationwide race at Dover

A thrilling stretch run Saturday at Dover Interantional Speedway included a wreck-filled final lap that allowed Columbia native Carl Edwards to win his 32nd Nationwide Series race.  

MU College of Arts and Science graduates 1,277 students

Gov. Jay Nixon, the commencement speaker, told the graduates their diplomas represent the fulfillment of the sacrifices their family and friends made to get them to this point.

Improvement part of Rock Bridge tennis player's success

Junior Ford Zitsch's hard work has not only helped him become the No. 1 player on the Rock Bridge boys tennis team, it has also helped inspire his teammates

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources sends off more than 300 graduates

At Saturday's graduation ceremony, Thomas Payne,vice chancellor and dean of the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, told students, "This isn't the end." He urged graduates to keep investing in themselves and others.

Columbia letter carriers gather donations for food bank drive

Between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, letter carriers gathered about 25,000 pounds of food and $7,000. That was just in Columbia, and not all donations had been gathered yet.

Twitter feed lawsuit underscores power of a tweet

Two men are entangled in a lawsuit over who will get control of the @OMGFacts Twitter account.

Lawmakers say legislative session has been productive with 'Fix the Six'

At the start of the session, lawmakers set out to "Fix the Six." They developed a set of six initiatives intended to improve Missouri. Despite one veto and some stalling, lawmakers said it was a productive session.

Kids Bike Safety Challenge kicks off Bike, Walk & Wheel Week

Despite temperatures near 50 degrees, children brought their bikes to the parking lot west of Shelter Insurance, where obstacle and training courses were set up so they could practice their bike-riding skills.

Gingrich businesses owed unpaid state taxes, including in Missouri

The tax liens, which generally allow governments to seize assets or property to settle tax bills, ranged in size from a $195 property tax bill in the Atlanta suburbs to $1,969 in unpaid Missouri taxes.

More than 1,200 students graduate with honors from MU

Missouri freshman legislators pick up lessons in first session

A combination of term limits blocking more experienced legislators from seeking re-election and Democratic losses at the polls in November allowed Missouri Republicans to ride a wave of first-year GOP lawmakers to historic majorities.

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