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Rock Bridge senior tennis players claim state doubles title

Rock Bridge senior tennis players Jimmy Hunter and Joe LaRose won the Class 2 state doubles title on Saturday at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield.

UPDATE: City Manager's State of the City address

City Manager Mike Matthes released his first State of the City address Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Joplin rebuilds and recovers after tornado

Joplin residents adjust to life after the devastating tornado, while beginning the arduous process of rebuilding their home.

Death toll from Joplin tornado rises to 132

Authorities said they believed many of the missing were alive and safe but simply hadn't been in touch with friends and family, in part because cell phone service has been spotty. There are still 156 people unaccounted for in the tally.

Missouri softball seniors see no end in sight

The No. 5 Missouri Tigers take on No. 12 Washington in a best-of-three series this weekend in Columbia. The series begins at 8 p.m. Saturday. If the Tigers win two, they will advance to the College World Series for the third year in a row.

Lee Elementary School students drum at Stephens Lake Park

The school hosted an African drumming concert featuring 300 students an the ambassador for Nigeria.

Veterans preview Memorial Day weekend air show

Veterans were able to watch the air show's practice run and meet with other veterans to share memories.

Families of veterans share their memories

Family visits to local cemeteries over Memorial Day weekend honor veterans who have passed away.

Katy Trail bridge at Rocheport reopens

The Katy Trail bridge near Rocheporthas been renovated and reopened in time for the holiday weekend after closure for repairs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans center-stage at memorial breakfast

Veterans and current military members came together Friday for a veterans breakfast hosted by the Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Veterans Corporation.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of distributing cocaine, marijuana

The 24-year-old, Larry McBride, was also arrested on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Salute to Veterans Airshow and Parade among Memorial Day weekend events

A military ceremony Monday will also be a part of the weekend's festivities.

MU Delta Tau Delta fraternity members aid relief efforts in Joplin

The volunteers have helped salvage belongings and pick up debris.

Arrests made in connection with burglaries at businesses

The burglaries occurred Thursday morning at several businesses in an east Columbia office complex.

Joplin Chamber: 4,000 jobs affected by tornado

Joplin's largest employers were destroyed by the tornado, but the city is determined to retain jobs. 

City Manager Mike Matthes releases State of the City address

City Manager Mike Matthes addresses the recession and his focus for the upcoming year in his State of the City address.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Eminent domain protections lost in numbers game

The government's decision to flood Mississippi farmland without compensation is a prime example of its thinking of citizens as statistics.

Missouri legislature officially ends 2011 session

Gov. Jay Nixon now has 45 days to sign or veto legislation.

UPDATE: Search for tornado's missing finds few amid debris

On Thursday, the state said 232 people are still considered "unaccounted for" in Joplin, and that some of those are among the 126 people killed by the storm. 

Thomas evolves into complete pitcher for Missouri softball team

After revamping her mechanics and adding two pitches, Chelsea Thomas became what she is today — a finalist for Player of the Year on the brink of leading Missouri to the Women's College World Series.

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