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"Biggest Loser" contestant to run Roots 'N' Blues 10K

Rebecca Meyer, who competed in season eight of the TV show "The Biggest Loser," plans to run the 10K race at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Saturday.

Emotions run high after Hickman loss to Jefferson City

Momentum swings — and emotional swings — played a big role in Hickman's loss to  Jefferson City Thursday night. They walked off the court disappointed after the second set, but are looking forward to the game against Rock Bridge on Monday.

Rock Bridge volleyball gets first win of season in Boonville

Sophomore twins Kayla and Chayla Cheadle had a big night for the Bruins in a win against Boonville High School.

Preliminary plan approved for property east of Philips Lake

It isn't clear what would be done with the property, but developer Bruce Odle has proposed dividing the 144 acres into eight lots.

Missouri's Richardson leads soccer team on and off field

Dominique Richardson, a sophomore midfielder on Missouri's soccer team, combines fierce leadership on the field with an easy-going personality off it. Both have a big impact on her team.

Alive in Christ Lutheran Church introduces new program for children

The new program, "Adventures In Christ PM Edition — Fusion," will be held from Sept. 7 to Oct. 26, and it is provided for kindergarteners to high school school students.

Time in Joplin bonds Rock Bridge softball team

The Rock Bridge softball team competed in a tournament in Joplin on Aug. 25 to 27. The damage they saw and the community they served had a much bigger impact on the Bruins than the team's 4-1 tournament record.

Benton-Stephens named a top college town neighborhood

MSN.com lists Benton-Stephens as one of its top ten college town neighborhoods.

Hickman football standout attracts Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12

Alex Keith, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound tight end and defensive lineman for the Kewpies, is counting on continuing his football career in college.   

Rock Bridge receiver eager to be back in game for Bruins

Bruins wide receiver Nate Egharevba has been out all season with his knee injury, and now he is ready for Friday’s game against Hazelwood Central.

Ticket site advertises unconfirmed concert at MU

The website says the event will feature Mike Posner, Fabolous and Mac Miller, but neither city nor campus officials have approved a concert.

Missouri Senate delays debate on tax credit bill

The latest version of a bill to rework the state's tax credits makes several concessions, but it's not clear whether those changes will generate enough support for the legislation.

PHOTO GALLERY: Texas wildfire destroys hundreds of homes

Firefighters gained ground Wednesday against one of the most destructive wildfires in Texas history. So far though, almost 800 homes have been lost and an elite search team has set out to find any victims in the ruins.

PHOTO GALLERY: 9/11: Never Forget Project at Columbia Independent School

In remembrance of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, students at Columbia Independent School placed flags around their school on Thursday.

Gov. Nixon limits additional budget cuts for UM System to one year

Additional budget cuts imposed on the UM System and Missouri Western in July for tuition hikes will only last for the 2011-12 school year.

Red Bull wants to close Ninth Street for chariot race

The race would be alcohol-free, according to a Red Bull representative, but some committee members questioned how the company would ensure that is the case.

GEORGE KENNEDY: First Ward remains hurdle in reapportionment debate

The First Ward — the ward at the center of the city — remains at the center of the ward reapportionment discussion.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Sept. 11 expanded my world and my family

The tragic date of Sept. 11 is also the anniversary of a happy addition to this family.

Columbia to honor 9/11 victims with concert, memorial walk

Schools and organizations across the city are putting together events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.

TIGER KICKOFF: Big 12 television schedule for this weekend

Keep up with the Big 12 games on TV and online.

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