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Douglass High talent show brings Columbia together for Black History Month

Desmon Brown plays a drum solo as Columbia’s City-Wide Drumline Rhythm Band performs at the "Black History Month Talent Showcase Blow Out" at Douglass High School on Thursday.

Performances by local talent entertained a crowd in Douglass High School's gymnasium. The talent show was part of Columbia's Black History Month celebration. 

Five Missouri seniors set career men's basketball win record

Five seniors on the Missouri men's basketball team have the most wins ever recorded in a four-year period for the school. However, they've never won in College Station, Texas, against the Texas A&M Aggies, who they face on Saturday.

Mutual friend praises Missouri basketball coaches Haith, Pingeton

Loyola University Chicago men's basketball coach Porter Moser, who is friends with Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith and Tigers women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton, says both are talented and driven people.

Distracted Driving Summit aims to bring attention to statewide problem

A Distracted Driving Summit held Thursday in Jefferson City focused on enforcement of laws and education about distracted driving dangers.

UPDATE: Owner rescues dogs from north Columbia house fire

Firefighters returned to 5107 Hatteras Drive to check on the home and noticed a second fire had started.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate votes to add cellphones to no-call list

Since receiving 2.2 million requests to add cellphones to the state's no-call list, the Missouri Senate has approved legislation to expand the list. The bill now goes to the Missouri House for final action.

Big 12 basketball coaches will miss playing in Columbia

Oklahoma State men's coach Travis Ford, Kansas men's coach Bill Self and Texas Tech women's coach Kristy Curry all said they are sad Missouri is leaving the Big 12.

UM System Board of Curators expected to vote on tuition Monday

The UM System Board of Curators is expected to vote to set tuition rates for next year at a special telepresence meeting on Monday morning.

Godspeed John Glenn: 50 years since first U.S. orbit

Glenn celebrates the 50th anniversary since he became the first American to orbit the earth. 

GEORGE KENNEDY: Columbia community development plan under way

Columbia Imagined is a comprehensive plan "with goals, objectives and policies, maps and graphics that provide a common reference for citizens and decision makers on the desired future growth and development of the city."

Hickman freshmen shine on senior night in 51-49 win over California

As the three seniors said goodbye to the team, eight freshman looked ahead to their remaining years at Hickman in a 51-49 win over the Pintos.

Columbia wrestlers get good start at state tournament

Rock Bridge wrestlers went 4-2 in the opening round, and Hickman went 2-1.

Columbia looks outside Missouri for bus system alternatives

City Manager Mike Matthes and Mayor Bob McDavid answered questions Thursday night about the transit dilemma.

UPDATE: Missouri Supreme Court examines congressional district dispute

The Supreme Court looked at the state's congressional district maps for the second time to evaluate claims that they aren't as compact as the state constitution requires.

Rock Bridge boys basketball looking for another district title

The Bruins, who have won four of the past five district tournaments, hold the No. 1 seed for this year's tournament and have a first-round bye.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate passes workers' compensation bill

The Missouri State Senate approved legislation to expand the workers' compensation program in hopes that the state will become more attractive to businesses.

KMIZ signal goes down Thursday afternoon

Due to problems with transmitters, the station will be off air until tomorrow morning for most cable providers.

Senate passes workers' comp legislation

The Senate voted 28-6 in favor of the bill, which will next be voted on in the House.

Parking lot changes in the works at Columbia Public Library

The budget for all parking-lot-related expenses is $395,250, which includes repaving and changing the entrance to improve traffic flow.

Forum on public transportation scheduled for Thursday night

First Ward Councilman Fred Schmidt will host the forum, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Russell Chapel CME Church and is sponsored by Columbians for Modern, Efficient Transit.

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