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House Budget Committee to vote on new state budget revisions Wednesday

A new budget proposed by Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, would allocate $379 million — $31 million more than under Nixon's proposal — to the University of Missouri System.

UPDATE: Suspect in connection with Eighth Street shooting to face separate trial

Larrell Banks of Fulton was arrested Monday morning and charged with second-degree homicide and armed criminal action in connection with a shooting on North Eighth Street and Park Avenue on Sunday afternoon.

Columbia National Guardsman returns home, surprises children

It was a day of surprises for the five children of Rodney and Bobbie Blackwell: Dad came home.

Columbia City Council approves rezoning for Locust Street student apartments

The rezoning approval allows the developer to build up to 150 apartments in a building that cannot be more than 80 feet tall. The building is also expected to include retail space on the ground floor.

Columbia City Council votes to add service fee when paying utility bills with credit cards

The council voted Monday to charge utilities customers who pay their bills with a credit card a yet-to-be-determined service fee.

Missouri's Haith downplays AP men's basketball coaching award

The Associated Press named the Tigers' Frank Haith its Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year on Monday.

Columbia's city manager to present findings of Police Department review Tuesday

The review was recommended by Second Ward City Councilman Jason Thornhill following complaints about low morale within the department.

City Council to consider sale of Short Street property, request for Crosscreek hotel

North Light LLC hopes to buy city property adjacent to the Short Street garage site, where it would erect an office and retail building. Meanwhile, developers of the Crosscreek Center want permission to put a hotel on the land.

Missouri men's basketball at No. 5 in rankings

The Tigers moved up two spots to No. 5 in the AP rankings and three spots to No. 5 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll. Kentucky, Syracuse and Kansas hold the top three spots in both polls.

Frank Haith named AP Big 12 coach of the year

Haith led the Missouri men's basketball team to a 27-4 regular season tally.

Fate uncertain for Columbia College women's basketball after loss in conference tournament

The Cougars fell to rival William Woods 72-67 and will wait until Wednesday to see whether they receive an at-large bid to the NAIA tournament. 

City Council approves Short Street land sale for proposed development

The six-story building is expected to be completed next summer, around the same time as the $9 million parking garage and the new DoubleTree hotel.

City Council to discuss public drop-off facility at landfill

A paved public drop-off facility would serve as a separate, safer waste disposal area for small vehicles, including cars and passenger trucks.

True/False ticket sales set another record

More than 37,000 tickets were sold for the weekend festival, exceeding organizers' expectations.

Weather service, fire district warn against burning Tuesday

Warm, dry weather will combine with stiff winds to create a fire hazard.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri National Guardsman on leave surprises his children at school

Missouri National Guardsman Sgt. Rodney Blackwell returned to Columbia for two weeks of leave. His first priority was surprising his kids.

MULTIMEDIA: Fat Chicks Chow Wagon owner juggles food service, family

Lisa Nichols, owner and operator of Fat Chicks Chow Wagon, finds a way to balance her busy life serving food in Columbia and being a mother and wife.

FROM READERS: True/False moviegoers share one-word film descriptions

Attendees of True/False films sum up their opinions of the movies they saw in one word. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: As councilwoman, Barbara Hoppe has improved East Campus

Barbara Hoppe has addressed a variety of issues, including: trash collection, late-night noise and street improvements.

Loans for winter veggies: Mid-Missouri farmers build hoop houses

Reimbursements for building new hoop houses that extend the growing season have been available to Missouri farmers since 2009.

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