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Missouri baseball falls to No. 6 Texas A&M

The Tigers tied the game at 6 in the top of the eighth, but let the game slip away in the bottom of the inning on a balk.

Army Corps seeks dismissal of Missouri floodway farmers' lawsuit

Hundreds of farmers are seeking damages in a class-action lawsuit after last May's breach of the levee protecting the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which conducted the breach with court approval, has filed to dismiss the lawsuit on grounds that the plaintiffs don't have a valid claim.

Boone County voter information for Tuesday's municipal election

Have questions about participating in Tuesday's municipal election? Here are some answers.

Short profiles of Columbia City Council candidates

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe has outstanding record

She has proven she cares about making Columbia a better place for all its citizens, not just a wealthy few.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hoppe exemplifies leadership for Columbia

Barbara Hoppe cares for her constituents, listens to their concerns and actively engages in the issues.

Two more candidates file for public administrator

Republicans Norman Lampton and John D. Sullivan join Democratic incumbent Cathy Richards and Democrat Connie Bell Hendren in the race for the Boone County office

Woman suffers burns in early morning apartment fire

Damage to the Ash Street apartment building estimated at $150,000.

Columbia City Council candidates address ward-specific issues

Voters will select council representatives in Columbia's Second and Sixth wards on Tuesday. Each ward has different challenges and constituencies.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Traffic accidents involving deer analyzed

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has analysis of accidents involving deer between 2002 and 2010.

Columbia College softball sweeps doubleheader

The Cougars beat Indiana-Southeast 7-3 in the first game and 6-0 in the second in nonconference play Friday in New Albany, Ind.

Missouri audit questions use of federal funds for welfare, other programs

Costs under question include $670,000 for utility assistance, around $44 million in expenses for welfare programs and close to $190,000 in over-payments to supplement the unemployed.

Back-up generator battery fails at Police Department

Battery acid ruined some equipment, and clean-up may take most of the day.

Teen suspect in Chuck E. Cheese's episode certified as adult

James Terrell Miller, 16, faces charges of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree assault in connection with gunshots fired outside the restaurant on Feb. 20.

Four teens suspected of stealing, crashing car

Two juvenile males are in custody, and two others are in the hospital with charges pending.

Police arrest three teens after trio of robberies

Evidence suggests they were responsible for robberies at Hong Kong Restaurant, Motel 6 East and Break Time store on Nifong Boulevard, police said.

Missouri colleges more often hiring part-time faculty

While many universities hire adjunct faculty to help fill basic courses, some critics say the practice is actually detrimental to the university. Adjunct faculty hires rose by 48 percent at MU between 2002 and 2011.  

Missouri university plans to end charter sponsorship

After struggling with poor academic performance and high administrative costs, charter schools previously sponsored by Missouri Baptist University are in danger of closing. The private Christian school has announced it will give the state oversight of seven charter school campuses.

Reshaping child protection for Kansas City Catholic diocese

Jennifer Valenti and Carrie Cooper, mothers with children who attend Catholic schools, are working to rebuild child-safety measures within the church and have pledged to follow Missouri's mandated reporting law to the letter.

Mega-slim odds of winning Mega Millions with the largest jackpot ever in U.S.

Players are converging on convenience stores in the 42 states and Washington, D.C., where Mega Millions tickets are sold despite the slim odds of claiming the record $540 million jackpot.

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