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Missouri guard Michael Dixon Jr. announces transfer from school

In a Jan. 3, 2011, photograph, Michael Dixon Jr. plays in a Missouri basketball game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Mizzou Arena.

Michael Dixon Jr. announced that he is transferring from MU and is no longer a member of the Missouri basketball team, according to an email from the athletics department.

Horses4Heroes reaches out to veterans with opportunities to ride horses

Horses4Heroes is a nationwide nonprofit organization that provides inexpensive and accessible horseback riding activities to the families of those who have served in the military.

Three-point shooting propels Missouri women's basketball for win over SEMO

After nearly losing a big lead from the first half, the Tigers didn't let up in the second half for an 80-51 victory against Southeast Missouri State at Mizzou Arena.

Columbia, McDavid awarded five medals for addressing childhood obesity

Mayor Bob McDavid and the City of Columbia were awarded the medals from the National League of Cities for work to prevent childhood obesity.

Missouri sees increase in reported flu cases earlier in season

The Missouri Weekly Influenza Report shows an increase in reported flu cases at an earlier time compared to last year's flu season.

Alternative summer school on wish list for Ridgeway Elementary School

Ridgeway Elementary School, Battle High School and Columbia Independent School hope to win Clorox's Power a Bright Future grants to improve their schools.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Social media is not a substitute for real journalism

The story of Michael Dixon provides a glimpse of the role the new social media platforms play in journalism and in public discourse, raising difficult questions for consumers and practitioners of journalism.

MU's Forestry Club relocates Christmas tree sale

This year, the sale will be held at the MU Reactor Field lot on Providence Road instead of at its usual location, Memorial Stadium.

FROM READERS: "I Love You"

Taylor Dillard, a sophomore at Rock Bridge High School, wrote an essay for Mrs. Marilyn Toalson's class entitled "I Love You."

Grass Roots Organizing hosts meeting about social programs cuts

Attendees advocated for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid at the meeting, which was intended as a discussion of negotiations about the approaching "fiscal cliff."

Rock Bridge girls basketball beats Rolla with 41-point lead

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team has produced double-digit victories in its first three games of the season.

Missouri's legal definitions of rape

The accusations against Michael Dixon Jr. have brought questions about definitions of rape. The Missourian has compiled information about state legal definitions and ramifications.

Festival, Magic Tree lighting set for Thursday evening

The tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m. in the Village of Cherry Hill. The accompanying festival runs until 8 p.m.

Grass Roots Organizing to hold meeting about proposed budget cuts to Medicare, Medicaid

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Old Labor Temple, 611 N. Garth Ave.

Fire in Bevier destroys landmark restaurant, history museum

The fire started at the restaurant around 1 a.m. and spread to the neighboring historical museum. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Columbia College volleyball team heads to national quarterfinals

After a 3-2 win over Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, the Columbia College women's volleyball team finished pool play at the NAIA national championships in Sioux City, Iowa, with a 3-0 record.

QUIZ: 2012 Missouri home football game superlatives

The Missouri football team played more home games in 2012 than in any season since 2006. Can you answer these questions about those seven games?

MU hosts inaugural forum for One Health/One Medicine series

The series is sponsored by Mizzou Advantage, a program that has a mission to increase MU's visibility, stature and impact in higher education.

Reports of residential burglaries during Thanksgiving break decrease from 2011

The number of fall break burglaries dropped from 2011 to 2012. 

Hartsburg residents prefer reduced post office hours to closure

Hartsburg is among the thousands of rural post offices that will see window hours decrease and routes change. Survey results concluded that the post office hours could be reduced to four hours daily, and the mail routes will be picked out by carriers in Ashland.

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