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Missouri to receive funding for forest restoration project

The federal government has set aside $40 million for forest restoration projects. The funding, part of the 2009 Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration program, will finance projects in 10 states, including Missouri

Pennsylvania's groundhog 'predicts' six more weeks of winter

The groundhog has predicted six more weeks of winter 100 times and an early spring just 16 times since 1886. Whether the groundhog "sees" his shadow is predetermined by the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle.

New assistant gymnastics coach fits in at Missouri

Jennifer Green, whose lifelong dream has been to coach collegiate gymnastics, was immediately interested when she heard Missouri had a coaching vacancy.

Father charged with abuse of 8-week-old daughter

Jonathan Rainey, 18, was arrested Tuesday after his daughter was admitted to University Hospital, Latisha Stroer, spokeswoman for the Columbia Police Department, said.

UPDATE: Missouri economic development director resigns

Gov. Nixon's appointments continue to be rejected by the Republican-majority Missouri legislature including Jason Hall, who will not serve as the director of the Department of Economic Development.

After filibuster Missouri senators agree to changes to bill on workplace discrimination lawsuits

Early Thursday morning, senators endorsed a version of the legislation that removes parts of the original bill that tell courts how to handle motions of summary judgment.

Missouri attorney general urges changes to tobacco escrow law

Missouri has received $1.8 billion from tobacco settlement payments since 2001, but Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said the settlement has left a "loophole."

Insurance companies pay for autism treatments in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Insurance said insurance companies have covered about $4.3 million in autism treatments to about 4,000 residents last year as part of a state law.

Missouri Department of Conservation bans porous waders

The ban, which takes effect March 1, is designed to control a type of invasive algae that reduces available food for trout and other fish.

St. Louis task force seeks to reduce wrongful incarcerations

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay appointed a new task force called the Prisoner Identification Verification and Optimization Team to investigate wrongful incarcerations because of misidentification.

Missouri economic development director resigns after Senate committee refused vote

Director Jason Hall resigned after failing to win confirmation from the state Senate Gubernatorial Appointments Committee. Former department legal counsel Chris Pieper was named acting director.

Columbia College women's basketball earns fourth straight win

The Cougars earned their fourth consecutive victory with a 78-72 win over Harris Stowe State on Thursday in St. Louis. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Komen cutting Planned Parenthood funds was a mistake

Komen must believe in guilt by innuendo for groups under investigation or have succumbed to the charity's new senior vice president's political agenda.

Columbia College men's basketball drops first AMC contest

The Cougars lost for the first time in American Midwest Conference play, falling to Harris-Stowe State 68-60 on Thursday in St. Louis.

UM System curators wary of proposed tuition increase

The University of Missouri System curators are advocating non-academic program cuts to replace the proposed tuition increases for UM campuses. The plans to raise tuition across the UM System include a 7.5 percent increase for MU.

Three parties have candidates on Missouri presidential primary ballot

Republican, Democratic and Libertarian voters will have the opportunity to cast ballots Tuesday, but the primary will not be a factor in determining the state's distribution of delegates.

SEC-bound Missouri football team announces presence on signing day

By picking up the nation's top recruit in Dorial Green-Beckham, the Tigers showed they can hold their own in the SEC recruiting battle.

Dorial Green-Beckham signs letter to join Missouri football team

Green-Beckham, considered the No. 1 football recruit in the nation, chose Missouri over traditional powerhouses.

UPDATE: Three friends of Aaron Hobson testify about his death

The second day of testimony in the trial of Tony Lewis featured testimonies from the victim's friends, as well as video of Lewis' first interrogation by Columbia Police Department detectives.

Three friends of Aaron Hobson testify about his death

Three friends of Aaron Hobson testified Wednesday morning about their recollections of the night he was fatally shot. The testimony was part of the second day of the prosecution's case against Tony Lewis.

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