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Ward 5 Council candidates speak at Muleskinners forum

Candidates for Columbia's Fifth Ward City Council seat answered questions from the public concerning, among other things, power lines and renovations to the city's airport.

Nixon taps 2 lawyers for UM System Board of Curators

John Phillips, of Kansas City, and Michael Ponder, of Cape Girardeau, both earned law degrees at MU.

Ebb and flow of fluoride debate reaches Columbia

Spurred by a group of local activists, city staff are investigating if it's a good idea to remove fluoride from Columbia's drinking water supply.

Public defender system making changes in wake of audit

After an audit by the state raised concerns about the way case loads are calculated, the question remains: Is the Public Defender System really in crisis? Or is it using an old, out-of-date system for measuring its workload? 

Paintings at Campus Lutheran illustrate season of Epiphany

The acrylic paintings by Rod Becher, 65, a parishioner at the church, depict the life of Jesus Christ.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bookmobile brings books to communities without a library

Joy Marzolf, who is disabled, visits the Bookmobile every two weeks.

Missouri men's basketball hopes to return to winning ways against Bucknell

Although Bucknell is unranked, the Bison are currently surging at 13-2, the program's best start.

Family and Community Trust appoints Columbia chairman

Steve Renne was elected as the private-sector co-chairman. The board guides a network of 20 nonprofits across Missouri.

Two dogs die in southern Boone County house fire

Southern Boone County Fire Protection District responded to a fire at 2340 Cedar Tree Lane this morning.

Columbia man sentenced for possessing child pornography

Norman Leroy Troxel, 46, pleaded guilty on Jan. 18, 2012, to possessing child pornography, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Four adults and an infant injured in accident on Highway 63

A woman involved in the accident was possibly in labor, said Boone County Fire Protection District spokesman Gale Blomenkamp.

WWII veteran Harold Bell Carter was a lively storyteller

World War II veteran Harold Bell Carter of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.

Betty Dack documented travel through art

Betty B. Dack of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 29. She was 90 years old.

Betty B. Dack, Nov. 27, 1922 — Dec. 29, 2012, of Columbia

A memorial service will be held at the Epple Chapel, Lenoir Woods, January 19, 2013 at 11 a.m.

Harold Bell Carter, Feb. 25, 1921 — Jan. 3, 2013, of Columbia

Memorial services will at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Parker Funeral Service.

Trial set in deaths of Jefferson City couple

David Hosier is charged in the deaths of 61-year-old Rodney Gilpin and his wife, 45-year-old Angela Gilpin.

Teen who used laser at Cardinals game on probation

Eric Bogard will face jail time if he violates probation before mid-June. He also must complete 20 hours of community service and pay the St. Louis Cardinals $500.

Joplin woman admits post-tornado fraud

Prosecutors said a Joplin woman applied for federal help by falsely claiming her apartment had been damaged by the tornado.

Craftsman restores history, remembers past

Larry Christy wants to remember the forgotten men whose craftsmanship made grand mansions. He hopes someday that someone will remember his work, too.

Track coach sets 'joggling' world record

On Nov. 30, Nate Towers, a high school coach, set the world record for one mile of backwards joggling for "The Book of Alternative Records."

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