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Missouri's Porter named MAC Wrestler of the Week

The senior is the second consecutive Tiger to earn the honors. 

Three suspects arrested following armed robbery

Samuel Haley, Lashanda Marine and Whitney McKee were arrested at 2939 Leeway Drive around 3:30 a.m. after police spent several hours trying to get the suspects to come out of the residence.

Jeremy Maclin returns to Columbia to promote charity event

Former Missouri football player and current Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin returned to Columbia to announce his foundation's upcoming charity event on campus.

Police investigating fight at Fifth and Park on Wednesday

Police received a call regarding a fight involving a knife, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. By the time officers arrived at the scene, the incident was over.

I-70 billboard aims to raise awareness about human trafficking

A billboard on Interstate 70 will soon feature a message sponsored by the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, urging drivers to report potential cases of trafficking.

Missouri researchers find world's largest prime number

A group led by computer science and mathematics professor Curtis Cooper found the 17 million-digit prime number last month. It is the 48th known Mersenne prime.

Registration for Daniel Boone Little League open until Feb. 28

Daniel Boone Little League offers the chance to play baseball and softball for children and teenagers.

Refurbishing hobby turns into furniture business for Columbia man

Three years ago, Russ Jones refinished a bench for his home. His refurbishing hobby gradually became a business, Furniture R-USs, and now Jones picks up furniture at lots of places such as garage sales and home foreclosures.

Abreu lends strength to Columbia College women's basketball team

A native of the Dominican Republic, 5-foot-7 Lily Abreu serves as a source of strength and a role model for the Columbia College Cougars

Signing Day: Ole Miss muscles in on power programs

Ole Miss muscled in on the powerhouses that usually dominate national signing day, landing some of the most sought-after prospects in the country on college football's annual first-Wednesday-in-February frenzy.

UPDATE: House hearing on collective bargaining bill attracts crowd

Supporters argue the legislation would allow Missouri to be more competitive in the job market. Opponents say it would weaken unions and hinder collective bargaining.

Frail Kansas City teen found cuffed in parents' basement

The boy told police he had been kept in the basement since September and was not fed much. This case comes several months after Kansas City police found a 32-pound girl locked inside a closet that reeked of urine.

Boy Scouts delay decision on admitting gay members

The organization's national executive board will prepare a resolution for the 1,400 voting members of the national council to consider at its annual meeting in May in Grapevine, Texas.

UPDATE: Goodbye Saturday mail? Postal Service plans cuts

Under the new plan, mail would still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays. Post offices now open on Saturdays would remain open on Saturdays.

Former Missouri quarterback Brad Smith goes from wildcat to catwalk

Brad Smith of the Buffalo Bills is excited to try something different and test his comfort zone with Men's Health Magazine.

Missouri Senate backs quick takeover of failed schools

Although it would apply to any failing school district in Missouri, the Senate legislation is targeted primarily at the Kansas City school system.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers seek local taxes on vehicle sales

A Senate committee considered a proposal that would let local governments impose a tax. Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed last year's attempt.

Funding sought for Missouri child sex abuse victims

At issue is an increase of more than 20 percent in funding for child assessment centers that was included in the 2013 budget.

Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron tokens

The vote on Facebook closed just before midnight on Tuesday, marking the first time that fans have had a say on which of the eight tokens to add and which one to toss.

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