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Paul Krusekopf served as executive director of USAID missions in Bolivia, Indonesia, Laos and Liberia

Paul Krusekopf, formerly of Columbia, served as executive director of USAID missions in Bolivia, Indonesia, Laos and Liberia

Columbia man pleads guilty in child pornography case

On Tuesday, Patrick Jesse Drury pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography. He faces a minimum sentence of 15 years on both felony counts.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sid Sullivan

FROM READERS: Stephens College Children's School welcomes education majors into the classroom

Lindsey Clifton discusses the Stephens College Children's School's cluster plan, which welcomes Stephens education majors into their classrooms.

Missouri lawmakers press on scanning documents for driver's licenses

Under a new process local license office clerks scan applicant's personal documents. Officials with the state Department of Revenue say the scanned documents are reained by the state and other information is forwarded to a contractor who makes the driver's licenses.

Missouri men's golfers fourth at South Carolina tournament

The Missouri men's golf team  finished fourth at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate on Tuesday afternoon in Awendaw, S.C.

Four Missouri gymnasts earn SEC honors

Three Tigers gymnasts were named to the 2013 All-SEC Gymnastics Team and one was named to the All-Freshman Team.

Robert M. Crisler served in the Louisiana Legislature, collected license plates

Robert M. Crisler, 92, was a former Columbia resident and WWII veteran. 

City Council candidates discuss ideas for Columbia Regional Airport

Missourian reporters asked candidates for seats on the Columbia City Council nine standardized questions on city government issues. Here are their verbatim answers to a question about Columbia Regional Airport.

City Council candidates discuss Columbia bus system

Missourian reporters asked candidates for seats on the Columbia City Council nine standardized questions on city government issues. Here are their verbatim answers to a question about the Columbia bus system.

$338 million lottery winner feels 'pure joy,' uncertainty

Dominican immigrant Pedro Quezada wouldn't take about hard times in his past, only how his life had changed in the days since winning the Powerball jackpot.

Despite virus concerns, elephant breeding goes on at St. Louis Zoo

The virus has killed about 25 percent of Asian elephants born in North American zoos in the past three decades.

Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer announce licensing deals

The lawsuits included antitrust and first-generation Roundup Ready soybean patent lawsuits pending in U.S. federal court in St. Louis. The licensing deals include a multi-year, royalty-bearing license for Monsanto Co.'s next-generation soybean technologies in the U.S. and Canada.

 

Group plans large greenhouse farm in Kansas City

Officials with BrightFarms Inc. and the Port Authority of Kansas City announced Monday a plan to build the greenhouse on a 5-acre tract just east of the Heart of America Bridge and next to Berkley Riverfront Park.

UPDATE: Former CEO of Mamtek released from Missouri jail after posting bail

Officials at the Randolph County jail say Bruce Cole was released Monday. He faces one theft charge and four counts of securities fraud stemming from the financial collapse of a Mamtek U.S. facility in Moberly in 2011.

Consumer confidence falls in March

The index is closely watched by economists because it makes a monthly gauge of how Americans are feeling about their jobs, incomes and other bread-and-butter issues. That's important because consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of U.S. economic activity.

Cards' cap colors up to fans

The Cardinals on Tuesday announced they will let fans pick whether the team should stick with navy blue caps for road games, or go red. Red caps are worn at home.

Senate endorses amendment strengthening gun rights

Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, said the amendment responds to proposed gun restrictions in the federal government.

Court ruling upends effort by Knox at normal life

Amanda Knox's self-imposed silence about her trial in Italy for the murder of her roommate could come to an end with the release next month of her memoir.

Missouri State bookstore manager admits embezzlement

Mark Brixey pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft, money laundering and filing a false income tax return. He admitted he embezzled more than $1.1 million over eight years.

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