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$2 million contract awarded for road improvements near Battle High School

The project aims to increase Route Z's capacity and make it safer in preparation for the opening of Battle High School this fall.

No injuries in early morning residential shooting

Officers found shell casings from a semi-automatic weapon and bullet holes at the residence on the 4300 block of Bethany Drive.

St. Louis system will acquire Mexico hospital

The agreement between SSM Health Care and the hospital will be effective April 1.

No injuries after small fire at home of former councilwoman

A dryer at the home of former First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton caught fire while her son was doing laundry. There were no injuries.

DAVID ROSMAN: A message of thanks to my many editors

Adventures in editing, translating the work of a fellow author and sending columns through the copy desk at the Missourian provide lessons that help to improve writing.

J. KARL MILLER: Is Congress really to blame?

Contacting your elected representative or senator about your concerns is more effective than complaining and waiting for someone else to take action.

FROM READERS: Tim Heinsz Memorial 5K entering its ninth year

Jessica Coghill, the marketing director for the Tim Heinsz Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Jim Devine Memorial Dog Walk, shares what the event means to her.

Ronald Palmer, Sept. 14, 1940 — March 4, 2013, of Columbia

Services will be held at 7 pm, Friday, March 8, 2013 at Praise Assembly of God Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 pm Friday at the church.

ArtTalk: Missouri Contemporary Ballet to perform 'Connectivity'

Sharon Viles, a member of the Missouri Contemporary Ballet board of directors, talks about an upcoming ballet performance.

 

Coaches predict upsets in SEC women's tournament

The Southeastern Conference women's basketball tournament could be full of surprises and upsets.

NCAA investigator wrote letter on Miami booster Shapiro's behalf

Ameen Najjar, one of the investigators who worked the NCAA's inquiry on Miami athletics, wrote a letter on behalf of felon Nevin Shapiro.

Chillocothe split as Mark Woodworth awaits third murder trial

Mark Woodworth, recently released from jail after the Missouri Supreme Court overturned his second conviction in the fatal shooting of Cathy Robertson, awaits a third murder trial in his neighbor's 1990 death.

 

U.S. House approves bill preventing shutdown March 27

The measure, which gives Cabinet agencies greater flexibility in implementing their budget cuts, will move to the Senate for a vote.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate backs income tax cut, sales tax increase

New legislation could mean Missouri's most significant overhaul of tax polices in decades. The bill would gradually increase sales tax while decreasing income tax.

Royals' Hosmer to replace Teixeira in World Baseball Classic

Eric Hosmer received a text message late Tuesday asking if he'd be interested in a spot on the U.S. roster.

Southeastern Missouri reporting four rabies cases this year

The four cases this year equal the total number of January-February cases in Missouri in the previous five years.

Missouri high court hearing challenge to spending cuts

The arguments before the state Supreme Court focused on $172 million of spending cuts to education and other services announced in June 2011 by Gov. Jay Nixon.

Flyers call knives-on-planes policy 'common sense'

The changes announced by the TSA Tuesday take effect April 25. Box cutters, razor blades and knives that don't fold or that have molded grip handles will still be prohibited.

Dorsey hits ground running as Chiefs' new GM

John Dorsey and the Kansas City Chiefs have been making some moves ahead of the NFL draft.

Judge orders Salem Public Library to allow access to religious websites

The ACLU sued the library last year when Salem resident Anaka Hunter was blocked from browsing websites related to Wicca.

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