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Boston bomb suspect captured, brother killed

A 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead.

Just before 9 p.m., Boston police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in custody. They later wrote: "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody."

Chelsea Thomas breaks Missouri softball's wins record with victory over LSU

Sophomore Kelsea Roth drove in two runs and scored once in Missouri's 6-1 win.

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Third suspect arrested in connection with Brian Daniels murder

Glenn Anderson and Christopher Hurt are accused of lying about James Thompson's whereabouts at the time of the crime.

Boone County youth running clubs promote self-esteem, health

Several youth running clubs have popped up in Boone County in recent years. Altogether, they serve at least 400 children.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Human kindness triumphs in tragedy

Even in the chaos of tragedies such as the Boston Marathon bombings, our collective human spirit provides reason for hope.

10 questions as Missouri football team heads into spring game

Like last spring, there are many changes for the Tigers, but there are more questions than answers. Key positions for the Missouri football team are in flux.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Debate over development in Columbia has already begun

Mayor Bob McDavid and Councilman Karl Skala are likely to debate issues of "smart" development and infrastructure in Columbia. The Break Time vote is just the beginning.

Missouri pitcher Zastryzny blames himself in loss to Florida

The Gators hit pitcher Rob Zastryzny hard Friday night, as he allowed six earned runs and a season-worst 12 hits in Missouri's loss.

Katie Storm helps lead Hickman soccer to third consecutive win

After missing her first soccer season with a knee injury, sophomore Katie Storm helped lead Hickman to a 5-0 win over Smith-Cotton.

Columbia College softball adjusts to weather, location changes in doubleheader

Wind and location changes in the Cougars' doubleheader against Missouri Baptist added to adjustments they've had to make all season.

MU students surpass goal for Boston marathon bake sale

Led by MU student and Boston-area native Ally Troiano, the group raised more than $700. 

 

American elm at Garth and Stewart marked for removal

Some neighbors are unhappy, but a city official says that power lines are threatened and that the homeowner is OK with the plan.

Woman reports sexual assault on College Avenue early Friday

The Columbia Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that occurred at about 1:30 a.m. on Friday near College Avenue and Anthony Street.

Frost advisory adds precautions to farm's procedures

The weather service warned that sensitive plants could be damaged by the cold temperatures and frost, something Strawberry Hill Farms owner Steven Sapp is monitoring closely.

Missouri men's golf starts slow at the SEC Championships

The Tigers did not have any players inside the top 15 after the opening round of their first trip to the SEC Championships.

Missouri women's golf team in the mix after first day at the SEC Championships

The Tigers survived a rough finish to end the opening round in a tie for eighth, just nine shots out of the lead.

Rock Bridge boys tennis defeats De Smet and Blue Springs South in Mid-Missouri Invitational

The Bruins will play Westminster in the championship after a strong Friday from senior Billy Swift. 

MU's Ellis Library receives collection of volumes from Confucius Institute

The non-profit organization based in Beijing, presented MU's Ellis Library with about 2,000 new items to add to MU's Asian collection.

Convict seeks new trial in Miles Heard murder

A new witness took the stand in the Callaway County Courthouse to offer a fresh perspective on the 2009 murder of Miles Heard at Douglass Park.

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