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City returns half of budget surplus to thrifty departments

The council approved to disburse $951,741 among 20 departments in Columbia, honoring an incentive it had made to return half the unspent funds saved by city departments during fiscal year 2012.

Missouri Task Force 1 on alert; assistant fire chief deployed to Moore, Okla.

Missouri Task Force 1 is the fourth-closest team to Moore, Okla., and has been put on alert. The task force has readied a team of 80 people, which can deploy in a few hours should it be asked to respond to the situation in Moore.

Missouri baseball faces single-elimination in tough SEC tournament

The sudden-death round was added because of the expansion of the tournament field from 10 to 12 teams. The top four seeds receive a bye to the second round, where double-elimination play begins. Missouri is the No. 12 seed.

UPDATE: Huge tornado hits Oklahoma City suburb, kills at least 51

Officials said the death toll was expected to rise. The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, south of the city. Block after block of the community lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken wood. Cars and trucks were left crumpled on the roadside.

Kristofer Hagglund named dean of MU School of Health Professions

MU's School of Health Professions announced Monday that Hagglund was selected as dean, effective July 1. He will replace Richard Oliver, the founding dean who has been with the school since it separated from the MU School of Medicine in 2000.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: District website highlights discussion about student transportation discussion

The page provides context and past information regarding the district's discussion surrounding a three-tier bus system.

MU groundskeeper killed in early morning shooting

Brandon Coleman had worked for the turf management section of the MU athletics department since June 2010. Prior to that, he worked at MU Campus Dining services, according to a statement from Chad Moller, associate athletics director.

Local author's 'The Ruins of Us' selected as One Read book

Keija Parssinen lives in Columbia and works as the director of the Quarry Heights Writers' Workshop, a community for Columbia's creative writers.

Hickman golfer prepared for important summer

Juwan Mahaney's junior season of high school golf is over, but he knows he has to get a lot better over this summer in order to be recruited for a college team such as Missouri.

William 'Bill' Burnley died May 19, 2013

Mr. Burnley was an industrial arts teacher at Jefferson Junior High School for 30 years. He was proud of being the creator of the first industrial arts program that included girls.

William 'Bill' Burnley of Columbia, died Sunday, May 19, 2013

Memorial donations can be made to DrumsForCures, care of Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St., Columbia, MO 65201.

Construction to close parts of Interstate 70 at Route Z

In the event of inclement weather, construction will be rescheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Barbara Constance Lipper Williams, Dec. 25, 1923 — May 16, 2013

Barbara Williams was a life-long homemaker and was known as a great cook. Her family says she was a loyal, loving and supporting woman.

Barbara Constance Lipper Williams, Dec. 25, 1923 — May 16, 2013

Barbara Williams was a life-long homemaker and a great cook. She was a loyal, loving and supporting woman.

Nedra Conboy, 1922 to May 18, 2013

Nedra Conboy was active in King’s Daughters in Columbia and served on the board of Boone County Group Homes (now Boone County Family Resources).

Nedra Conboy, 1922 to May 18, 2013

Nedra Conboy was active in King’s Daughters in Columbia, and was passionate about her work on the Board of Boone County Group Homes (today’s Boone County Family Resources).

GUEST COMMENTARY: The hidden agenda in Jefferson City

Perhaps the biggest disappointment this session was the failure of a broad coalition of supporters of Medicaid expansion to get so much as a reasonable debate in either chamber.

FROM READERS: Never-worn wedding dress is a symbol of mother's philosophy

Parents can only do so much, and it's up to their children to grow and make those difficult, life-changing decisions on their own.

Another one-run loss for Royals

On Monday, the location changed but the result was the same when the Houston Astros got a 6-5 win over Kansas City.

Education Department gives No Child Left Behind waivers to three more states

The addition of Alaska, Hawaii and West Virginia brings to 37 the number of states operating outside the Bush-era law, along with the District of Columbia.

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