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Rocheport bike-shop worker chased feral pigs out of rosebushes

Morgan Carter was working at Trailside Cafe and Bike Shop when a man came in, complaining his family had been chased by a "razorback boar" on the trail.

Parents 'want justice' in Columbia shooting death of Brandon Coleman

A meeting to air concerns about the Columbia police investigation of Brandon Coleman's death — and why no arrest has been made in the shooting — did little to relieve the frustration of his mother and stepfather.

Former insurance executive answers Columbia residents' health care questions

Wendell Potter, who now is a critic of the insurance industry, spoke Thursday evening about health care and what Missouri residents can do to make sure they're covered.

How to prevent drownings: Columbia lifeguards, aquatics managers offer advice

Last year, 20 people drowned in Missouri — all of them in unguarded swimming areas. Even when there are witnesses, the untrained eye doesn't always spot drowning.

DAVID ROSMAN: A belated Happy Father's Day to a larger-than-life dad

David Rosman's father, now 90, was a fighter pilot in World War II and owned a bicycle store in the New York City suburbs.

Pablo Mendoza, MU Multicultural Center director, takes job in Pennsylvania

Pablo Mendoza will be leaving MU after accepting a position as assistant to the president for social equity at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Missouri's Mike Alden named president of Athletic Directors Association

Mike Alden, entering his 16th season with Missouri athletics, is the 2013-14 president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

Mireya del Castillo died June 17, 2013

Mireya del Castillo worked at MU’s Ellis Library in several positions, including cataloger, head of monographs cataloging and director of Title II grants.

Miami repeats as NBA champs with Game 7 win over San Antonio

LeBron James had 37 points and 12 rebounds for the Heat in Thursday's title victory.

Lynn ties NL lead with 10th win as Cardinals top Cubs

Pitcher Lance Lynn allowed a run on three hits in six innings with six strikeouts in St. Louis' 6-1 win Thursday over Chicago.

Athlete pursues class-action lawsuit against NCAA

The lawsuit demands that the NCAA find a way to cut players in on the billions of dollars earned by college sports from live broadcasts, memorabilia sales, video games and in other areas.

Chris Carpenter's rehab for Cardinals put on hold

The 2005 NL Cy Young winner had been steadily progressing from nerve issues on the right side of his body before his back tightened after he finished throwing Sunday.

Rangers return to Cardinals' stadium for first time since 2011 World Series

A three-game interleague series at Busch Stadium starting Friday will be the Rangers' first trip back since the 2011 World Series.

Express Scripts adding jobs in deal relying on Missouri tax breaks

Express Scripts confirmed reports that the company plans to add 1,500 jobs at its headquarters near the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The deal is contingent upon tax incentives from St. Louis County and the state.

Missouri House creates 2 more Medicaid study panels

House Speaker Tim Jones created two new panels Thursday to examine a potential "Medicaid transformation."

Youth sports leagues try to rein in 'bad news parents'

Some youth sports leagues are requiring parents to sign codes of conduct or recite pledges before games, promising in front of their children that they'll behave.

Joplin school music programs continue to rebuild

Despite losing nearly all the assets that makes teaching music possible, the band, orchestra and choir programs at Joplin schools are beginning to return to a sense of normalcy.

WORLD BRIEFLY: Stocks fall after Fed says it might curb stimulus

The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest daily drop since November 2011. In other news, President Barack Obama plans to nominate a former Justice Department official to lead the FBI.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Border security shouldn't stall immigration bill

Most of the border control wouldn't be necessary if lawmakers worried more about letting workers into the country legally instead of keeping them out.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Fee is another name for tax

Fees are a different type of tax. Increased fees equal increased taxation.

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