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Driver who struck, killed two men along I-70 gets 10 years

Earl Hutcherson pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree involuntary manslaughter for killing Gilbert Love and Edward Taggart. Hutcherson admitted he was drunk when he struck the two men with his SUV.

Columbia set to purchase 16 natural gas vehicles

The total cost of the vehicles for Parks and Recreation, Public Works and Water and Light departments is estimated to be $3.5 million.

Residents divided over downtown Columbia housing, despite business benefits

The proliferation of student apartments boosts traffic for many businesses, but some residents worry it's too much, too quickly.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Supermoon rises over Columbia; police investigate shooting

Coverage about the unexpected presence of two wild pigs the Katy Trail also attracted notice from the Missourian's online readers.

Former Missouri pitcher Kyle Gibson finally on way to Twins

Four years after he was drafted in the first round and less than two years after Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery, Missouri product Kyle Gibson's major league debut has been set for Saturday.

Kitten euthanized after being abused north of Columbia

Sheriff's deputies are asking the public for help identifying those responsible for crudely declawing a 3-month-old kitten and throwing it into a fire.

Columbia police looking for two suspects in shots-fired incident

The Columbia Police Department was looking for Kimo Deandre Spivey, 23, and Tabisha N. Franklin, 32, after a shots-fired incident Friday.

Columbia police ask citizens to come forward about Bodie Drive shooting

The victim is not cooperating with the investigation, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

UPDATE: Arrests made in Sunday's drug-related shooting

A Columbia man and a Jefferson City woman were arrested. The victim, 25, was found next to a car. The shooting was the fourth in Columbia in just over a week.

UCLA tops Mississippi State in opener of College World Series championship round

The Bruins are one win from their first national championship in baseball and the school's record 109th in a team sport. Mississippi State must win Game 2 on Tuesday night to keep alive its hopes for its first NCAA title in any sport.

Charlotte Terwilliger, 88, loved the outdoors and painting

Charlotte Terwilliger of Columbia died Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was 88.

Charlotte Terwilliger, March 23, 1925 — June 22, 2013

Charlotte Terwilliger of Columbia died Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was 88.

Sophie Baker, 89, was independent, dedicated to her family

Sophie Baker of Columbia died Friday, June 21, 2013. She was 89.

Blackhawks stage late rally to win Stanley Cup

Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final 1:16 and the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup for the second time in four seasons Monday night with a stunning comeback, 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.

Royals' George Brett still finding groove as a coach

Three weeks into a month long experiment as the Kansas City Royals' hitting coach, George Brett is finding results maddeningly slow to show.

Justices send Texas race-based admissions case back to lower court

The court's 7-1 ruling said a court should approve the use of race as a factor in admissions only after it concludes "that no workable race-neutral alternatives would produce the educational benefits of diversity."

WORLD BRIEFLY: Snowden not seen on flight to Cuba

Edward Snowden apparently did not board a plane in Moscow as expected. In other news, the prosecution and defense gave opening arguments in the trial of George Zimmerman, who is accused of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Law urged to protect farmers when cows get loose

Livestock producers can be charged with misdemeanor animal neglect under current statute.

Storms bring heavy rain, wind to Missouri

Hot, humid weather is forecast for the week.

Wainwright loses cool as Cardinals fall to Rangers

The soggy game ended 2-1 with the Cardinals' ace pitcher pulled in the seventh.

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