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Man arrested after gun fired on Quail Drive in Columbia

Matthew D. Johnson was charged with unlawful use of weapons. Since the beginning of 2009, there have been 30 shots-fired incidents reported on Quail Drive, according to Columbia police.

UPDATE: Shutdown orders issued after Congress misses deadline

In Washington, barricades sprang up at the Lincoln Memorial and other monuments, and the National Park Service was turning off 45 fountains around the capital. National parks from Acadia in Maine to Denali in Alaska followed suit, as did many federal workplaces.

 

In Washington, barricades sprang up at the Lincoln Memorial and other monuments, and the National Park Service was turning off 45 fountains around the capital. National parks from Acadia in Maine to Denali in Alaska followed suit, as did many federal workplaces.

Millersburg mine cleanup speaks to legacy of coal mining

A 35-acre coal mine reclamation project underway near Millersburg will cut down on Missouri's 3,700 acres of abandoned coal mines.

 

Columbia Community Montessori preschool moving to location closer to students

Community Montessori aims to open its new location, 705 N. Providence Road, by Jan. 1. The new location was chosen for its proximity to students' homes.

St. Louis, Kansas City, Missouri Tigers sports teams give fans reasons to cheer

The fall season has been kind to several Show-Me State teams on both the college and professional levels. This quick video breaks down the success of squads, including the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri Tigers football and volleyball teams.

Arch, campgrounds among idled Missouri facilities

Nationwide, some 800,000 federal workers are off the job.

Battle girls' tennis coach sees improvement in winless season

Although Battle has not won a tennis match as a team, individuals have won matches during competition. Hickman defeated Battle on Tuesday night, improving Hickman's record to 5-7.

USOC chairman would vote to incorporate gay rights into IOC charter

America's newest member of the International Olympic Committee would vote to amend the Olympic charter to list sexual orientation as a form of discrimination.

Stephens soccer looks for first win in second half of season

The Stephens College soccer team is halfway through its season, carrying an 0-9 record and entering the heart of American Midwest Conference play. Although the team is winless so far, coach Xander Kennedy says he has seen improvement in his team, especially on defense.

Columbia Country Club recognized for golf course design improvements

The Columbia Country Club's redesign earned recognition from the American Society of Golf Course Architects.

Missouri high court rules for governor in budget battle

The court ruled Tuesday that State Auditor Tom Schweich did not have legal standing to challenge about $170 million of spending cuts announced by Nixon in June 2011.

Missouri health exchange opens for business

Consumers have until March to enroll, or by Dec. 15 if they want coverage starting Jan. 1.

Government shutdown puts service academy sports on hold

The Defense Department temporarily suspended sports competition at the service academies Tuesday as a result of the budget impasse in Congress.

Health insurance markets see surge of new customers, technical glitches on first day

The online insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul struggled to handle the wave of eager new consumers Tuesday.

Missouri appeals court upholds red-light cameras

In an opinion released Tuesday, the Missouri Court of Appeals' Eastern District sided with a previous St. Louis County Circuit Court ruling.

FROM READERS: Columbia bikers collaborate to inform public on bike safety

Nina Wajrowski, an MU student and bike-riding advocate, wants people to join her for a Critical Mass bike ride on Wednesday to make cars aware of bikers who ride in the street.

ANALYSIS: Federal shutdown, health insurance markets' rollout are a political perfect storm

The pairing of the government shutdown with the rollout of a big chunk of the health care law is illustrating all sorts of partisan and cultural tensions that are roiling America.

Both Columbia College soccer teams get wins in Tennessee

Columbia College men's and women's soccer teams both tallied wins against Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., on Tuesday

Hickman softball falls to Wentzville Holt

Hickman softball lost to Wentsville Holt High School 4-3 on Tuesday.

American third in men's all-around at worlds

Japan's Kohei Uchimura showed he is the overwhelming favorite to win a record fourth all-around world championship by qualifying for Thursday's final by a big margin.

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