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PHOTO GALLERY: Children get first-hand look at work vehicles at Tons of Trucks event

Children were given the opportunity to explore a variety of trucks at the Tons of Trucks event on Wednesday at Cosmopolitan Park.

Rock Bridge tennis player Raymond Majors beats Hickman after transferring

Rock Bridge boys tennis player Raymond Majors played for Hickman throughout his freshman season before transferring to Rock Bridge. 

Richard K. Dixon was an avid storyteller, photographer

Richard Dixon, an avid storyteller and world traveler, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013. He was 85.

German scholar Adolf Schroeder helped Missouri residents connect with their heritage

Dr. Schroeder of Columbia died Friday, March 29, 2013. He was 97.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Fire Department

The Columbia Fire Department is responsible for all fires within Columbia city limits.

Guthrie's strong start fuels Royals win over White Sox

Jeremie Guthrie struck out nine and gave up one run in six innings for the Royals, who picked up their first win of the season on Thursday, 3-1.

Famed movie critic Roger Ebert dies at 70

Ebert had been a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967. He had announced on his blog Wednesday that he was undergoing radiation treatment after a recurrence of cancer.

Adam Cracknell, Blues topple Blackhawks in shootout

St. Louis' Adam Cracknell scored his first two goals of the season in the Blues' 4-3 win on the road.

In a Chicago suburb, an indoor farm goes 'mega'

Indoor vertical farms, which can supply a market's specific demands within a month, are becoming a popular entrepreneurial venture. But they can face challenges such as the high use of electricity, which is costly.

Missouri House panel backs criminal code overhaul

The House Judiciary Committee voted 10-0 Wednesday to endorse the roughly 1,000-page measure, which creates new classes of felonies and misdemeanors and gives judges more flexibility in sentencing.

Missouri House backs curb on airborne surveillance

Journalists and news organizations would be barred from using unmanned aircraft for surveillance unless they have permission from the property owner.

Nixon orders half-staff flags for former Missouri prison director Tom Clements

The governor has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at state buildings in Boone County and at correctional facilities across the state.

Missouri Senate backs higher initiative fraud penalties

A bill endorsed Wednesday by senators would make the crime of petition signature fraud a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of between $1,000 and $25,000.

Kander to announce 'major securities action'

His office said Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander will seek restitution, civil penalties and fees and costs

Memorial service for former Missouri prison director Tom Clements to be held Friday

Woodcrest Chapel will hold a memorial service at 4 p.m. Friday in honor of Tom Clements, the longtime Missouri prison director who was killed at his home in Colorado on March 19.

New City Council members could shift emphasis on policies

Many local leaders agree that Tuesday's elections could shift the council's policies. The victors in Tuesday's City Council elections, Karl Skala and Ian Thomas, tend to  be more cautious about the public costs of development.

MU faculty vote to give voting rights to nontenure-track faculty members

Tenured and tenure-track faculty members voted to change MU's definition of faculty, which in turn would allow nontenure-track faculty members to vote on campus issues.

Missouri softball's hot bats continue against Missouri State

In a doubleheader Wednesday at Missouri State, the Tigers won the first game 12-0 in five innings and then earned a 7-0 victory in the second.

Late rally dooms Hickman baseball against Helias

The Kewpies hit well Wednesday, but errors and an off night from starting pitcher Jonathan Jones led to a 11-8 loss. 

Thai new year's festival opens April 11 at MU

The celebration is a time for religious celebrations, family gatherings and partying with friends. Its length and religious nature make it most similar to the Christmas holiday.

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