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Callaway County clerk employee charged with forgery

A state audit of the circuit court released last week found at least $355 was missing because of lax oversight and accounting issues.

LAX suspect remains heavily sedated, under guard

Paul Ciancia remains under 24-hour guard after Friday's shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport.

Veteran journalist Gilbert Stuenkel dies

Poll: Older Americans nix Social Security changes

Changes to Social Security are on the horizon because the trust funds that support the massive retirement and disability program are projected to run dry in 2033.

Missouri state workers to get extra time off at Thanksgiving

Gov. Jay Nixon has issued an executive order also closing state offices the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Missouri moves up one spot to No. 8 in BCS rankings

After defeating Tennessee 31-3 on Saturday, Missouri moved up one spot in the BCS rankings to No. 8.

Undefeated Missouri volleyball rolls on after routing Kentucky

The Tigers beat the Wildcats 25-21, 25-23, 25-22 on Sunday. The next challenge for the Tigers is a series of four away games.

Crowds at Missouri football game boo during National Guard ceremony

Crowds booed when the U.S. president was mentioned during a halftime Missouri National Guard ceremony at the Missouri-Tennessee game Saturday evening.

Columbia children get to meet Miss Missouri at tea party

Columbia children spent a posh Sunday afternoon at a tea party in Disney princess outfits and got the chance to meet Miss Missouri Shelby Ringdahl.

THIS WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Football defeats Tennessee, volleyball now 27-0

Missouri football secured an easy 31-3 win over the Tennessee Volunteers, while volleyball scored two more conference victories.

ANALYSIS: Texas abortion case could impact Missouri

Were the Texas law to be overturned, physicians wanting to provide abortions could make a strong challenge to the similar Missouri law. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri already is considering whether to file such a lawsuit, said Peter Brownlie, the group's president and CEO.

Former sewer supervisor questions Tuesday's bond issue

Bill Weitkemper, who worked on Columbia's sewers for nearly four decades, argues that next week's $32 million bond issue focuses on the wrong areas of improvement.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Missouri football loses perfect record to South Carolina; retired MU professor gives books to trick-or-treaters

This week's most read stories included Missouri football's shocking loss to South Carolina, the death of a local basketball referee, and a retired MU professor who distributes books instead of candy on Halloween.

Missouri moves to No. 9 in AP rankings

Missouri's one-sided win against Tennessee on Saturday, paired with Miami's loss, helped the team move up to No. 9 in the latest Associated Press rankings.

Columbia residents to ask City Council to decriminalize marijuana cultivation

Columbia's marijuana laws will be questioned Monday by two residents. Attorney Dan Viets and MU student Benton Berigan will talk about reforming the city's ordinances to decriminalize small-scale cultivation of the herb.

White oak decline mysterious to foresters

White oak trees are dying at higher rates than expected, but the inconsistency in the trees' symptoms is making it difficult to identify the cause of the problem.

Chiefs stay perfect with 23-13 win over Bills

Sean Smith's interception and linebacker Tamba Hali's 11-yard fumble return for a touchdown aided the Chiefs in overcoming a pedestrian offense and their own leaky defense in securing a 23-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Titans beat Fisher, Rams 28-21

Rams coach Jeff Fisher again downplayed the matchup against the franchise he coached for 16 years, saying it was "another week for me," though he expected the loss to hurt more for former Titans players now in the St. Louis lineup.

Missouri agriculture director defends departure

 John Hagler says he had previous told Gov. Jay Nixon of his plans to retire this fall. After being removed from his position as director of the Agriculture Deparment, he is now working for an unidentified Missouri company.

Walter Cronkite memorial opens Monday in St. Joseph

Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph is planning an unveiling event Monday morning on what would have been the Walter Cronkite's 97th birthday.

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