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'Excellent' weather helped draw crowds to Boone County Fair

This year's attendance was about 15,000, up from about 12,000 in 2013, said Jeff Cook, president of the Boone County Fair Board.

Worker rescues woman from Columbia blaze

Two cats were killed in the blaze at 909 Park Ave. Tuesday afternoon, and the woman who lives in the home was taken to University Hospital for injuries related to smoke inhalation. She was in stable condition late Tuesday afternoon.

Man arrested on suspicion of robbery at Dollar General

The Kansas City man had a 5-year-old and 6-year-old with him and was reportedly believed to be under the influence of PCP.

Man arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary, parental kidnapping

A man was arrested Monday night on suspicion of breaking into a residence on Godas Drive and kidnapping an infant.

ANALYSIS: Should the condemned suffer? Victim families torn

Joseph Rudoph Wood's "botched" execution last week has fanned the flames of the unending debate over whether vicious killers should suffer as they die for their crimes.

Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad

While the Obama administration is taking steps to reduce the use of fossil fuels in the United States, a growing demand for coal has energy companies shipping more fuel overseas.

Five things to know about coal trade, global warming

U.S. energy companies have been sending America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world, which could be causing a variety of consequences.

Nixon urges school chiefs to oppose tax breaks

The governor called the 2014 legislative session "the worst six months for public education in recent memory."

UPDATE: St. Louis Art Museum will keep Egyptian mummy mask

U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said Tuesday that the Department of Justice will take no further legal action to reclaim the funeral mask of Lady Ka-Nefer-Nefer, a noblewoman who died in 1186 B.C.

Ameren Missouri seeks increase in monthly fees

The Missouri Public Service Commision says the proposal would increase the fee on an average residential customer's electric bill to $51.7 from the current $3.63 a month.

Study shows 35 percent in U.S. facing debt collectors

The study points to a disturbing trend: The share of Americans in collections has remained relatively constant, even as the country as a whole has whittled down the size of its credit card debt since the official end of the Great Recession in the middle of 2009.

Calwood group dedicates memorial at recently discovered Civil War grave

About one hundred spectators gathered Sunday in a roadside field at what is believed to be a grave containing the bodies of eight or nine Confederate and Union soldiers, killed during the deadliest Civil War battle in Callaway County.

Former Columbia councilman, public servant Jerry Wade dies

Jerry Wade served on the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission for 15 years and as Fourth Ward City Councilman for one term. Wade also was active with The Audubon Society of Missouri and Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative Foundation.

Gunman in Tre'Veon Marshall's death receives life sentence

Nicholas Raheem Thomas was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole, plus 20 years for armed criminal action.

Columbia, Boone County officials discuss racial discrepancies in student discipline

In a report by the Office of State Courts Adminstrator, Boone County was ranked worst in Missouri for inequality in referring minority students to juvenile justice authorities.

 

Mid-Missouri peace group calls for end to Mideast violence

Area religious leaders and experts on the Middle East called for a cease-fire throughout the region, urging U.S. leaders to help stop the conflict.

Jefferson City man arrested in assault of teen umpire at Show-Me State Games

Columbia police say that a 36-year-old Jefferson City man assaulted a 15-year-old umpire volunteering at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday night

Second suspect arrested in shooting that injured two

A second suspect in the July 5 shooting that injured two women on West Worley Street was arrested Monday morning.

 

UPDATE: Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17 billion

The agreement includes $10 billion in emergency spending to make it easier for veterans who can't get prompt appointments with Veterans Affairs doctors to obtain outside care; $5 billion to hire doctors, nurses and other medical staff; and about $1.5 billion to lease 27 new clinics across the country, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees said.

Man arrested after shotgun wielded in ATV argument

David Baker, 63, of Columbia, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon after a man pulled out a shotgun during an argument with all-terrain vehicle riders.

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