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Woman seriously injured after being attacked by bull

The 69-year-old suffered severe lacerations to the head and right leg, broken ribs and severe internal injuries after a bull attacked her in a pasture outside her home southeast of Columbia on Thursday.

Boone County Fair to feature dog show, dock jumping

Those who plan to attend the 2014 Boone County Fair can look forward to fur-filled events: DockDogs diving and the 4-H Dog Show, plus much more.


MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Columbia's Islamic community observes Ramadan

In celebration of the holy month of Ramadan, Columbia's Islamic Center of Central Missouri hosted an iftar dinner.

UPDATE: One dead after shots fired on Wagon Trail Road

Authorities responded to reports of shots fired at 6120 Wagon Trail Road around 7 p.m. Wednesday. A 47-year-old man died from the altercation, and a 36-year-old womanwas taken into custody as a suspect.

 

Repeal group submits additional signatures for Opus petition

Repeal 6214 had until 5 p.m. Wednesday to submit 140 additional signatures as part of an amended petition designed to block the city's second development agreement with Opus Development Co.

Bus tours Columbia to inform residents about COMO Connect

The COMO Connect Information Bus will travel around town to bring residents information on the new bus system, which goes into effect Aug. 4.

More funding secured for Columbia public preschool — but not space

Columbia might not fully benefit from a new law intended to improve early childhood education in Missouri because the school district has very little room to take more preschool students.

Columbia police's proactive patrolling yields 16 felony arrests since gun incidents

The Columbia Police Department's reinforced effort has resulted in 96 traffic stops and 39 checked subjects.

'Right to Farm' divides Missouri as it charts unknown territory

Only one other state, North Dakota, has enacted a constitutional amendment regarding the right to farm. Legal experts have expressed uncertainty about its potential impact, and agriculture groups fall on both sides of the issue.

PHOTO GALLERY: Family Fun Fest delivers entertainment

The Family Fun Fest is held at Flat Branch Park every third Wednesday of the month through October.

Boone County man pleads guilty to child pornography possession

More than 25,000 pornographic files were found on John S. Littell's hard drive, some containing sexually explicit depictions of minors.

Stephens College tries Snapchat to reach students

Last week, the school started an account and received 50 followers in its first day. The goal in these early days is to reach incoming freshmen.

'Right to Farm': Statements from supporters and opponents

If approved, the amendment would revise the state constitution and "forever guarantee" the rights of farmers and ranchers to "engage in farming and ranching practices."

Engineering students from Saudi Arabia participate in internship's first year

Twenty-two students from Saudi Arabia are interning with the MU College of Engineering as part of the first partnership program with King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The program trains them in a series of hands-on labs and projects.

Questions raised over proposed Boone County parks sales tax

Paul Prevo, a member on the Boone County Board of Parks Commission, said the commission did not endorse the sales tax because only 18 percent of its revenues would go toward parks. And Steve Spellman called the tax a bailout for the Central Missouri Events Center.

E15 now legal to sell in Missouri but don't expect it to be widely available

Proponents of E15 say the fuel is an advantageous alternative to gasoline, while opponents say the fuel can cause significant engine damage and void vehicle warranties.

 

Pastors for Peace raises money for Cuban delivery caravan

The fundraising dinner raised $850 to help ship four locally made Personal Energy Transportation carts to Cuba.

Sturgeon toddler drowns in family pool

The 2 1/2-year-old Sturgeon girl drowned Monday. It's believed that the child entered the pool while her family thought she was sleeping.

Patrice Delafontaine, new Medical School dean, 'delighted' to join MU

The chief of cardiology from Tulane University will start at MU on Dec. 1. He established the critical link between the human hormone system that regulates blood pressure and a protein that is essential for childhood growth.

Columbia pools' closing, due to cool weather, disappoints

Outdoor city pools at Twin Lakes, Douglass Park, Lake of the Woods Recreation Area and Albert-Oakland Park were closed Tuesday because of the temperature drop. These pools close when the temperature is forecast to stay below 75 degrees.

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