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Gentry Middle evacuated because of glue smell

Michelle Baumstark, a spokeswoman for Columbia Public Schools, said students were taken outside after a glue smell from a roofing project at the school entered the ventilation system and permeated the building.

Columbia Police Department reports utility phone scam

The caller, identifying himself as a utility company employee, asked about an unpaid electric bill.

UPDATE: Columbia house fire contained to attic, caused $75,000 in damage

Columbia firefighters were able to contain the fire at 111 Spring Valley Road to the attic above the house's garage. No one was injured, but it caused $75,000 in damage to the house.

Researchers, volunteers tag local birds in wild goose hunt for science

Missouri Department of Conservation researchers and a group of young volunteers set out at sunrise Tuesday to tag Canada geese around Columbia and Ashland. Tagging the geese allows researchers to track the species' population numbers and migratory patterns worldwide.

Missouri School of Journalism honors British, Ukrainian papers

The Guardian, the British newspaper that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of secret U.S. government surveillance, is among this year's recipients of the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

Underrepresented medical students face lonely, sometimes challenging road

The MU School of Medicine had just one black graduate this spring. The school is working to diversify its student body but has had mixed results and finds itself competing for a small pool of qualified candidates.

Lt. Bruce Britt honored posthumously with Lifesaver Award

Lt. Bruce Britt, the Columbia firefighter who died after the February walkway collapse at University Village apartments, received 2014 Firefighter Lifesaver Award from the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter on Tuesday night.

UPDATE: Missouri Gov. Nixon vetoes, freezes $1 billion of spending

The cuts include more than $77 million to MU and more than $2 million to Columbia Public Schools. The Democratic governor said his actions were necessary because the budget passed by the Republican-led legislature was "dangerously out of balance."

Man charged in May stabbing death of his neighbor

Charles T. Key, 21, was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the fatal stabbing of Richard A. Bennett in May.

Columbia prostitution arrests stem from nationwide sex-trafficking sting

Five Columbia residents were arrested Thursday as the result of a weeklong operation led by the FBI to reduce child prostitution in the U.S.

Bob Hutton to retire from Columbia College after more than 18 years

Hutton, executive director of administrative services, has overseen the addition of 12 buildings to the college's campus and has renovated many older structures.

MoDOT will begin resurfacing Providence Road on Monday night

Contractors working for the Missouri Department of Transportation will begin removing asphalt from the southbound lanes of Providence Road on Monday night at 7 p.m. Crews will be working on the road from Business Loop 70 to Stadium Boulevard in order to prepare it for resurfacing.

 

Show-Me State Games bring soccer fans together

Soccer fans at the Show-Me State Games, both players and spectators alike, shared their experiences, love for the game and thoughts on the World Cup.

Police release suspect description in Missouri Credit Union robbery

The Columbia Police Department are searching for the suspect in the Missouri Credit Union robbery that occurred Saturday.

ANY QUESTIONS: Are there driving schools in Columbia?

New drivers can take a classroom course through Columbia Public Schools or get behind-the-wheel training from a private instructor.

One lane of Broadway will be closed Tuesday between Waugh Street and College Avenue

The far right eastbound lane on Broadway will be closed Tuesday starting at 8:30 a.m. The work should be completed by 3:30 p.m., according to a Columbia Public Works Department news release.

 

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Ferguson family unlikely to settle

The most read stories of the past week include Ryan Ferguson's ongoing legal battle against the police department, city and county, an open-carry ban in the Lake of the Ozarks area and some information on gay-friendly churches in Columbia.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Seniors compete in pole-vaulting, volunteers trap turtles

This week, photos from the Missouri State Senior Games showed active pole-vaulters and race-walkers, while other images featured turtles and passionate soccer fans.

Mother, infant unhurt in Jeep fire Sunday

A mother and her infant were in the parking lot of the Women's and Children's Hospital on North Keene Street when the Jeep they were in caught fire.

Police say two armed robberies might be related

A Subway and a Break Time on Morley Street in Moberly were robbed at gunpoint Saturday evening and early Sunday morning. A man brandishing a handgun demanded cash from store clerks at both locations and ran away with an unspecified amount of money.

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