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Columbia Parks and Recreation to begin pedway construction on Old 63

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will start pedway construction on Old 63 on Tuesday as part of an ongoing project to connect Stephens Lake Park to Hinkson Creek Trail.

Doris Estelle Drane

Doris Estelle Drane died Wednesday, Aug. 25. She was 52.

Columbia's garbage: where it goes and how it gets there

The City of Columbia processed 13,000 tons of trash in 2009. Where does it go?

Ron and Annette Smull celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Ron and Annette Smull will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 24, 2010, with a reception at Memorial Baptist Church in Columbia.

UPDATE: Jurors in deliberation in Fields murder trial

As of Tuesday around noon, the jury was sent to deliberation for the first-degree murder trial of Tausha Fields. The verdict is to be based on what her involvement exactly was in the murder of Mitchell W. Kemp, one of her former husbands.

Parking restricted for bike lane painting

Workers will mark bike lanes from 12 p.m to 4 p.m. Friday on Washington Avenue between Hickman Avenue and Wilkes Boulevard.

Columbia Board of Education discusses budget cuts, school improvements

The Columbia Board of Education held a special session Thursday morning to discuss long-term plans related to district funding and school improvements. Topics of discussion included next school year's budget reductions and the status of the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.

Coach Gary Pinkel appears in motorcycle safety awareness ads

Motorcycle deaths declined dramatically in Missouri and across the nation in 2009. MU football coach and motorcycle enthusiast Gary Pinkel has teamed up with the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety to keep the focus on motorcycle safety.

Missouri clean energy advocates seek McCaskill's support

The group that gathered outside Sen. Claire McCaskill's office in downtown Columbia hopes to show the senator that many Missourians support moving forward legislation on climate change.

MU students aim to improve Columbia airport's terminals

MU architecture students presented airport terminal renovation designs to the Columbia Regional Airport advisory board Tuesday. The board is interested in the possibilities that would allow the airport to expand sometime in the future.

Macon prepares for President Barack Obama's visit

President Barack Obama will visit the small farming community of Macon on Wednesday, and residents are showing mixed emotions regarding the event.

Churchill's great-grandson discusses Winston's legacy in America

Jonathan Sandys, great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, spoke Friday in Fulton about the impact of his great-grandfather's legacy on his own life and its continued relevance in today's world.

Columbia-based media site Newsy.com releases iPad Application

Newsy.com released an application for the iPad Wednesday. The free app allows users to search for and download the site's content to the tablet. Users can then share content via social networking sites, comment and rate videos, customize playlists and connect to Newsy's sources.

Fire badly damages Centralia mobile home

A fire in a mobile home south of Centralia on Wednesday morning caused significant damage to the home, but there were no injuries reported.

Part of Chapel Hill Road closing Monday morning

Beginning Monday morning, a construction project will close a portion of Chapel Hill Road.

Author speaks on using science to combat poaching

Author Laurel Neme spoke at the MU Life Sciences Center about crime against wildlife, specifically poaching and trafficking of endangered species.

UPDATE: Former Columbia man admits to conspiracy

Ali Mohamed Bagegni, former secretary of Columbia-based Islamic American Relief Agency, faces up to five years in prison for illegally sending money to Iraq during Saddam Hussein's reign.

UPDATE: Police warn residents of scam risk in southwest Columbia

Columbia police seek man in connection with scams.

Police warn residents of scam risk in southwest Columbia

According to an alert from the Columbia Police Department, a male in his late 20s has been appearing at residents' doors requesting personal information or entry into their homes.

Wintery mix expected to continue through Sunday

Up to 2 inches of snow accumulation is also expected through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in St. Louis.

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