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St. Robert man sentenced to prison for heroin conspiracy

A St. Robert man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in Pulaski County.

Another downtown housing project to be proposed

Columbia city council is getting ready for what's sure to be another downtown development dilemma Monday night.

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Analysis: Mo. business tax break has wide reach

A tax-cut bill pending before Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon would create a special deduction for thousands of business owners.

Columbia City Council

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Columbia City Council no longer volunteers

Columbia City Council members will receive some compensation for their service, beginning in May.

Kraft recalls Oscar Mayer hot dogs

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Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 lbs. of hot dogs

Kraft Foods Group, a Columbia-based establishment, recalled more than 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer brand hot dogs Sunday after a packaging mix-up.

Man leads police on chase through southern Jefferson City

Jefferson City police arrested Leslie Austin, 33, after he led police on a chase through the southern portion of the city Saturday morning.

Preschool graduation

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Lawmakers mull state funds to districts for preschool

Missouri lawmakers are moving to put more of the state's money where their mouths are in supporting preschool and early childhood programs.

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State Republicans outline new gun proposal

Missouri Republicans have outlined a new approach to prevent federal agents from enforcing gun control laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights.

Lakota Coffee Company vandalized overnight

Fourth downtown business hit by vandals overnight

Vandals strike again, hitting now a fourth downtown business. Early Thursday morning, a man called Columbia Police about an incident at Lakota Coffee Company on Ninth Street.

Boone County Fire Protection District, Station 13

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New stations, vehicles in store for county fire district

The Boone County Fire Protection District released its spending proposal Thursday for the $14 million raised by the bond issue. Voters approved the bond last Tuesday, which raises the property tax for those living outside city limits by 25 cents for every 100 dollars in assessed value.

Family member South Korea stares at sea

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Transcript reveals panic on South Korean ship

Passengers aboard the doomed South Korean ferry couldn't reach lifeboats to escape because the ship tilted so quickly that it left many of them unable to move, according to a radio transcript released Sunday.

"Please notify the coast guard. Our ship i...

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