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Rolla rock quarry tightens rules after drowning

ROLLA, Mo. (AP) — A Rolla rock quarry is requiring young children to wear life jackets after a Fenton boy's recent drowning death.

Missouri inmate back in custody after week on run

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri inmate who has been missing for nearly a week is back in custody after being caught while asleep on a couch in a Sedalia home.

Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — Campus sexual assault victims are joining senators on Capitol Hill in announcing legislation designed to make colleges more accountable to rape victims.

Columbia house fire damage estimated at $80,000

Multiple fire crews responded to a residential house fire on Park Avenue and 9th Street in Columbia shortly before 1:00 Tuesday afternoon.

Two arrested for robbery northeast of Columbia

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of taking part in a robbery Tuesday afternoon.

Missouri reports case of mosquito-borne virus

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri health officials have reported the state's first case of a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading to the U.S. from the Caribbean.

Gas prices jump 30 cents in Columbia

Driving in Columbia became more expensive as of Tuesday afternoon. Gas prices around town jumped 30 cents since Monday.

Witnesses say Tuesday's fire shows Columbia needs more firefighters

A home on Park Avenue in Central Columbia almost completely burned before the fire department was able to arrive...even though the station was only a block away.

Drugs left out in the heat lose their potency

Mid-Missouri has seen seasonably cooler temperatures this week, but the summer weather can still affect the way drugs react in one's body. 

Multiple agencies search for Vernon Parker

Multiple agencies find and arrest wanted man in Fulton

Vernon Parker, who was considered armed and dangerous, has been arrested.

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Democrats, Republicans spar over Obama lawsuit

The House of Representatives is expected to move one step closer to suing President Barack Obama on Wednesday when it approves a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit.

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