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Boone County hires lawyers for civil rights case

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri county has hired four attorneys to help defend itself and three employees named in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a man whose murder conviction was overturned after he served nearly a decade behind bars.

Man killed in Maries County crash

Troopers say the crash happened when a pickup truck crossed the center line

Crews begin work on 80-year-old Boone County bridge

Boone County Public Works and the city of Columbia are working on a joint project to fix a heavily traveled and structurally deficient bridge on Rustic Road, just east of Columbia.

Part of U.S. 63 closed Wednesday night

Highway 63 southbound over Stadium Boulevard will be closed Wednesday night for unexpected road repairs.

MODOT has started construction on Highway 63, which has caused traffic congestion

Traffic was backed up Wednesday on Highway 63 between Stadium and Broadway due to the Missouri Department of Transportation repairing bridges. 

Mo. Gov. Nixon denounces passage of tax cut

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is describing a tax-cut bill passed by the Legislature as a "reckless fiscal experiment."

Law professor, prosecutor join MU athletic task force


MU athletic department creates task force for student reports

The MU athletic department put together a task force to investigate how the department handles student reports of incidents and concerns.

Missouri Capitol

Missouri lawmakers pass tax cut; veto possible

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to an income tax cut for individuals and many business owners.

Jefferson City shooting linked to drugs, 2 of 6 suspects charged

Jefferson City Police arrested 6 people in a shooting that happened Friday night in the 400 block of East Dunklin Street.

Old Cole County Jail

Cole County Commission is moving forward with the demolition of the old county jail

The Cole County Commission is moving forward with the demolition of the old county jail and sheriff's quarters.

The county has been looking to do this for the past four years, but has faced opposition from the local historical society.

South Korean ferry sinks, search efforts

Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Questions mount in South Korean ferry disaster

Anguished relatives of missing South Korean ferry passengers waited somberly for answers Thursday as rescuers fought bad weather, murky water, darkness and time to find a way deep into the capsized ship.

Authorities believe 287 people -- many of them ...

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