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Special Olympics plans Columbia training center

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Special Olympic athletes in Missouri could soon have a training center to rival those of their U.S. Olympic team counterparts.

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Sierra Club endorses Grain Belt transmission line

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Chapter of the Sierra Club is endorsing a plan for a wind energy transmission line across the state, saying it would reduce the state's dependence on coal.

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Citizenship test proposed for Missouri students

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some former Missouri officials are backing a proposal to require high school students to pass a test used for immigrants applying for citizenship.

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Prosecutor may release audio of Brown grand jury

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A prosecutor says he'll immediately release transcripts and audio recordings of a grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown if the panel doesn't indict the suburban St. Louis police officer who shot him.

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Kim Anderson indefinitely suspends Gant, Allen

Freshmen suspensions follow their arrests in downtown Columbia over the weekend

Lincoln University issues, later lifts campuswide lockdown

Officials at Lincoln University confirmed on Wednesday they issued a campuswide lockdown Tuesday, but it was lifted when no danger was found.

School put on modified lockdown in Columbia

District officials said Oakland Middle School near Oakland Gravel and Blue Ridge roads in north Columbia was placed on a modified lockdown Wednesday as police looked for a suspected car thief in the area.

Two MU students report rapes near campus

Two MU students said they were raped near campus over the weekend.

Columbia city councilwoman wants tobacco products restricted for those under 21

Slowly cities across the nation are turning to "Tobacco 21".

Contractors bid high for Rustic Bridge project

The Boone County Commission has now heard bids from contractors for the Rustic Road Bridge, but a new bridge might not be any closer to being completed.   



Obama reaffirms no ground war in Iraq

[Breaking news alert, 3:14 p.m. ET]

"U.S. ground troops will not be sent into combat in this conflict," Secretary of State John Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday in testimony about the administration's plan to defeat ISIS.


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