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MUPD investigating alleged racial slur on campus

The University of Missouri is investigating an alleged racial slur that apparently happened while a group of students were doing a practice skit on campus Sunday night. Watch MU Chancellor Bowen Loftin's response here.

Local cyber crimes task force gets needed funding

Funding comes as a relief to local cyber crimes task force

A Mid-Missouri cyber crimes task force is now getting the funding it needs to fight cyber sex crimes over the next year.

Columbia authorities searching for suspect after he runs from police

Officers were called to the 400 block of Worley Street around 6:30 Monday morning for a violation of a restraining order.

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Boone Co. gun permit applications on the rise

The number of Boone County residents applying for conceal and carry permits is on the rise.


Brian Adkison sentenced to 15 years in prison for rape

A Columbia man who was convicted of forcible rape was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday in Boone County Circuit Court.

U.S. Representative Hartzler launches anti-drug initiative

U.S. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler has announced a new initiative to fight illegal drug use in Mid-Missouri.

Few immigrants at risk of proposed Missouri scholarship ban

Feds sending Missouri $36.7 million to help crime victims

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's governor says an annual federal grant that assists the state's crime victims will be four times larger than last year's total at $36.7 million.

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Resigned Missouri House Speaker Diehl leaves job at law firm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl has left his job at a suburban St. Louis law firm months after admitting to exchanging sexually charged text messages with a Capitol intern and resigning from public office.

One person in custody after two women robbed outside Columbia church

A person is in custody after allegedly robbing two women outside a Columbia church Monday morning.

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Missouri no longer due $50 million from tobacco settlement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's budget director says the state can't count on getting $50 million in anticipated tobacco settlement money.

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California governor signs 'right to die' bill

As California Gov. Jerry Brown pointed out Monday, ABX2 15 is not just any other piece of legislation: By definition, it's a matter of life and death.

"The crux of the matter is whether the state of California should continue to make it a crime for a ...

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