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Wednesday Jul 9 | Missourian

Martha Jane Baker, Feb. 8, 1921 - July 6, 2014, of Orlando

Mrs. Baker was born February 8, 1921, in Warsaw, Missouri, to Samuel Richard and Leitha Haden Estes.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Warsaw, MO, Columbia, MO, University of Missouri, Stephens College

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Missourian

Winds topple 80-foot electric poles on west side

Some of the worst damage to the city electric system from storm's Monday night were six 80-foot poles on Fairview Road that were broken off near the base by high winds.

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Related Topix: University of Missouri

News Tribune

Severe storms hit Mid-Missouri, cut power for many

A long line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Mid-Missouri overnight, prompting thunderstorm warnings to be issued around midnight in multiple counties stretching from the Lake of the Ozarks into central and northeast Missouri to Quincy, Illinois.

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Related Topix: Weather, Missouri, Cole County, MO, Fulton, MO, Columbia, MO

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Missourian

Hunters invited to share thoughts on deer management at meeting

In recent years, deer were so abundant in Missouri that hunters in some areas were allowed to purchase an unlimited number of tags to kill antlerless deer.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO

Sat Jul 05, 2014

KMBC-TV

Woman accused of knowingly exposing others to HIV

A 20-year-old Columbia woman has been charged with knowingly exposing people to HIV while working as a prostitute after being caught in an undercover sting last month.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Missourian

Family starts new tradition at Ashland's annual July Fourth Parade

Ashland residents gather on East Broadway on Friday morning for the July Fourth Parade to see tractors, classic cars and local politicians.

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Related Topix: Ashland, MO

Wed Jul 02, 2014

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

High-speed chase spans two mid-Missouri counties

The chase started in Boone County when a deputy's license plate reader alerted him to the stolen car which had Tennessee plates.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO, Kirksville, MO, Novinger, MO, Randolph County, MO

Sun Jun 29, 2014

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Old road in Boone County older than Missouri

A local historian is working to preserve a little-known 200 year-old historical site in Boone County that played a big role in U.S. westward expansion in the early 19th century.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Missourian

Show-Me State Games boosts Columbia economy

COLUMBIA The Show-Me State Games proves to be an economic boon for Boone County, estimated at about $15 million.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO, Clark, MO

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Boil order in effect for Consolidated customers

Customers of Consolidated Water in Southern Boone County are being advised to boil their water until Tuesday due to a water main break.

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Related Topix: Hartsburg, MO

Tue Jun 24, 2014

Missourian

Missouri Gov. Nixon vetoes, freezes $1 billion of spending

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed or froze more than $1.1 billion in spending Tuesday for Missouri's next budget, citing concerns about declining revenues and the potential for new tax breaks to drain state dollars even further.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Columbia, MO, Luebbering, MO

Missourian

Columbia prostitution arrests part of national operation

COLUMBIA Five people were arrested in Columbia on prostitution-related charges Thursday night as the result of a federal effort to combat child sex trafficking.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO, Clark, MO, Kansas City, MO

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Hwy. 63 roadwork continues; motorists take heed

Work begins Tuesday on a major highway 63 improvement project that planners say will reduce accidents in the long run but are likely to increase commute times for the next few months.

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Mon Jun 23, 2014

Missourian

Danny Ray Griggs, March 10, 1946 - June 21, 2014, of Hallsville

Service will be held Wednesday, June 25 at 10:00 a.m. also at Memorial Funeral Home.

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Related Topix: Hallsville, MO, Centralia, MO

Wed Jun 18, 2014

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Governor Nixon campaigns against tax breaks

City and county leaders from across Mid-Missouri met at the Boone County Government Center to hear Governor Nixon give a possible gloomy economic forecast.

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Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Columbia, MO

Missourian

Any Questions: Are there good thrift stores in Columbia that sell furniture?

Have a question about goings-on around town? This is part of a project called "Any Questions?" that takes on community curiosities and tries to address them.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO

Tue Jun 17, 2014

Missourian

Settlement unlikely in Ryan Ferguson lawsuit mediation hearing

Despite the hundreds of thousands Bill Ferguson has estimated his family spent on defending and publicizing his son's avowed innocence police, investigators, a sitting judge and other city officials, as well as the city and Boone County , for violating his civil rights.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Columbia, MO, Jefferson City, MO

Mon Jun 16, 2014

KOMU-TV Columbia

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Boone County citizens went to the Columbia Activities and Recreation Center Monday to learn about proposed Missouri Department of Transportation projects.

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The Times of Israel

Kidnappings prompt new Israeli smartphone SOS system

Israel's NowForce , which develops apps to help rescue personnel deal with emergencies, is setting up a national emergency alert system that will allow any Israeli to register and use its "SOS app" to call for help when they are in trouble.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Family, Teenagers

Fri Jun 13, 2014

Missourian

Candidates use Strawberry Festival to get word out on elections

COLUMBIA The Burford Shelter at Cosmo Park smelled like sweet baked beans, ice cream and strawberries Friday evening, and the air was filled with the talk of politics.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival

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