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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Beloved Local Columnist Dies

A longtime Columbia Tribune writer known for her “Smile Awhile” column died Thursday night. Irene Haskins was 84. The Tribune says she died at Boone Hospital with …

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Ronoir Flea Market Painting

WASHINGTON (AP) – A painting believed to be by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir that a woman bought for $7 at a flea market may have been stolen …

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Father Shoots His Own Son

NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut police say a man has fatally shot a masked teenager in self-defense outside his neighbor’s house during what appeared to be …

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Romneycare

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is pointing to his Massachusetts health care law as evidence that he has empathy for ordinary Americans.

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Student Loan Debt

WASHINGTON (AP) – New research finds that college loan debt has stretched to a record number of U.S. households – nearly 1 in 5 – with the …

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SWAT Team Busts Local Meth Lab

The Boone County SWAT team busts a meth lab just north of Columbia. Detective Tom O’Sullivan says deputies made the raid on Highway VV in the Hinton …

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Megabus Crash Lawsuit

The family of a Mizzou grad student killed in a Megabus crash in southern Illinois files a lawsuit against the bus operator.

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Standoff Update

An apparent drive-by shooting was the source of gunfire that led to Monday’s swat team standoff in north Columbia.

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Drunk Riding

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) – A man who police say was drunk while riding his horse through a northeast Florida town is now in jail after a police …

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Wedding Band Thefts

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – A nurses’ assistant at a state nursing home for veterans in Virginia has been sentenced to five years in prison for selling rings …

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Fishy Fingers

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A human finger found inside a fish at Idaho’s Priest Lake has been traced to a wakeboarder who lost four fingers in an …

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