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  1. Kansas City Man, Six Columbia Residents Sentenced for Cocaine ConspiracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Chang was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison without parole. Harrell was sentenced to four years in federal prison without parole.


  2. Don't Guess on Garden FertilizerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 | Kansas City InfoZine

    "We frequently get questions from customers like, 'I apply fertilizer every year. How come my plants aren't doing well?' Most of the time the problem is they never have done a soil test and have been guessing on fertilizer requirements."


  3. Columbia Man Added to Heroin Trafficking ConspiracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | Kansas City InfoZine

    This second superseding indictment replaces an earlier indictment and adds Borden as a defendant. His cousin, James Delvico Borden, 38, along with Matthew Alec Ell, 20, Angelic Melanie Polston, 20, and Javis Deonn Wideman, 37, all of Columbia, were previously charged.


  4. What Happens When Elderly Couples Stop Driving?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | Kansas City InfoZine

    By Fran Webber - The ability to drive can be central to a person's identity and can be an important expression of independence. When the elderly become unable to drive, due to age or deteriorating health, their emotional well-being can decline as a result of being unable to maintain social relationships or work schedules that require travel by car.


  5. Is a High-protein Breakfast for Your Teen?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Breakfast habits may play a role in how individuals metabolize high-protein breakfasts, according to a recently published University of Missouri study. Columbia, MO - infoZine - An MU researcher compared young women who habitually skip breakfast to those who routinely eat breakfast and found that their metabolic responses to eating a high-protein breakfast were different.


  6. Got Type 2 Diabetes, You Should Exercise After DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Columbia, MO - infoZine - Individuals with Type 2 diabetes have heightened amounts of sugars and fats in their blood, which increases their risks for cardiovascular diseases such as strokes and heart attacks. Exercise is a popular prescription for individuals suffering from the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, but little research has explored whether these individuals receive more benefits from working out before or after dinner.


  7. Four Columbia, Missouri Residents Indicted in Heroin ConspiracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Today's indictment replaces a Dec. 17, 2014, indictment that charged only Ell and Polston, and a Jan. 21, 2015, criminal complaint that charged only Wideman and Borden. The indictment alleges that all four defendants participated in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in Boone County from February 2014 to Jan. 20, 2015.


  8. 19 Indicted in Boone County Drug-trafficking ConspiraciesRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2015 | Kansas City InfoZine

    That indictment was unsealed and made public Thursday upon the arrests and initial court appearances of several defendants. The federal indictment charges various defendants in five separate drug-trafficking conspiracies.


  9. Columbia Woman Sentenced in Mortgage Fraud, Embezzlement SchemesRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | Kansas City InfoZine

    The court also ordered Johnson to pay $405,653 in restitution. Johnson was hired for a clerical position with Guaranty Land Title Company in 2001, and was eventually promoted to become the branch manager of the Fulton, office after the company was acquired by Landchoice Company, LLC. She remained in that position until her termination on Dec. 4, 2008.


  10. Missouri Settles with Columbia Party Bus and Whiskey Wild SaloonRead the original story

    Jan 27, 2015 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Attorney General Chris Koster has negotiated a settlement with Columbia Party Bus, LLC, COMO Entertainment Inc., which operated Whiskey Wild Saloon, and owner Benjamin Bradley, to provide restitution to customers who paid for services that were never delivered. Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - According to Koster, Benjamin Bradley, through Columbia Party Bus and Whiskey Wild Saloon, took money upfront for parties and transportation that he failed to provide.


  11. Children with Autism Who Live with Pets Are More Assertive, VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Columbia, MO - infoZine - Dogs and other pets play an important role in individuals' social lives, and they can act as catalysts for social interaction, previous research has shown. Although much media attention has focused on how dogs can improve the social skills of children with autism, a University of Missouri researcher recently found that children with autism have stronger social skills when any kind of pet lived in the home.


  12. Gray Days Highest in at Least 20 Years, Tips to Avoid the BluesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Columbia, MO - infoZine - Gray skies in December may have you searching for sunlight and singing, "It will be a blue Christmas without you." If you think this December has been unusually gray, you're right, says University of Missouri Extension state climatologist Pat Guinan.


  13. Schneider Electric Recalls Circuit BreakersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    The circuit breakers are made of black plastic and have a three-position breaker handle that indicates whether the breaker is off, on or tripped. The recalled circuit breakers are rated for 150 to 250 amps, have interruption ratings of D, G, J, L and R. They were manufactured in two pole and three pole configurations with either lug-in/lug-out or plug-in style connectors.


  14. Kansas and Missouri Join in National Settlement with Sirius XMRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Missouri to receive $75,000 and restitution for consumers. The company also agreed to pay $100,000 for violating the Kansas No Call Act.


  15. Deer on the Move with Cold WeatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    By Joanie Straub - There are many strategies to deal with cold weather. For people, it could be sitting by a fire with a hot beverage.


  16. 27 Indicted for Drug-trafficking, Prostitution Conspiracies, Illegal FirearmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - "This federal indictment dismantles a major drug-trafficking organization in Columbia," Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri said. "Today's operation not only disrupts the flow of cocaine and crack cocaine in the Columbia area, but reduces the level of violence, the number of guns on the street and the prevalence of other crimes associated with illegal drugs.


  17. Former Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Two Missouri Bank RobberiesRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    By pleading guilty, Unthank admitted that he stole $6,328 from Landmark Bank, 1000 Keenesaw Ridge, Columbia, on June 18, 2010. Unthank also admitted that he stole $18,913 from River Regions Credit Union, 2009 Schotthill Woods Dr., Jefferson City, on June 23, 2010.


  18. Jefferson City Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Sex Trafficking of a ChildRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    A Jefferson City, MO, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to the attempted sex trafficking of a child as the result of an undercover investigation in which he thought he was meeting a 12-year-old victim for illicit sex. Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - Jeremy Ryan Bappert, 30, of Jefferson City, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to the charge contained in a Nov. 7, 2013, federal indictment.


  19. Missouri to Receive Over $300,000 in Penalties for Improper Cramming in AT&T SettlementRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - Missouri, along with 49 other states and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission, has reached a settlement with AT&T Mobility, LLC, to resolve allegations that the company placed charges for third-party services on consumers' mobile telephone bills without authorization by the consumers, a practice known as "cramming." The settlement requires the company to pay $105 million in penalties and restitution.


  20. Seven More Indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Synthetic DrugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    That indictment was unsealed and made public yesterday upon the arrest and initial court appearance of Upchurch. The superseding indictment replaces an Oct. 18, 2013, federal indictment; the superseding indictment contains additional charges and includes the original defendants: Matthew Ashby Hawkins, 39, his brother, Patrick Ross Hawkins, 32, and his sister, Molly Jane Carmichael, 37, all of Columbia, Alexander Vladimir McMillin, 29, of Columbia, Kent Allen Holtz, 43, of Kaiser, Mo., Chadwick James Schlicht, 44, of Osage Beach, Mo., Charles Sterling Austin, Jr., 61, of St. Charles, Mo., Scott Wesley Hanson, 48, of Versailles, Mo., Thomas Lee McCormack, 29, of Jefferson City, and Puff N Snuff, a retail business in Eldon, Mo.


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