• Report: Missouri landfill emissions once posed health risks Posted on 21 September 2018 at 6:02pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Emissions near a troubled St. Louis County landfill once posed health concerns for workers and nearby residents, but the risks have largely disappeared thanks to cleanup efforts, according to a state report released Friday.

    The report from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is based on air quality data collected near Bridgeton Landfill, which has come under intense scrutiny because a smoldering underground fire burns only a few hundred yards from Cold War-era nuclear waste. The landfill operators have spent millions to keep the two separate and eliminate odor and gas emissions, and the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce a plan soon to clean up the radioactive material.

  • Missouri Southern drops plans for dental school Posted on 21 September 2018 at 5:51pm

    JOPLIN (AP) — Missouri Southern State University has abandoned plans for a dental school that would've operated in partnership with the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

    Missouri Southern President Alan Marble announced Thursday that the schools jointly decided to drop the project because state funding was minimal, the Joplin Globe reported.

  • St. Louis police still recovering a year after protests Posted on 21 September 2018 at 5:44pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some St. Louis police officers are still struggling with injuries more than a year after protesters took to the streets when a white former officer was acquitted in the death of a black suspect.

    About 30 St. Louis police officers were injured while responding to protests against the acquittal of Jason Stockley last year, according to then-Interim Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole.

  • UPDATE: Fifth arrest made in connection with August Columbia homicide Posted on 21 September 2018 at 4:50pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police said a fifth arrest has been made in connection with an alleged homicide on Sylvan Lane in August.

    Authorities said 27-year-old Anthony William Neill was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Georgia Thursday.

  • Jefferson city man arrested for sexual misconduct Posted on 21 September 2018 at 4:27pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police arrested a man early Friday after reportedly finding him outside an apartment complex, looking into a window.

    Jefferson City officers arrested 19-year-old Anthony Craig on suspicion of sexual misconduct, sexual abuse, assault, burglary and property damage.

  • Appeals court allows Clean Missouri measure to stay on November ballot Posted on 21 September 2018 at 3:53pm

    KANSAS CITY - The Missouri Western District Court of Appeals ruled Friday to allow the Clean Missouri Initiative to stay on the November ballot.

    The decision sets the stage for a Nov. 6 vote on the initiative, also known as Amendment One. 

  • MU freshman enrollment up by 13 percent Posted on 21 September 2018 at 2:12pm

    COLUMBIA – MU is one of only two Southeastern Conference universities to experience double-digit growth in new freshmen, while several institutions saw declines in their incoming classes this fall. The announcement came in a news release from MU on Friday.

    The 13 percent increase represents the second-largest jump in MU's freshman class during the past quarter-century. According to the university's official fourth-week census report, MU welcomed 4,673 first-time college students in the fall, up from 4,134 in 2017.

  • President Trump to campaign in Springfield for Josh Hawley Posted on 21 September 2018 at 1:43pm

    SPRINGFIELD - President Donald Trump is set to campaign at the JQH Arena for U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley, Friday afternoon. 

    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is hoping to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

  • UM Board of Curators affirm commitment to research excellence Posted on 21 September 2018 at 12:23pm

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Board of Curators announced a resolution Friday supporting the University of Missouri-Columbia's efforts to double research funding and expand research support. 

    The curators also restated that the Translational Precision Medical Complex (TPMC) at MU is its highest capital funding project.

  • Truman VA remembers missing veterans Posted on 21 September 2018 at 11:59am

    COLUMBIA - 82,000 Americans are still missing as the result of our country's biggest wars.

    POW/MIA Recognition Day is one day out of six for the year, that is dedicated to remembering the Prisoners of War and Missing in Action soldiers and their families that haven't returned.