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Successful season earns Mike Anderson extra $130,000

The extra money is tacked on for reaching incentives in his contract, including advancing to the Sweet 16.

Rural department buys iris recognition software

The Scott County Sheriff's Department will be the first in the state to use the technology.

Gemini exhibit shows Missouri's involvement in the space race

"The St. Louis Gemini Story" exhibit traces Missouri's nvolvement in the space race. It is on display at the State Historical Society of Missouri until May 16.

Wind advisory posted until Monday evening

The National Weather Service expects to see wind gusts up to 45 mph with sustained winds reaching 30 mph and has issued a wind advisory for Columbia and Jefferson City that will go into effect around noon and last until 7 p.m. Monday night.

Mentally ill patients changing makeup of nursing homes

Nursing homes have become dumping grounds for young and middle-age people with mental illness, an arrangement that sometimes leads to violence, according to an Associated Press analysis. Missouri was among the states with the steepest increases in housing mentally ill patients.

Missouri housing more mentally ill in nursing homes

Nationally, Missouri has the third most rapidly growing number of mentally ill patients in nursing homes. A 2008 report found Missouri has a "serious" shortage of beds for menal health treatment.

MU targets South Dakota high school's tiger logo

MU's licensing agent has asked a South Dakota high school to phase out their tiger mascot because it is too close to the university's logo. The high school has decided to pick a new tiger design and is taking submissions from students and faculty.

On to Z! Quirky dictionary of regional English nears finish

"It's one of the great American scholarly activities; and people will be reading it for a century learning about the roots of the American language," said language expert William Safire. "It shows the richness and diversity of our language."

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