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COMMENT: Even without Big 12, Missouri will find a home

Whether the Big 12 Conference stays together or dissolves, Missouri is not going to end up out in the cold.

Subway employee robbed while walking to bank

A dark-colored car with tinted windows drove north on Forum Boulevard toward Stadium Boulevard after taking a deposit bag from a Subway employee walking to U.S. Bank.

Texas A&M official denies school sent letter of withdrawal from Big 12

A statement from school spokesman Jason Cook comes a day after a New York Times story said that university President R. Bowen Loftin sent a letter to Missouri Chancellor and Big 12 board chairman Brady Deaton announcing the Aggies withdrawal from the Big 12.

Ellis Fischel sponsoring third annual "Decorate-A-Bra" contest

The Ellis Fischel Cancer Center will host a fundraiser called the "Artful Bra Contest" at the Tiger Hotel on Oct. 5. About $16,000 was raised in the first two years of the event.

Change in domestic violence law eases orders of protection

A new law that went into effect Sunday will make it easier for victims of domestic violence to remain protected from their abusers.

Missouri college scholarship amounts from state near minimum

The state budget is tight, so scholarship levels are well below the maximum level for students at state and private universities, as well as community colleges. 

'One-stop shop' approach questioned at Community Development Department work session

The new department would be a merger of the Office of Neighborhood Services, the Building and Site Development Division and the Planning and Development Department.

Tom Schweich responds to St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial

Missouri state auditor Tom Schweich responds to St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial that questioned him earlier, saying he'll do what's right, and doesn't care about the political repercussions.

Boone County Commission grants Missouri Soybean Association building permit

The Soybean Association plans to construct a facility that will allow them to conduct research on soybeans to help local farmers market them globally. 

Columbia College moves into YouZeum building

The college renamed the building Federal Hall because of its history as a federal post office. The building will be used as a training center for the college's nursing program.

SMU ready to take advantage of a Big 12 opening

SMU, which currently plays in Conference USA, has been the only school to publicly campaign for an invite into the Big 12 if Texas A&M leaves as expected.

State education commissioner to discuss open Kansas City superintendent position

Kansas City Superintendent John Covington resigned last week, and now the city is searching for its 27th superintendent. 

Parking garage lighting demonstration used to test glare

A lighting demonstration to test ways to reduce glare has been set up at the parking garage on Fifth and Walnut streets. The public has two weeks to weigh in with what it thinks works best.

Alleged child molester arrested in Rocheport

A Rocheport man was arrested on suspicion of child molestation on Tuesday. He was being held in the Boone County Jail on Tuesday awaiting bond to be set on three counts of first-degree child molestation.

Law allows Missouri adopted adults access to records

A law that went into effect Sunday gives adopted adults in Missouri the right to know the identifying information about their birth parents, with the birth parents' permission or if the parents are deceased.

Five Columbia nonprofits receive Missouri Foundation for Health grants

The Missouri Foundation for Health granted more than $1.5 million to 13 nonprofits in central Missouri; five of these awards went to Columbia organizations.

Friday night clinic opens to treat high school athletes' injuries

"Friday Night Lights," a clinic to treat injuries of high school athletes, will be open every Friday night at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. A number of specialists will be available to athletes. 

MU alumna Jennifer Wilson killed in South Carolina

An MU graduate working in teacher education was killed Sunday in South Carolina. Jennifer Wilson, 36, had recently earned tenure at the University of South Carolina, where she taught since leaving Missouri in 2005.

Man pleads guilty to possession, distribution of child pornography

A Columbia man pleaded guilty on counts of child pornography possession and distribution. The Cyber Crimes Task Force investigated the case. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Bickering over disaster funds is inexcusable

Even with the damage from Hurricane Irene expected to cost FEMA $9 billion more than it has, the government should do all they can to help the East Coast recover as quickly as possible.

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