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MU Faculty Council reacts to chancellor's move in Engel case

 In a statement, three members of the council denounced the chancellor's decision to send suspended professor Greg Engel's case back to a committee to be heard again.

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: Solar storm, Iran and Syria

Earth avoided major damage from a solar flare, Iran continues to make headlines because of nuclear weapons and tensions in Syria are reaching a breaking point.

Henry Hager, Sept. 12, 1926 — March 8, 2012, of Columbia

City leaders, legislators look to alter definition of blight

In an effort to address public scrutiny regarding the definition of blight, city leaders and area legislators want to alter the enhanced enterprise zone's state statute so that a local government's declaration of blight cannot be used for other laws that also necessitate a blight requirement.

Baylor beats Kansas State 82-74 in Big 12 tournament

Baylor sophomore Perry Jones III made all eight of his shots in the first half Thursday and wound up with a career-best 31 points while leading the hot-shooting Bears to a victory over the Kansas State Wildcats.

Johnson leads No. 3 Kansas' rout of Texas A&M in Big 12 Tournament

Elijah Johnson hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points Thursday, helping Kansas to an 83-66 rout of Texas A&M.

Ten Missouri wrestlers earn bids to NCAA tournament

This is the first time the program has had all 10 of its starters earn trips to the national tournament.

Missouri prosecutor defends dismissing family sex case

A Missouri prosecutor dismissed all charges for sex crimes against five men, giving a surprising end to a two-year case.

UPDATE: Missouri House passes prescription database bill

The database would be a closed record under the state's Sunshine Law, but the department could provide the information from it to law enforcement officers.

What dog is your personal Best in Show? Missourian staffers share their own

We want to see pictures of dogs Missourian readers love so we are asking readers to submit pictures of their dogs to be posted on our Facebook page or Pinterest board.

Retweets becoming digital version of autographs

When it comes to souvenirs from your favorite athlete, the retweet is where it's at these days.

Missouri Senate passes workplace discrimination measure, Democrats expect veto

Senators backed the bill changing the rules for lawsuits over workplace discrimination in a 23-8 vote along party lines. The measure goes to Gov. Jay Nixon, who vetoed similar legislation last year.

Hunt for missing U.S. troops set to resume in North Korea

The hunt for thousands of fallen American troops, missing from the Korean War fought six decades ago, is about to resume in North Korea as tensions ease between the wartime enemies.

Marquette loses in state semifinals with Missouri basketball recruit Ryan Rosburg

Missouri signee Ryan Rosburg led his high school, Marquette, into the semifinal round of the Class 5 state championship for the first time in its history.

Missouri House passes prescription database bill

Missouri House members passed a bill that would direct the department of health to set up an electronic database to track prescription drug purchases, but it still has to pass in the Senate.

UPDATE: Republicans encourage Schweich to run for U.S. Senate

A group of 18 Republican donors, businessmen and politicians have released a letter encouraging State Auditor Tom Schweich to jump into Missouri's Republican U.S. Senate primary.

Missouri Democrats end delay on workplace discrimination vote in Senate

A Senate oversight committee is expected to review a measure Thursday that would change the state's workplace discrimination laws. It could be brought up in the full Senate the same day for a final vote without any further debate.

Missouri St. to begin search for new president

Missouri State's interim president Clif Smart has been serving since last June.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Report cites failings in applying death penalty in Missouri

Gov. Nixon needs to consider the American Bar Association's recommendations for reforming what they call an unjust death penalty system.

Missouri Republicans encourage Schweich to run for U.S. Senate

A group of 18 Republican donors, businessmen and politicians have released a letter encouraging State Auditor Tom Schweich to jump into Missouri's Republican U.S. Senate primary.

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