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MU employee charged with assaulting security officer

According to a probable cause statement filed in the 13th Circuit of Boone County by the MU Police Department, Neil Hockley, 61, a business tech analyst with MU Health Care, was taken to the Missouri Psychiatric Center for an assessment on Sept. 29. When a security officer entered Hockley's interview room to restrain him, he broke her elbow.

Tatiana Kudriavtseva of Columbia died Sept. 29, 2013

Tatiana Kudriavtseva translated several works into Russian, including "Gone With the Wind" and novels by Gore Vidal, John Updike and John Steinbeck. She lived with her daughter in Columbia for 13 years.

Autopsy performed on body of man found in MU residence hall

The MU Police Department is awaiting the results of the toxicology report to determine the cause of death of Gregory Holthaus. Capt. Brian Weimer said he was unsure as to when those results will be returned.

Truman Veterans Hospital evacuated because of suspicious package

The hospital was evacuated around 10:15 a.m. after staff members saw the package near the entrance.

Hallsville schools are on lockdown for the day

The lockdown is in response to a threat made to a parent, Hallsville School District Superintendent John Robertson said.

Grant Dixon, of Columbia, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Grant Dixon is survived by his wife, Patricia Dixon; a son, Anthony Dixon; and a daughter, Christina Hearon.

SEC trying to rebound from poor NCAA showing

With Kentucky once again leading the way, the football powerhouse Southeastern Conference is trying to reclaim that status in hoops after a mostly desolate postseason.

Obama health target: 500,000 signups by Oct. 31

For the first month alone, the Obama administration projected that nearly a half million people would sign up for the new health insurance markets. But that was before the markets opened to a cascade of computer problems.

SEC newcomers Missouri and Texas A&M holding their own after expansion

SEC coaches say the Missouri and Texas A&M additions have improved the league.

Fearsome Chiefs pass rush terrorizes NFL quarterbacks

Justin Houston and Tamba Hali have the Kansas City Chiefs defense on pace set the NFL record for sacks.

 

Small businesses give health care exchanges mixed reviews

Following the opening of state health insurance exchanges at the beginning of the month, a number of companies have opened accounts. Some business owners say they have been pleasantly surprised by the coverage, while others express disappointment. 

Ameren seeks early halt to solar energy rebate

A halt to a solar rebate program would reduce the financial demand placed on utility companies such as Ameren.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: A roundup of editorials from across the nation

Each week, The Associated Press publishes a roundup of editorials and commentaries from its member newspapers. Here are a few from the past week, covering the farm bill, the NFL and dementia, and the war in Afghanistan.

Jewell Coats, 94, of New Franklin died Oct. 15, 2013

Jewell Coats was an avid gardener and quilter. She was known as "Me Maw" by local children, whom she babysat in her retirement.

Grant Dixon, 69, of Columbia died Oct. 12, 2013

Grant Dixon is survived by his wife, Patricia Dixon; son, Anthony Dixon; and daughter, Christina Hearon.

Short-term debt deal won't mask big barriers ahead

House-Senate talks are barely touching the underlying causes of debt-and-spending stalemates that pushed the country close to economic crises in 2011, last December and again this month.

Bison herd in northwest Missouri gets annual checkup

Two bison in a northwest Missouri herd have been outfitted with "Crittercams" by National Geographic, to record the animals behavior. 

Maryville cautious after uproar over sexual assault case

City, school and police officials say they are concerned about reactions after the Nodaway County prosecutor dropped charges against two 17-year-old boys who were accused of sexually assaulting two younger girls.

Koster joins call for EPA landfill testing

Attorney General Chris Koster said the work may be held up for months if not undertaken before the weather turns cold.

Jefferson City district, administrators sued

The lawsuit, amended this month after being filed earlier in the year, alleges that school officials were warned several times that the band teacher and a student were involved.

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