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Five-star receiver Burden commits to Missouri

Five-star East St. Louis receiver Luther Burden committed to Missouri, choosing the Tigers over traditional powers Georgia and Alabama. Read more

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UM opens NextGen, and supporters 'can't wait for the discoveries'

The goal of NextGen is to boast collaboration among UM system researchers and advanced technology.  Read more

Local News

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Protesters call for reinstatement of MU mask mandate at NextGen grand opening

The group views the decision to let the mask mandate expire as "the latest in a long series of anti-graduate worker actions."

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Local

11 drug overdose-related deaths spurs community meeting

Attendees at a meeting about an increase in drug overdoses learned how to administer Narcan among other things. 

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MoDOT updates plans for Sorrels Overpass

A truck hit Sorrels Overpass Monday, which caused extensive damage requiring repairs.

K-12 Education

Missouri Board of Education OKs shorter training path to substitute teaching

The new option is meant to help address a critical shortage of substitute teachers. It will take effect in early November.

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Higher Education

Chloe Nielzen: The woman behind MU's Oct. 5 sexual assault protest

Activism has always been a constant for Nielzen, a skill she's now using to demand change on the MU campus.

Local

Boone County Sheriff's Office to hold prescription drug take back event

The Prescription Drug Take Back event will be held on Oct. 22 and 23 across various locations in Boone County.  

Elections

City Council, mayoral candidates can file petitions starting Oct. 26

Those intending to run for mayor or seats representing the Third or Fourth wards must obtain a certain number of signatures. 

From the KOMU 8 First Alert Weather Team

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Forecast: Cold front brings rain today, cooler weather for the week's end

A passing cold front will arrive later today bringing rain chances and colder weather. Read more

Sports

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Five-star receiver Burden commits to Missouri

Five-star East St. Louis receiver Luther Burden committed to Missouri, choosing the Tigers over traditional powers Georgia and Alabama. Read more

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