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Columbia College volleyball player dies in apparent accident

Sep. 21, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police say a 21-year-old Columbia College volleyball player Shelby Meyer has died in an apparent accident. Police say Shelby Meyer, a junior, was found dead Saturday morning at an apartment building in Columbia. She apparently fell while trying to climb a ladder to the apartment's...

Missouri receives $1.5 million gift for business operations

Sep. 21, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A descendant of one of the families that helped found the University of Missouri has pledged $1.5 million to the university to support business operations. The university announced Friday that Jim Pace, a 1965 graduate of the College of Business, had pledged the gift, which includes...

Human remains found in search for missing mid-Missouri woman

Sep. 19, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Human remains have been found at a landfill in Columbia as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a woman that happened 13 years ago. Columbia police said Wednesday that the exploratory dig was part of the investigation into the 2006 disappearance of Megan Shultz. Police...

Former Missouri professor gives $4 million for music center

Sep. 18, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Longtime University of Missouri professor Michael Budds has donated $4 million for a music studies center at the university. The university announced Wednesday that Budds' donation will be used to create the Budds Center for American Music Studies. Budds taught music at the university...

Columbia schools, health officials to take aim at vaping

Sep. 17, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Columbia school district and health officials in the area are getting ready to kick off an anti-vaping campaign as concerns about the devices grow. The Columbia Missourian reports that the campaign, called "Stand up for Your Own Health," is targeted at 13- to 21-year-olds. It will...

Missouri scores in all phases in 50-0 victory over SEMO

Sep. 15, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After a humbling performance in the season opener, Missouri's defense has taken out its frustration on two straight opponents, including a 50-0 shutout of Southeast Missouri on Saturday night. The Tigers (2-1) held the Redhawks (1-2) to 94 total yards. "Our defense played with good...

Adult high school to open in Columbia Tribune building

Sep. 13, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An adult high school is scheduled to open next month in a building being vacated by the Columbia Daily Tribune. MERS Goodwill is enrolling students now in its new Goodwill Excel Center. It is scheduled to open Oct. 28. It will join MERS Goodwill centers in St. Louis, Springfield and...

Missouri aims for complete game as SEMO rolls into town

Sep. 13, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Southeast Missouri State coach Tom Matukewicz probably cringed just a little bit when he watched film of Missouri's first-half destruction of rebuilding West Virginia last week. Then he probably cringed a little more when he watched the second half. The Tigers bounced back from a...

Hyperloop in Missouri could be reality in just 7 years

Sep. 13, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It sounds like science fiction hype, but supporters believe ultrafast Hyperloop transportation could become reality within a decade, propelling passengers from Kansas City to St. Louis in a 30-minute trip. "We've already completed a feasibility study, and now we're on to the next...

17 total lawsuits filed against BioJoint Center at Missouri

Sep. 12, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Four more people who received knee-replacement surgery at the Mizzou BioJoint Center say in lawsuits filed this week that their surgeries failed. Including the lawsuits filed Monday, 17 people have sued the center at University of Missouri Health over their procedures. The Columbia...