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Partisan tensions flare on Missouri redistricting panels

Nov. 20, 2021 11:43 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Partisan tensions have been flaring on a pair of commissions in charge of redrawing Missouri's state House and Senate districts, with Democrats and Republicans at odds over their interactions with the public. The disagreements have raised...

University of Missouri System to require COVID-19 vaccine

Nov. 18, 2021 17:50 PM EST

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — Most University of Missouri System employees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to comply with a federal mandate, the Board of Curators decided on Thursday. Employees have until Jan. 4 to get their final shot in order to...

Missouri man who buried wife's body convicted of her murder

Nov. 11, 2021 23:01 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who admitted to burying his wife’s body and misleading authorities for more than a year about her whereabouts was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder. After deliberating for almost seven hours, a jury found Joseph Elledge...

Missouri man describes what happened the night his wife died

Nov. 09, 2021 19:12 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man accused of killing his wife admitted Tuesday that he buried her body in a park but insisted that her death was an accident that happened after he pushed her during an argument. Joseph Elledge is charged with...

University of Missouri touts $1.5 billion investment plan

Nov. 01, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri announced Monday that it plans to spend $1.5 billion during the next 10 years to hire about 300 more teachers and staff to enhance the university's research mission. The plan, named MizzouForward, will use new and...

Fraternity events able to resume at University of Missouri

Oct. 29, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Fraternity and sorority presidents at the University of Missouri were told this week that fraternity events were allowed to resume on Friday. The email from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life said that events such as new member education and...

Mizzou suspends fraternity activities after hospitalization

Oct. 21, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri-Columbia has suspended all fraternity activities after an alcohol-filled party ended with a freshman being taken to a hospital. An initial investigation found that several members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity were...

University of Missouri to stop requiring masks

Oct. 14, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

The University of Missouri System will stop requiring masks starting Saturday at all four campuses, but local mandates in Kansas City and St. Louis will mean the face coverings must remain on at those locations. Statewide, COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths have...

Missouri, Kansas college students protest sexual assaults

Oct. 06, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Students gathered Tuesday at college campuses in Missouri and Kansas to protest sexual assaults, joining a wave of demonstrations that have been happening nationwide. The Kansas City Star reports that a demonstration at the University of...

UMaine basketball to have $310,000 payday for 4 road games

Sep. 18, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The UMaine basketball team is going to win financially regardless of the outcome of four nonconference games. The 11 games that precede the Black Bears’ America East conference schedule include four games on the road against upper-level opponents...