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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...

With schools in session, doctors fear new child COVID wave

Sep. 02, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

Children are making up an increasing number of patients filling Missouri hospitals during the summer COVID-19 surge, and some doctors worry that the return to school will lead to more illnesses. The fast-spreading delta variant combined with low vaccination rates across...

Missouri's 1st, 2nd Districts could be redistricting targets

Aug. 13, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo (AP) — The exodus from St. Louis city to the suburbs could mean changes for the area’s congressional seats when it comes time for redistricting. An Associated Press analysis shows Missouri’s 1st Congressional District was among the top 10 nationally in...

New Missouri athletic director promises championship culture

Aug. 11, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

Missouri's new athletic director on Wednesday promised to help build a championship culture at the school that will prioritize its athletes while also winning championships in the Southeastern Conference. Desiree Reed-Francois said during a news conference that she...

To fight invasive carp, Missouri scientists track the babies

Aug. 06, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — For decades, four invasive species of carp have been devouring plants, gorging on plankton and endangering an interconnected community of fish, plants and mollusks beneath the murky brown water of the Missouri River. At the same time,...

University of Missouri Business College get $5 million gift

Aug. 05, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has received a $5 million commitment that will be used to help students in need at the school's Trulaske College of Business, university officials announced Thursday. The commitment includes $3 million from Pinney Allen...

COVID kills a few vaccinated high-risk Missouri patients

Jul. 29, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen high-risk Missouri residents who were vaccinated against COVID-19 were among those who died amid a surge of cases that has led the University of Missouri to reinstate a mask mandate and some St. Louis restaurants to permit only the immunized to eat...