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Jorge Hernandez, of Milwaukee, tries to cover his face from the cold while walking along West Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. While snow is expected Friday, breezy and cold conditions return on Sunday and Monday, with wind chills of minus 10 to minus 15 Fahrenheit across the region, according to the National Weather Service office in Sullivan. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Chicago flights halted; plane slides off Kansas City taxiway

Jan. 17, 2020 11:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration halted all flights in and out of Chicago's O'Hare Airport for hours Friday night due to a sprawling winter storm, which forced the closure of schools, universities and government offices as it moved across large sections of the Midwest. The FAA lifted the...

University of Missouri ending ties with Confucius Institute

Jan. 15, 2020 6:00 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri will end a nine-year partnership with the Confucius Institute in August because of changing federal guidelines for the program, university officials announced Wednesday. The institute, which is mostly funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education, hosts...

Missouri educator dies in Thailand during student trip

Jan. 14, 2020 12:36 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri adjunct professor died in Thailand while on a winter break study program with about 15 students. Wayne McDaniel, 64, died Friday while in the Phi Phi islands, which are near the Malay peninsula. University spokesman Christian Basi said Monday the school is...

Hillsdale College, Missouri settle lawsuit over endowment

Dec. 18, 2019 5:21 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri and a small Michigan college have settled a lawsuit over a multimillion-dollar bequest that required the hiring of six professors who follow an economic theory that espouses free markets and argues for a limited role for government. As part of the settlement...

Missouri teams with university to form transportation center

Dec. 17, 2019 5:11 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state of Missouri is teaming up with its main university system to launch a new research center focused on transportation issues. The Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation, announced Tuesday, will be part of the University of Missouri System and receive its basic...

Bill Parham walks down an icy street in Maplewood, Mo., looking to clear snow off people's driveways and sidewalks on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. The wintry weather was part of a storm system that hit parts of the Midwest and was expected to extend into the Northeast through Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

9 die in wintry crashes in several Midwestern states

Dec. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EST

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — At least nine people have died in weather-related crashes in several Midwestern states amid a storm that dumped nearly a foot of snow in places, forced schools to close and snarled traffic, authorities said. The wintry weather was part of a storm system that hit parts of the Midwest...

4 killed in weather-related crashes; numerous schools close

Dec. 16, 2019 12:33 PM EST

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — At least four-people have been killed in weather-related crashes in Missouri and numerous school districts called off classes after a storm dumped from 3 to 9 inches (7.62 to 22.86 centimeters) across a large swath of the state. Much of the state was under either a winter weather...

Attorneys in Sunshine Law case seek $345,000 from university

Dec. 12, 2019 10:07 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Two attorneys involved in an animal rights group's open records lawsuit against the University of Missouri are seeking $345,000 in fees for their work fighting to obtain research records involving cats and dogs. Boone County Judge Jeff Harris ruled in November that the university...

Police: Student jogging across Columbia street hit, killed

Dec. 7, 2019 3:01 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri student has died after being hit by a vehicle while trying to cross at city street, police in Columbia said. Police said in news release that Logan Warnecke, 21, of Columbia, was running across College Avenue around 7 p.m. Friday when he was hit by a sport...

$500K federal grant to help restart MU Innocence Clinic

Dec. 4, 2019 12:13 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has received a $500,000 grant that will help it restart a law clinic dedicated to investigating possible cases of wrongful conviction. KMIZ reports that the the grant from the Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice will fund the MU Innocence...