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 A former Missouri resident now living in California is seeking the dismissal of a federal indictment accusing him of playing a role in an effort to support terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria.

Correctional Facility Garden Gives Back to Community

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Missouri’s Restorative Justice Program gives offenders the opportunity to repay the community for their crimes with community service and labor.

Off the Clock: A Brief History Lesson with David McCullough

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Pulitzer-prize winning historian David McCullough spoke Wednesday evening at the Missouri Theatre on the lessons to be learned from the founding fathers. McCullough’s lecture marked the opening of the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, which supports the study of the American democratic tradition at MU.

McCullough has written biographies on historical figures like John Adams, Harry Truman, Theodore Roosevelt and—most recently—the Wright Brothers. In addition to his Pulitzers, he has been awarded the National Book Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Operations have been shut down at a central Missouri plant that makes materials used in fracking.

MU Plans to Raise $1.3 Billion in Funding

Oct 9, 2015
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MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin launched a new campaign Thursday, seeking to raise over a billion dollars in funding for the university.

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The University of Missouri is expanding its mental health training program. Christy Hutton is the Assistant Director for Outreach and Communications at the MU Counseling center. She created RESPOND, an intensive, one-day interactive program aimed to teach students how to respond when someone is dealing with mental concerns. RESPOND stands for Recognize signs and symptoms, Empathize, Share your concern, Pose open questions, Offer hope, Navigate resources and policies, and Do self-care.

The Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders announced a partnership on Wednesday with the Mizzou Arena to train employees of the arena on how to interact with families with individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

University of Missouri Awarded Grant Money from USDA

Oct 9, 2015

The University of Missouri was awarded $84,000 in grant money to fund projects that will help crop producers conserve resources and maximize their production.

Missouri Man Indicted in $2 Million Fraud Scheme

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 A south-central Missouri man was indicted by a federal grand jury for a fraud scheme that allegedly duped at least 24 investors of more than $2 million.

The indictment against 55-year-old Daniel Keith Steele of Rolla was announced Thursday. He is charged with mail fraud, four counts of wire fraud and two counts of engaging in unlawful monetary transactions using criminally derived property.

It wasn't immediately clear if Steele had an attorney.

MU Alum Makes “Transformative” Gift Announcement

Oct 8, 2015
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  The University of Missouri received a “transformative” multi-million dollar gift from Rich and Nancy Kinder on Thursday.

The $25 million gift was made on behalf of the Kinder Foundation and will go towards permanently establishing the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, which focuses on giving students and faculty more opportunities to explore the theories and practices that make up our constitutional democracy.

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Generations of tilling and planting on the same land have left the nation’s soil in poor shape. And if farmers don’t change the way they grow crops, feeding the future won’t be easy.

As farmer Jordan Shearer from Slapout, Okla., puts it, “we’re creating a desert environment by plowing the damn ground."



Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been imprisoned in Iran since July 2014. On this edition of Global Journalist, we examine how Iran's internal politics and relations with the U.S. have led to the lengthy jailing of a correspondent for a major U.S. newspaper. 

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  MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced Thursday that the University of Missouri will soon require faculty and new students to go through diversity and inclusion training.

His announcement came following an incident of racism that occurred during the early hours of the morning on October 5. The Legion of Black Collegians homecoming royalty court was practicing a performance at Traditions Plaza when a racial slur was yelled at them.

Today Paul Pepper and STEVE JOHNSON, Missouri River Communities Network, talk about this Saturday's 'Autumn on the Bricks' festival in downtown Fulton. Art, music, food, a wing cook-off and beer; there will be something for everyone, so don't miss it! At [4:24] RACHEL MUTRUX, Director of the Missouri Telehealth Network, tells us about "Show-Me ECHO," a new telehealth program at the University of Missouri's School of Medicine. If you're need of doctor but can't travel, this is a viable solution! October 8, 2015

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Missouri's secretary of state is warning business owners about a deceptive mailer that indicates they have a potential compliance violation.

Secretary of State Jason Kander says the postcards look like an official government document but are not affiliated with any state or federal agency, including the Corporations Division in Kander's office.

Dozens of Missouri businesses have reported receiving the postcards, which direct the recipient to call a toll-free number to avoid fees and penalties.


Residents living near the site of a proposed 24-hour homeless drop-in shelter reviewed plans for the building Tuesday night. The Columbia Alliance to Combat Homelessness, CATCH, presented preliminary building plans to members of the North Central and North Village neighborhood associations.

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The Missouri Health Home program will be receiving a Gold Achievement Award for community-based services on Thursday from the American Psychiatric Association. This is one of four awards given out by the American Psychiatric Association every year to outstanding mental health programs.


Boone County authorities have requested more money to deal with the expenses of processing an increasing number of requests for concealed carry permits.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports applications for new concealed-carry weapon permits in Boone County are on pace to top previous highs.


The ongoing battle between taxicab regulators in the St. Louis region and Uber has escalated again with a new lawsuit that seeks to stop operation of the ride-hailing company.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission lawsuit, filed Monday, alleges that Uber violates Missouri law by allowing unlicensed and improperly vetted drivers.

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Personal Energy Transportation International, or PET, built its first rough-terrain transportation device for people with leg disabilities 21 years ago. With 25 affiliate workshops around the country today, the international organization reached the milestone of 50,000 PETs this year.

Mel West is a 91-year-old pastor and an antipoverty activist. In 1994, he met Larry Hills, a Methodist missionary who told West about polio and land mine survivors he was helping aide in Zaire, Africa.

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The US Department of Agriculture awarded a grant to help low-income families access affordable, healthful food in Boone County.

About $150,000 dollars was granted to better connect families in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, to fresh food at the farmers market.

In Roseburg, Ore., the Douglas County Sheriff says the public won’t ever hear him utter the shooter’s name so as not to give him the fame and attention he sought. As the ‘No Notoriety’ campaign gains steam, journalists find themselves at odds with it. Also, President Obama the nation’s assignment editor-in-chief, Hillary Clinton’s NBC appearances and covering the “1,000-year flood” in South Carolina. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Reuben Stern and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

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Family Health Center opened back in 1992, and is Columbia’s federally qualified health center, which gets federal funding to assist low-income and medically underserved populations.

Over the years it has expanded to include not just medical services, but also mental health and dental services. And then, more recently, has opened two satellite clinics in rural Missouri – Salisbury and Marceline.

In the hours and days following the last week's massacre at Umpqua Community College, many called on the media not to name the shooter. The idea? Not to give him the attention and fame he was seeking in carrying out the act. But, there are many in the journalism community who say that while they can respect the concept of the 'No Notoriety' campaign, we'd be betraying the basic tenants of our profession if we adhered.