Miami has finally received its notice of allegations from the NCAA, a long-awaited document accuses the Hurricanes of a “lack of institutional control” within its athletic department.
A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that several former members of Miami coaching staffs are named in the notice of allegations, including Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith, who was with the Hurricanes from 2004-11.
This week: why Boone County leaders are asking for a 3/8 cent sales tax in April. Plus, economists and business owners in Mid-Missouri react to President Barack Obama’s goal of increasing the national minimum wage to 9 dollars an hour.
Missouri legislators are cutting their work week short because of concerns about a winter storm.
The House and Senate usually meet from Monday until mid-day Thursday each week. But the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from late Wednesday through Thursday for most of Missouri. The forecast calls for a mixture of ice and snow, depending on the location.
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler addressed the Columbia Rotary club today to discuss her ideas about how to address the national debt.
Hartzler believes spending plans need a vast renovation if Congress wants to improve the economy. In 10 days, congress could approve the sequester, which will cut funding for schools, medical research, and military defense in order to lower the deficit. Hartzler believes there are other ways around these cuts that would have a more positive impact on the economy.
“Everyone is a walking 9-1-1 call,” says Joe Piper, Acting Operations Manager of the Boone County 911 Dispatch Center, also known as Joint Communications. Leaders at Joint Communications, located in downtown Columbia, say they are having trouble keeping up with the increase in calls. “It’s a good thing, in some ways, but it’s a bad thing in other ways because an incident can overwhelm us very quickly with one call taker,” Piper says. And at the same time, they don’t want people to feel discouraged from calling 911.