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Crime
5:23 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Former MU student sentenced to probation, community service in racial slur incident

More than a year after a vandalism incident that brought race issues to light on the University of Missouri campus, a former MU student has been sentenced to serve probation and community service.

Boone County Circuit Court Judge Christine Carpenter sentenced Ben Elliott to two years probation Monday afternoon. Elliott pleaded guilty to spray painting a racial slur on a statue outside of Hatch Hall on MU’s campus in February 2011.

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Politics
4:37 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Brunner airs first critical ad in Missouri GOP Senator bid

U.S. Senate candidate John Brunner has launched the first critical TV ad in Missouri's Republican Senate primary.

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Politics
4:14 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Missouri revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent

Missouri's tax revenues are running a little ahead of projections heading into the final month of the state budget year.

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Education
3:46 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

MU engineering researchers fly to Iraq

Researchers from the MU College of Engineering plan to fly to Iraq on June 17th as part of a new collaboration with the University of Technology in Baghdad.

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Business
3:31 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Historic MU B&B serves up 10000th breakfast

Carly Sedberry KBIA

Columbia’s The Gathering Place celebrated its 10,000th breakfast served as a student-run facility.

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Politics
10:41 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Most senior Supreme Court member resigns

The longest-serving member of the Missouri Supreme Court has announced his resignation. effective Aug. 1.

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Weather
9:11 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Weather warnings by text: Kirksville adopts new alert system

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The city of Kirksville is adopting a new Wireless Emergency Alert system, which will send severe weather warnings via text messages.

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Politics
9:04 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Columbia stormwater changes sent back to the drawing board

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Proposed changes to a stormwater ordinance in Columbia are not happening, after years of discussion.  

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Intersection
5:39 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Painting Missouri, one county at a time

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:12 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Missouri drought taking a toll on grass

Lars Ploughman Flickr

Drought conditions abound around much of and lawns and grass are taking a beating.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:40 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

New testing at Times Beach site

Route 66 state park pond.
Lee Harkness Flickr

Nearly 30 years after Times Beach, Mo., was evacuated in one of the nation's most notorious environmental disasters, scientists with the Environmental Protection Agency are returning to the site for a new round of soil sampling.

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Politics
3:30 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Preliminary hearing set for Clay Waller

Clay Waller was arraigned in court Monday on charges of killing his wife, Jacque Waller. 

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Science, Health and Technology
8:36 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Venus viewing event planned at MU observatory

Venus - Computer Simulated Global View
NASA

Astronomy enthusiasts and members of the public are invited to MU’s campus observatory Tuesday to watch the rare planetary passage of Venus.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:17 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Charity care at Missouri hospitals on the rise, new report finds

Health systems in urban regions are generally more equipped to handle charity care than rural regions, according to new findings from the Missouri Foundation for Health.
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Missouri hospitals are providing more charity care, according to a new analysis from the Missouri Foundation for Health. But, community health centers have also been easing the strain.

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Education
6:09 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Columbia School District to receive less funding

Håkan Dahlström Flickr

The Columbia Public School district will receive about $400,000 less funding from the state next year compared to the previous year. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESE, announced its preliminary allocation plan last week. The estimation is based on the state foundation formula. DESE’s spokesperson Sarah Potter says the state doesn’t have enough money to keep up with the foundation formula, which has been in effect for six years.

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