Asst. basketball coach Ernie Nestor resigns

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After only one season, coach Ernie Nestor is resigning as assistant coach of the MU men's basketball team. Sources told the Columbia Daily Tribune that head coach Frank Haith wanted Nestor to move into a more administrative position, but that he preferred to stay on court. He's expected to take a position at the Naval Acadamy where he'll be allowed to do just that.

The University of Missouri continued its efforts to raise awareness about the new Title IX policies that are being put in place.  

An MU professor’s research was used to help write a bill that is headed to President Obama's desk. 

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A judge is giving residents of a small Maries county town a chance to choose public humiliation over jail time for some legal problems.


The week-long celebration for the 175th anniversary of the University of Missouri will conclude tonight with a columns lighting ceremony. 

MU Journalism school recieves donation

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MU’s journalism school gave Donald W. Reynolds a scholarship worth $22 a month. Nearly 90 years later, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation gave MU’s journalism school $10 million on Friday morning.

    The pressure is on for big-name NFL advertisers, like CoverGirl cosmetics, to pull their ad dollars after the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal. How has the news media contributed to the discussion? Should companies pull ads? Missouri School of Journalism professors Earnest Perry, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom including:

  • Nixon replaces most of Lottery Commission
  • Appeals court rejects teacher evaluation ballot
  • MU Extension plans new public awareness campaign
  • City Council approves downtown sewer improvements
  • Former state officials call for high school citizenship test
  • Jefferson City staff discuss campaign to remove questions about felonies on job applications
  • Nixon creates Office of Community Engagement

Contamination in Pickard Hall to be surveyed

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Pickard Hall at the University of Missouri will either be destroyed, remediated or saved following an analysis by MU.  The building was closed last October due to the contamination.  A comprehensive survey plan is now in the works to figure out the amount of radioactive contamination present in the building.

The survey plan will make measurements from what can be seen, as well as take down walls, remove support beams and pull other structures from the building.

Today Paul Pepper visits with NICK FOSTER, Voluntary Action Center, about "Warm Up Columbia," a program entirely dependent on donations! At [4:48] NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL tells us about Lincoln University's field day titled, "In Touch with Nature," happening tomorrow in Jefferson City! September 19, 2014