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Update: No Bombs Found Near Hearnes Center, MU Student Given Summons

Dec 14, 2017
Columns and Jesse Hall
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No explosives were found Wednesday afternoon on a bus that stopped south of the Hearnes Center, but an MU student has been issued a summons for disturbing the peace.

The University of Missouri Police Department received a call at 3:20 p.m. from someone concerned about comments she heard about an explosion on the bus they were riding, according to a news release.

The caller provided the department with a description of the bus and its location at the bus stop close to the Hearnes Center.

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The Columbia Daily Tribune reports University of Missouri athletic director Mike Alden is considering the "future and the viability" of the 41-year-old Hearnes Center now that the school's men's and women's basketball teams call Mizzou Arena home.

Alden says the field house named for former Governor Warren Hearnes is expensive to maintain and has high energy costs. He acknowledged the real estate next to Memorial Stadium may have more value as the university modernizes its athletic facilities. Mizzou Arena opened in 2004.