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  • Missouri fan on team plane in federal drug probe
  • Three accused of setting NE Mo. fires
  • Columbia City Council sets priorities for the future
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A University of Missouri men's basketball fan who regularly traveled with the team to NCAA Tournament games is among 10 Columbia residents facing federal drug conspiracy charges.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Levi Coolley was on the team plane on four Tiger tournament trips from 2009 to 2011. Coolley also joined a team flight from Austin, Texas, in January and got complimentary tickets from Missouri players at nine games over two seasons.

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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.
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