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Developing: Gary Pinkel / University of Missouri
9:42 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Head Mizzou football coach Pinkel arrested for DWI

A booking photo of Gary Pinkel following his arrest for DWI in Columbia, Mo.
(Provided by Boone County Sheriff's Office)

This is a developing story. We will update it when we have more information.

Updated at 4:25 p.m.:

Missouri has suspended coach Gary Pinkel for Saturday's game and frozen his salary for a year following his overnight arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.

Athletic director Mike Alden announced the disciplinary measures on Thursday afternoon. They include a total of some $300,000 in penalties, including a donation to a campus alcohol-awareness program, and 50 hours of community service.

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Morning round-up
9:21 am
Mon November 7, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, November 7, 2011

University of Missouri joins SEC

The University of Missouri was officially accepted into the Southeastern Conference Sunday. SEC Presidents and Chancellors unanimously voted Missouri into the conference as its 14th member effective July 1, 2012.

A press conference and celebration were held Sunday evening at the MU student center.

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Mizzou to SEC
11:55 pm
Sun November 6, 2011

Mizzou bolts Big 12 for SEC

Mizzou athletic director Mike Alden after announcing that the school has been invited to join the SEC as its 14th member on July 1, 2012.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated with quotes from press conference. Reporting from KBIA's Ryan Faumuliner, Kaveh Kaghazi and Chris McDaniel was used in this story.

After months of speculation, it's official - the University of Missouri is bolting the Big 12 Conference for the SEC.

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Conference shuffle
11:12 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

Mizzou may bolt Big 12 Conference

Univ. of Missouri football players celebrate after a touchdown during a 2007 game against Texas Tech. The system's Board of Curators on Tuesday authorized Chancellor Brady Deaton to consider moving Mizzou from the Big 12 to another conference.
(via Flickr/eagle102.net)

Reporting by KBIA's Ryan Famuliner was used in this report.

The University of Missouri is officially looking to leave the Big 12 Conference.

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Morning News Round-up
9:44 am
Thu August 18, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, August 18, 2011

A fire hose.
(via Flickr/flattop341)

St. Charles house fire claims fourth victim

A tragic house fire in St. Charles has claimed the life of a 4th victim. 8-year-old Quentin Gresham died early this morning, following the deaths of his father, mother and younger sister earlier this week.

As the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports, the lone survivor of the deadly blaze is 11-year-old Robert Zwilling, who escaped by jumping out a second-floor window.

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Post Office / Possible Closures
4:50 pm
Tue July 26, 2011

Post office "possible closure" list includes St. Louis-area locations

(via Flickr/Aranami)

Reporting from KBIA's Ryan Famuliner was used in this report.

Several St. Louis-area branches of the United States Postal Service are named on a "possible closure" list released by the Postal Service.

Nearly 3,700 post offices across the country are on the list of locations that will be studied to determine whether they should be closed. You can see a list of the offices on the list in the St. Louis area below.

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University of Missouri announces cuts
4:57 pm
Wed June 29, 2011

University of Missouri announces cuts to balance the budget

(via Flickr/Adam Procter)

University of Missouri officials plan to make big cuts to an investment program in order to balance the books after a surprise cut in state funding.

The UM System says the Enterprise Investment Program’s budget will drop from $5 million to less than $3 million. UM System Vice President for Finance and Administration, Nikki Krawitz, said the year-old program helps bring University research and inventions to the marketplace.

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Morning round-up
9:25 am
Mon May 30, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, May 30, 2011

An American flag blows in the wind, attached to a downed limb, near a home that has been destroyed in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. A massive tornado hit the small southwestern Missouri town on May 22, 2011.
UPI/Rick Meyer

Obama Visits Joplin

Exactly a week after Joplin was hit by the deadliest tornado to strike the U.S in decades, President Barack Obama visited the Missouri city to offer hope to survivors and promises of help. Obama took to the stage during the Joplin Community Memorial Service, delivering a message of hope and support.

Along with promises to help rebuild the devastated community, Obama honored some of Joplin’s “heroes,” whom he says acted swiftly – often at the expense of their own lives – to save those around them.

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University of Missouri Sports
5:36 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

New coach Haith talks MU’s basketball future

Frank Haith speaks to reporters after being introduced as the 17th head men's basketball coach at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. on April 5, 2011.
(UPI/University of Missouri)

Reporting from KBIA's Nick Adams used in this report.

A day after being hired as the new University of Missouri basketball coach, Frank Haith held a press conference this morning at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.

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University of Missouri
5:47 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

After recent racist grafitti incident, Mizzou holds panel discussion

Memorial Union at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. (via Flickr/Adam Procter)

The University of Missouri continues to grapple with the implications of the most recent incident of racism on its Columbia campus.

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