University of Missouri

Morning round-up
9:15 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Morning headlines: February 1, 2012

The campus of the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia, Mo. The University of Missouri system has announced tuition hikes at all of its campuses.
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University of Missouri to raise tuition

The University of Missouri system wants to increase tuition next year by 7.5 percent at its Columbia campus and even more at its campuses in St. Louis and Rolla.

A proposal released Tuesday afternoon spells out proposed in-state tuition hikes of 8.2 percent at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and 9 percent at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. The Kansas City campus would see a 3 percent increase.

Similar increases are being sought for graduate programs and non-resident undergraduates.

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Morning round-up
9:29 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Morning headlines: Thursday, January 5, 2012

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$1.3 million ATM Solutions money restolen

The $6.6 million robbery of ATM Solutions in St. Louis in 2010 is believed to be the largest heist ever in St. Louis. It turns out the robbers themselves were victimized, too - at least $1.3 million was re-stolen. 

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SEC football
9:42 am
Wed December 28, 2011

SEC football schedule includes Mizzou, despite uncertainty about transfer

Mizzou and SEC officials after Mizzou officially announced on Nov. 6th that Mizzou would join the SEC on July 1, 2012. The conference's football schedule released today includes Mizzou.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

On the football schedule at least, the University of Missouri is officially a member of the Southeastern Conference.

Though Mizzou does not officially join the SEC until July 1, it's included on the conference football schedule released today. Here's what it looks like for Mizzou:

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Morning News Round-up
6:47 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, December 23, 2011

Ameren faces a complaint from the Missouri Public Service Commission after failing to report a June fire at its Taum Sauk power station (pictured here) soon enough.
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New trouble for Ameren at Taum Sauk power plant

A recent memo to the Missouri Public Service Commission shows major problems for Ameren at its Taum Sauk power station.

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Morning round-up
9:23 am
Tue December 6, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rod Blagojevich signs autographs at Illinois State University in 2006. A judge today ruled that his second corruption trial will start next Wednesday as schedulded.
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Two day sentencing hearing for Blagojevich begins today

Former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich's sentencing hearing is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Much of today's hearing will be a repeat of what attorneys have already argued in written motions filed with the court.

The one unknown variable is the governor himself. He'll get a chance to address the court.

Former federal prosecutor Dave Weisman says Blagojevich should read a prepared statement and keep it short.

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Mizzou / SEC
3:33 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Mo. budget cuts played role in Mizzou switch to SEC

Brady Deaton (second from right), Chancellor of the University of Missouri and Mike Alden (far right), Athletic Director at the University of Missouri at the announcement that Mizzou would join the Southeastern Conference on Nov. 6, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

University of Missouri-Columbia Chancellor Brady Deaton says state funding cuts played a role in his decision to move the school from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference.

Deaton said Monday that his concern about instability and uncertainty of the Big 12 was enhanced because state funding for higher education has been cut several times in recent years, and still is not at the level originally budgeted in 2001.

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Morning headlines
9:38 am
Mon December 5, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, December 5, 2011

Some lawmakers are raising constitutional questions about new Missouri House and Senate districts. The St. Louis area is shown here.
(Missouri State Redistricting Office)

Lawmakers raise constitutional questions about new districts

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Gary Pinkel / University of Missouri
3:59 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Mizzou's Pinkel on DWI arrest: "When you're wrong, you're wrong."

Gary Pinkel.
(Provided by Boone County Sheriff's Office)

Reporting by KBIA's Sarah Redohl used in this report.

MU head football coach Gary Pinkel held a press conference with his lawyers this afternoon to apologize for his DWI arrest Wednesday night. Pinkel says he is sorry for letting down his players and fans.

"When you’re wrong, you’re wrong," Pinkel said. "I had to stand up to them and tell them how I felt and how I’d failed them."

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Gary Pinkel / University of Missouri
12:52 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Missouri coach Pinkel pleads guilty to DWI

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

Suspended Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving.

Boone County court records show that Pinkel was charged on Friday and pleaded guilty the same day. He was arrested in Columbia on Wednesday night and suspended without pay the next day for the final home game of the season.

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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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