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Union drag show canceled

An organization that sought to use the Union City Auditorium for a drag show has canceled the event after confusion on a vote by a city committee. Nclusion Plus, a for-profit Columbia-based entertainment, education and marketing organization, sought to use the auditorium July 15. “We’re a mobile pop-up entertainment, education...
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Private philanthropy funds half of UM system's largest new capital project

(The Center Square) – The largest of five new capital projects throughout the University of Missouri system will be funded equally by gifts and campus reserves. The Board of Curators unanimously approved $73 million for the construction of four projects at the flagship campus in Columbia and a welcome center at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) at Rolla.
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Infant remains found three years ago in Columbia identified, parents charged with her death

Two suspects are arrested for their connection to the death of an infant whose remains were discovered in Columbia in 2019. Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones announced Tuesday afternoon that the infant’s parents, Staffone Fountain, 30, of St. Joseph, and Lavosha Daniels, 28, of St. Louis, had been arrested earlier in the day. Fountain is charged with first-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse. Daniels is charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and abandonment of a corpse.

Date set for 2022 Mizzou vs. Kansas “Border War” Basketball game

COLUMBIA, Mo (KTVI/KPLR) — Mizzou and Kansas will meet on the men’s basketball hardwood Saturday, December 10th, Kansas athletics announced on Tuesday afternoon. It is the second straight season the Tigers and Jayhawks are meeting. Last season, Kansas won in a 102-65 rout over Missouri in Lawrence. The 2021 meeting marked the first regular-season clash between the two teams in nine years.

Missouri men's basketball adds Mabor Majak

(Columbia) -- Missouri men’s basketball added another former Cleveland State player to their men’s basketball roster on Tuesday. Mabor Majak spent two seasons with Tigers head coach Dennis Gates at Cleveland State and played in 23 games this past year. View the complete release from Missouri athletics linked...
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More than 50 people injured in Amtrak train crash arrive at hospitals across Missouri

Hospitals across Missouri received more than 50 patients who were injured when an Amtrak train in northern Missouri collided with a dump truck Monday afternoon. At least 200 people were on the train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when it derailed near Mendon, Missouri, a town about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Three people were killed, and while the patrol said injury numbers are unknown, Missouri hospitals counted at least 51 patients by 7 p.m.

Columbia College President passes away at 79 years old

Columbia — Dr. Gerald Brouder, Columbia College's longest serving President passed away last week. Brouder's family, friends, and colleagues paid their respects at his memorial on Tuesday, June 28 , 2022. The Columbia College safety officials escorted Dr. Brouder's funeral procession around the campus as loved ones observed. He...

Out of three regional brands of potato chip companies in Missouri, two have been around for a few decades

Bowl of Red Hot Riplets manufactured by Old Vienna in St. Louis, MO.Ckoerner, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. There is an old potato chip manufacturer at 1 West Industrial Road in Fulton, Missouri known as Backer's Potato Chip Co. It was originally founded in 1931. The company makes 7,000 pounds of chips per hour. Backer's also ships their brand chips across the country including places in Canada and Mexico. Backer's isn't the only regional brand of potato chips manufactured in Missouri.
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MU football reportedly set to add offensive analyst

Missouri football is reportedly set to get a coaching boost on the offensive end in the form of an offensive analyst. According to reporting from John Brice of FootballScoop on Monday, Brendan Boylan will join head coach Eliah Drinkwitz’s staff. Boylan served as the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at Division II Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio.

Man charged for fatal 2021 fentanyl overdose in Jefferson City

Prosecutors charged a California, MO, man for a fatal fentanyl overdose in Jefferson City in January 2021. According to the probable cause statement, the overdose happened on January 30, 2021, at 815 Nelson Drive. When officers got to the scene, they found a woman's body. They also found a used...