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  • Missouri interim chancellor accepts NYIT presidency
    University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley has accepted the position of president at the New York Institute of Technology, effective June 1. His last day at MU will be May 3. “I cherish the time that I have spent at Mizzou,” Foley says. “Karin and I love Missouri and Missourians. We are so thankful […]  Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:27:00 +0000

  • Missourinet 5 p.m. Newscast 3-29-2017
    Top stories: Mizzou’s interim chancellor is leaving the university. Missouri’s attorney general is responding to a legislative committee voting to strip millions from his budget next fiscal year. Alisa Nelson reports.  Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:17:33 +0000

  • Missouri Attorney General not aware committee looking to strip $6.8 million from his budget
    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) feels confident that state lawmakers will restore $6.8 million in funding from his office’s consumer protection fund. Hawley tells Missourinet his office was not aware a House budget committee was considering an amendment Tuesday night to strip away that funding. “We didn’t know anything about it and we sent someone as soon […]  Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:19:19 +0000

  • Missouri Senate committee approves Scottrade Center legislation; facility was built in 1994
    Legislation allowing up to $6 million in annual state funding to pay for Scottrade Center renovations in St. Louis was approved Tuesday by the Missouri Senate Economic Development Committee. The bill is sponsored by State Sen. Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan), who tells Missourinet St. Louis will lose bids on several upcoming events, without major upgrades to […]  Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:00:34 +0000

  • U.S. Girls’ Junior Golf Championship coming to Missouri this July
    Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Mo., has been selected as the host site for the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. The club’s second USGA championship is scheduled for July 24-29. The U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship is open to female amateurs who have not turned 18 on or before the final day of that year’s […]  Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:53:46 +0000

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  • Nigerian citizen indicted in stolen identity refund fraud
    Nigerian citizen indicted in stolen identity refund fraud

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors say a Nigerian citizen living in St. Louis was part of a stolen identity fraud scheme that sought more than $12 million in refunds.

    A federal grand jury in St. Louis returned a superseding indictment Wednesday charging Kevin Kunlay Williams, also known as Kunlay Sodipo, with mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, voter fraud, illegal re-entry and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

    Williams and others allegedly used public school employees' identifications stolen from a payroll company to file more than 2,000 fraudulent federal income tax returns. Williams also allegedly used fraudulently obtained identification numbers to obtain refund checks.

    Williams was deported in 1995 but allegedly returned illegally in 1999 and voted illegally in 2012 and 2016 elections.

    An after-hours message left with the public defender's office in St. Louis wasn't returned.

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  • Fulton man arrested on suspicion of stealing from city warehouse
    Fulton man arrested on suspicion of stealing from city warehouse

    FULTON - An area man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of stealing, trespassing and property damage.

    The Fulton Police Department responded just before 3:00 p.m. to the City Warehouse, where a large amount of electric wire and miscellaneous items had been stolen.

    Police said their investigation led to Randall Moore. According to the press release evidence linked Moore, 47, to another report of stealing in Fulton.

    Moore was taken to Callaway County Jail and charged with two felony counts of stealing, two counts of trespassing, and one count of property damage. He was being held without bond.

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      Wed, 29 Mar 2017 6:20:46 PM

  • 2 teenagers charged in ATV theft
    2 teenagers charged in ATV theft

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday and accused of ATV theft.

    According to a release, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies responded just outside of Fulton, Tuesday for a reported theft of an ATV. The victim reported that someone unknown had just stolen an ATV from their property and driven it away from the scene.

    The release said deputies located the stolen ATV in a wooded area near a residence along County Road 318 around 6 p.m. The ATV was recovered, processed, and returned to the owner.  

    Deputies arrested Taylor Fields and Tristin Dudley, both 17, on pending charges of first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle. 

    Fields and Dudley were released to the Callaway County Jail. Fields later posted a bond of $4,500.00 and was released from the Callaway County Jail pending a court appearance. Dudley remained in jail on $4,500.00 bond.


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  • Hank Foley to be new president at the New York Institute of Technology
    Hank Foley to be new president at the New York Institute of Technology

    COLUMBIA - Former MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley has accepted the position of president at the New York Institute of Technology.

    His last day at MU will be May 3 and he'll begin his new job June 1.

    Foley was appointed interim chancellor in November 2015 following the resignation of R. Bowen Loftin. He was originally hired at MU as executive vice president for academic affairs, research and economic development in 2013. In 2014, he was asked to serve as senior vice chancellor for research and graduate studies at MU in addition to his duties as vice president. 

    In a letter to students and staff, Foley said, "My experience here has been the most professioanlly enriching that I ever had."


    During his tenure as MU Interim Chancellor, Foley made numerous hires, including athletic director Jim Sterk. Foley has worked to increase the number of admissions recruiters, be more transparent as an administration and encouraging researchers to apply for more grants.

    This fiscal year, grant applications are up 8 percent and the monetary value of grant applications are up 37.5 percent.

    Additionally, during his time as interim chancellor, the university has raised more than $195 million.

    MU System President Mun Choi said in a statement that Foley is "an outstanding academic leader who will bring his impressive set of experiences to achieve a bold vision." 

    Choi continued to say that he will be meeting with members of the MU community to develop a transition plan in anticipation of selecting the next permanent chancellor in May, 2017.

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      Wed, 29 Mar 2017 4:56:27 PM

  • 3 arrested at Moniteau County Jail on drug charges
    3 arrested at Moniteau County Jail on drug charges

    CALIFORNIA - Three people were arrested on drug charges Tuesday at the Moniteau County Jail.

    According to a release from Moniteau County, deputies were called to the Moniteau County Jail, on a report from jail staff that a subject who had come to register as a sex offender had a strong odor of marijuana on their person.

    Upon speaking with the person deputies went outside and located the vehicle that they were driving. Deputies located three more people inside the vehicle.

    Deputies said they noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car and got consent to search the vehicle, finding marijuana, methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia.

    They arrested Vickie Fowler, 39, of California; Amicia Guillen, 36, of Tipton, and Crystal Branch, 38, of Fortuna.

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      Wed, 29 Mar 2017 4:26:21 PM

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  • Central Missouri counties under tornado watch until 3 a.m.
    The National Weather Service has placed part of Central Missouri under a tornado watch until 3 a.m. Thursday.  Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:30:00 -0500

  • Ashland officials seek interest in potential sewer line
    Engineers working for the city of Ashland are trying to gauge property owners' interest in a proposed sewer line running from East Route H north of Ashland to the KOMU-TV building, less than five miles from Columbia's southern boundary.  Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0500

  • Little helper
    Raegan Clasby, 3, helps seal bags of cereal with family member Lindsay Payne while volunteering at the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri on Tuesday. Raegan will participate as Little Miss CoMo in this weekend's Midwest State Toyfest pageant…  Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0500

  • Glasgow School District sues coroner over inquest records in teen's death
    The Glasgow School District on Thursday sued Howard County’s coroner, alleging violations of the Missouri open records law because the coroner will not turn over a transcript of an inquest that determined a teen had committed suicide because of incessant…  Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0500

  • Officials call off search for missing man in Moniteau County
    Authorities have called off for now a search for a man who apparently disappeared from a Moniteau County campsite.  Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0500


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