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UPDATED: UM president resigns amid criticism of handling of racial issues

University of Missouri System president resigns amid criticism of handling of racial issues.

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Missouri football players join in hunger strike protests

University system president Tim Wolfe, Gov. Jay Nixon among those to weigh in

The University of Missouri football team will refrain from practicing until Missouri graduate student Jonathan Butler’s hunger strike comes to an end. Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel tweeted a photo this morning of the entire team — coaches and white players included — with the caption “The Mizzou Family stands as one. We are united. We are behind our players. #ConcernedStudent1950 GP.”

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Columbia man arrested in local shooting

Columbia resident Laquent Palmer was arrested for shooting a man in the face in the Westview Heights area just outside Jefferson City Saturday evening.

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Missouri football players boycott in support of protest

Missouri football players announced on Twitter that they will not participate in team activities until the university president resigns, a move designed to join forces with a black graduate student who is holding a hunger strike.

Complaint dropped; Randy Henry retires from Patrol

Sgt. Randy Henry, a 29-year veteran of the state Water and Highway patrols, has retired. Henry had challenged the Patrol's plan to discipline him for "misconduct," based on a complaint from Osage County Prosecutor Amanda Grellner.

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Royals return to World Series, beat Blue Jays in ALCS Game 6

Lorenzo Cain sprinted home from first base on Eric Hosmer's single in the eighth inning, Wade Davis weathered a 45-minute rain delay and a white-knuckle ninth, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Friday night to earn their second straight trip to the World Series.

Water main break in Jefferson City

A water main break at a busy Jefferson City intersection is causing traffic congestion as repairs are underway.

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Missouri governor commutes sentence for condemned man

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday spared the life of a death row inmate four days before the scheduled execution, saying he did so after "significant consideration" of the circumstances but without explaining further.

Beetem orders new hearings in Sheriff Dixon case

‘Procedural irregularities’ by commission cited

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled officials didn't follow the required procedures to discipline Dixon's peace officer's license.

Steidley guilty of setting warehouse fire

Jury in second trial takes just over 3 1/2 hours to reach guilty verdict in Everhart's arson trial.

Missouri lawmakers override 10 Nixon vetoes

The latest on the Missouri legislative session occurring Wednesday to consider overriding vetoes made by Gov. Jay Nixon.

Jefferson City man drowns in Osage River

A Jefferson City man who had been drinking was found dead Sunday morning in the Osage River, Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon confirmed.

Benefit for family of children who died in Tuesday condo fire set for Sunday

Lake Ozark-based Batter’s Box, local musician to host fundraiser

Musician Monte Davidson and the owners of the Batter’s Box Eatery Pub, Jeff and Stacey Coats, have organized a benefit for the family of the children who died in the Osage Beach condo fire Tuesday night. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Lake Ozark restaurant.

Two suspects wounded as chase ends in gun battle

Police report bystander shot during car theft

Two men are in custody after they allegedly shot a bystander near Millersburg, stole a vehicle and led police on a 150-mile car chase to Hickory County, where it ended in a gun battle with police that left the two suspects wounded.

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Charges filed in Hy-Vee shooting

A Jefferson City woman was shot in the upper chest after an altercation at a grocery store parking lot Monday afternoon.