Man charged with murder in Callaway Co. child's death

27-year-old Scottie Willet is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action following a homicide investigation in Callaway County.


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Missouri judge likely to uphold teacher proposal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge says he will likely reject a legal challenge to a November ballot measure that would link teacher evaluations to their students' performance.

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Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

Columbia middle school music room suffers rain damage

A Columbia middle school music room is damaged after Tuesday night's rain. It wasn't much rain, but the downpour was fast and hard.

Blue Ridge Elementary students exposed to heat

Elementary students exposed to heat

Last Friday, the entire fourth grade class of 72 students at Blue Ridge Elementary was instructed to stand outside for the full duration of the usual recess period, about 20 minutes. 

Appeals court: Course syllabi not public records

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that course syllabi are exempt from Missouri's open records law because they are the intellectual property of faculty members.

MU welcomes largest student body in history

The University of Missouri welcomed its largest student body in history Monday, with nearly 35,000 students enrolled.



Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'

On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC. For the older kids, it is about half that. Teachers and parents commonly refer to it as the Back-to-School Plague. But there are simple ways to keep your kids healthy.

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Founder of University of Phoenix, 93, dies

The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to a statement posted on the Apollo Education Group's website. He was 93.

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