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Month: September 2014

State auditor pension survey raises concerns

The numbers are in and state officials said they’re concerning. Missouri’s state auditor released survey results highlighting the financial condition of public employee pension plans. State officials said more than a dozen of Missouri’s pension plans are highly problematic. The Missouri State Auditor’s survey gauges the financial health of 89 pension plans throughout the state.

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MU gives grants for biomedical research

Tuesday, the University of Missouri gave six grants to help forward biomedical research projects. The Coulter Translational Partnership Program awarded about $600,000 to 11 researchers. The grants will help six different team projects including identifying tuberculosis, early breast cancer detection, engineered knee cartilage and more. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said the grants help research become

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Accused Callaway Co. killer declines right to trial, attorney after admitting to parole violation

The man accused of killing a 6-year-old Callaway County boy last month appeared in Boone County court Monday. 27-year-old Scott Willet is charged with first degree murder after admitting to shooting Dayne Hathman. He’s also charged with tampering with physical evidence, receiving stolen property, and 1st degree tampering with a motor vehicle. Willet was on

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