MU’s Freshmen Enrollment Grows But Total Numbers Decline

COLUMBIA, MO (AP) — The University of Missouri says freshmen enrollment increased for this school year, but overall enrollment declined. The Columbia Missourian reports freshmen enrollment increased 13 percent from fall 2017 to 2018. The 4,673 freshmen enrolled for the fall was 539 more than in 2017. Total enrollment at MU dropped 3.3 percent, from 30,870 students…

Trump at Springfield Rally; Says he Wants to Rid Justice Department of ‘Lingering Stench’

SPRINGFIELD, MO (AP) — President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising more firings to rid a “lingering stench” after reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump. Trump, at a political rally Friday night in Missouri, did not explicitly mention the Rosenstein furor,…

Report: Air Quality Near Troubled Landfill Posed Health Risk

ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) — A new report says emissions near a troubled St. Louis County landfill posed health concerns for workers and nearby residents, but remediation efforts have largely diminished the risks. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Friday released a report based on air quality data collected near Bridgeton Landfill . The landfill has…