Petition: Missouri university official subject to racism

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – Missouri State University has hired an investigator to conduct an independent review of allegations of racist treatment against the school’s vice president of diversity and inclusion. The university’s Board of Governors Chair Stephen Hoven announced Monday there would be an investigation of the treatment of Ken Coopwood, the university’s first black…

Former Kinder staffer paid $60,000 more than reports showed

( KTRS ) Revised campaign finance reports show a former campaign aide to Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has been paid at least $60,000 more than originally reported. Additional payments to former campaign manager Logan Thompson were among hundreds of changes made to Kinder’s campaign records. Kinder’s gubernatorial campaign say independent contractors prepared incorrect reports…

Clay Waller moved to Missouri prison

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) – A southeast Missouri man who killed his estranged wife and buried her body on a Mississippi River island has been transferred from a federal prison in Florida to the custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections. Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman David Owen says Waller is imprisoned at the state…