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UPDATE: Erickson released from Missouri prison on parole

Charles Erickson has been released from the Boonville Correctional Center, on parole (April 2020 file photo courtesy of Missouri Department of Corrections spokeswoman Karen Pojmann) A high-profile inmate who pleaded guilty to the 2001 killing of the “Columbia Daily Tribune” sports editor but later recanted his testimony has been released from prison on parole. Missouri Department of Corrections spokeswoman Karen …

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Mizzou’s power plant celebrates its 100th anniversary; powers Mizzou Arena, Memorial Stadium and 200-plus other buildings

The MU Combined Cooling Heat and Power Plant (CCHP) is located on Columbia’s East Stewart road (2023 photo courtesy of Uriah Orland of the MU News Bureau) The University of Missouri is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Mizzou’s massive Combined Cooling Heat and Power Plant (CCHP). It’s located near Columbia’s Providence and East Stewart road. Mizzou energy management director Michael …

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Seewood: plans continue for permanent Columbia homeless shelter

There are still plans to build a 100-bed homeless facility near Columbia’s municipal power plant (2022 file photo courtesy of City of Columbia Utilities) Columbia’s city manager believes there are anywhere from 100 to 200 homeless residents in town. Sheltering the unhoused has been a top priority and challenge for city manager De’Carlon Seewood. He notes Columbia’s Room at the …

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Santulli incident in Columbia helps prompt hazing legislation at Capitol

State Rep. Travis Smith (R-Dora) speaks on the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on January 4, 2023, as State Rep. Brian Seitz (R-Branson) listens (photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications) Legislation that’s aimed at getting medical assistance for hazing victims has been filed by a Missouri lawmaker. State Rep. Travis Smith (R-Dora), a Mizzou graduate, wants to …

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