After a four year separation of the only two colleges in southeast Missouri, SEMO and Three Rivers College are working to reconcile and begin a new partnership. The Daily American in Poplar Bluff says the two Presidents - Dr. Kenneth Dobbins, and Wes Payne - met to discuss Southeast returning to the TRC campus. In an immediate move, the two will join with Mineral Area College in Cape to create the Cape College Center this month.
Missouri Republican lawmakers are questioning if state health officials are doing enough to prevent Ebola from coming into the state. With neighbor Illinois creating a health committee to prepare and prevent Ebola from getting into their state, Senators Kurt Schaefer of Columbia and Rob Schaaf of St. Joseph also want Governor Nixon to issue a travel ban of anyone from countries with Ebola. State health officials say they are confident in their training to prevent the spread if it ever enters Missouri.
Autopsy results came in Wednesday in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson 2.5 months ago. He suffered a gunshot wound to his hand from close range, which experts say likely supports Officer Darren Wilson's testimony that Brown charged him. Brown was shot at least six times, but a grand jury is still deciding if Wilson should be charged.