Authorities are looking for a young Rolla girl who may have been abducted by her mother.
The Phelps County Sheriff's Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for four-year-old Cassandra Robertson. Police say she was last seen Monday in the 11,800 block of State Road V in Rolla.
Cassandra Robertson is described as a white female, 2’6”, 40 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes, wearing a gray zippered shirt with a Hello Kitty logo. Authorities believe she is with her mother Nickie Robertson.
Nickie Robertson Nikie is described as a white female, age 39, 5’6”, 145 lbs, brown hair, green eyes, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. The woman reportedly has a history of drug abuse and suicidal tendencies.
The pair may be heading for New Mexico or Colorado in a silver 2006 Nissan Quest with Missouri tags: FG2D5J.
Anyone with information is urged to call 911, contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department at 573-426-3860.
Tuition is probably going up at all four University of Missouri campuses next year.
The university's Board of Curators met yesterday at the UMSL campus to begin weighing a recommendation that an increase be tied to the nation's inflation rate. The rate is based on the Consumer Price Index for December and won't be known until next month. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that budget projections expect it to be about 1.7 percent.
The board could vote on the amount of the increase in January.
Some non-resident students will pay even more. Graduate and undergraduate students the Columbia campus will see a 3 percent hike. And graduate students at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla will pay 6 percent more next fall.
ROLLA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri University of Science and Technology is reporting record enrollment, including record numbers of female and minority students.
The Rolla campus of the University of Missouri system released the figures Wednesday from the first four weeks of the fall semester.
Registrar Deanne Jackson says total enrollment stands at a record 8,130 students, up 6.3 percent from September 2012.
Female enrollment is at an all-time high, with 1,839 women attending. And the number of minority students rose 9.6 percent from last year, to an all-time high of 881.