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Colin Jeffery

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - University of Missouri curators are planning their search for a new chancellor for the Columbia campus to succeed the retiring Brady Deaton.

The governing board met behind closed doors Friday morning, two days after Deaton announced he will retire in November after nearly a decade as chancellor.

He will be executive director of a new research center bearing the name of the chancellor and his wife: the Brady and Ann Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development.

The 70-year-old Deaton is a former Peace Corps volunteer and agricultural economist who leads a presidential panel on global development.

University system president Tim Wolfe and curators' chairman Wayne Goode planned to discuss the search for Deaton's replacement later Friday.

 

Six Flags peeper sentenced to probation

Friday, 14 June 2013 12:45 Published in Local News

The Former Six Flags employee who admitted to spying on two teenage girls while they changed clothes, will serve probation.

Jeremy Bates initially faced a felony charge of invasion of privacy, but under a plea deal, that charge was reduced to a misdemeanor. Bates will serve two years probation and must undergo a sex offender evaluation, counseling, and refrain from contact with the victim.

The incident occurred in August of last year in Hurricane Harbor.

 

Missing Maine girl died from asphyxiation

Thursday, 13 June 2013 17:27 Published in National News

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's medical examiner says a 15-year-old girl police believe was lured to her death by a man using a phony Facebook profile died from asphyxiation.

 

   The official cause of Nichole Cable's death was given Thursday as "asphyxia due to compression of the neck." Authorities haven't elaborated.

 

   Chief medical examiner Dr. Margaret Greenwald released the autopsy results after consulting with the state police crime lab, which has been reviewing evidence.

 

   Twenty-year-old Orono resident Kyle Dube (DOO'-bee) is being held on murder and kidnapping charges in Nichole's death.

 

   Police say he used a fake Facebook profile to lure her from her Glenburn home before killing her May 12. Her remains were found in woods in nearby Old Town days later.

   Dube's lawyer is out of town and unavailable for comment.

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