COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A temporary leader has been picked for the University Missouri-Columbia.
University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced Monday that general counsel Steve Owens will serve as interim chancellor for the Columbia campus. The Columbia Daily Tribune (http://is.gd/o2IFZ1) reports that Owens will begin leading the school after the retirement of outgoing chancellor Brady Deaton takes effect on Nov. 15.
MU Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton has been picked to serve as a transition executive. Owens and Middleton aren't candidates for the chancellor position.
UM system spokesman John Fougere says the goal is to name a new chancellor soon. A search committee is in the process of vetting applicants and interviewing candidates.
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) - Police in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood are investigation a series of vehicle break-ins.
At least 16 thefts were reported Wednesday in three different areas of the St. Louis County town. Thieves stole from unlocked vehicles in some cases and broke locks in others. Items taken included an iPad, laptop computer, electronics and other items.
Authorities urged residents to not leave valuable items in unattended vehicles.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - About 50 passengers of a light rail train in suburban St. Louis are uninjured after an overhead power line fell on top of the train.
It happened Wednesday morning near a MetroLink station on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. The passengers were stuck on the train for about an hour before being safely evacuated.
MetroLink service was shut down between Wellston and the North Hanley station until power was restored. Passengers in that area were taking a bus.