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   FAYETTE, Mo. (AP) - A 21-year-old central Missouri man has been charged with making a terrorist threat by calling 911 and saying a gunman was on a university campus.
   The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Brian Baxter of Fayette was arraigned Wednesday in Howard County on the felony count. Prosecutors say Baxter called 911 on April 3 saying an armed man was walking toward a building on the Central Methodist University campus.
   The campus was put on lockdown at 10:15 p.m. while law enforcement agencies conducted a building-by-building search.
   Police say a cellphone found near campus linked Baxter to the threat after the phone's owner said he gave the phone to Baxter a few days earlier.
   Baxter's attorney told The Associated Press on Thursday the terrorist charge is way overblown.
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Sunday, 07 April 2013 08:00

CMU to start offering nursing degree

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Central Methodist University is working with St. Charles Community College to offer a new bachelor's degree program in nursing.

 

The program is designed for people who already have their registered nurse certification. The program allows them to earn a four-year degree from Fayette-based CMU, with classes held on the St. Charles Community College campus.

 

Central Methodist University also will partner with BJC HealthCare to offer the nursing program.

 

BJC HealthCare operates Columbia's Boone Hospital Center. The facility serves residents primarily in the St. Louis area, southern Illinois and Mid-Missouri.

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