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Graduate transfer quarterback Kelly Bryant will remain at the University of Missouri amid sanctions handed down by the NCAA, according to The Columbia Missourian.

MU’s football program, as well as the baseball and softball programs, received a one-year postseason ban, among other punishments from the NCAA after a former employee committed academic fraud.

A source close to Bryant confirmed to the Missourian that he will remain at Missouri. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

The scooter rental company Lime is pausing all scooter operations for the duration of the winter.

The Columbia Missourian reported Sam Sadie, Lime’s director of government relations sent an email to city officials Monday confirming the scooters’ temporary hiatus.

"We're pausing our services in Columbia for the next few weeks to take stock of what worked and how we can partner with the city and university moving forward," Sadie said in the email.

At least 12 people overdosed on the drug K2 around a motel and shelters on Wilkes Boulevard on Wednesday evening, according to Columbia Police.

The Columbia Missourian reported one additional overdose at a nearby church on Thursday morning, according to Columbia Police.

None of the overdoses were reported to be fatal.

Police reported that it appeared a batch of K2 in the Columbia area had been laced with unknown drugs or poisons.

Members of the Missouri Senate Majority Caucus elected Senator Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) to serve as the Senate’s next majority floor leader on Thursday.

“I am humbled by my colleagues’ vote of confidence,” said Sen. Rowden in a press release. “The Missouri Senate’s Majority Caucus has consistently delivered results for the people of Missouri: lower taxes for working families, record education funding and a pro-growth business environment. I am committed to working with my fellow senators to articulate a positive, productive agenda for Missouri.”

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