May 20, 2020 4:49 PM

Missouri Southern State names new president

Posted May 20, 2020 4:49 PM
Dr. Dean Van Galen photo courtesy MSSU
Dr. Dean Van Galen photo courtesy MSSU

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP)  — Missouri Southern State University in Joplin has chosen its new president. The university's board selected Dean Van Galen Monday to become the school's sixth president, beginning July 1.

Van Galen most recently served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He also taught and was an administrator at Truman State University in Kirksville and the University of West Florida. Van Galen earned a doctorate at Kansas State University.

His base salary will be $270,000, with other allowances. He succeeds Alan Marble, who is retiring. 

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May 20, 2020 4:49 PM
KC teen charged in fatal shooting at convenience store
Wilkins photo Jackson County

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A teenager has been charged with second-degree murder after a fatal shooting outside a convenience store in Jackson County.

Camryn Wilkins, 17, Independence, Mo., turned himself into Jackson County authorities Tuesday after he was charged in the death of Jason Juszczyk at a Truman Mart gas station in suburban Kansas City.

Witnesses told Jackson County Sheriff’s investigators Juszczyk and Williams argued outside the store early Sunday.

During the argument, Juszczyk put his hands around Wilkins’s neck and pushed him against a wall, according to a court document.

Witnesses and surveillance video show Wilkins pulled a gun and shot Juszczyk several times, KSHB reported.