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digitalBURG.com is the Warrensburg community news service of the Muleskinner, the student newspaper at the University of Central Missouri. Most of our reporters and photographers are volunteers. Some of the students are enrolled in journalism classes. Matt Bird-Meyer is the adviser for The Muleskinner and digitalBURG. His e-mail address is bird-meyer@ucmo.edu or call (660) 238-5591. digitalburg.com was founded by Warrensburg businessman and UCM graduate Ben Pierce, who employed mostly UCM journalism students. He closed it in the fall of 2005, and when asked if he would consider giving it to the Muleskinner, he did. We began publishing Sept. 24, 2006. Write us at editor@digitalburg.com, or call 660-543-4050.

$10 million in stolen Los Angeles art recovered

(LOS ANGELES, AP) — Authorities have recovered $10 million worth of art — including paintings by Chagall and Diego Rivera — that were stolen in one of Los Angeles’ largest…

Missouri school takes cane from blind student, 8

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri school district has apologized to the family of a blind student whose cane was replaced with a swimming pool noodle after he allegedly…

Nixon announces Missouri cattle summit next month

(CENTRALIA, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is planning to hold a summit to brainstorm ways to beef up the state’s cattle industry. Nixon announced the summit during a…

Kansas City man charged in 34 home burglaries

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Prosecutors say a Kansas City man charged with committing 34 residential burglaries was linked to the crimes by a GPS in an ankle bracelet he…

N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

By BERNARD CONDON, ERIC TUCKER and MAE ANDERSON (NEW YORK, AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the…

Q&A: Drones might help show how tornados form

By DAN ELLIOTT (DENVER, AP) — Researchers say they’ve collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project…

Thief fakes heart attack so friend can steal toys

(LAKE WALES, Fla., AP) — Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend could steal toys. The men — 30-year-old Tarus Scott…

Dennis R. Werneke

Dennis R. Werneke, 66, of Knob Noster, Missouri, died Monday, Dec. 15, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20,…

Mary ‘Sue’ Owings

Mary ‘Sue’ Owings

, 79, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Warrensburg Manor Care Center. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home…

KC councilman’s case to have special prosecutor

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker is seeking a special prosecutor for an investigation into allegations that Kansas City Councilman Michael Brooks choked an aide.…

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