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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.

Parachutist rescued from Missouri television tower

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about…

James Marion Wade

James Marion Wade, 70, of Holden, Missouri, died Oct. 29. Funeral services will be held at the Williams Funeral Chapel, 609 E. 10th St., Holden, Mo., on Nov. 5, 2014, at noon.…

Holder: Ferguson police need ‘wholesale change’

By ERIC TUCKER (WASHINGTON, AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for “wholesale change” in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. The statement at…

KC company withdraws plans to develop Kemper Arena

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City development company says circumstances beyond its control have forced it to drop its plan to turn Kemper Arena into a regional youth…

Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

By BROCK VERGAKIS and MARCIA DUNN (ATLANTIC, Va., AP) — An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in…

Royals rout Giants 10-0, Series goes to Game 7

By BEN WALKER (KANSAS CITY, Mo. AP) — Madison Bumgarner is ready to pitch in for Game 7. The biggest World Series ace of all plans to be in the…

Hawaii residents leave homes as lava flow nears

By AUDREY McAVOY and JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER (PAHOA, Hawaii, AP) — Jeff and Denise Lagrimas’ single-story home is just across the street from properties where lava from Kilauea volcano is expected…

Free agency looms after World Series concludes

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter’s box in Game 5 of the World Series, peering out at Royals ace James…

Marjorie Lee Barry

Marjorie Lee Barry, 89, of Warrensburg, Mo., died Oct. 23 at her home. Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 29, at Sunset Hill Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Basye officiating.…

Lena E. Morton

Lena E. Morton, 98, of Warrensburg, Mo., died Oct. 22, at Warrensburg Manor Care Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 27, at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens with Pastor Jerry Basye…

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