EPA launches criminal probe into Tyson discharge

(MONETT, Mo., AP) — Tyson Foods is the subject of a federal criminal investigation of its role in the discharge of a food supplement into a southwest Missouri town’s wastewater treatment plant. The Joplin Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1rShnPe) the discharge in May allegedly caused the wastewater plant in Monett…

Columbia City Council OKs downtown student housing

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The Columbia City Council has approved a Texas-based housing developer’s proposal to build a downtown student apartment complex near the University of Missouri campus. The council voted to accept a rezoning request and development agreement with American Campus Communities, the Columbia Daily Tribune story…

Judge: Mamtek CEO committed $1.3M bond fraud

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The former CEO of Mamtek committed fraud to secure almost $1.3 million from bond funds that were supposed to be used to build an artificial sweetener plant in a central Missouri town, a federal judge ruled in a bankruptcy case. In a ruling issued…

Obama in Washington for meetings on Iraq, Missouri

By JULIE PACE (WASHINGTON, AP) — Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama returned to…

US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

By TAMI ABDOLLAH and ERIC TUCKER (WASHINGTON, AP) — After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police…

Governor Nixon orders National Guard to Ferguson

By NIGEL DUARA and JIM SUHR (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to…

Credibility concerns in Missouri shooting probe

By DAVID A. LIEB (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — After a week of violent clashes between police and protesters,…

UCM’s interior design program earns accreditation

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The department of art and design at the University of Central Missouri has received notification that…

Former South East Elementary School rededication ceremony set for Aug. 29

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A committee of Warrensburg residents along with University of Central Missouri employees and alumni are planning…

Cops: Amish girls kidnapped by more than 1 person

By GEORGE M. WALSH (ALBANY, N.Y., AP) — A New York sheriff says two young Amish sisters now…

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