Home » Archives by category » News (Page 19)

Outcry saves rare redwood from chopping block

(COTATI, Calif., AP) — A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks. The…

Nixon names new student member of UCM board

Nixon names new student member of UCM board

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon recently appointed Elizabeth Wood of Adrian, Missouri, as the student representative of the University of Central Missouri board of governors. Wood graduated from…

Obama to visit Kansas City next week

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The White House has announced President Barack Obama will be in Missouri next week to deliver a speech on the economy. The Kansas City Star…

Missouri sheriff resigns after inmate allegations

(LANCASTER, Mo., AP) — A rural northern Missouri sheriff is resigning after being accused of taking inmates to bars and having them work at his home. KTVO-TV reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/Wz5KU2)…

Mississippi River reopens after barge accident

(LOUISIANA, Mo., AP) — A railroad bridge is undamaged and Mississippi River traffic is moving again at Louisiana, Missouri, after barges broke free from their tow and became stuck under…

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

By IBRAHIM BARZAK and PETER ENAV (GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip, AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state…

First Amendment fight won’t stop Arizona execution

(FLORENCE, Ariz., AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the last year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment…

2 farm laws facing federal court challenges

By DAVID PITT (DES MOINES, Iowa, AP) — The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from…

Biden: US won’t rest until VA problems fixed

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told veterans gathered in St. Louis on Monday that the Obama administration won’t rest until major problems at the Veterans Affairs Department…

Springfield votes to allow urban beekeeping

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — More Springfield residents will be able to become beekeepers inside city limits. The City Council voted Monday to approve changes in city ordinances to allow urban…