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New Summit Tech / MIC facility breaks ground

New Summit Tech / MIC facility breaks ground

By CASSIE SLANA Reporter (LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo., digitalBURG) — Construction began March 10 on the new facility that will house the Summit Technology Academy / Missouri Innovation Campus. With an estimated cost…

ARSON UPDATE: University police fingerprint faculty, staff, students

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — University police are fingerprinting individuals in connection to an arson that occurred in Martin Building before Thanksgiving break last semester. Detective Gary Schmidt…

Missouri lawmakers discuss custody battles over embryos

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday weighed a proposal to advise courts on how to handle custody battles over embryos. Supporters say if enacted,…

Late-deciders in Missouri favor Cruz

By JIM SALTER Associated Press (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s Republican primary voters who took their time deciding on a presidential candidate showed strong support for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on…

Clinton, Trump lead in Missouri by slim margins

By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump clung to slim advantages over their challengers in Missouri’s presidential primaries following victories in…

Retired Missouri teacher admits to seeking sex with minor

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A retired Missouri teacher has pleaded guilty to a federal charge after placing an online ad for a couple who “would like to include their kids in…

Paper: Federal civil rights cases against officers are rare

(PITTSBURGH, AP) — Federal prosecutors declined to pursue civil rights allegations against law enforcement officers 96 percent of the time since 1995, a newspaper found, with most experts blaming the low prosecution…

Obama: ‘I’ve made my decision’ on Supreme Court nominee

By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he will reveal his Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, and his…

Obama to travel to Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom in April

(WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia and Britain next month ahead of his long-planned trip to Germany. The White House says Obama will head to Saudi Arabia…

US factory output picks up in February for 2nd month

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — U.S. factories produced more machinery, appliances and computers last month, the second straight increase in output and a sign manufacturing is stabilizing after…