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City hires new manager from Knoxville, Iowa

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The city has a new manager. The City Council hired Harold Stewart II, of Knoxville, Iowa, as the new city manager. Stewart replaces Paula Hertwig Hopkins who…

Justices take up dispute over union fees

By SAM HANANEL (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say…

Overland Park giving $25K to Skywalk Memorial

(OVERLAND PARK, Kan., AP) — The Overland Park City Council has agreed to give $25,000 to a planned memorial commemorating a 1981 hotel disaster in Kansas City. The skywalks at…

EF-2 tornado confirmed in St. Charles County

(ST. PETERS, Mo., AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in St. Charles County last weekend. A strong stormed rolled through the St. Louis…

Flash flooding suspected in death of Missouri camper

(PRAIRIE HOME, Mo., AP) — A Missouri woman’s body has been found downstream from where she had been camping. KMIZ-TV (http://bit.ly/1KodsXo) reports that the body of 31-year-old Sarah Nicholls of…

Pilot dies from injuries sustained in Missouri airshow crash

(CAMERON, Mo., AP) — A pilot has died from injuries sustained when his biplane crashed as he was performing at a northwest Missouri airshow, authorities said Sunday. The Cameron Police…

Rising river forces evacuation of trailer park near Hannibal

(TAYLOR, Mo., AP) — Up to 100 residents were evacuated from a mobile home park in northeast Missouri because of rising flood waters. The Fabius River spilled over a levee…

UCM offers new Fighting Mules Scholarship

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The new Fighting Mules Scholarship is available to a limited number of students with extra funds available to students who make cybersecurity – a growing field in the military –…

Man to stay on billboard until murder-free week

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A man says he plans to live on top of a St. Louis billboard until the city can go seven days without a homicide. Daniel “Boone”…

Vandals target Confederate monuments in half-dozen states

By JIM SALTER (ST. LOUIS, AP) — Vandals have targeted monuments dedicated to the leaders and soldiers of the Confederacy, painting the slogan “Black lives matter” on memorials in a…