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Central Methodist receives $3.6 million gift

(FAYETTE, Mo., AP) — Central Methodist University has received the largest donation in the 160-year history of the school in Fayette. School officials announced the$3.6 million gift from Jay and…

Missouri budget amendment drawing ad spending

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A conservative group has spent an estimated $670,000 so far on TV ads encouraging Missouri voters to back a proposed constitutional amendment limiting the governor’s…

Jackson County Courthouse annex to expand

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo., AP) — The Jackson County Courthouse Annex in Independence will be undergoing a $6.8 million renovation and expansion. The county Legislature this week approved a contract for the…

Club owner accused of allowing topless dancing

(DIXON, Mo., AP) — A Missouri strip club owner is facing 10 misdemeanor charges accusing him of allowing dancers to perform topless, allowing alcohol to be consumed at the club…

Wilson attorneys: Not responsible for leaks

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Attorneys for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson say they are not responsible for recent leaks of information related to investigations into the shooting death of Michael…

Man set on fire, suffers serious burns

By ROB CURRY (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — A 29-year-old man suffered third- and fourth-degree burns to over 50 percent of his body after someone set him on fire Monday night.…

Nixon to announce new effort in Ferguson

(FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will be in Ferguson Tuesday to announce an effort that seeks to address issues raised in the wake of the death of…

Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

By DAVID RISING, RANDY HERSCHAFT and RICHARD LARDNER (OSIJEK, Croatia, AP) — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after…

School boosts security after likely Frein sighting

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM A northeastern Pennsylvania school district opened with tightened security Monday after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of…

6-year-old’s shooting death at store investigated

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City police are vowing to find those responsible for the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl who had stopped at a convenience store with…