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Commissioners consider health insurance increase

By AMBER WARD (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The Johnson County Commissioners met Tuesday to discuss future health care options for their employees but ended up postponing the decision. Lisa Shore,…

Kids who had contact with Ebola patient monitored

(DALLAS, AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a handful of school-aged children who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola are being monitored. Perry says health officials learned…

County Commission will discuss health care plans Tuesday

By SABRA HOEPPNER (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The Johnson County Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the county’s health care premiums for 2015. The meeting is open to…

Ferguson officer enlists police union attorney

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (CLAYTON, Mo., AP) — The suburban St. Louis County police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old has enlisted a police union attorney who has spent…

Jeb Bush appears for Sen. Roberts in Kansas

By ROXANA HEGEMAN (WICHITA, Kan., AP) — Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush weighed in to a key midterm election race on Monday, telling a Kansas fundraiser for struggling…

Oral arguments to begin in same-sex ban lawsuit

By BILL DRAPER (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City judge is scheduled to hear oral arguments Thursday in a case challenging Missouri’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed…

9/11 illness kills 3 retired firefighters in 1 day

(NEW YORK, AP) — The Fire Department of New York says three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from 9/11-related illnesses. Lt. Howard…

City is changing its sewer billing system

By AMBER WARD (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The city is moving forward with bringing sewer billing back in-house. The City Council met for a study session Monday at the Municipal Center…

Teen goes home after near-death Taser experience

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A 17-year-old Missouri boy who nearly died after being shocked with a Taser during a traffic stop has been released from the hospital where he…

Tension marks Missouri education goals rewrite

By SUMMER BALLENTINE and DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — An effort to rewrite Missouri’s educational standards got off to a tense and sometimes confrontational start Monday as parents…