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Three special honors highlight UCM fall 2014 commencement exercises

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The University of Central Missouri commencement exercises are set for Friday and Saturday in the Multipurpose Building where some 1,331 students who have met their undergraduate and…

Hallmark pulls gift wrap after swastika complaint

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Hallmark Cards Inc. has removed blue and silver gift wrap from circulation after a customer complained that she saw a swastika embedded in the design.…

Man planned gun sales to Ferguson protesters

(EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., AP) — A 19-year-old Illinois parolee is facing federal charges that allege he stole dozens of guns and planned to sell them to protesters in Ferguson,…

City prepares for snow plowing and winter weather

By ROB CURRY (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — As temperatures drop and winter weather patterns move in, the Warrensburg Public Works Department has been busy preparing for snow plowing operations to…

Missouri man denied same-sex divorce appeals

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A man who married another man in Iowa is asking Missouri to grant the couple a divorce, even though the state does not recognize same-sex…

Military museum’s new Mo. location to open Dec. 7

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A museum featuring a fighter jet, yesteryear tanks and other military artifacts is preparing to reopen in a new Jefferson City location. The Jefferson City…

Pilot inexperience blamed for 2012 Florida crash

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Pilot inexperience is the likely cause of fatal plane crash that killed a Kansas businessman, his wife and their four children in a swampy area…

Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

By HOLBROOK MOHR, DAVID A. LIEB and PHILLIP LUCAS (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the…

Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

By JIM SUHR (ST. LOUIS, AP) — A handful of people are gathered in downtown St. Louis for what the organizer is calling a “pro-community” car cruise. Organizer Paul Byrd…

UCM board accepts $3M bid to renovate golf course

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The UCM board of governors accepted a nearly $3 million bid to complete the final phase of renovation at the Keth Memorial Golf Course at Pertle Springs. The…