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Kansas City art collection gets $2.32M at Chicago auction

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City couple has sold a collection of 33 American paintings for $2.32 million at an auction in Chicago. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1Q0oeBl)…

PETA honors Shiloh woman killed while rescuing opossum

(SWANSEA, Ill., AP) — A national animal rights group is honoring the southern Illinois animal rescue volunteer who was struck and killed by a regional commuter train while responding to…

2 dead in Springfield after standoff

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Springfield police say they found a man and woman dead inside their home after a standoff that lasted about an hour. Lt. Eric Reece says police…

Eastern Missouri town approves proposal to handle stray cats

(PACIFIC, Mo., AP) — A proposal to control the population of feral and stray cats roaming the streets of Pacific, Missouri, has been approved. Local media outlets report the Pacific…

Warrensburg Schools Foundation announces four scholarship recipients

The Warrensburg Schools Foundation recently announced the winners of six student scholarships that were awarded Friday. Cooper Collier received the Russell and Louise Elsberry Education Scholarship for $2,000. The Elsberry…

Missouri House elects Richardson as new speaker

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri House has elected Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber’s top spot following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl. Richardson…

Missouri House speaker apologizes for actions with intern

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri House Speaker John Diehl is attempting to repair his reputation and retain his powerful position while seeking forgiveness for what…

Reward in fatal shooting of Missouri jogger increased

(RAYTOWN, Mo., AP) — A reward for information in the random shooting death of a jogger in a Kansas City suburb three years ago has been increased to $25,000. The…

Missouri House sends eating disorders coverage to governor

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A measure that would require insurers to cover eating disorders by following medical guidelines is headed to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk. The Missouri House approved…

Airman charged with murder in shooting death

Airman charged with murder in shooting death

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – A 22-year-old airman was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon in the shooting death…