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McCaskill says no need for pricey consultants

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri is warning colleges and universities against hiring expensive consultants to revamp sexual discrimination policies. The Democratic senator told reporters Tuesday…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Eight suspects held in connection to robberies

By the Muleskinner Staff Warrensburg Police took eight suspects into custody in connection to two armed robberies early Wednesday morning. Chief Bruce Howey said two armed robberies occurred shortly after…

No injuries reported in campus shooting

By the Muleskinner Staff Police have not released names of any suspects in connection to a shooting outside South Yeater Hall Saturday. The shooting was reported at 11:34 p.m. Saturday…