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Chick-fil-A robbers still at large

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Muleskinner) — Chick-fil-A in the Elliott Student Union was robbed Saturday night after closing hours. Public Safety officers said suspects have not been identified,…

Northeast Missouri man convicted in friend’s father’s death

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., AP) — A northeast Missouri man will be sentenced June 12 for helping a friend kill his father. The Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1bXPeVH) that 20-year-old Christopher Hendren…

Bitten man takes snake to hospital with him

(SULLIVAN, Mo., AP) — An eastern Missouri man is OK after being bitten by a copperhead snake, then taking the snake to the hospital to show what bit him. The…

Resigned Bishop Finn to preside over ordinations in May

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Bishop Robert Finn, who resigned last week as leader of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese, will preside over the ordinations of seven deacons next month.…

Missouri man survives earthquake while on Nepal mountain

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — A Missouri man has survived the earthquake and avalanche that has killed more than 3,000 people in Nepal. Reports say Dan Nash, owner of Nixa-based Satori…

Bills to allow religious student groups to restrict membership

by Leah Wankum Managing Editor State legislation being debated on the Senate and House floors would allow religious organizations at public colleges and universities to withhold membership based on the…

50-year-old plant preparing for show before it dies

(KIRKSVILLE, Mo., AP) — It’s a final act Jack and the Beanstalk would appreciate. An approximately 50-year-old agave plant at Truman State University in Kirksville is entering its final stage,…

Missouri lawmaker proposes I-70 toll to maintain highways

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri lawmaker has proposed that the state partner with a private company to make Interstate 70 a toll road. Republican Sen. Rob Schaaf of…

Pope OKs resignation of US bishop for not reporting abuse

By NICOLE WINFIELD (VATICAN CITY, AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering…

Police: Man fatally shot inside college’s parking garage

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Authorities say an armed man was fatally shot inside a University of Missouri parking garage. Officials say a college officer found the man late Wednesday on…