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4 Sedalia residents killed in single-car crash

(SEDALIA, Mo., AP) — Four central Missouri residents are dead after their car went off the side of the highway, struck a ditch and tree and became engulfed in flames.…

Medicaid legislation to debut in Mo. House panel

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Republican plan to revamp and expand Missouri’s Medicaid program is getting its first hearing in the state House. The legislation would expand adult Medicaid…

Pig virus expected to cause higher pork prices

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — A fast-spreading virus that can kill 80 percent of piglets that contract it is rapidly spreading across Missouri hog farms, wiping out entire nurseries in some…

Roadwork along Maguire Street begins Monday

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Drivers can expect a few obstacles along Maguire Street starting Monday as road crews begin filling cracks in the road. The purpose for the work is to…

Kansas City-area spelling bee finally ends

By BILL DRAPER (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A marathon spelling bee between two Kansas City-area students who exhausted the initial word list last month ended after 29 more rounds…

Arrests made in relation to infant remains found in cave

Arrests made in relation to infant remains found in cave

by Andy Lyons Managing Editor Editor’s note: This story has been updated with court records filed Friday evening. Two Warrensburg residents were arrested and charged Friday in relation to the discovery…

Pipeline project boosts local economy

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about the Flanagan South pipeline project that is cross through Johnson County. By KEVIN LYON (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) –…

Senate panel advances juvenile life sentence fix

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri Senate panel has endorsed legislation that would change how the state sentences juveniles convicted of first-degree murder. Current law only allows juveniles to…

Missouri plow driver honored for saving life

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri Department of Transportation worker has been honored for saving a woman from a burning home while he was plowing snow last month. The…

Building where jazz greats played faces demolition

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A three-story building in midtown St. Louis where jazz greats once played is facing demolition. In the 1930s, jazz stars such as Count Basie, Miles Davis…