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Missouri lawmakers may defend gay marriage ban

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones says lawmakers may take matters into their own hands in an attempt to defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.…

SLIDESHOW: Ha Ha Tonka play The Bay

SLIDESHOW: Ha Ha Tonka play The Bay

PHOTOS BY WILLIAM GLEASON Indie Rock band Ha Ha Tonka, of Springfield, Mo., took the stage at The Bay in downtown Warrensburg, Mo., Oct. 3. The multi-instrumentalists and singers performed…

Bubbles, basketball part of modern HR celebrations

By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press Used to be that a major leaguer would homer and be greeted in the dugout with high-fives and handshakes. Seems so quaint nowadays, doesn’t it?…

County collector prepares to print tax bills

County collector prepares to print tax bills

By CLIFF ADAMS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) Johnson County taxpayers are saving time, money and potential headaches due to the streamlined property tax billing process created by County Collector Ruthane Small.…

Royals sweep past Angels, into ALCS

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City Royals stole their way to a 12-inning victory over the Oakland A’s in the AL wild-card game. They powered…

Royals top Angels 4-1 in 11 innings

By GREG BEACHAM (ANAHEIM, Calif., AP) — Eric Hosmer got his souvenir home run ball back while he stood on the field for a postgame interview, Angel Stadium’s silence broken…

Springfield to pay $700,000 to panhandler

(SPRINGIFELD, Mo., AP) — The city of Springfield has agreed to pay $700,000 to an unarmed panhandler who was shot in the back by a police officer while he was…

‘Grow Missouri’ blimp lands at Skyhaven

‘Grow Missouri’ blimp lands at Skyhaven

                                      Editor’s Note:The previous version of the story included an incorrect reference to…

Royals beat A’s 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren’t going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled…

Author visits Historical Society

Author visits Historical Society