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Kansas City Zoo’s geriatric care includes arthritis therapy

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Treating elephant arthritis is among the challenges the Kansas City Zoo is facing as its animals live longer. Captive breeding and conservation of animals in…

Cafe Blackadder features work by retired professor

Cafe Blackadder features work by retired professor

Photo by BRANDON BOWMAN Photo Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Customers at Cafe Blackadder at 121 N. Holden St. enjoy their meals below a series of watercolor paintings and pen…

Faces of UCM: Ryan Chase

Faces of UCM: Ryan Chase

By BETHANY SHERROW Assistant News Editor (Warrensburg, Mo., digitalBURG) – Ryan  Chase experienced his first day as a UCM Mule on Monday, but not as he expected. While it had been an…

Officials: Military likely to open most combat jobs to women

By LOLITA C. BALDOR (WASHINGTON, AP) — Two women have now passed the Army’s grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. The military services…

Army skydivers returning to Fort Bragg after member’s death

(CHICAGO, AP) — Members of a U.S. Army skydiving team were grieving and regrouping Monday after one of their parachutists died from injuries suffered during a stunt at the Chicago…

Lawmakers develop intern rules to prevent sexual harassment

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri House is working on new intern rules aimed at preventing sexual harassment after recent scandals led two legislators to resign. Tighter rules for…

Hottest ticket in Washington? It’s for the pope at Capitol

By DONNA CASSATA ANDREW TAYLOR (WASHINGTON, AP) — Rep. Peter Welch’s sister, Maureen, had better intelligence than the five-term Vermont congressman about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the United States and…

Fraternity CAs moved from complex

Fraternity CAs moved from complex

By ANDREA LOPEZ Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., Muleskinner) – Some students living in the Fraternity Complex at the University of Central Missouri were moved to Diemer Hall Tues­day because the building…

Kids score well in English, low in math on new Missouri test

By SUMMER BALLENTINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Most Missouri students scored at least at proficient levels in English on a new statewide test last school year, while students in…

UConn hosting weeklong national puppetry festival

By PAT EATON-ROBB (STORRS, Conn., AP) — Puppeteers from around the world began descending on the University of Connecticut on Monday to participate in a weeklong festival of all things…