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US surveillance planes fly over Syria

By JULIE PACE (WASHINGTON, AP) — The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the…

Mourners gather in St. Louis for Brown funeral

By SARA BURNETT and JIM SUHR (ST. LOUIS, AP) — Hundreds of people lined up in sweltering heat Monday to say goodbye to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed earlier…

Board decides to demolish Selmo Park

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Selmo Park, the longtime home to University of Central Missouri presidents, will be demolished. The UCM board of governors decided Thursday…

Faculty show opens exhibition season

Faculty show opens exhibition season

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The Gallery of Art & Design at the University of Central Missouri opens its exhibition season with two faculty exhibitions. The annual Department of Art & Design…

School board eyes April 2015 ballot for bond issue

By ROB CURRY News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The Warrensburg R-6 Board of Education wants to take another shot at a bond issue to build and improve school facilities,…

Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection

By BRETT ZONGKER (WASHINGTON, AP) — Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s…

‘Street view’ goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

By JENNIFER KAY (ISLAMORADA, Fla., AP) — It’s easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world.…

State Fair gate promotions set for this week

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Visitors to the Missouri State Fair can save up to half on gate admission with food donations on Tuesday. The fourth annual food drive is being sponsored again…

Missouri Historical Society launches initiative

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The State Historical Society of Missouri will offer two stipends to encourage study of the state’s environmental history and a new approach to studying state history.…

Remains of airmen missing since WWII identified

By MATTHEW BROWN (BILLINGS, Mont., AP) — The remains of two missing airmen have been accounted for 70 years after they disappeared when their plane went down over Papua New…