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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) –…

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…

St. Louis duo gives $2.5M to Missouri vet school

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A St. Louis couple pledged to donate $2.5 million to the University of Missouri’s veterinary school despite having no prior connection to the university. The gift…

University of Missouri suspends art program

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri has suspended its undergraduate art education program for the coming year because of a continuing lack of students. The program will not…

Mo. House panel endorses Sunday motorcycle sales

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missourians could buy motorcycles on Sunday under legislation endorsed by a state House panel. Many states have repealed bans on selling retail on Sunday, but…

Jackson County plans for commuter rail gets boost

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Jackson County’s deal with a railroad to buy an important rail corridor will be a big boost to its plan to build a commuter rail…

Boeing machinists sign new labor deal

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Boeing machinists who help build fighter jets in St. Louis and two other locations have agreed to a new labor deal. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (bit.ly/1phin02)…

Keystone pipeline faces new obstacle in Nebraska

By GRANT SCHULTE (LINCOLN, Neb., AP) — Just as pressure was building on President Barack Obama to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from…

WMMC recognized as high-performing hospital

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Western Missouri Medical Center was one of 10 Missouri hospitals recognized by the Missouri Hospital Engagement Network as a High-Performing Hospital. High performance areas, with more than…

Mo. House endorses propane price investigation

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri House is asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the high price of propane. The resolution endorsed Thursday was adopted by a voice…