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Jefferson tombstone in Mo. to be refurbished

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The original tombstone of former President Thomas Jefferson has been stored for nearly 130 years at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Now the marble slab will be…

Kansas City Zoo might get second polar bear

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City Zoo’s male polar bear might be getting a female companion. Berlin, a 23-year-old female, is living temporarily at a St. Paul, Minn.,…

KC-based Kauffman Foundation picks new president

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The former head of financial services software maker DST Systems Inc. has been tapped to lead the Kansas City-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Officials announced…

Authorities identify SW Mo. couple killed at home

(STOVER, Mo., AP) — The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has identified an elderly couple who were found dead in their home. Officials say 82-year-old Wayne L. Wells and 71-year-old Mable…

Jazz composer, pianist Dave Brubeck dies

Jazz composer, pianist Dave Brubeck dies

(HARTFORD, Conn., AP) — Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as “Take Five” caught listeners’ ears with exotic, challenging rhythms, has died. He was…

Astronaut, cosmonaut brace for a year in space

Astronaut, cosmonaut brace for a year in space

By MARCIA DUNN (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., AP) — The two men who will spend an entire year together aboard the International Space Station are already bracing for a challenging mission.…

Chilhowee opens Mid-State tournament with win

For the second time in less than a week, the Chilhowee Indians defeated the Wentworth Dragons, 50-33 during the Mid-State Conference tournament in LaMonte, Mo. The Indians allowed the Dragons…

Crest Ridge girls defeat St. Paul 48-43

The Crest Ridge girls basketball team defeated St. Paul 48-43 Monday in the Lone Jack I-70 Conference Tournament. Crest Ridge trailed 13-9 at the half and came back to tie…

Knob Noster beats Van Horn 60-53

The Knob Noster boys basketball team defeated the Van Horn Falcons 60-53 Tuesday night in non-conference play. The Panthers led 28-15 at the half. The leading scorers for Knob Noster…

Crest Ridge falls to Sweet Springs, 52-34

Crest Ridge lost 52-34 to Sweet Springs Tuesday during the I-70 Tournament. Crest Ridge kept the game close at the half, trailing 18-16. The leading scorers for Crest Ridge were…

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