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27 dead, including gunman, at Conn. school

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN (NEWTOWN, Conn., AP) — A man opened fire inside the Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked Friday, killing 26 people, including 18 children, and forcing students…

Mo. eminent domain critics seek ballot measures

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Supporters of Missouri proposals to reform laws on the use eminent domain can begin working to get their measures on the 2014 state ballot. The…

Election to replace Emerson to cost about $1 M

(CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., AP) — Electing a replacement for retiring Missouri U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson won’t come cheap. Weeks after winning re-election to a 10th term, the Cape Girardeau…

Tolkien class at Wis. university proves popular

By CARRIE ANTLFINGER (MILWAUKEE, AP) — The vast collection of J.R.R. Tolkien manuscripts initially sold senior Joe Kirchoff on Marquette University, so when the school offered its first course devoted…

School shooting reported in Newtown, Conn.

(NEWTOWN, Conn., AP) — Connecticut State Police say they are assisting local police in Newtown in response to reports of a shooting at an elementary school. A dispatcher at the…

Arkansas hires UCM alumnus as offensive coordinator

Arkansas hires UCM alumnus as offensive coordinator

(FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.) — The University of Arkansas hired a Mule as its new offensive coordinator, the school announced Wednesday night. Central Missouri alumnus Jim Chaney, a native of Holden, Mo.,…

Crest Ridge girls defeat Lexington 56-20

The Crest Ridge girls’ basketball team easily handled Lexington 56-20 Thursday on the road. Crest Ridge took a commanding 32-16 lead into halftime, and limited Lexington to two points in…

Commencement: UCM to graduate nearly 1,000 students

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Nearly 1,000 University of Central Missouri students are eligible to participate in fall commencement exercises this weekend in the Multipurpose Building. Three different ceremonies, which are open…

Former Mule trying to make an impression with the Chiefs

Former Mule trying to make an impression with the Chiefs

By JASON STRICKLAND (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Walking through the tunnel, hearing the roar of the crowd and playing football in some of the biggest sports venues in the U.S.…

Homelessness: The person behind the label

Homelessness: The person behind the label

By KRISTIN GALLAGHER (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) Part Two: Jon Wetzel – No longer homeless Editor’s Note: This is the second story in a six-part series that offers a glimpse into…