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42 years, 1 chair for SE Missouri barber

(DEXTER, Mo., AP) — Stop in for a haircut at Charlie Parrish’s barbershop in Dexter and you’ll sit in the same barber’s chair he installed during the Nixon administration. Parrish…

Education on agenda for Mo. legislative session

By CHRIS BLANK (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — How teachers are evaluated, held accountable and earn job-protecting tenure could be on the docket when a supermajority of Republicans takes control…

Chiefs CEO Hunt takes on bigger role in franchise

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Clark Hunt is regarded as an intensely private man, someone who prefers to operate behind the scenes and away from the spotlight…

California newspaper defies trend to shrink costs

By ELLIOT SPAGAT (SANTA ANA, Calif., AP) — A major Southern California newspaper is defying conventional wisdom by spending heavily to expand in print. The Orange County Register is adding…

Stampede after fireworks kills 61 in Ivory Coast

By INZA BAKAYOKO (ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, AP) — A crowd stampeded after leaving a New Year’s fireworks show early Tuesday in Ivory Coast’s commercial center, killing 61 people — many…

Jennies defeat Arkansas Tech in last game of 2012

Jennies defeat Arkansas Tech in last game of 2012

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – In their last appearance before the new year, the Central Missouri Jennies defeated the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns 76-71 Sunday in an in-region matchup. Junior BreAnna Lewis again led…

Brenda D. (Holcomb) Tucker

Brenda D. (Holcomb) Tucker, 63, of Warrensburg, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. Visitation services will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 at…

Harold Dean McBride

Harold Dean McBride, 73, of Springfield, Ore., died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at The Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene, Ore. He was born Nov. 29, 1939 in Kansas City, Kan.,…

Billy Ray Burton

Billy Ray Burton, 84, of Warrensburg, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at the Villa St. Joseph in Overland Park, Kan. A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3…

“Django Unchained:” some of the best dialogue, character development in cinema

By JOSHUA LEONARD (digitalBURG) – A throwback to Sergio Leone-style Spaghetti Westerns, “Django Unchained” captures the look and feel of the Clint Eastwood classic Western. Quentin Tarantino captivates his audience…