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Smoke spreads but progress made in wildfire

By GOSIA WOZNIACKA (FRESNO, Calif., AP) — Smoke from a wildfire around Yosemite National Park is causing problems in the San Joaquin Valley, even as firefighters make advances against the…

Syrians bracing for possible US strike

By DAVID ESPO and ELAINE GANLEY (WASHINGTON, AP) — Edging toward a punitive strike against Syria, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing “limited and narrow” action as the administration bluntly…

Warrensburg HS drops season opener, 33-7

By ALEX AGUEROS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The Tigers kicked off the football season at home Friday evening, losing 33-7 to the Tigers of Excelsior Springs. Warrensburg struggled to put…

Kerry: Syrian regime planned for chemical attack

(WASHINGTON, AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. knows based on intelligence that the Syrian regime carefully prepared for days to launch a chemical weapons attack. Kerry says Syrian regime…

Lady Tigers use big first inning to beat St. Pius, 15-0

WARRENSBURG, MO — The Warrensburg High School Lady Tiger softball team took down St. Pius 15-0 to open up their season on Thursday after slamming St. Pius with seven runs…

Barbara Jean Armstrong

Barbara Jean Armstrong, 77, of Belton, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 28, at home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Holden Cemetery under the direction of…

Hagel: US discussing ‘facts’ on Syria with allies

By ROBERT BURNS (MANILA, Philippines, AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday the Obama administration was consulting with allies to “further develop the facts” about last week’s alleged…

Feds: Let states decide on pot use

By GENE JOHNSON and PETE YOST (SEATTLE, Wash., AP) — For generations, pot crusaders have called for an end to the nation’s prohibition of marijuana, citing everything from what they say…

Navy: Training, testing may kill whales, dolphins

By AUDREY McAVOY (HONOLULU, Hawaii, AP) — Navy training and testing could inadvertently kill hundreds of whales and dolphins and injure thousands over the next five years, mostly as a…

Mules golf ranked No. 15 in new poll

NEW YORK, NY —  The Golf World/Nike Golf Preseason Division II College Coaches’ Poll on Wednesday night ranked the Central Missouri Mules golf team No. 15. According to a press release,…

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