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US charity buys Hopi masks to return to tribe

By THOMAS ADAMSON (PARIS, AP) — A U.S. charitable foundation said Wednesday that it was the anonymous bidder that paid $530,000 for 24 Native American masks in a contested Paris…

Missouri carries out 2nd execution in 3 weeks

By JIM SALTER (BONNE TERRE, Mo., AP) — Allen Nicklasson once recalled the “euphoria” he felt after fatally shooting a kindly businessman who stopped to help when he saw Nicklasson’s…

Federal data show health disparities among states

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The slow rollout of a new federal health insurance marketplace may be deepening differences in health coverage among Americans, with residents…

Nixon to urge Mo. campaign contribution limits

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon and several Missouri lawmakers are calling for ethics legislation that includes limits on campaign donations. Nixon had called for reinstating campaign contribution…

McCaskill, Blunt differ on health exchange plans

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri Sens. Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt are taking different approaches to buying health care policies through new online marketplaces. The federal health care law…

Cops: Man steals art from dead man, then calls 911

(PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y., AP) — A New York man who went to check on an acquaintance and found him dead at his home is accused of stealing some of the…

WHS teacher awarded grant to benefit independent studies students

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Warrensburg High School teacher Steve Marr was recently awarded a $500 grant from the Missouri State Retired Teachers Association that will benefit his independent study students, according…

Travel Council member from Warrensburg selected as a regional director

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The local tourism director was recently named regional director for the Osage Lakes Region of the Missouri Travel Council. The Missouri Travel Council’s board of directors selected…

Bates named to Capital One Academic All-America Team

(WARRENSBURG. Mo.) – Central Missouri senior setter Julia Bates was named to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team on Wednesday. Bates was previously named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team in 2011. Bates…

Alumni to be honored at commencement

Alumni to be honored at commencement

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Two University of Central Missouri alumni will receive special awards during 2013 Fall Commencement exercises this weekend in the university’s Multipurpose Building. Richard P. Phillips, a longtime…