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Gerald ‘Chip’ Eugene Byrd

Gerald “Chip” Eugene Byrd, 57, of Lone Jack, Missouri, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, at his home. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Chip lived…

Marilyn Louisa Beard

Marilyn Louisa Beard, 77, died Oct. 21 at the Holden Manor Care Center in Holden, Mo. Cremation is under the direction of Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home in Holden. Marilyn…

Man set on fire, suffers serious burns

By ROB CURRY (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — A 29-year-old man suffered third- and fourth-degree burns to over 50 percent of his body after someone set him on fire Monday night.…

Nixon to announce new effort in Ferguson

(FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will be in Ferguson Tuesday to announce an effort that seeks to address issues raised in the wake of the death of…

Justices will decide privacy case on hotel records

(WASHINGTON, AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels’ guest information without first getting a search warrant. The justices said they will…

Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

By DAVID RISING, RANDY HERSCHAFT and RICHARD LARDNER (OSIJEK, Croatia, AP) — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after…

Finnegan learns fast: From school to World Series

By RONALD BLUM (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Betty Finnegan made the 5 1/2-hour drive from Fort Worth, Texas, with a friend Aug. 31 to watch the last two games…

School boosts security after likely Frein sighting

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM A northeastern Pennsylvania school district opened with tightened security Monday after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of…

6-year-old’s shooting death at store investigated

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City police are vowing to find those responsible for the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl who had stopped at a convenience store with…

Boston bomb case judge wants 1,000 juror summonses

By DENISE LAVOIE BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge says at least 1,000 people will be summoned to pick a jury for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar…

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