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Respiratory illness hits hundreds of KC-area kids

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City pediatric hospital has treated hundreds of young children for a respiratory illness that has symptoms similar to a common cold that more…

Trooper: Missouri man killed driving wrong way

(CONCORDIA, Mo., AP) — Missouri authorities say an elderly man has died in a two-car crash after driving the wrong way on the interstate. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 79-year-old…

Electric bills increasing for KCP&L customers

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Customers of Kansas City Power & Light Co. will be paying a little more each month for their electricity. The Missouri Public Service Commission says…

Missouri seeks to get more local food into schools

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri is offering grants to help get more locally produced food into school meals and snacks. The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced in a news…

Centene to bring new claims center to Ferguson

(FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Centene Corp. plans to build a claims processing center in Ferguson, the site of protests in the three weeks since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old…

UCM aviation, GoJet sign new partnership

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.)- The University of Central Missouri and GoJet Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday on a professional pilot program. Under the terms of the agreement between GoJet and…

Blackbox Theatre opens Sept. 12 at UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The Blackbox Theatre is back in action, opening the season with three one-act plays directed, designed and performed by University of Central Missouri students. The one-acts performed…

Frankie Eugene Gillotti

Frankie Eugene Gillotti, 66, of Holden, Missouri, died Thursday, Aug. 28, at home. Memorial services will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Forward Community Church in Holden…

Cathleen Marie Simpkins

Cathleen Marie Simpkins, 73, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Saturday, Aug. 30, at Ridgecrest Nursing Center in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Sweeney-Phillips &…

Virginia Yinger

Virginia Yinger, 98, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Warrensburg Manor Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren…

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