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Missouri Senate endorses criminal code overhaul

By JORDAN SHAPIRO (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Senate endorsed legislation Monday to overhaul the state’s criminal laws for the first time since 1979 and create new punishment…

Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case

By JERI CLAUSING (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony, letting stand a…

Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY (LOS ANGELES, AP) — Mickey Rooney’s approach to life was simple: “Let’s put on a show!” He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on…

Tiger tennis starts the season with an ace

By McKAYLA WELLS The Warrensburg Tigers boys tennis team has started off their season undefeated, including a first-place finish at the Cameron tournament last Friday. Nick Piontek placed first in…

Teacher stays in shape with local Crossfit

By JAMIE EMBREY Teaching can be stressful and sedentary. To exercise and relieve stress, Warrensburg High School speech teacher Amy Bushmeyer has discovered Crossfit. The exercise program uses every muscle…

Mo. Senate panel embraces two-prong school funding

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri senators are going forward with a two-prong funding plan for public schools that bases their state aid on the strength of the economy. A…

Erratic B.B. King performance makes fans blue

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (ST. LOUIS, AP) — At 88, blues guitarist B.B. King is a living legend, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with his own satellite radio…

Judy Ann (Jones) Austin

Judy Ann (Jones) Austin, 70, of Elm Springs, Mo., died Friday, April 4, at her home surrounded by family. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Elm…

Two Warrensburg residents receive Learning to a Greater Degree Award

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Warrensburg residents Kelsey Kidd, an early childhood and elementary education major, and Tony Monetti, assistant dean of aviation, were honored by the University of Central Missouri’s board…

University recovers from severe flooding

By ALYSSA CLIFTON (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The University of Central Missouri recently finished cleaning up  from the flooding that occurred on April 3. Buildings that flooded were the University…

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