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UCM grad headed to Miss America pageant

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A University of Central Missouri alumna was recently named Miss Kansas and is now headed for the Miss America pageant in September. Amanda Sasek was crowned by…

Prodding Congress, Obama acts to ease student debt

By JOSH LEDERMAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — Up to 5 million Americans struggling to make their monthly student loan payments could find relief under a program President Barack Obama expanded Monday,…

FAA OKs commercial drone flights over land

By JOAN LOWY (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency…

Bear killed in Missouri traffic accident

(META, Mo., AP) –” A young bear was recently struck and killed by a vehicle on a rural road in central Missouri. KRCG-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1qkcfU6) it happened Monday morning near the…

Recent Missouri editorials

The Associated Press Washington Missourian, June 5 Disappointed in Nixon’s position on transportation tax: It was disappointing to hear from Gov. Jay Nixon that he will not support the proposed three-quarter-cent…

Vegas police killer decried government on YouTube

By MICHELLE RINDELS and JUSTIN PRITCHARD (LAS VEGAS, AP) — His face painted to look like the comic book villain the Joker, a man who would months later gun down two…

James Scott Grigsby

James Scott Grigsby, 62, of New Orleans, Louisiana, formerly of Warrensburg, died Thursday, June 5, at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 12,…

Boone Wayne Beach

Boone Wayne Beach, 57 of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of Holden, died Saturday, June 7, at his residence. There will be a celebration of life service at 8 p.m. Friday, June 13,…

Axelrod kicks off list of speakers at 2014 Missouri Boys State

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – David Axelrod, senior adviser to President Barack Obama and director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, will lead the list of speakers for…