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Local residents part of federal meth indictment

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., digitalBURG) – Federal agents arrested a Warrensburg man Thursday morning at his home as an indictment against him and five other individuals was unsealed, charging them with…

Federal search warrant served at Warrensburg home

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Federal agents served a search warrant on a home near Western Missouri Medical Center Thursday morning. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents, members of…

Sheriff’s investigator killed in auto accident

Sheriff’s investigator killed in auto accident

Editor’s note: This version of the story includes comments provided by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department. (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – An off-duty Johnson County Sheriff’s Office investigator died in a two-vehicle…

Some states roll back teacher tenure protections

By KIMBERLY HEFLING (WASHINGTON, AP) — Even before a judge’s scathing ruling against California’s teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been…

Missouri budget can’t count on tobacco proceeds

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s budget concerns grew Thursday as the attorney general warned that the state may not receive $50 million of tobacco settlement…

Health groups urge veto of e-cigarette bill

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Health advocacy groups are urging Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to veto legislation that would exempt electronic cigarettes from some tobacco sales restrictions while barring people younger…

Company recalls 4K lbs of beef due to mad cow fear

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri company is recalling possibly tainted beef products distributed to restaurants and a grocery chain. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a release…

Chicago man filling potholes, artfully

By STACY THACKER (CHICAGO, AP) — The perfect pothole might not exist for many people — but for mosaic artist Jim Bachor, it’s one with a nice oval shape. Bachor…

Federal judge grants Missouri stay of execution

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A federal judge has granted a stay of execution for Missouri death row inmate John Winfield, less than a week before his scheduled execution. U.S. District…