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Nixon heads to Ferguson, cancels Fair visits

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon will skip several planned events at the Missouri State Fair to return to Ferguson after another night of conflict between protesters and…

Silver Dollar City announces big expansion

(BRANSON, Mo., AP) — Silver Dollar City in Branson is planning an $8 million expansion that will include six new rides. Officials with the theme park announced Wednesday the four-acre…

ND residents joining Missouri River flood lawsuit

By BLAKE NICHOLSON (BISMARCK, N.D., AP) — Some North Dakota residents have joined landowners from five other states in a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over Missouri…

Chiefs break camp in St. Joe, move back to KC

By DAVE SKRETTA (ST. JOSEPH, Mo., AP) — The Chiefs broke camp on the campus of Missouri Western on Thursday as they prepared for their second preseason game, and will…

Obama appeals for ‘peace and calm’ in Ferguson

By JULIE PACE (EDGARTOWN, Mass., AP) — Appealing for “peace and calm,” President Barack Obama on Thursday said there is no excuse for excessive use of force by police in…

Western Missouri Medical Center auxiliary awards scholarships

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The Western Missouri Medical Center Auxiliary Board recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to five students. Each year, the WMMC Auxiliary sponsors the Health Care Career Scholarships for students…