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Students caught with guns at 2 St. Louis Co. schools

(CREVE COEUR, Mo., AP) — Authorities in two areas of St. Louis County are investigating after students were caught with loaded guns at two different schools. KMOV-TV (http://bit.ly/1uSumjZ) reports that…

Washington U. gets $30 M for Alzheimer’s studies

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Federal funds will provide $30 million for Alzheimer’s disease research at Washington University in St. Louis over the next five years. The university announced Tuesday that…

Missouri bill would shield reporting of overdoses

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A proposed Missouri bill would give legal amnesty to those seeking emergency medical help for drug overdoses. Republican state Rep. Bryan Spencer of Wentzville recently…

Columbia outlaws tobacco, e-cigarette for youth

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — People younger than 21 will not be able to buy tobacco or electronic cigarettes in Columbia. The Columbia City Council approved the ordinances Monday, as well…

Kansas City gets first public natural gas station

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The first natural gas station open to the public is now operating in Kansas City. The $2.1 million station that opened Monday is a public/private…

Tiny Missouri town gambling on ‘A Christmas Carol’

By RICK MONTGOMERY The Kansas City Star (ARROW ROCK, Mo., AP) — Thespians who arrive here to perform at the Lyceum Theatre know they’re not in New York City anymore…

Three special honors highlight UCM fall 2014 commencement exercises

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The University of Central Missouri commencement exercises are set for Friday and Saturday in the Multipurpose Building where some 1,331 students who have met their undergraduate and…

Hallmark pulls gift wrap after swastika complaint

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Hallmark Cards Inc. has removed blue and silver gift wrap from circulation after a customer complained that she saw a swastika embedded in the design.…

Man planned gun sales to Ferguson protesters

(EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., AP) — A 19-year-old Illinois parolee is facing federal charges that allege he stole dozens of guns and planned to sell them to protesters in Ferguson,…

City prepares for snow plowing and winter weather

By ROB CURRY (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — As temperatures drop and winter weather patterns move in, the Warrensburg Public Works Department has been busy preparing for snow plowing operations to…