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State Fair organizes sixth annual food drive

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – The Missouri State Fair’s sixth annual Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive is set for Tuesday, Aug. 16. Youth will also be involved in raising awareness about hunger by competing…

Writer highlights Route 66 safe havens for black travelers

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., AP) — It was called the “Mother Road,” a vital highway bridging Chicago and Los Angeles through the Southwest amid diners and neon-lit motels. For…

Warner set to compete at Olympic trials

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A University of Central Missouri senior is looking to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team this week. Heavin Warner will compete in the hammer throw Wednesday in Eugene, Oregon, with…

Two arrested for arson in last week’s fatal fire in Sedalia

(SEDALIA, Mo., AP) — Two people have been charged with a felony in a fatal fire in Sedalia. The Sedalia Democrat (http://bit.ly/29iT1k0 ) reports that 21-year-old Aran Tyler Cantrell and…

Missouri man charged in deadly shooting

(WINDSOR, Mo., AP) — A 44-year-old man has been charged in a deadly shooting in Missouri. Jeffrey Dean Watring was arraigned Thursday on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal…

UCM Archives receives Sen. Pearce papers, memorabilia

UCM Archives receives Sen. Pearce papers, memorabilia

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The papers and memorabilia from a longtime Warrensburg legislator have found a new home at the University of Central Missouri’s Arthur F. McClure II Archives and University…

Obama says he doesn’t anticipate huge change from EU exit

By KEVIN FREKING (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama isn’t expecting “major, cataclysmic changes” as a result of Britain’s pending exit from the European Union. Speaking to NPR, Obama also…

State Fair competition deadlines approaching

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – The deadline for entering 4-H and FFA livestock contests at this year’s Missouri State Fair is Friday, July 1. This is also the deadline for open shows for…

Park Service project shares stories of women along Route 66

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., AP) — It was a man’s world nearly a century ago when one of America’s most famous highways got its start, opening up vast…

Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest over guns

By MATTHEW DALY (WASHINGTON, AP) — Rebellious Democrats staged an extraordinary round-the-clock sit-in on the House floor Wednesday to demand votes on gun-control bills, shouting down Speaker Paul Ryan when…