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Mo. lawmaker pleads guilty to marijuana charges

By CHRIS BLANK (COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A Missouri lawmaker pleaded guilty to possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia Friday during a brief hearing in a central Missouri courtroom. Democratic Rep.…

Burg Fest enters day 2

Burg Fest enters day 2

Photos by ANDREW MATHER Story by STEPHEN GANEY After the first evening of the Burg Fest, downtown Warrensburg prepares for a full day of fun, food, and activities. Festivities begin…

Downtown gears up for Burg Fest

By STEPHEN GANEY (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Warrensburg’s often-quaint downtown comes alive this weekend with the start of the Burg Fest. This free outdoor event packs a multitude of activities,…

Warrensburg employee named Mo. Female Veteran of the Year

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — A Missouri Veterans Home – Warrensburg employee was recently named 2013 Female Veteran of the Year by the Missouri Veterans Commission, according to a press release. Jennifer Eaton,…

PAS Fanfare Series Debuts with Performance by Hynes and Wenger

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The University of Central Missouri’s Performing Arts Series and the UCM Department of Music present the first performance in the new PAS Fanfare Series, “The French Connection:…

Mo. native reaches International Space Station

(URBANA, Ill., AP) — The latest American to board the International Space Station is a native of Richland, Mo. and the son of Warrensburg City Manager Paula Hertwig-Hopkins. Mike Hopkins and two…

Ed. chief won’t recommend KC accreditation boost

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s top education official announced Thursday that she won’t recommend that the Kansas City school district regain partial accreditation, a change that…

Fall enrollment is up 5.2 percent at UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., AP) — The University of Central Missouri is seeing record enrollment. The Warrensburg school says the total student population was nearly 12,500 students this fall, a 5.2 percent…

Federal appeals court upholds Mo. liquor laws

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a Missouri law from the Prohibition era that requires state residency for alcohol wholesalers. KWMU-FM reports that the…

Despite adversity, Warrensburg Tigers hope to turn the season around

By JAMIE EMBREY (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Almost halfway through the football season, the Warrensburg Tigers are 0-4. With conference play beginning this Friday, the team has been practicing hard…