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Jennies volleyball earns tough win over Truman

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The Central Missouri Jennies, 13-0, 3-0 MIAA, came back to win against the Truman Bulldogs in five sets, 12-25 10-25 25-17 25-22 20-18, according to a press release.…

UCM hosts Johnson County Heart Walk Oct. 5

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Hundreds of area residents will publicly show their support for friends and loved ones who are affected by cardiovascular disease and stroke by participating in the 2013…

Workers’ comp costs could rise for Mo. businesses

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri businesses could face significantly higher costs for workers’ compensation insurance next year, due partly to a new law that seeks…

George H.W. Bush witness at Maine same-sex wedding

(KENNEBUNK, Maine, AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding of two longtime friends, his spokesman said. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush,…

Schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, afros

By LEANNE ITALIE, AP “Why are you so sad?” a TV reporter asked the little girl with a bright pink bow in her hair. “Because they didn’t like my dreads,”…

First penguins arrive at Kansas City Zoo

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The first three penguins for the Kansas City Zoo’s new exhibit are scheduled to arrive after being picked up at the Sedgwick County Zoo in…

Ex-Royal Willie Wilson gets World Series ring

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Former Kansas City Royal outfielder Willie Wilson is again sporting a 1985 World Series ring, thanks to some good friends and fans. Wilson, who spent 15 seasons…

Mariners knock Royals out of wild card race

By DAIMON EKLUND (SEATTLE, AP) — Needing wins in Seattle to keep their slim playoff hopes alive, the Kansas City Royals’ offense went into a slump. Hisashi Iwakuma pitched eight scoreless…

Scalia expects NSA wiretaps to end up in court

By MATTHEW BARAKAT (McLEAN, Va., AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the courts will ultimately have to determine the legality of wiretapping by the National Security Agency. And…

Nixon urges corps to put Mo. River project on hold

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon is urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop work on a Missouri River project that’s designed to…