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Student who died in skateboarding accident fondly remembered at UCM

Student who died in skateboarding accident fondly remembered at UCM

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., Muleskinner) — A UCM student died in a skateboarding accident Saturday morning. Dylan M. Austin, 26, of Independence, Mo., was riding his skateboard…

Chick-fil-A robbers still at large

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Muleskinner) — Chick-fil-A in the Elliott Student Union was robbed Saturday night after closing hours. Public Safety officers said suspects have not been identified,…

Obama pushes reading through eBook, library initiatives

By JIM KUHNHENN (WASHINGTON, AP) — Linking reading to technology, the White House marshaled major book publishers to provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and…

Northeast Missouri man convicted in friend’s father’s death

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., AP) — A northeast Missouri man will be sentenced June 12 for helping a friend kill his father. The Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1bXPeVH) that 20-year-old Christopher Hendren…

Report: Bills for proposed new St. Louis stadium total $800K

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Contractors already have submitted roughly $800,000 in bills toward the development of a billion-dollar proposed football stadium in St. Louis, according to a newspaper report. Two…

Leroy Allen Courtney

Leroy Allen Courtney

Leroy Allen Courtney, 74, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Tuesday, April 28, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens with Ed…

Kansas student’s budget documentary stirs controversy

(TOPEKA, Kan., AP) — A high-school student’s documentary, “Where the Buffaloed Roam: An Ode to the Kansas Budget,” is raising a stir. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1bQO7qD) reports that the 51-minute…

Bitten man takes snake to hospital with him

(SULLIVAN, Mo., AP) — An eastern Missouri man is OK after being bitten by a copperhead snake, then taking the snake to the hospital to show what bit him. The…

Bud Light: Sorry for saying it removes ‘no’ from vocabulary

By MAE ANDERSON (NEW YORK, AP) — Anheuser-Busch is apologizing for a slogan that appeared on bottles saying Bud Light removes the word ‘no’ from drinkers’ vocabulary. Photos of bottles…

Harvard study: Millennials believe US justice system unfair

By PHILIP MARCELO BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University survey released Wednesday found that nearly one in two millennials believe America’s criminal justice system is unfair and few believe protests…

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