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City hires new manager from Knoxville, Iowa

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The city has a new manager. The City Council hired Harold Stewart II, of Knoxville, Iowa, as the new city manager. Stewart replaces Paula Hertwig Hopkins who…

Justices take up dispute over union fees

By SAM HANANEL (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say…

Altuve helps Astros to 6-1 win over Royals

By KRISTIE RIEKEN (HOUSTON, AP) — Kansas City’s Joe Blanton didn’t walk anyone in his first two starts this season. Things were a lot different on Monday night, and it…

Overland Park giving $25K to Skywalk Memorial

(OVERLAND PARK, Kan., AP) — The Overland Park City Council has agreed to give $25,000 to a planned memorial commemorating a 1981 hotel disaster in Kansas City. The skywalks at…

Recent Missouri Editorials

The Associated Press The Springfield News Leader, June 25 Our view: Marriage equality good for Missourians Gay marriage is legal in Missouri. Those words could not have been less true…

EF-2 tornado confirmed in St. Charles County

(ST. PETERS, Mo., AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in St. Charles County last weekend. A strong stormed rolled through the St. Louis…

For sale: Former prison with mountain view, sleeps hundreds

(MOREAU, N.Y., AP) — For sale: A 325-acre New York property containing more than 100 structures atop a mountain offering spectacular views. Sleeps hundreds. And one more thing: It’s a…

Father, son work to preserve a piece of Pertle Springs history

Father, son work to preserve a piece of Pertle Springs history

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A graduate research project by recent UCM graduate and Warrensburg resident Kevin Courtright has turned into a father-son project designed to preserve a chapter in the history Pertle…

Flash flooding suspected in death of Missouri camper

(PRAIRIE HOME, Mo., AP) — A Missouri woman’s body has been found downstream from where she had been camping. KMIZ-TV (http://bit.ly/1KodsXo) reports that the body of 31-year-old Sarah Nicholls of…

Pilot dies from injuries sustained in Missouri airshow crash

(CAMERON, Mo., AP) — A pilot has died from injuries sustained when his biplane crashed as he was performing at a northwest Missouri airshow, authorities said Sunday. The Cameron Police…

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