Category: News

Endeavour flies over Ariz. en route to new home

By PAUL DAVENPORT and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI (TUCSON, Ariz., AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour has flown over Tucson, Ariz., on its trek west to retirement in a Los Angeles museum. Endeavour, atop a modified jumbo jet, did a partial loop over the city to honor former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, before it continued its journey west. Hundreds… Read more »

U.S. reps address looming defense cuts

By ANDY LYONS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Looming budget cuts that threaten the jobs of more than 30,000 Missouri military personnel and the impact of such cuts were the topic of a public forum hosted by two Congressional representatives Tuesday night. The cuts, due to take effect Jan. 2, 2013, are part of the Budget… Read more »

New women’s group defends Akin in Mo. Senate race

(CHESTERFIELD, Mo., AP) — Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin is gaining support from some women who believe he has been unfairly judged. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports ( ) that about 300 people gathered Tuesday night for an event sponsored by a new group called Women Standing with Todd Akin. The group describes itself as… Read more »

Warrensburg High School to host college fair

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — Parents and high school students are invited to the Warrensburg High School College Fair Tuesday, Sept. 25. The event is scheduled for 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym. Parents and area high school and home school students are invited to attend. Representatives from some 40 colleges, post high school institutions,… Read more »

No injuries after shots fired in Warrensburg

By Andy Lyons (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Police responded to reports of a shooting Monday night in the 400 block of Jefferson Street. People who lived in the surrounding area confirmed there were shots fired. “I was cooking dinner when I heard a pop-pop-pop,” said Jenifer Western, a social work major at the University of… Read more »

Focus group to study street access

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The city is organizing a focus group to review a draft right-of-way access management policy. The group is scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 in the City Council chambers at 200 S. Holden Street. The meeting is open to the public. An access management policy would help regulate the location,… Read more »

Catholic group calls for KC Bishop Finn to resign

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A national Catholic organization is pushing for Bishop Robert Finn to resign after he became the highest-ranking U.S. church official convicted of a crime related to the child sexual abuse scandal. The Kansas City Star ( ) reported that the National Survivor Advocates Coalition made the demand during a news… Read more »

Five die in small plane crash in Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A small plane crashed early Saturday in southwest Missouri, killing the pilot, his three children and a businesswoman. Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Jason Pace said the single-engine plane went down about 12:30 a.m. northwest of the town of Willard, leaving all five people on board dead. The 2002 Cirrus SR22… Read more »

Two charged in NW Mo. State student’s death

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Two men have been charged in the death of a 21-year-old Northwest Missouri State University student. The Nodaway County prosecutor filed charges of second-degree murder and first-degree assault Friday against 23-year-old Tony Overlin and 31-year-old Kevin Dell Mooney, both of Bethany. They were jailed on $100,000 bond, and their arraignment is… Read more »

Remembering the historic Achauer home

By MICHAEL FREEMAN (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The historic Achauer house at the corner of South and Holden streets will become UCM’s alumni and events offices after remodeling this fall. The Victorian home at 314 S. Holden St. was a gift from the estate of the late Maurine Achauer, who was a generous and valued… Read more »