Category: News

Police investigate death of NW Mo. State student

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Maryville police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old Northwest Missouri State University student. Police say in a news release that Tomarken Smith of St. Louis died at a hospital early Friday after being assaulted in Maryville. Individuals involved in the assault are in custody. Police did not release further details… Read more »

Hundreds of fake football tickets sold for MU game

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri officials are warning football fans to watch out for fake tickets to the games. Police say hundreds of fake tickets were detected at last Saturday’s game against Georgia. Chad Moller, spokesman for the Missouri athletic department, says a review of ticket scanners after the game found 400 “missed… Read more »

Possible 19th century outlaw remains to be exhumed

KEARNEY, Mo. (AP) — Researchers trying to confirm if a member of the Jesse James gang was buried in a northwest Missouri cemetery can exhume his suspected remains for DNA testing, a judge has ruled. Clay County Circuit Judge A. Rex Gabbert granted permission Thursday for researchers to dig up the remains, thought to be… Read more »

Grant helps city expand tree survey

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The tree counting will continue. The Missouri Department of Conservation recently awarded the city a Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance – or TRIM – grant, according to a news release. The grant covers the second phase of a citywide tree inventory. The City Council on Sept. 10 approved an ordinance entering into… Read more »

Panhellenic doors locked by request

By ANDY LYONS, Muleskinner News Editor – The doors to the public areas of Panhellenic Hall were locked around the clock after the murder of Blaine Whitworth. Panhellenic Hall is an all female dorm located on the west side of campus and houses seven sororities. The hall also has its own cafeteria and houses the… Read more »

City seeks comment on liquor licensing changes

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The city is seeking feedback for a proposed amendment to its liquor licensing requirements. The city plans to offer three main types of licenses: package sales, liquor by the drink (all kinds) and tavern licenses for only beer and wine by the drink, according to a news release. Other specialty licenses would… Read more »

City to assist credit union move, temporarily lifts open container ban

By MICHAEL FREEMAN (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The city plans to chip in to help the downtown credit union relocate to the empty lot that was once a Hardee’s at the corner of Young and Maguire streets. The City Council on Monday approved the first reading of a development agreement with Central Missouri Community Credit… Read more »

Romney assails Obama anew over foreign attacks

By BEN FELLER and NEDRA PICKLER (JACKSONVILLE, Fla., AP) — Republican challenger Mitt Romney sought to portray President Barack Obama as weak on foreign policy Wednesday after violent attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in the Middle East. Obama steered clear of the political fight, declaring as commander in chief that “justice will be done” in… Read more »

Mo.’s Cahill to chair public broadcasting board

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former general manager of Kansas City’s National Public Radio station has been elected chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Fellow board members of the nonprofit corporation elected Patty Cahill on Tuesday to a one-year term. Elizabeth Sembler, of Seminole, Fla., was elected vice chairman. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting was… Read more »

Angler snags hand grenade in SW Mo. lake

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — An angler trying his luck at a southwest Missouri reservoir stocked with bass and other desirable fish pulled in something that prompted a military response — a hand grenade. The Springfield News-Leader reports ( ) the fisherman snagged the grenade around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fellows Lake. It was encased in… Read more »