Category: News

Insurance, tax issues on tap for Mo. veto session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers will be deciding whether to override any of the vetoes made this year by Gov. Jay Nixon. The annual veto session that kicks off Wednesday carries some suspense this year for at least two bills. One would expand religious and moral exceptions for state requirements regarding insurance coverage… Read more »

Pedestrian group addresses school travel

The city’s pedestrian task force will address issues related to children going to and from school during its meeting Thursday. The Cycling and Pedestrian Transportation Task Force is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. at City Hall, 102 S. Holden St. and is open to the public. The focus of the meeting is a discussion… Read more »

Blood drive set for Friday

The Warrensburg Police and Fire Department’s September blood drive is scheduled for 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 in conjunction with the Community Blood Center at the Warrensburg Community Center. This monthly blood drive is dedicated to the fallen first responders and others who lost their lives during the 9-11 attacks. Free pizza will be available after… Read more »

West Pine Street ribbon cutting, celebration rescheduled

The ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration to mark the completion of streetscape work along West Pine Street has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 25. The 100 block of West Pine Street will be closed from 5-8 p.m. for the festivities. The evening’s festivities will include a band, games for children, food and more. For more information,… Read more »

Anniversary ceremony of 9/11 begins in NY

By JENNIFER PELTZ NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it’s time to move forward after a decade of remembrance. As in past years, thousands were expected to gather at the World Trade Center… Read more »

Judge to hear suit over Mo. disturbing worship law

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit over Missouri’s new law making it a crime to disturb a worship service. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union are seeking a temporary injunction to block the law that took effect last month. The law makes it a misdemeanor to… Read more »

Springfield considers lower marijuana penalties

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Some Springfield residents say the city council should uphold a proposal to lower the penalties for marijuana possession. Two weeks ago, the council approved an ordinance to reduce the penalties after a successful citizen initiative. However, many of the council members said at the time they would repeal the ordinance as… Read more »

Colleagues mourn officer killed in Obama motorcade

By MATT SEDENSKY WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The danger in seemingly banal police work of directing traffic and shutting down roadways gained new attention Monday as colleagues mourned an officer who died while working on President Barack Obama’s motorcade. Jupiter Police Officer Bruce St. Laurent, 55, was killed Sunday in West Palm Beach… Read more »

Obama squeaks out Aug. fundraising win over Romney

By THOMAS BEAUMONT MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama squeaked out a fundraising victory over Mitt Romney in August as the candidates gear up for the final stretch of their closely contested campaign. Obama raised more than $114 million, while Romney topped $111 million, according to numbers the rival campaigns released Monday. It’s the… Read more »