Category: News

Pine Street to close for street celebration

West Pine Street will be closed for three hours Sept. 13 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completed streetscape work. Warrensburg Main Street and the City of Warrensburg are hosting the event and community celebration along the 100 block of West Pine Street from 5-8 p.m. For more information, contact Julie Turnipseed, Warrensburg Main… Read more »

Texas pilot killed in Iowa air show crash

By NOMAAN MERCHANT — DALLAS (AP) — Glenn Smith left a lucrative job at a Dallas-area technology firm for an early retirement of restoring Soviet fighter jets and flying to exhibitions across the country. He died Saturday when his nearly 30-year-old training plane nosedived during an air show in eastern Iowa and crashed into a… Read more »

In convention warm-up, Obama sees economic gains

By BEN FELLER and CALVIN WOODWARD — TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — In the warm-up to the Democratic National Convention, both parties jockeyed for the economic high ground Monday, with Republican Mitt Romney labeling Labor Day “another day of worrying” for too many Americans anxious about finding a job. Supporters of President Barack Obama worked to… Read more »

Police investigate bar owner homicide

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — A local bar owner was killed Saturday night in an apparent shooting. Police found William “Blaine” Whitworth, 25, dead at the scene Saturday night after responding to a call about shots fired in the 1000 block of Sunflower, according to a news release from the Warrensburg Police Department. The call came… Read more »

Romney makes jobs pitch; both sides to visit Gulf

CHARLES BABINGTON TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan plunged headlong into the fall campaign Friday on a two-track mission to convince Americans that the GOP nominee is not only the right man to fix the economy but an all-around leader for the nation. Romney, hoping to project an aura of leadership, flew… Read more »

Farm Bureau reconsiders Akin support

DAVID A. LIEB,Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Farm Bureau is reconsidering its endorsement of Republican Rep. Todd Akin for U.S. Senate because of comments he made about women being able to thwart pregnancy in cases of “legitimate rape,” an organization spokesman said Friday. The move to reconsider an endorsement is unprecedented… Read more »

UCM to host 9-11 observance

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The public is invited to a remembrance ceremony honoring those who lost their lives in the 9-11 tragedy. The event is scheduled for noon Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the University of Central Missouri quadrangle. The program is coordinated by the Office of Military and Veteran Services and a faculty member from the… Read more »

UCM signs exchange agreement with university in China

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Students and faculty from the University of Central Missouri have a new educational and research opportunity in China. UCM officials signed an exchange agreement Aug. 22 with Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics. The exchange agreement will provide for the exchange of students and faculty between the two universities, fostering joint research… Read more »

UMKC brings together participants in speech cases

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Plaintiffs, defendants and attorneys in several landmark student free speech cases will be at the University of Missouri-Kansas City law school next month. The symposium Sept. 20-21will feature participants in such cases as Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District. That’s the 1969 Supreme Court case that set standards… Read more »

Couple in their 70s jump from fire through window

EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri couple, both in their 70s, are recovering after jumping through a window of their home to escape a fire. KFVS-TV ( ) reports that Willie-Jo Davidson and his wife, Shirley, were able to escape the fire that started around 3 a.m. Wednesday in East Prairie. He suffered… Read more »