Concert tickets on sale for Mo. State Fair

Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced that tickets go on sale March 5 for the August Pepsi Grandstand concert series. Headliners include Chris Cagle, Gary Allan, The Oak Ridge Boys and Toby Keith. Tickets are available online at or by phone at 1-800-796-6776. “I am proud to have a strong country lineup,” Wolfe… Read more »

Mo. lawsuit filed over concealed weapon permit

By CHRIS BLANK (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) – A lawsuit challenging a new system that makes a digital record of driver’s license applicants’ birth certificates and other documents has the backing of Missouri’s lieutenant governor, who said the case raises “serious privacy concerns” particularly for residents seeking concealed weapons permits. Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder… Read more »

Manslaughter counts, trial delay for FAMU case

By KYLE HIGHTOWER (ORLANDO, Fla., AP) – Defendants in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major have been given the stiffer charge of manslaughter by the new prosecutor and a longer wait until their case goes to trial. Recently sworn-in State Attorney Jeff Ashton added the second-degree felony count Monday for each of… Read more »

A glimpse of India’s Golden Triangle

By SANDY IRLE (digitalBURG) – Three weeks in India is just enough time to get a snapshot of life there. New Delhi is an amazing city full of contradictions. The pollution is horrific, colors are spectacular, traffic is overwhelming and people friendly. Your senses are so bombarded that it can seem taxing just to get to… Read more »

Local woman injured in traffic accident

A Clinton woman is in serious condition after totaling her car in a wreck Sunday morning. Amy Hastings, 39, was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence after she drove off the road and hit a telephone pole, a fence and a tree, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. Hastings was… Read more »

UCM track & field rankings revealed

(NEW ORLEANS, La.) – The NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships are near and the Central Missouri track & field teams earned spots in the top 25 of the USTFCCCA National Computer Rankings. The Jennies will enter the NCAA Championships as the 10th-ranked team in the country, while the Mules will compete as the No…. Read more »

Mules Baseball outlasts Northeastern State

(TAHLEQUAH, Okla.) – Down four runs in the ninth inning the fifth-ranked Central Missouri baseball team rallied to force extra innings and beat Northeastern State 13-11 on a two-run homer by Brad Wilson in the 10th inning on Monday afternoon. Tucker Cross and Chase Graskewicz hit back-to-back homers in the ninth to tie the game… Read more »

UCM initiates Military, Veteran In-State Tuition Policy

Helping to eliminate financial hardships faced by military veterans seeking new career paths, the University of Central Missouri will allow out-of-state veterans to pay in-state tuition, effective for the fall 2013 semester. The new Military Veteran In-State Tuition Policy was approved by the UCM Board of Governors when it met on campus Feb. 22. “Many… Read more »