Some US communities seek to require gun ownership

By GLENN ADAMS (AUGUSTA, Maine, AP) – A town of 140 people in western Maine is considering an ordinance making gun ownership mandatory, the latest of a handful of communities nationwide to pass or consider such a rule even though the measures are widely considered unenforceable. All three members of the Board of Selectmen in… Read more »

UCM captures seven Higher Education marketing awards

Competing against some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation, the University of Central Missouri captured seven honors, including a Gold, three Silvers and a Bronze, in the nation’s largest educational advertising awards program. Award results for the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report, were announced… Read more »

Mules outlast Pittsburg State 69-63

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The Central Missouri Mules outlasted Pittsburg State 69-63 in a tough, physical battle at the MIAA Tournament at Municipal Auditorium Thursday night. UCM advances to Saturday afternoon’s semi-finals at 2:15 p.m. where they will play the winner of Washburn and Central Oklahoma. The Mules (20-7) jumped out to a 16-8 lead… Read more »

Mules Baseball scores 41 runs in sweep of Truman State

(BOLIVAR, Mo.) – The fifth-ranked Central Missouri Mules baseball team erupted for 41 runs and 43 hits in a doubleheader sweep of Truman State at Dodson Field on the campus of Southwest Baptist. The Mules won the opener 17-2 before winning the nightcap 24-3. The 24 runs are the most during the Tom Myers era… Read more »

Career Services’ Teacher Placement Day is near

The Office of Career Services is hosting the 45th Annual Teacher Placement Day on Wednesday, March 27. The event will take place in the University of Central Missouri Multipurpose Building Arena from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Students may attend “All Day Resume Help” March 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Elliott Union, room… Read more »

Jennies basketball remain No. 2 in Central Region

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) – With a 1-1 record over the last weekend, the Central Missouri Jennies hold on to their No. 2 rank in the latest NCAA Central Regional rankings. The Jennies have an overall record of 22-4 this season, and trail only Washburn who holds the top spot in the rankings. The Lady Blues defeated… Read more »

Police: Sewer gas may have killed KC woman

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) – A woman who died after apparently losing consciousness while working on her friend’s kitchen sink may be a rare victim of sewer gas asphyxiation, according to the Kansas City police. Bernice Weaver, 44, was found lying unconscious on the kitchen floor Wednesday with the disassembled sink’s plumbing and tools nearby…. Read more »

Family: Death of woman in lion cage was accident

By GOSIA WOZNIACKA and TRACIE CONE (FRESNO, Calif., AP) – Family members of a 24-year-old intern killed by a lion at a California animal park said Friday they believe the facility followed safety protocols and the death was a tragic accident. Investigators believe the 5-year-old male lion lifted the door of a partially closed feeding… Read more »