Mules baseball weekend series moved to Pittsburg State

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Central Missouri Mules baseball series with Pittsburg State, originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Warrensburg, has been moved to Pittsburg, Kan. due to heavy snow. The teams will now play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 and a single game on Monday at Al Ortolani Field. The forecast… Read more »

Snowstorm shuts down KC airport

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) – Heavy snow has forced the closure of the Kansas City International Airport. Airport officials announced on Twitter shortly before 10 a.m. that the whiteout conditions had forced the airport to shut down. Earlier, conditions had reduced air traffic to a single runway, and maintenance workers were having trouble seeing each… Read more »

Vegas police look for SUV from shooting and crash

By KEN RITTER (LAS VEGAS, AP) – Gunshots fired from a black Range Rover on the Las Vegas Strip early Thursday caused a Maserati to crash into a taxi, creating a fireball and killing three people as the SUV sped away. Initial reports had it as a gunfight between the luxury SUV and the high-end… Read more »

Jennies basketball No. 2 in Central Region Rankings

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) – In the first set of regional rankings of the year, the Central Missouri Jennies are ranked No. 2 in the Central Region, announced Wednesday afternoon. The Jennies hold an overall record of 21-2 on the season, and trail only Washburn, who holds the top spot in the rankings. The NCAA Regional Rankings… Read more »

Travis Higgs named MIAA Pitcher of the Week

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Central Missouri junior right-handed pitcher Travis Higgs was named MIAA Pitcher of the Week following his performance in a 10-0 UCM win at Fort Hays State on Sunday afternoon. The Jacksonville, Fla. native, tossed six solid innings scattering six hits and didn’t allow a run. He walked just one and struck… Read more »

Second trial date set in Whitworth homicide

A trial date is set for the second defendant in the shooting death of Warrensburg bar owner William “Blaine” Whitworth. Ziyad T. Abid, charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action, has a pretrial conference scheduled for April 29. The trial is set to begin June 4 at the Johnson County Justice Center. Reginald L…. Read more »

Science: Using 3D worlds to visualize data

By CARLA K. JOHNSON (CHICAGO, Ill., AP) – Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars? Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pushing science fiction closer to reality with a wraparound virtual world where a researcher wearing 3D glasses can do all that and more. In… Read more »