Mules Baseball sweeps Northeastern State

(TAHLEQUAH, Okla.) – After nearly two weeks off because of inclement weather, the eighth-ranked Central Missouri Mules baseball team got back in to action with a doubleheader sweep of Northeastern State on Sunday afternoon at Rousey Field. The Mules won the opener 6-2 and completed the sweep with a 16-11 win in the nightcap. The… Read more »

Jennies Bowling finishes fifth at UCM Women’s Invitational

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The top-ranked Jennies Bowling team posted a 3-0 record Sunday and a 9-3 record for the tournament as they finished in fifth place at the Central Missouri Women’s Invitational hosted in Kansas City. The Jennies beat Alabama-Birmingham 4-2, Sam Houston State 4-1 before finishing up the tournament with a 4-2 win… Read more »

Mules and Jennies enter tournament as No. 2 seeds

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The Central Missouri Mules and Jennies basketball teams both enter this week’s MIAA Tournament as the No. 2 seed in their respective brackets. The tournament gets underway with men’s quarterfinal action on Thursday, March 7 at historic Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, with the women’s quarterfinals on Friday. The Mules (19-7,… Read more »

KC effort aims at reducing number of abandoned homes

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) – When the mortgage meltdown began five years ago, Kansas City already had an abandoned housing problem, with about 3,000 vacant structures. The city estimates the number has grown to 7,000 houses, but a new partnership between privately funded rehabbers, Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Kansas City government and neighborhood leaders… Read more »

Tanks and aircraft interact for virtual Army training

By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA (FORT BLISS, Texas, AP) – More than a dozen troops carefully maneuver through overgrown shrubs, firing laser-tag rifles at the enemy as they advance on a compound in the New Mexico desert. Fifty miles away in West Texas, other soldiers in helicopter and tank simulators provide air and ground support for… Read more »

Mules drop regular season finale 95-78 to Washburn

(TOPEKA, Kan.) – The Central Missouri Mules missed their chance at an outright MIAA championship and a No. 1 seed in the MIAA Tournament with a 95-78 loss to Washburn on Saturday night. The loss gives UCM a shared conference crown with Fort Hays State and the Mules will be the No. 2 seed in… Read more »

No. 13 Jennies fall to No. 5 Washburn

(TOPEKA, Kan.) – The 13th-ranked Central Missouri Jennies kept things close, but could never quite get over the top, falling to the 5th-ranked Washburn Lady Blues, 59-53, on the road in the regular season finale. The Jennies missed out on a chance to win a share of their first MIAA regular season title since 1995-96,… Read more »

37-pound tubby tabby in need of home

(ST. CHARLES, Mo., AP) – At 37 pounds, Biscuit is about the right weight for a 4-year-old – human, that is. A St. Louis-area animal shelter is trying to find a new home for the sweet tabby with a sweet tooth. Biscuit’s salad days were spent pigging out, and now at roughly three times the… Read more »