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 »

Details emerge on Calif. shooting rampage; 4 dead

By GILLIAN FLACCUS (TUSTIN, Calif., AP) – The early morning commute was just getting under way on suburban Orange County’s network of freeways when Melvin Lee Edwards pulled up to a stop sign near a busy off-ramp. It was just after 5 a.m. Tuesday and Edwards, 69, was on his way to work when, police… Read more »

Residents warned to abide Emergency Snow Ordinance

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The National Weather Service is currently forecasting a winter weather event that will begin early Thursday morning, Feb. 21, with snow, sleet and freezing rain expected. The City of Warrensburg would like to remind residents of the following: Phase I of the Emergency Snow Ordinance will go into effect Thursday morning at 1:00… Read more »

Body found in rubble of exploded KC restaurant

By BILL DRAPER (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) – Search crews at the site of a massive explosion that destroyed a popular Kansas City, Mo., restaurant have found the remains of one person, the city’s mayor said Wednesday morning. Mayor Sly James declined to say whether the person was a man or a woman. Authorities have… Read more »

Free T-shirts to honor fans at Tiger Spirit Night

The Warrensburg Booster Club and the Warrensburg High School athletic department will sponsor Tiger Spirit Night by giving away cardinal-colored, Tiger logoed T-shirts to the first 1,000 fans who attend the home varsity boys and girls basketball games Friday, Feb. 22. “The T-shirt giveaway is the booster club’s way of saying thank you to all… Read more »

Mo. regulators investigating KC gas explosion

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri top utility regulator says a fiery explosion at a Kansas City restaurant appears to have occurred after a pipeline was damaged — not because of any sudden failure of the infrastructure Public Service Commission Chairman Kevin Gunn said Wednesday that five staff have been dispatched to investigate Tuesday evening’s… Read more »

Crews search Kansas City rubble for missing woman

By DANA FIELDS and MARIA SUDEKUM (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — With a massive storm bearing down on the city, fire and rescue crews searched Wednesday for the lone person who has been missing since a large gas explosion destroyed a popular Kansas City restaurant. The storm due to reach Kansas City by Wednesday night… Read more »

Johnson County teens involved in injury accident

(KNOB NOSTER, Mo.) – Two Johnson County teenagers sustained minor injuries Saturday after their vehicle overturned on Southeast 601 Road southwest of Knob Noster State Park, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. Stassi Brown, 16, was westbound on 601 Road when she lost control of her vehicle and hit a fence and embankment before… Read more »