UCM sends 11 athletes to NCAA Championships

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) – Seven Mules and four Jennies will head to Birmingham, Ala. next month, to compete at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships, taking place March 8-9. Leading the way for the Jennies will be junior Erin Alewine, who will compete in a team-high three events. The Jefferson City native is qualified for… Read more »

Miss. mayoral candidate found dead

By HOLBROOK MOHR (JACKSON, Miss., AP) – Whatever his prospects for winning the coming mayoral election in his hometown of Clarksdale, Miss., Marco McMillian was considered by many to be a man on the rise. So word spread fast when his SUV was involved in a wreck this week, and he was nowhere to be… Read more »

Flash mob swarms court at Tiger Spirit Night

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Warrensburg Booster Club gave away nearly 650 T-shirts for Tiger Spirit Night during the girls and boys basketball games against Smith-Cotton Feb. 23. To show their Tiger Spirit, a flash mob celebrated on the court during halftime of the boys game. “We were really pleased with the turnout even though the… Read more »

Grandma shot self, young grandsons in car

(PRESTON, Conn., AP) – A woman who picked up her two young grandsons from daycare drove them to a neighboring town and shot and killed the children and herself, state police and family members said. The bodies of 47-year-old Debra Denison and her grandsons, 2-year-old Alton Perry and 6-month-old Ashton Perry, were found Tuesday night… Read more »

City issues state of emergency

By ELLEN BECKER (WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – City Manager Paula Hertwig-Hopkins declared a state of emergency at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday as some 10 inches of snow blanketed the area overnight, adding to the heavy snowfall from last week. Downed trees covered roads and two roofs collapsed on local businesses. Plow trucks have opened major arterial roads… Read more »