Problems persist in Mo. following winter storm

By JIM SALTER (ST. LOUIS, Mo., AP) – The biggest winter storm in Missouri in two years has ended, but the problems it caused are lingering in some areas. The storm on Thursday dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas of northern and western Missouri, and Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state… Read more »

Warrensburg Schools Foundation begins new campaign

The Board of Directors for the Warrensburg Schools Foundation (WSF) is introducing the Partners in Progress campaign. The new campaign will directly impact facilities, projects or programs of the Warrensburg R-VI School District. Potential Partners in Progress projects are identified by the district administrators and chosen by the board members of the Foundation. The first… Read more »

Springfield police cordon area after shooting

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) – A Springfield police detective has been grazed by a bullet and slightly wounded while serving a search warrant at a residence. KTTS reports that early Friday police blocked off sections of the neighborhood where residents reported hearing gunfire. Lt. Ben King says police officers returned fire after they were fired on… Read more »

Medical copter crashes in Okla., kills 2, hurts 1

By SEAN MURPHY (OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., AP) – A medical helicopter crash-landed outside an Oklahoma City nursing home early Friday, killing two people onboard and injuring a third who was pulled from the burning wreckage, officials said. Only the flight team was onboard when the helicopter crashed while headed from Oklahoma City to Watonga, 70… Read more »

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 »