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 »