Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings 

By MARIA SUDEKUM (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a news conference that 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker of…

WPD officer promoted to major

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — Lieutenant Asher Snook has been promoted to the rank of major with the Police Department. Snook is a veteran of 29 years with the Warrensburg Police Department and has served the past 14 years as a lieutenant of operations and patrol. Before being promoted to…

Mo. Senate panel endorses penny transportation tax

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a 1-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects. The proposed constitutional amendment passed the House earlier this month. It was adopted by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Thursday with a 6-1 vote. If passed…

Man accused of stealing $50,000 in jewelry 

(CREVE COEUR, Mo., AP) — A man suspected of stealing jewelry valued at more than $50,000 is in…

Missouri House approves early voting measures 

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.,AP) — Missouri House members have approved a pair of measures allowing early voting, though some…

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report 

By MIKE STOBBE (NEW YORK, AP) — The government’s latest report card on food poisoning is out, and…

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet 

By ALICIA CHANG (LOS ANGELES, AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet…

KC police investigate possible highway shooting

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City police are investigating another possible highway shooting after an incident in…

Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited

By STEVEN DUBOIS (PORTLAND, Ore., AP) — Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel…

Jewish center where 2 were killed reopens

(OVERLAND PARK, Kan., AP) — A Jewish Community Center in Kansas where two people were shot to death…

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