Port of Kansas City to reopen for barge traffic

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The port of Kansas City’s barge-shipping terminal will reopen after being closed since 2007. The Port Authority of Kansas City said Tuesday it is partnering with Kaw Valley Companies of Kansas City, Kansas, to operate the Woodswether Terminal. It will initially employ five…

Big break in ambush probe: suspect’s abandoned SUV

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM and DAVID PORTER (BLOOMING GROVE, Pa., AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania. State police…

Missouri lawmakers target $61M in veto overrides

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Republicans and Democrats are joining together as the House is voting to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes of millions of dollars of spending. The House plans to vote Wednesday on 51 budget line items that were vetoed by Nixon, amounting to $61 million…

Atty: 2nd girl in Slender Man case unfit for trial

By M.L. JOHNSON (MILWAUKEE, AP) — A psychologist has determined the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with…

Study: Many hospitals use too many antibiotics

By MIKE STOBBE (NEW YORK, AP) — A new study suggests that doctors in many hospitals are unnecessarily…

Congress considers review of police military gear

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL (WASHINGTON, AP) — Lawmakers said Tuesday they were considering doing more to monitor and…

Missouri Republicans push for gun bill victory

By SUMMER BALLENTINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri Republicans are clashing again with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon…

US to investigate Ferguson police

By ERIC TUCKER (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Justice Department plans to open a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into…

Trooper: Missouri man killed driving wrong way

(CONCORDIA, Mo., AP) — Missouri authorities say an elderly man has died in a two-car crash after driving…

Electric bills increasing for KCP&L customers

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Customers of Kansas City Power & Light Co. will be paying a little…

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