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Jewish center where 2 were killed reopens

(OVERLAND PARK, Kan., AP) — A Jewish Community Center in Kansas where two people were shot to death on Sunday has reopened. The center in Overland Park opened its doors…

Court expands legal rights for injured workers

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling Tuesday that gives greater legal protections to injured workers…

Ameren starts construction on natural gas pipeline

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Ameren Missouri says construction is underway on an 11-mile natural gas pipeline from Columbia to Ashland, which currently does not have natural gas service. Officials with…

Opening of nursing home part of Joplin recovery

By WALLY KENNEDY (JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — Gladys Dutton has done a lot of things in her life, but Monday’s dedication of the Communities at Wildwood Ranch nursing home marked…

Missouri House endorses Bright Flight expansion

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri House members have endorsed legislation that could offer additional financial assistance to persuade more top students to stay in the state after graduation day.…

Mo. Senate sets aside debate on ethics legislation

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Senate has temporarily set aside debate on ethics legislation that would curb lobbying. The bill would make lawmakers wait two years after their…

3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting

By MARIA SUDEKUM (OVERLAND PARK, Kan., AP) — Three people were shot and killed Sunday afternoon in suburban Kansas City, and a spokeswoman for a local hospital said a 15-year-old…

Fort Hood victim laid to rest in Missouri

(ROLLA, Mo., AP) — A U.S. Army sergeant killed in last week’s shooting in Fort Hood, Texas, was been buried Saturday in the Missouri town where he went to high…

WHS locked down after gun spotted in vehicle

Story by Andy Lyons, Managing Editor Photos by Andrew Mather, Photographer A Warrensburg High School senior killed himself Friday after being spotted in the high school parking lot with a shotgun. The victim…

St. Louis-area hospital to offer midwife option

By JIM SALTER ST. LOUIS (AP) — The hospital in the St. Louis area that delivers the most babies will soon offer an option for midwife-led births, part of a…