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Mars Inc. to expand candy-making plant in Kansas

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Mars Inc. announced plans Wednesday for a $100 million expansion of its candy-making plant in Kansas, a facility that was the company’s…

KC’s minimum wage would rise under proposal

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City’s minimum wage would rise to $13 an hour over eight years under a measure the city council is considering. The council is expected…

Tyson, Nature Conservancy to help waterways

(NOEL, Mo., AP) — Tyson Foods has announced a plan to work with the Nature Conservancy to help protect waterways in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. The Joplin Globe reported…

Man charged in ambush shooting of St. Louis police officer

By JIM SUHR (ST. LOUIS, AP) — A man who police say has admitted to being the getaway driver during an ambush shooting that wounded a uniformed St. Louis police…

Board accepts bid for parking project at UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The University of Central Missouri Board of Governors’ Finance and Administration Committee accepted a $1.25 million bid from Phillips Paving, Inc., Kansas City, on Tuesday to build new parking…

Shirley Temple’s polka dot dress brings $75,000 at auction

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A red polka dot dress that Shirley Temple wore in a 1934 movie has sold for $75,000 at an auction in Kansas City. The Kansas…

Dent County commissioner reconsiders lowering flag

(SALEM, Mo., AP) — A Missouri county commissioner is reconsidering a decision to lower the flags at the county courthouse and judicial building to “mourn” the legalization of same-sex marriage.…

Missouri executes man for killing 19-year-old

By JIM SUHR (BONNE TERRE, Mo., AP) — A Missouri inmate who sexually attacked a 19-year-old woman before tying her to a cemetery tree and killing her was executed Tuesday…

Construction to start on memorial to Kansas City disaster

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for a memorial to victims, rescuers and survivors of Kansas City’s 1981 skywalk disaster. The Skywalk Memorial Foundation breaks ground…

Missouri school bullying lawsuit settled for $300,000

(CARL JUNCTION, Mo., AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by the parents of a 14-year-old southwest Missouri boy who killed himself after being bullied at school has been settled for…