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Springfield utility getting energy from solar farm

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — City Utilities in Springfield has begun receiving some power from a solar farm in Greene County. The utility’s spokesman, Joel Alexander, says the solar farm northeast…

Kansas City to pay $500K to settle lawsuit

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City Council has agreed to settle the seventh of eight discrimination lawsuits stemming from the reorganization of the city prosecutor’s office. The council…

Payday lenders collecting utility bills might end

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri regulators are again considering whether to stop payday lenders from collecting utility bill payments from their customers. The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1kCBY6i) critics…

Former professor wins legal victory in drug case

(MARYVILLE, Mo., AP) — A former Northwest Missouri State University professor who came to the attention of law enforcement authorities after a Facebook posting has won a victory on court.…

Lee’s Summit man bitten by rabid bat

(LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo., AP) — A bat that bit a suburban Kansas City man has tested positive for rabies. Police say the Lee’s Summit man was bitten on the foot…

Missouri health researchers to study creek fallout

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — St. Louis County health officials say they will hire researchers to study illness rates among residents near a creek that was contaminated decades ago by nuclear…

Summer street maintenance program begins Tuesday

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Road work is scheduled to begin Tuesday on several community streets, according to a news release. The roads will receive an asphalt surface overlay, and the project is scheduled…

Appeals court to take up Missouri execution case

By JIM SALTER (BONNE TERRE, Mo., AP) — A last-minute stay from a federal judge has put a Missouri inmate’s execution temporarily on hold. John Middleton was scheduled to die…

Food drive returns to the State Fair

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – The Missouri State Fair is hosting its fourth annual food drive where canned food donations mean discounted gate admissions. “Last year the Missouri State Fair collected 32,800 pounds of food,” said…

Nixon takes a pass, so 2 bills become laws

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Two bills that Gov. Jay Nixon declined to sign but also chose not to veto have now become laws. The Democratic governor vetoed a record…