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Kansas City moves to ban open carry of firearms

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The city council in Kansas City has voted unanimously to ban the open carry of firearms, but the law could be stripped by a measure…

Youth soccer coach admits videotaping young girls

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A suburban Kansas City youth soccer coach has pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping young girls while they changed their clothes in his daughter’s bedroom. The…

Police investigate Missouri mayor in cycling crash

(SUNSET HILLS, Mo., AP) — Police in a St. Louis-area city are investigating contradictory reports from their mayor and a bicyclist who says the elected official caused him to crash.…

Kansas City groups get $120K for Middle Blue River

(LENEXA, Kan., AP) — Two Kansas City nonprofits are getting a total of about $120,000 in federal funds to improve areas around the Middle Blue River. The regional office of…

Program provides apartments for homeless vets

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A new program in St. Louis places homeless veterans into furnished apartments, an effort to both get them off the street and help them turn their…

Sandbars ground barges in upper Mississippi River

(WABASHA, Minn., AP) — Mississippi River workers say roughly a dozen barges and their tugboats have been grounded by sandbars in Minnesota. KTTC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1nVNGgI) at least nine tugboats are…

Blunt touts passage of religious envoy legislation

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is touting passage of legislation that authorizes the appointment of a special ambassador to the Middle East focused on religious freedom.…

Humane Society finances opponents of right-to-farm

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Humane Society of the United States has contributed $375,000 to an effort to defeat a Missouri ballot measure creating a constitutional right to farm.…

Columbia uniformed officers to wear body cameras

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The Columbia Police Department plans to outfit all of its uniformed officers with body cameras. Assistant Chief John Gordon announced Thursday that the department has purchased…

Nixon names new student member of UCM board

Nixon names new student member of UCM board

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon recently appointed Elizabeth Wood of Adrian, Missouri, as the student representative of the University of Central Missouri board of governors. Wood graduated from…