$90 million pet food factory opens in Joplin

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — A cat and dog food manufacturer has opened its first factory, a $90 million facility in Joplin. Heartland Pet Foods Manufacturing opened the 415,000-square-foot plant Wednesday at Joplin’s Crossroads Center Business and Distribution Park, the Joplin Globe reported (http://bit.ly/1toEGlL). The company had previously contracted…

Missouri medical school receives $2.4 million gift

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received a $2.4 million gift to create an endowed chair in oncology. The school announced in a news release Thursday that the gift from Mark McAndrew was made to honor his late aunt. It will create…

Judge: Mamtek CEO committed $1.3M bond fraud

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The former CEO of Mamtek committed fraud to secure almost $1.3 million from bond funds that were supposed to be used to build an artificial sweetener plant in a central Missouri town, a federal judge ruled in a bankruptcy case. In a ruling issued…

Results from the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Crowds gathered on the Missouri State Fairgrounds Saturday to Celebrate Kids in Agriculture – Youth…

Kansas City Council approves subsidies for Cerner

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City Council has approved city subsidies and rezoning necessary for Cerner…

American Royal wants Kemper Arena torn down

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — American Royal officials told a Kansas City Council committee that it still wants…

$7 M project paves way for Port of East St. Louis

(EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., AP) — State and local officials have broken ground on a $7 million project…

Silver Dollar City announces big expansion

(BRANSON, Mo., AP) — Silver Dollar City in Branson is planning an $8 million expansion that will include…

Report: Record Missouri corn crop possible

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Missouri farmers are on track to harvest record…

Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured

By SETH BORENSTEIN (WASHINGTON, AP) — The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming…

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