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Kroger closing US Highway 82 grocery

(GREENVILLE, Miss., AP) — Supermarket chain Kroger is shutting down its store on U.S. Highway 82 in Greenville, idling 70 workers. The Cincinnati-based chain’s Delta Division, which includes all or part of five states, announced the decision Wednesday. The U.S. 82 grocery opened in 1969 and was the…

Plans for national soccer training center unveiled

(KANSAS CITY, Kan., AP) — The group that owns Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday announced plans for a $75 million soccer complex that backers hope will help Kansas City become the soccer capital of the U.S. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback joined officials from Sporting Club and Wyandotte County…

Springfield votes to allow urban beekeeping

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — More Springfield residents will be able to become beekeepers inside city limits. The City Council voted Monday to approve changes in city ordinances to allow urban beekeeping. The council approved one bill that allows two hives on city lots of at least 5,000 square…

Springfield utility getting energy from solar farm

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — City Utilities in Springfield has begun receiving some power from a solar farm in…

Several more states to offer duck stamps online

(NEW ORLEANS, AP) — Louisiana and four other states will soon be selling federal duck stamps online, joining…

St. Luke’s Hospital receives $5 million endowment

(CHESTERFIELD, Mo., AP) — St. Luke’s Hospital, an independent hospital based in Chesterfield, has received the largest endowment…

Council starts work to determine Kemper’s future

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — American Royal leaders say they raised more than $10 million toward the organization’s…

Fundraising advances for Hyatt skywalk memorial

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The foundation trying to build a memorial to remember the 1981 collapse of…

Swiss Lindt buys US candy maker Russell Stover

(GENEVA, AP) — Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli says it is buying U.S. manufacturer Russell Stover Candies,…

California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

By PAUL ELIAS (OAKLAND, Calif., AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15…

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