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Ferne Evella Thomas Graves

Ferne Evella Thomas Graves

Ferne Evella Thomas Graves, 91, died Friday, Jan. 11 at Western Missouri Medical Center. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in…

Presidential strut is iconic inaugural moment

By JESSICA GRESKO (WASHINGTON, AP) — At some point on Inauguration Day, if all goes as expected, the president’s limousine will slow to a stop on its journey down Pennsylvania…

UMKC, Bar to offer continuing legal education

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A new partnership will create the largest continuing legal education provider in the Kansas City area. The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and…

Kansas City police chase ends with fatal shooting

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City police say a man died in a shootout with police after a low-speed chase along an interstate. Police say the chase began early…

2 injured in Missouri mall shooting file lawsuit

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo., AP) — Two shoppers injured in a shooting at a suburban Kansas City mall are suing the mall’s operators. Dilon Yates and Rochelle Moore claim in the lawsuit…

Recent Missouri editorials

The Associated Press The Kansas City Star, Jan. 13 Second term poses big test for Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon In his successful campaign for a second term, Missouri Gov. Jay…

Levee repairs progressing at Birds Point

(NEW MADRID, Mo., AP) — Nearly two years after the Army Corps of Engineers intentionally breached a southeast Missouri levee at the height of Mississippi River flooding, two of the…

Smallest state is big battleground on gay marriage

By DAVID KLEPPER (PROVIDENCE, R.I., AP) — Supporters of same-sex marriage rights plan to assemble at the Rhode Island Statehouse to urge lawmakers to make the smallest state the 10th…

NY seals 1st state gun laws since Newtown massacre

By MICHAEL GORMLEY (ALBANY, N.Y., AP) — New York lawmakers agreed to pass the toughest gun control law in the nation and the first since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting,…