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Royals’ Brett still finding groove as a coach

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — George Brett likes to say that hitting was always easier for him to do than say. After all, he was one of…

Dry weather helps Mo. farmers catch up on planting

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A week with plenty of dry weather helped Missouri farmers catch up on their planting, most of which is at least three weeks behind last year’s…

Calumet to expand in Louisiana, Mo.

(LOUISIANA, Mo., AP) — A northeast Missouri plant is expanding, a $40 million project expected to create 21 new jobs. Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday announced the expansion of the…

Mo. House creates special agriculture panel

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A new Missouri House committee will look into issues affecting dairy farmers and rivers. House Speaker Tim Jones says he created the interim agricultural panel…

Body found in Missouri River was Kansas man

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A medical examiner has identified a body found over the weekend in the Missouri River near Kansas City as 20-year-old Cody M. Siwek of Overland…

1 dead, 3 hurt in Kansas City shooting

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City police say one person was killed and three were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex. Witnesses told police people in separate…

Inside the Supreme Court’s affirmative action case

By JUSTIN POPE The Supreme Court’s ruling on the use of racial preferences in college admissions left many questions unanswered: Is the University of Texas’ admissions policy that uses race…

Prosecutors want to admit calls in Zimmerman trial

By KYLE HIGHTOWER and MIKE SCHNEIDER (SANFORD, Fla., AP) — As a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman called police close to 50 times over an eight-year-period to report such things…

Partying with fans, Blackhawks show off Cup

(CHICAGO, AP) — The party goes on for the Chicago Blackhawks. Hours after returning from their 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins, the team has been giving fans a close-up…

Main Street concert series continues Friday

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The second concert in the Warrensburg Main Street Inc. Summer Concert Series is scheduled for 8-10 p.m. Friday on Pine Street with the band 50/50 Four. 50/50…

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