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Sodexo cafeteria workers to regain health benefits

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR (WASHINGTON, AP) — Many employees who already have health insurance worry they’ll pay a price for President Barack Obama’s overhaul. But for workers at one major company…

Missouri Rep. Wagner named to House leadership

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Missouri congresswoman Ann Wagner has been named to the Republican House leadership team. Wagner, of St. Louis County, is one of five people selected for the…

Ozarks Community Hospital laying off up to 60

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Ozarks Community Hospital says it will lay off up to 60 of its employees in the Springfield area. CEO Paul Taylor said in a letter dated…

Premier Turbines closing Neosho plant next year

(NEOSHO, Mo., AP) — The Premier Turbines plant in Neosho will close early next year, eliminating 80 jobs in the area. Dallas Airmotive, which owns Premier Turbines, said Thursday the…

Board authorizes FY 2016 funding requests, retains current officers

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Requests for capital appropriations and state operating appropriations for fiscal year 2016, renewal of the annual software maintenance contract, and the election of board officers were among…

Bases-loaded HBP in 8th helps Dodgers beat KC 5-4

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis was facing one of the hottest relievers in baseball with two outs and the bases loaded…

Bogus money showing up at Kansas City garage sales

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City police are recommending that people who hold garage sales not accept anything larger than a $20 bill to avoid being victimized by counterfeiters.…

Missouri judge hearing ballot measure challenges

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri judge is to hear challenges to a pair of proposed constitutional amendments slated for the August ballot. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem…

Hall Foundation gives KC Zoo $1 million

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Orangutans at the Kansas City Zoo will soon enjoy grass and trees, thanks partly to a $1 million gift from the Hall Family Foundation. Zoo…

St. Louis challenges Missouri ban on gay marriage

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The city of St. Louis has challenged the state of Missouri’s constitutional ban on gay marriage by issuing four same-sex marriage licenses in a City Hall…