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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…

Ruling pushes gay marriage closer to Supreme Court

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and BRADY McCOMBS (DENVER, AP) — The first ruling by a federal appeals court that states cannot prevent gay couples from marrying makes it more likely the Supreme…

Warrensburg Main Street receives National Main Street accreditation

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — Warrensburg Main Street, Inc. recently earned national accreditation. The organization earned the accreditation for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street…