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Respiratory illness hits hundreds of KC-area kids

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City pediatric hospital has treated hundreds of young children for a respiratory illness that has symptoms similar to a common cold that more…

Trooper: Missouri man killed driving wrong way

(CONCORDIA, Mo., AP) — Missouri authorities say an elderly man has died in a two-car crash after driving the wrong way on the interstate. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 79-year-old…

Electric bills increasing for KCP&L customers

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Customers of Kansas City Power & Light Co. will be paying a little more each month for their electricity. The Missouri Public Service Commission says…

Missouri seeks to get more local food into schools

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri is offering grants to help get more locally produced food into school meals and snacks. The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced in a news…

Centene to bring new claims center to Ferguson

(FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Centene Corp. plans to build a claims processing center in Ferguson, the site of protests in the three weeks since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old…