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September 17, 2019 - 7:42 pm
A surgeon accused of mishandling surgeries in Missouri is banned from the operating room of the Wichita Veteran Affairs hospital while his work is being reviewed. Veteran Affair's banned urologist Christel Wambi-Kiesse from doing surgeries at the Robert Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita after...
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September 16, 2019 - 5:48 pm
There may be a cease-fire, but the economic "border war" involving the use of incentives to lure jobs across the state line in the Kansas City area isn't exactly over. Missouri officials say they plan to award $62 million in incentives to the Overland Park, Kansas-based financial firm Waddell...
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September 09, 2019 - 8:43 pm
The longtime music director for the Kansas City Symphony will leave his position, but not for a few years. The symphony on Monday announced that Michael Stern will step down at the end of the 2022-23 season. After that, he will become music director laureate. A news release from the symphony also...
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September 04, 2019 - 6:54 pm
Cerner Corp. will lay off 255 workers as part of a wider effort to cut costs. Cerner officials said the layoffs will occur in the Kansas City area and across the country. The affected employees were told Wednesday that their last official day will be Nov. 5. The health care technologies company is...
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Director Nate Parker, left, and actor Shane Paul McGhie pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'American Skin' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
September 01, 2019 - 11:04 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film "The Birth of a Nation." Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International...
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August 30, 2019 - 6:06 pm
David Glass and his family on Friday announced the sale of the Kansas City Royals to an ownership group led by local entrepreneur John Sherman in a deal expected to be worth about $1 billion. The Royals announced the sale just days after word began to leak that the Sherman group was closing in on...
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August 29, 2019 - 6:18 pm
A University of Missouri-Kansas City associate professor whose complaints led to the eventual ouster of a top pharmacy professor has agreed to the settlement of two lawsuits. Mirdul Murkherji, of Lenexa, Kansas, will receive a $360,000 settlement. Murkherji claimed the university retaliated against...
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August 28, 2019 - 6:15 pm
A federal death row inmate from Kansas who raped, killed and dismembered a girl, and beat a woman to death wants the chance to present claims that his trial lawyer was ineffective. Attorneys for Wesley Ira Purkey want his execution stayed. It currently is scheduled for Dec. 13. The defense argues...
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August 27, 2019 - 9:46 pm
A new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy won't take effect Wednesday after a federal judge temporarily blocked it from being implemented. U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs put a pause on the law as a legal challenge against it plays out in court, which could take months...
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August 27, 2019 - 7:24 pm
Several Midwestern states are joining together to try to identify bottlenecks along the Missouri River that can cause waters to back up and worsen flooding in certain areas. Dru Buntin, the deputy director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, says the state is joining with Iowa, Kansas...
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