Missouri

December 31, 2018 - 7:07 pm
The founder of Nell Hill's home store is selling the business she started nearly four decades ago to a Kansas City couple. The deal closed late Friday. Brandon and Katie Laughridge have been in negotiations since this spring with the store's founder, Mary Carol Garrity, who has written nine books...
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December 30, 2018 - 11:24 am
A new study finds that Missouri and Kansas are spending only a fraction of their tobacco settlement proceeds on smoking cessation efforts, despite recommendations from federal health officials. Missouri is the worst among states that spent any money on tobacco prevention programs, amounting to a...
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December 27, 2018 - 6:52 pm
An Illinois-based internet provider is planning to spur broadband development in rural areas across five states in the central U.S. Wisper ISP Inc. is set to receive money from the Federal Communication Commission to spur broadband development in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana and Kansas...
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December 18, 2018 - 7:30 pm
A Missouri man was sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole for participating in a conspiracy involving at least 27 armed robberies, which ended when police fatally shot one suspect. Deonte Collins-Abbott, 24, of Grandview, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court. He admitted to committing...
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December 14, 2018 - 7:14 pm
Members of a southwest Missouri family have been caught in a multi-year investigation into the illegal killing of hundreds of deer. The Springfield News-Leader reports David Berry Sr. of Springfield, and his sons, David Berry Jr. of Brookline, and Kyle Berry, of Everton, were involved in an...
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December 13, 2018 - 7:11 pm
Fans of the former Negro League could have a chance to commemorate some of its stars through a series of bobbleheads. The effort is designed to help mark the upcoming centennial of baseball's Negro National League, which began in Kansas City in February of 1920. Supporters unveiled the first...
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December 12, 2018 - 7:54 pm
A Missouri woman who embezzled a combined $1.5 million from Black & Veatch and Garmin International has lost her appeal of an eight-year prison sentence. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal filed by Patricia Webb, 46. She claimed the sentence handed down in U.S. District...
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December 07, 2018 - 8:05 pm
A Catholic Jesuit province that covers 13 states in the Midwest and South says it has found "credible allegations" of sexual abuse involving 42 priests and other ministry leaders dating back to 1955. The Jesuits U.S. Central and Southern Province, which is based in St. Louis and which also covers...
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November 20, 2018 - 8:49 pm
A former Kansas City-area teacher and swim coach has pleaded guilty to secretly filming a sexual encounter with a minor in 2013. James Russell Green, 54, of Blue Springs, Missouri, entered the plea Tuesday in federal court, but still faces several sex crime charges in state court. Green taught and...
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November 20, 2018 - 7:43 pm
The family of a teen who was killed in a crash with an off-duty officer outside the stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs play has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in Jackson County Circuit Court against Terrell Watkins. He was driving a police van to an off-duty security...
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