• Kansas City offers $1.98 million settlement

    Kansas City offers $1.98 million settlement

    Posted 4:36 AM 7/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Kansas City Council has proposed to settle a class action lawsuit over ambulance workers' overtime pay for nearly $2 million.

    The Kansas City Star reports the council offered the roughly $1.98 million settlement Thursday. The (More)

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  • Number of Lambert passengers declines

    Number of Lambert passengers declines

    Posted 4:32 AM 7/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Passenger numbers are down slightly at Lambert Airport in St. Louis.

    The airport says statistics for June show 589,071 passengers boarded flights, down 0.5 percent from June 2013. Still, it was the busiest month so far this year at Lambert.

    The total number of (More)

  • World War I Museum to host commission

    World War I Museum to host commission

    Posted 4:25 AM 7/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City is hosting a public meeting with members of the United States World War One Centennial Commission.

    The museum says in a release that the events Sunday at the museum south of downtown Kansas City are open (More)

  • Hearing delayed in Anheuser-Busch bias case

    Hearing delayed in Anheuser-Busch bias case

    Posted 4:23 AM 7/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former Anheuser-Busch executive who unsuccessfully sued the brewer for gender discrimination will now wait until September to return to court as she seeks a new trial.

    A hearing had been scheduled for Monday in St. Louis Circuit Court on Francine Katz's motion. She cites (More)

  • New survey will focus on helping adults with autism

    Posted 3:03 PM 7/22/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - When Julie Donnelly had her son 45 years ago, she didn't even know what autism was. Now, it is her life's work.

    "When he was very young they thought he was retarded. They told me nothing could be done, that he would never lead a functional life. They told me to put him in an (More)

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  • Kansas City Zoo's oldest lion euthanized

    Kansas City Zoo's oldest lion euthanized

    Posted 8:23 PM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Zoo's oldest lion has been euthanized after veterinary staffers were unable to treat him successfully for numerous health issues.

    The Kansas City Star reports the lion, named Dumisani, was 18 years old and had lived at the zoo nearly his entire life (More)

  • League of Women Voters learn about ballot measures

    Posted 7:56 PM 7/24/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The League of Women Voters heard from supporters and opponents of the Aug. 5 ballot measures Thursday at the Columbia Public Library.

    Speakers for and against each of the possible amendments gave presentations to approximately 90 people at the meeting.

    The meeting covered (More)

  • Regulators oppose lowering Noranda electric rate

    Regulators oppose lowering Noranda electric rate

    Posted 7:53 PM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - State utility regulators have indicated they will deny a request by Ameren Missouri's largest customer for a rate decrease of nearly $50 million a year, despite warnings from the company that it could be forced to close without the reduction.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (More)

  • Bridge worker who fell to his death identified

    Bridge worker who fell to his death identified

    Posted 6:26 PM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A northwest Missouri man has been identified as the Missouri Department of Transportation contract worker who fell to his death from a Kansas City bridge this week.

    KSHB-TV reports 53-year-old David Craven of Kearney was working on a MoDOT project on a Missouri Highway (More)

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  • 10-year-old shot in St. Louis County

    10-year-old shot in St. Louis County

    Posted 5:29 PM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    FLORISSANT (AP) - A 10-year-old boy is hospitalized but expected to survive after being shot while taking out the trash in north St. Louis County.

    Police say the shooting happened Wednesday night, at about the same time a man was shot while walking on a nearby street. Police are (More)

  • Columbia trends reflect statewide real estate data

    Posted 5:19 PM 7/24/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Housing experts said Thursday it's a good time to buy and to sell in Columbia.

    Missouri REALTORS released new data this week indicating more homes sold in June 2014 than June 2013, and the cost of the homes increased, supporting that idea.

    The June 2013 Home Sales Result (More)

  • Missouri Supreme Court upholds death penalty in murder case

    Missouri Supreme Court upholds death penalty in murder case

    Posted 4:04 PM 7/24/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Supreme Court of the State of Missouri upheld an appealed death penalty sentence for convicted murderer Leon Taylor Thursday afternoon.

    Taylor was arrested in connection to a 1994 gas station robbery in Independence, where he shot and (More)

  • Appeals court upholds priest's sentence

    Appeals court upholds priest's sentence

    Posted 4:49 PM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the 50-year prison sentence for a former Kansas City priest convicted on child pornography charges.

    The Kansas City Star reports that the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the sentence of 48-year-old Shawn Ratigan (More)

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