Missouri executes man who murdered Kansas City teen in 1989

A man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri’s death row has been executed for the kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old Kansas City girl. Fifty-year-old Roderick Nunley, who was convicted in the 1989 kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old Ann Harrison, died by injection Tuesday night.

Government & Politics

Missouri GOP makes scholarship ban for students brought into country illegally a priority of veto session

When the Missouri General Assembly returns to the Capitol on Sept. 16, lawmakers will debate a bill vetoed earlier this year by Gov. Jay Nixon that would ban students whose parents entered the country without legal permission from being eligible for the state’s A+ Scholarship Program. “I can’t rationalize in my head why we would reward somebody who is breaking the law,” says state Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, a Shell Knob Republican.

Local

How old is your heart? This calculator will tell you

Most American have hearts that are aging faster than they are, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Based on risks associated with smoking, being overweight or having high blood pressure or diabetes, average American adults have hearts about 6.6 years older than their chronological age.

Eat & Drink

Hungry for a classic burger? Find one at these eateries or cook up your own

Millennial chef Tyler Fox gets nostalgic for old-school drive-in hamburgers. He checks out local relics that are keeping up with the mobile meal’s evolution while creating his own recipes for the homemade versions — think Labor Day weekend.

Editor's Picks

Chiefs

Tight end position will be in spotlight for Chiefs’ final preseason game

Tight end Travis Kelce has a slightly sprained ankle, coach Andy Reid said Tuesday, and could have played this week if the Chiefs had a regular-season game. Instead, the preseason ends Thursday, and tight end still will be a position to watch in St. Louis as Demetrius Harris, James O’Shaughnessy, Ryan Taylor and Richard Gordon battle for two backup spots behind Kelce.

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Blogs & Columns

Lewis Diuguid

Race relations dialogue is desperately needed in the U.S.

A national conversation could result in solutions to the recurring deaths of black males by police, calm tension over the slayings by a white supremacist of nine African-Americans on June 17 at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., and perhaps have prevented Vester Lee Flanagan II from killing TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward last week.

As I See It

Allan Katz: The Iran debate is a fact-free zone

Allan Katz of Kansas City, who served as U.S. ambassador to Portugal from 2010 to 2103 and is the founder of the American Public Square, writes: A vigorous, fact-based debate on the Iran nuclear deal is needed — for the country and the world. The capacity for such debates is vitally important to the fiber of democracy, but we seem unable to achieve them today on any issue of great importance.

 
 
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