Omar Infante comes through as Royals streak past Rockies 7-4

Omar Infante came into Tuesday night having hit .190 since the All-Star break and.182 in August. But In the seventh inning in Denver, with the Royals trailing the Colorado Rockies by a run, Infante hit a 98-mph fastball from Adam Ottavino for a two-run double to give the Royals the lead. In the eighth inning, Infante smacked his third double of the game, scoring two as the Royals went on to beat the Rockies 7-4.


Grand jury may hear varying accounts of Ferguson shooting

A grand jury prepared to hear evidence Wednesday in the case of the shooting of Michael Brown. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was scheduled to visit Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with FBI agents who have been conducting a civil rights investigation into the shooting.

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Photo gallery: Pop singer Katy Perry brings fireworks to the Sprint Center

After hanging out at Schlitterbahn and Union Station, pop singer Katy Perry and her band resumed their Prismatic World Tour on Tuesday night at the Sprint Center, performing such chart-topping hits as 2008's "I Kissed a Girl" and the most recent smash, "Dark Horse." Click the link to see photos from the show by The Star's Allison Long and come back later to for a review of the concert.

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State review faults Missouri education department’s handling of CEE-Trust contract

The department stumbled several ways when it hired Indianapolis-based CEE-Trust a year ago to propose a complete overhaul of Kansas City Public Schools, a state auditor’s report says. Department emails and bidding documents showed how the foundation and Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro had been communicating for months in 2013 and had originally hoped that the department could hire CEE-Trust without a bid process.

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Abigail J. Fallon: Food trucks often face roadblocks

“Missouri municipalities need to revise food truck laws that protect the interests of brick-and-mortar restaurants at the expense of consumer choice,” writes Abigail J. Fallon, a University of Missouri student who recently interned at the Show-Me Institute, which promotes market solutions for Missouri public policy.