Firm reviewing UMKC rankings has worked many years for university system

Rather than hire an outside firm with no ties to the university to look into what Gov. Jay Nixon called “troubling” findings by The Star, the University of Missouri System’s board of curators turned to the same accounting firm that has served as the system’s internal auditor for many years.


Live updates, stats from Friday night’s Royals-Rangers game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Friday night’s Royals-Rangers game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. on Fox Sports Kansas City.


KC community seeks justice for murdered child and mother

It’s been a year since Myeisha Turner and her 3-year-old daughter, Damiah White, were killed in their Kansas City home. Dozens of community members, public officials and police officers gathered Friday morning at a central city park to plead for someone to step forward and put a child killer behind bars.

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Redevelopment of Power & Light Building is a go

Renovation that will create more than 200 apartments is expected to begin in October. NorthPoint Development, the project’s developer, still has to complete development agreements with the authority and Kansas City, but the Riverside company does not expect any problems.

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Missouri cheeses do well at national competition

Cheeses from Homestead Creamery of Jamesport, Mo., Green Dirt Farm of Weston, Mo., Baetje Farms of Bloomsdale, Mo., and Goatsbeard Farm of Harrisburg, Mo., won awards at the American Cheese Society competition. Meanwhile Uplands Cheese announced that it wouldn’t make one of the most celebrated American cheeses, Rush Creek Reserve, because of concerns over regulatory changes.


Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon split

Nick Cannon has confirmed that he and Mariah Carey have been living apart for several months but that’s probably all we’ll hear from him on the subject for a while. Reports suggest that Carey has all but muzzled him from saying anything more.

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