Routine exams found 32 kids in and near Salina, Kan., with high lead levels, sparking a state probe. Residents wonder whether to blame the drinking water, a battery factory, old houses or something else. And while the frustration eats at them, a pediatrician says the “Flint influence” may be heightening concerns.
Residents of Blackburn, Mo., are alarmed that a broken spillway is draining the small lake they use for fighting fires. The pond is owned by Kansas City Southern, and the railway said it is not obligated to fix the dam.
Missouri Democrats Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Sen. Claire McCaskill were on opposite sides of the Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton primary in 2008. Cleaver backed the female candidate. McCaskill lined up behind the black candidate. They took heat but now say they’re enthusiastic about Clinton’s candidacy.
The resting place for some of the city’s founding giants is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Union Cemetery contains about 55,000 graves dating from 1857 to the mid-1980s, including unmarked Civil War era graves.
Some atheists are suing over $65,000 in tourism tax dollars approved for a use related to a Baptist convention coming to Kansas City. But the city responds that this money would be used for a secular purpose.
Joshua Myers, 32, faces a charge of first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle. He also faces two counts each of assaulting a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action. He also faces one count of fleeing from police.
Chris Koster is all but certain to capture the Democratic Party’s nomination for Missouri governor Aug. 2, despite having only joined the party nine years ago and having deep ideological differences with the party’s base.
Tyler Smallwood was acquitted by a Cass County jury Friday. Forrest Fuller, 25, was found shot to death in a rural Peculiar cemetery. Mathew Volland, of Raymore, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 years.
A 68-year-old man from Nixa, Mo. was charged last week with unlawful sex with an animal. The cow’s owner said she walked into her barn and found Darrell Helton trying to have sex with one of her cows. She told authorities it was the second time she caught Helton doing it.
Kansas City police said someone fired several gunshots at a pair of patrol officers while they were investigating a disturbance just before midnight Sunday at Thompson and Quincy avenues in Northeast Kansas City.
This year’s Democratic National Convention is making gun violence a higher priority than it was at the past three. Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine have put the fight for tougher gun laws at the heart of their campaign for the White House.
Bill Clinton emphasized Hillary Clinton’s work to help children and voting rights Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention. He recalled his wife’s work on children’s issues in the South and voter registration in Texas. In a light touch, he recalls that she declined his initial marriage proposals.
"Pitch Perfect" and "Hunger Games" actress, producer, and director Elizabeth Banks called Donald Trump "over the top" and shared a personal story about Bill and Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
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