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Court records reveal details of deadly shootout at She’s A Pistol in Shawnee

Details of what happened Jan. 9 during an attempted robbery at the gun store at 5725 Nieman Road were revealed publicly for the first time Monday in court documents. Jon Bieker, 44, who owned the store with his wife, was shot and died later in a hospital. Four men — Londro E. Patterson III, 20, Deanthony A. Wiley, 19, Nicquan K. Midgyett, 19, and Hakeem W. Malik, 18 — are charged with first-degree felony murder.

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Suicide rate climbing in Missouri

Suicide claims more lives in Missouri than homicides and DWI accidents combined, according to new data. Statistics released Thursday by the American Association of Suicidology show that Missouri had a suicide rate of 15.9 per 100,000 people in 2012.

Suicide rate climbing in Missouri

Suicide claims more lives in Missouri than homicides and DWI accidents combined, according to new data. Statistics released Thursday by the American Association of Suicidology show that Missouri had a suicide rate of 15.9 per 100,000 people in 2012.

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Labor trouble at the Golden Arches has a wider potential

If the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that was recently filed against McDonald’s succeed, it portends much bigger woes for not only McDonald’s but other companies operating on the franchise model and employing large numbers of minimum wage workers.

Once upon a time, multicultural Paris was a city that knew peace

To ride daily on the Paris Metro, as living there almost 30 years ago required, was to be struck by the astonishing sampling of humanity that called the city home — Africans, Asians, Arabs with a variety of languages, complexions and manners. It seemed possible then to find a workable means of coexistence.

Labor trouble at the Golden Arches has a wider potential

If the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that was recently filed against McDonald’s succeed, it portends much bigger woes for not only McDonald’s but other companies operating on the franchise model and employing large numbers of minimum wage workers.

Once upon a time, multicultural Paris was a city that knew peace

To ride daily on the Paris Metro, as living there almost 30 years ago required, was to be struck by the astonishing sampling of humanity that called the city home — Africans, Asians, Arabs with a variety of languages, complexions and manners. It seemed possible then to find a workable means of coexistence.

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‘Lone soldiers’ from Kansas City serve in Israel’s army

Barstow and Park University graduate Jake Fichman is a combat medic, part of a small group inside the Israel Defense Forces of “lone soldiers” — foreigners whose parents do not live in Israel. The support group Friends of the Israel Defense Forces estimates that a half-dozen Missouri and Kansas enlistees are among the 450 or so who enlist each year from the U.S.