Jackson County Executive Frank White’s chief of staff asked the county prosecutor to consider removing Sheriff Mike Sharp from office after Sharp told his deputies to limit how often they respond to alleged assault cases within the county jail.
Eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer loaded with at least 30 others outside a Walmart store in Texas’ stifling summer heat in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case. A ninth victim died at the hospital.
An intra-party debate over the proper role of Medicaid that has unfurled in Kansas for years has now gone national and it’s one reason Republicans are struggling to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Japanese authorities say they're wrapping up their investigation into last month's collision of a freighter and a U.S. naval destroyer without any verdict into what caused the accident, which left seven Navy sailors dead.
Poland's president says he will veto two contentious bills that are widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system and are part of a planned legal overhaul by the ruling party that has sparked days of nationwide protests.
Gary Sallee, 65, a resident of Oak Grove, has a good quality of life, dabbles in wood burning artwork and finds contentment as a gardener. An automobile accident 30 years ago left Sallee a quadriplegic. Now, Sallee argues that taxpayers are better off helping to provide him in-home care — a publicly funded service at risk of deep cutbacks in Missouri — instead of paying much more for Sallee to live 24/7 in a nursing home. Seven days a week, personal care attendants assist Sallee with daily living and essential tasks so he may remain in his home. Story by Rick Montgomery. Video by Tammy Ljungblad.
Tammy Ljungblad and Rick MontgomeryThe Kansas City Star
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