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Wife killed had filed for divorce
Amy Shaffer Mabion, killed in an Olathe home earlier this week, had recently filed for divorce from her husband, Philip Mabion, Tony Rizzo reports. Police said early indications point to a homicide-suicide, in which Philip Mabion shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself.
Lobbyist gifts decrease in Jeff City
Missouri lawmakers and their staff received almost $350,000 in gifts from lobbyists in the first half of 2017. That’s less than the same time last year by about $25,000, Jason Hancock and Kelsey Ryan report.
Is Missouri the new Mississippi?
The Star’s editorial board called the NAACP’s travel advisory for Missouri a “dramatic announcement,” and discusses what can be done to help fight discrimination in the state.
Fake pee trickling into drug tests
Pee is for sale, Mark Davis reports. It’s being used to beat drug tests and it’s as readily available as marijuana in Colorado, even though its sale or possession is illegal in some states.
Police outline fiery I-435 crash
The circumstances that led up to Monday’s Interstate 435 crash in Overland Park were released by police, Matt Campbell reports. A re-creation of the crash shows how it happened.