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  • Independent candidate Greg Orman allowed on ballot for Kansas governor

    WICHITA, Kan. — Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman’s name will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor, presenting a new obstacle to Democratic efforts to defeat conservative Kris Kobach in November. The state Secretary of State’s office on Friday posted a short statement saying Orman had presented enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot along with his running mate, John Doll. Orman, 49, will face Democratic State Sen. Laura Kelly of Topeka and […]

  • Pentagon delays Trump’s military parade until at least 2019

    WASHINGTON — The Defense Department said Thursday that the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said the military and the White House “have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019.” The announcement came several hours after reports that the parade would cost about $92 million, according to U.S. officials citing preliminary estimates more than three times the price first suggested by the White House. According to […]

  • Lawsuits seek to remove 2 Missouri marijuana ballot measures

    JOPLIN, Mo. — A Missouri organizer for a medical marijuana initiative is suing to remove two other related initiatives from the November ballot. Springfield doctor and attorney Brad Bradshaw filed two lawsuits Friday seeking to invalidate the medical marijuana initiatives submitted by New Approach Missouri and Jefferson City attorney Lowell Pearson, the Joplin Globe reported. State law requires ballot petitions to receive a certain number of signatures in six of Missouri’s eight congressional districts. Bradshaw claims that New Approach Missouri unlawfully obtained […]

  • Father and son drown in Kansas after rain sweeps vehicle off road

    ELK CITY, Kan. — Authorities say a father and son drowned in southeast Kansas when their vehicle was swept off a road during a rain storm. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department says 72-year-old Dennis Clark Catron Sr. and 39-year-old Dennis Clark Catron Jr., of rural Elk City died Tuesday night on a county road near the Elk City Reservoir, approximately a three-hour drive southwest of Kansas City. Their bodies were found inside their vehicle. The sheriff’s office says in a […]

  • Mo. company blames hacker after jobseeker told name is ‘ghetto’

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — A suburban St. Louis clinic that treats men with low testosterone is blaming a hacker after a jobseeker was told her name was too “ghetto.” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the situation gained attention after Hermeisha Robinson, of Bellefontaine Neighbors, posted on Facebook an email she received from Mantality Health in response to her application. The email said that the Chesterfield clinic doesn’t “consider candidates that have suggestive ‘ghetto’ names.” Company owner Kevin Meuret told the newspaper […]

  • Plane narrowly misses van crossing Mo. runway for barbecue

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A jetliner taking off narrowly missed hitting an airport van that crossed a runway to go to an employee barbecue. The Envoy Air jet, with 50 passengers and 3 crew members aboard, was taking off on June 27 from Missouri’s Springfield-Branson National Airport. Video shows the van cleared the jet’s path with seconds to spare. A report obtained by the Springfield News-Leader shows the van’s driver said he decided to cross the runway to make the barbeque in time. He said […]

  • 2 Kansas City men sentenced to life for kidnapping, murder

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two Kansas City men were sentenced to multiple life prison terms for the murder of another man. Raynal King, 27, and Howard Ross III, 23, were sentenced Wednesday for the September 2016 carjacking, kidnapping and death of Jaime Patton. Federal prosecutors say Patton was returning home from visiting a hospital when King and Ross kidnapped him and stole his 2014 Jeep Patriot. They drove him to ATM machines and tried to force him to provide […]

  • Missouri judge rules for proposed gas tax increase on November ballot

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A judge has ruled that a proposed 10-cent gas tax increase can go on Missouri’s Nov. 6 ballot. Circuit Judge Robert Schollmeyer ruled Tuesday that lawmakers did not violate the state Constitution in drafting the measure. If approved, the tax increase would pay for road and bridge repairs and fund the Highway Patrol. A Republican lawmaker and limited government advocate had sued to keep the measure off the ballot, arguing it violated the Constitution by dealing […]

  • Trump makes good on threat to revoke ex-CIA director Brennan’s security clearance

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former Obama administration CIA director John Brennan, a vocal critic of the president, the White House said Wednesday. “Mr. Brennan has recently leveraged his status as a former high-ranking official with access to highly sensitive information to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations, wild outbursts on the internet and television about this administration,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. Brennan has been deeply critical of Trump’s conduct, […]

  • Insurer must pay $5.3M to Columbia man Ryan Ferguson whose conviction was thrown out

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — A judge has ordered a former insurance carrier for the city of Columbia to pay $5.3 million to a man who served 10 years in prison before his conviction for killing a sports editor in Columbia was thrown out. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Judge Glen Dietrich ordered St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance pay Ryan Ferguson $1 million per year for the five years he spent in prison while the policy was in effect. The judge […]

  • Indianapolis mother who lost 9 family members urges for ban on duck boats

    INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana woman whose husband and three children died when a duck boat sank last month in Branson said Tuesday she hopes to save lives by backing an effort to ban the amphibious tourist boats. Tia Coleman, speaking through tears during a news conference in her Indianapolis home, urged people to sign an online petition calling on federal officials to ban the boats. Seventeen people died when the boat sank during a July 19 storm at Table Rock Lake […]

  • 22 people dead, 8 injured after highway bridge collapses in Italy

    ITALY — The Italian transport official now says 22 people are dead, 8 are injured after a highway bridge collapsed in Italy. An official with Italian firefighters, Amalia Tedeschi, told RAI state TV that some 20 vehicles, including cars and trucks, had been involved in the collapse. She confirmed that two people had been extracted alive from vehicles, with injuries. Tedeschi said that sniffer dogs are at work in the rubble looking for more injured and victims. In addition, heavy […]