KC Mayor announces 5th District Commissions to fill council vacancy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ? Kansas City Mayor Sly James announced on Friday the appointment of a commission of five residents from the 5th district to make recommendations to the City Council to fill the 5th District Council vacancy. These commissioners, all of whom currently serve on municipal boards and commissions, will thoroughly review all applications [?]
Missouri executes inmate for 1998 hammer death
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) ? A Missouri inmate was put to death early Wednesday for fatally beating a 63-year-old woman with a hammer in 1998, the state's record 10th lethal injection of 2014 to ma?
Conservation Official Worries Department Funds Could be Gutted
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Two legislative proposals have been filed that in their current form would jeopardize 85 percent of the Missouri Department of Conservation?s budget. HJR 8 would ask voters to change the Constitution to eliminate the conservation sales tax, which generates around $110 million. Senate Bill 56 would eliminate the sale of hunting, fishing, and trapping permits to Missouri ...
70 years later, Battle of the Bulge looms large in this veteran's memory
Every December, Paul Rogers, 96, employs his own standard of measure as to how cold it can get. That was the frigid weather that prevailed during the 29 days he and his paratroooper comrades spent near that small crossroads community, fighting Germans in well-below-freezing temperatures with no gloves for their hands and their feet wrapped in gunnysacks.
Gov. Nixon declines to stop Missouri execution
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) ? Gov. Jay Nixon denied clemency early Wednesday morning for inmate Paul Goodwin, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court also turned down two petitions that sought to halt hi?
How helping the homeless could get you in trouble in Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ? The City of Kansas City is warning those who want to help the homeless to be careful ? and mindful of Missouri laws. Kansas City police recently discovered five registered sex offenders were living in a wooded area within 500 feet of a park and 1,000 feet of two elementary schools. [?]
Kwanzaa in Winston-Salem opens with plea for justice
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ? The principle of umoja ? or unity ? took on a special meaning Friday night during the city?s first Kwanzaa celebration as the speakers urged the nearly 250 people gathered at the Winston-Salem Urban League downtown to fight against police brutality, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Friday?s was the first night of [?]
Ferguson activist who promoted peaceful protests charged with assault
A young Ferguson, Mo., activist who touted his peaceful protesting as he sat next to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on a panel with President Obama earlier this week...
What's on tap this week for Fab 50 teams
Below is a look at what's on tap this week for the Fab 50 teams. No. 1 St. Paris Graham, Ohio -- Canfield (Ohio) Duals on Saturday No. 2 Oak Park River Forest, Ill. -- Rex Whitlach Invitational (Hinsdale Central, Ill.)
'The Interview': Which Theaters Are Showing the Film on Christmas Day
Indie theaters around the country will screen Sony's comedy