Kansas man gets 9 life sentences for sex offenses

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A Salina man convicted of rape and indecent liberties with a child has been sentenced to more than nine consecutive life sentences. The Salina Journal reports that 41-year-old Glenn Lippard was sentenced Wednesday in Saline County District Court. He was found guilty in March of rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a […]

Clerk shoots teenager for allegedly trying to steal cookies


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City store clerk has been charged after a teenager was shot while he allegedly was shoplifting some cookies. Jackson County prosecutors say 26-year-old Mohammed Abdi was charged Wednesday with armed criminal action. Police say he shot a 16-year-old in the leg Tuesday at a Pic N Save store […]

Bank Robber admits dragging employee by hair


TOPEKA, KAN. – A Kansas City man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal bank robbery charge and admitted threatening employees with a gun and dragging a woman by her hair, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Clifton B. Cloyd, 54, Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery and one count of brandishing […]

Obituaries for July 3

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Francis H. Starr 1941-2015 Francis H. Starr, 74, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at his home. He was born March, 22, 1941 to William and Katie Starr in Highland, Kansas. Francis married Joyce Petty on December 13, 1975. Mr. Starr worked 36 years for Wire Rope Corp of America. He was […]

Doctors say fireworks can be stressful for veterans


(Missourinet) – The sound of fireworks can prompt traumatic memories for many men and women who have served in war. Dr. Thomas Demark with the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center says Independence Day is in part a time to honor those in uniform, but it can be a difficult period for veterans with post-traumatic […]

Ford recalls 433K cars because of software problem

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NEW YORK (AP) — Ford is recalling 433,000 vehicles, including 2015 Focus, C-MAX and Escape models, because of a software problem that could keep their engines running after drivers try to shut them down. Ford Motor Co. says there is a flaw in the body control module software in the vehicles. As a result of […]

Missouri ends budget year with 8.8 percent revenue growth

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri revenues are on the rise, which could jumpstart finances for the new budget year. State budget director Linda Luebbering on Thursday announced revenues increased 8.8 percent in the fiscal year that ended this week. That’s compared to the previous fiscal year, which brought in $8 billion versus the roughly […]

Kansas governor pondering religious objections legislation


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s considering proposing a new religious objections law for Kansas following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage across the nation. Brownback on Thursday also defended the state’s refusal so far to allow gay and lesbian spouses to change their last names on driver’s licenses […]

Missouri I-70 ‘falling apart’ below the surface


i-70ST. LOUIS (AP) — The chairman of the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission says Interstate 70 is “falling apart” below the surface. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that chairman Steve Miller made the comments during a talk with St. Louis area leaders this week. The first portions of I-70 were built in 1957. The Missouri […]

Kansas utility agrees to refund $10M, drop electric rates

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The largest electric utility in Kansas has agreed to refund $10 million to its customers and decrease its rates slightly to settle a complaint filed by state regulators with the federal government. Topeka-based Westar Energy and the Kansas Corporation Commission announced the settlement Wednesday. It would a resolve a complaint filed […]