Posted at 8:30 AM

House Speaker John Boehner's job is safer than it looks.

Updated at 8:16 AM

Actor Daniel von Bargen, who played Mr. Kruger (or K Uger, as he liked) on “Seinfeld,” died at age 84. The cause of death wasn’t announced, but von Bargen had been battling a long illness, a friend told media outlets, and in 2012...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Im a list-maker by nature. The problem is that those lists are sometimes on napkins, tiny pieces of paper or Post-its, which means I occasionally find important notes like the ones that list my prayer requests crumpled up in my purse.

Posted at 1:01 AM


Updated at 11:25 PM

Matt Starks, of Independence, will be competing in the “Super Bowl” of tree climbing later this month: The International Tree Climbing Championship.He and 60 other climbers from 17 countries will be participating in a series...

Updated at 11:18 PM

The Truman Heartland Community Foundation is taking applications for its annual grants, which this year total about $281,000.For years, the foundation has awarded grants to various community groups, and last year it added a new fund, the...

Updated at 11:15 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – While the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether premium health care insurance subsidies could be used in states that did not set up their own exchange, one Republican lawmaker told a Missouri Senate panel Wednesday...

Updated at 11:15 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri House gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill to reinstate limits on how much juries can award in noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases against health care providers.Supporters said the...

Updated at 11:13 PM

The body of a homeless man who was found in a wooded area in Independence on Feb. 22 has been identified, but the cause of death is still unknown.According to an Independence Police release, the Jackson County Medical Examiner identified...

Updated at 11:12 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback touted his income tax policies Wednesday during a visit to Missouri's capital city, telling Republican legislators and business groups there that "the seeds of growth" are starting to sprout in...

Updated at 11:11 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – A Missouri House panel has added money for K-12 schools and higher education to next year's budget, including restoring $12 million for colleges and universities that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon had recommended but which had...

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