Jim Suhr

Frat at Missouri sued over alleged near-fatal hazing case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former University of Missouri student is suing a fraternity and its parent organization over an alleged hazing... Read more

Appeals court: Missouri must pay legal fees in abortion case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s order that Missouri taxpayers pay more than $156,000 to cover... Read more

Missouri man cleared in 1997 sex case by DNA evidence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri man who spent nearly two decades in mental hospitals after entering a disputed plea in the... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Missouri college drug-testing case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear a Missouri technical college’s challenge of a ruling that... Read more

1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits will go to trial on Monday in Kansas against... Read more

Missouri health chief pledges crackdown on abortion law

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s only licensed abortion provider said Thursday it was unaware until recently that it had to report any... Read more

Missouri’s high court won’t intervene in execution drug case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Supreme Court won’t review a lower court ruling that spares the state’s prison system from having... Read more

Missouri appeals judge’s blocking of abortion restrictions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri is asking a federal appellate court to put on hold a judge’s order blocking abortion-restricting rules in... Read more

Judge: No bond for KC man amid terrorism probe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal judge on Thursday ordered a Kansas City, Mo., man to be detained without bond on a... Read more

Woman sues Missouri police agencies over son’s chase death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The mother of one of three men killed during a 2014 police chase is suing police agencies involved... Read more

Judge blocks Missouri’s abortion-restricting rules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal judge followed through on his promise Wednesday and blocked abortion-restricting rules in Missouri, saying he’s bound... Read more

Missouri’s high court asked to resolve execution drug debate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A media advocacy group and the American Civil Liberties Union are asking Missouri’s highest court to settle whether... Read more

Bond at issue for Kansas doctor accused in drug scheme

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Federal prosecutors want a judge to revoke bond for a Kansas doctor accused of over-prescribing pain medication blamed... Read more

Judge plans to block Missouri’s abortion-restricting rules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal judge says he plans to issue a preliminary injunction to block abortion-restricting rules in Missouri similar... Read more

Federal judge defers ruling on Missouri abortion rules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Planned Parenthood pressed a federal judge Tuesday to block abortion-restricting Missouri rules similar to Texas ones struck down... Read more

Kansas chemist accused of tainting a lab with radioactive waste

A Kansas chemist is accused in a federal indictment of illegally storing radioactive material that contaminated his now-closed lab in a suburban... Read more

Army Corps on trial over Missouri River flooding complaint

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is defending itself at trial against more than 300 farmers and other... Read more

Fired Missouri coach to get $650,000 in severance package

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s fired men’s basketball coach Kim Anderson will receive $650,000 as part of a severance package.... Read more

Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed Wednesday

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational... Read more

Senator: VA retaliating against Missouri whistleblower

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Wisconsin senator has accused the Department of Veterans of Affairs of firing a doctor for speaking out... Read more

U.S. appeals court in KC reinstates suit over Missouri alcohol ads

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal appeals court on Thursday revived a lawsuit challenging Missouri regulations that broadcasters and others say illegally limit... Read more

Missouri woman accused of stabbing boyfriend who drank her blood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 19-year-old southwest Missouri woman allowed her intoxicated boyfriend to cut her arm and drink her blood while... Read more

Q&A: A look at questions about the Verruckt waterslide death at Schlitterbahn

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The owner of a Kansas water park said it will remove a towering waterslide as soon as investigations... Read more

Missouri sheriff: Human remains believed to be lobbyist’s wife could be ID’d within days

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Skeletal remains that investigators believe to be a Missouri lobbyist’s wife missing since 2014 could be identified within... Read more

Trial underway over man’s 2011 stun gun death in Ferguson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal trial was underway Tuesday in the wrongful-death lawsuit against Ferguson police over the 2011 stun-gun death... Read more

Missouri says reporter doesn't have right to see executions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A reporter suing over Missouri’s refusal to allow him to witness an execution isn’t constitutionally guaranteed a right... Read more

Voters will judge hunting, fishing protection

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas voters on Nov. 8 will decide the fate of a proposed amendment to the state constitution declaring... Read more

Court: Missouri may keep execution drug provider secret

Missouri can keep the supplier of its lethal injection drugs secret, a federal appellate court ruled on Thursday, reversing its own... Read more

Missouri sets execution date for man convicted of killing 3; state has executed 19 since November 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Supreme Court on Wednesday set a Jan. 31 execution date for a man convicted of the 1998... Read more

Police report gives new details on racial dustup at University of Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Witnesses told police a racial slur that rekindled unrest at the University of Missouri came from a... Read more

Man sues police, Taser over stun gun-induced heart attack after 2014 confrontation in suburban KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri man is suing an imprisoned police officer convicted of violating his civil rights two years ago,... Read more

Kansas City man accused of sexually attacking, suffocating to death his daughter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri man accused of sexually attacking and suffocating his high school honors student daughter and leaving her... Read more

Man in court on charge linked to missing Kansas City-area woman

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A judge has entered a not guilty plea for a man accused of burning a missing Missouri woman’s... Read more

Missouri appeals court order to reveal execution drug source

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Casting it as “a question of exceptional importance,” Missouri has asked a federal appellate court to temporarily block... Read more

Bayer pushes bid for St. Louis-based Monsanto closer to $56 billion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG sweetened its bid for Monsanto Tuesday, saying that its latest offer, now... Read more

Appeals court rules against Missouri in execution drug case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a judge’s order that Missouri identify to two Mississippi death row... Read more

Buzzfeed News reporter sues over Missouri's picks of execution witnesses

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A reporter whose stories have been critical of Missouri’s death penalty procedures sued the state’s prisons chief Wednesday... Read more

Judge sanctions advocacy group in Missouri clergy abuse suit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal judge has admonished an advocacy group for clergy abuse victims for defying her orders to release... Read more

Activists protest Chelsea Manning's treatment at Fort Leavenworth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Advocates for a transgender soldier imprisoned for sending classified information to an anti-secrecy website presented more than 115,000... Read more

St. Louis indictment includes charges in 4 shooting deaths

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A St. Louis grand jury indictment unsealed Monday against five people accuses some of them of four shooting... Read more

New appeal filed for 71-year-old Missouri man convicted in 1982 killing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 71-year-old Missouri inmate who says he was wrongly convicted of sexually attacking and killing a St. Louis... Read more

EPA's plan to boost ethanol use in gasoline gets hearing in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Obama administration’s proposal to boost the amount of ethanol and other renewable fuels blended into gasoline produced... Read more

Circus settles federal complaint over elephant incident involving Missouri show

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A circus has agreed to pay a $16,000 fine to settle a federal complaint alleging animal-welfare violations involving... Read more

Missouri plans to seek death penalty for Mexican national

KANSAS CITY — Missouri prosecutors on Friday filed their formal plan to pursue the death penalty against a Mexican national in the... Read more

Bird flu forces slaughter of 39,000 turkeys at Missouri farm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A southwestern Missouri turkey farm where bird flu was found remains quarantined after 39,000 of its birds were... Read more

Saint Louis University investigates, condemns baseball team's racist texts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Saint Louis University is investigating — and condemning — racially insensitive texts sent last year by two members... Read more

Kansas City, St. Louis voters revisit earnings tax

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Voters in Missouri’s two biggest cities will decide Tuesday whether to renew the decades-old earnings tax that voters... Read more

Sister: Boyfriend held in Mexico death said Missouri woman overdosed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A sister of a Missouri woman who authorities say was strangled while vacationing in Mexico said Monday that... Read more

Noranda Aluminum, one of North America's biggest aluminum foil makers, files for bankruptcy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of North America’s biggest makers of aluminum foil is seeking bankruptcy protection to restructure, citing falling aluminum... Read more

Melissa Click, suspended Missouri professor, reaches deal in assault case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The suspended University of Missouri assistant professor who was charged with assault linked to a November run-in with... Read more

Kansas regents balance interests in guns-on-campus debate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As head of the governing board of Kansas’ state university system, Shane Bangerter figured the panel was in... Read more

Stiffer charges considered in Kansas child's death

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Prosecutors said Tuesday they may upgrade murder charges against a bail bondsman and wife accused in the Kansas... Read more

Probe of 1999 killing reopened after convict ordered freed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Investigators have reopened the Kansas case of a 1999 shooting death for which a man served more than... Read more

Avian cholera blamed for bird deaths in central Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The sight may have confused folks in central Kansas over the past couple of weeks: Big migratory... Read more

Missouri bid to strip scholarships if athletes strike pulled

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri lawmaker withdrew a bill Wednesday that sought to strip scholarships from college athletes who refuse to... Read more

Missouri bid to strip scholarships if college athletes strike pulled

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri lawmaker withdrew a bill Wednesday that sought to strip scholarships from college athletes who refuse to... Read more

Kansas Board of Regents panel to take up revised guns-on-campus policy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A plan outlining how concealed weapons will be allowed on Kansas college campuses appears poised to advance toward... Read more

FBI alerted to suspicious cell phone purchases in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri law enforcement officials became suspicious and alerted the FBI after a small number of men bought more... Read more

Federal judge declines to block Missouri execution for man convicted of killing 3 by hammer

ST. LOUIS — A Missouri federal judge is refusing to block next week’s execution of a cancer-stricken inmate who used a hammer... Read more

Missouri attorney general: Walgreen Co. deceiving consumers

ST. LOUIS — Walgreen Co.’s persisting failure to remove expired sales tags from its shelves deceives customers and violates a 2014 settlement... Read more

Kansas City schools, ACLU settle suit over Ferguson protests

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s school district has settled a lawsuit over its punishment of students who during a speech last... Read more

Police use tear gas on crowd outside St. Louis

FERGUSON, Mo. — A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised when the officer approached... Read more

Kansas growers making progress on corn planting

ST. LOUIS — U.S. farmers who could only watch helplessly this spring as storm after storm left their fields a muddy mess... Read more

Muddy fields too wet to plant

ST. LOUIS — John Reifsteck looks out at his muddy 1,800-acre central Illinois farm and wonders when he’ll get to plant.

Like so... Read more

US drought worsens after weeks of improvement

ST. LOUIS — The worst U.S. drought in decades has deepened again after more than a month of encouraging reports of slowly... Read more

Drought holds its grip as growers pivot to wheat

ST. LOUIS — The worst U.S. drought in decades is showing little signs of easing as farmers close out their corn harvests... Read more

Drought holds steady, clouding winter crop outlook

ST. LOUIS — The nation’s worst drought in decades showed no signs of improvement last week in parts of the Midwest and... Read more

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