Articles founder sentenced to 4-plus years

Gary Kaplan, the founder of, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, violating the Wire Wager Act and conspiring to violate it. Kaplan was sentenced to four years and three months in prison.

Missouri politicians delay reporting party contributions

In Missouri, political campaigns are required to report contributions of over $5,000 within 48 hours, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch found that only about 80 percent of campaigns report a contribution of exactly $5,000 within 48 hours.

A Joplin church's stained glass marks beginning, end for glazier's career

A Joplin man who made a career out of restoring stained glass came out of retirement to save the glass at the church that started it all for him.

Urban chicken farmers learn the final truth

The Blue Door Farm in Kansas City provides an opportunity for urban farming students to see the nice and not-so-nice aspects of raising chickens in backyards.

St. Louis group wants to resurrect the mustache

Channeling their inner Tom Selleck, public relations firm says if they can bring back the mustache then they can sell anything

State lawmaker resigns from House

Ed Wildberger, D-St. Joseph, is the fifth state lawmaker to resign this year. A special election will be held Feb. 2 to fill his seat.