City Council will see proposal to waive chipping fee at landfill site

The Public Works Department is seeking to waive the fee for chipping brush and trees at the city landfill in the hopes that it will generate more mulch.

Poor rebounding hurts Stephens basketball in loss

The Stars lost 64-50 to Missouri Valley College on Monday night at Silverthorne Arena.

Wilma Iris Via, Aug. 9, 1922 — Dec. 1 2012, of Harrisburg

Wilma Iris Via of Harrisburg died Dec. 1, 2012. She was 90.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Heart attack patients need the ER, not STEMI Regional Centers

The STEMI law mandates ambulances bypass the local hospital,  depriving you of the lifesaving and disability-reducing fibrinolysis (clotbuster) treatment available within 30 minutes at every ER.

Palace says Duchess of Cambridge expecting a baby

Prince William and his wife, Catherine, are expecting their first child.

Hickman girls basketball rolls at tournament

The Hickman girls basketball team beat Raytown South 73-19 on Monday night in the first round of the Blue Springs Tournament.

Son of Arkansas' Mike Anderson arrested for DWI

Arkansas men's basketball coach Mike Anderson says his son has been suspended indefinitely from his job as video coordinator with the team following his third arrest on alcohol-related charge.

Redesign lowers costs of Kansas City collapse memorial

The disaster at the former Hyatt Regency motel on July 17, 1981, killed 141 people and injured more than 200 others when two skywalks collapsed during a dance party.

Drug-sniffing dogs to make visits to schools

Officials at Parkway School District said it's a preventive measure aimed at ensuring schools and campuses are drug-free.

FEMA trailers in Joplin slowly emptying

Those who remain in the trailers will have to start paying rent in January.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Filibuster needs fixing, but it can wait until after the 'fiscal cliff' is fixed

There were more filibusters in the 111th Congress (2009 to 2010) than in the '50s, '60s and '70s combined.

UPDATE: Republican Missouri U.S. Rep. Emerson leaving Congress

Jo Ann Emerson said she plans to step down from Congress in February and will serve as president and CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Seeking help, not succumbing to violence, is best response

Instead of demonstrating to kids and others the heights to which one can rise, Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher showed us the depths to which one can descend.

Young boys die in SW Missouri house fire

Reynolds County Sheriff Tom Volner said investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire Saturday morning in Bunker.

Leadville officer accused of taxidermy thefts

Police say Eric Smith of Perryville took orders and deposits for mounting animal heads in his Preserving Memories Taxidermy business, but he didn't perform the service.