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Missouri school takes cane from 8-year-old blind student as punishment

The North Kansas City School District has apologized to the family of a blind student whose cane was replaced with a swimming pool noodle after he allegedly misbehaved on the bus.

Mo. legislator wants women to get notarized consent from the father to get an abortion

State Rep. Rick Brattin of Raymore has filed legislation requiring a father's permission except in cases of incest or "legitimate rape."  


Sprint accused of billing wireless customers for unwanted services

Federal regulators are suing Sprint for billing for unauthorized charges, a practice known as "cramming."

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Wachter Inc. to expand its Arkansas operations

 A national provider of electrical, data, communications and automation systems says it's expanding its facility in Lowell.

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Hobbs State Park reveals eagle watch tour dates

The conservation area of Hobbs State Park is offering eagle watch tours on Beaver Lake through February.


Deadly deer disease reported in northern Missouri

There have been 11 cases of chronic wasting disease among captive deer in north-central Missouri since it first was found in a private hunting reserve in 2010.

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Rebuild Joplin ends work after building 180 homes

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A building effort that began when a May 2011 tornado devastated Joplin has wrapped up its efforts.

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Survey: Consumers continue to feel better about spending

Consumers say they're more likely to spend on big-ticket items such as appliances and autos than at any time since the recession began.

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