KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A City Council public safety committee in Kansas City has endorsed a measure that would ban people from openly carrying firearms in the city limits. The measure will go before the full council on July 31st. Mayor Sly James has pushed for the ban, noting that Lake Ozark has voted for a similar prohibition, even by those with concealed carry permits.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis health care company is parting ways with a neurosurgeon who operated on the wrong side of a woman's brain last year. SSM Health Care and Doctor Armond Levy confirm his contract was not renewed and expires in October. SSM says the decision had nothing to do with the surgery on the 53-year-old Saint Ann woman.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Governor Jay Nixon has ordered a review of the Missouri Lottery after a decline in the proceeds transferred to education. The lottery had record sales of nearly $1.16 billion during the 2014 budget year that ended June 30th. But the amount of money transferred to education declined to $267 million from a high mark of nearly $289 million during the 2013 budget.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has reached a two-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. A person familiar with the contract says the deal will keep Charles in Kansas City through the 2017 season. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not disclosed details.
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