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Woman Who Set Fire To Her Kansas City Salon, Killing Firefighters, Sentenced To 74 Years

On Friday, a Jackson County judge sentenced the woman convicted of starting a deadly fire at her own nail salon to 74 years in prison. Firefighters, law enforcement officials and family of the two firefighters killed in the fire — John Mesh and Larry Leggio — packed the courtroom and an overflow room.

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Miles Of Roads, A Dearth Of Dollars: Does Missouri Need A New Gas Tax?

It's high time for a fuel tax bump, says Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe. In November, voters will consider a ballot measure that could generate about $288 million annually for new road and bridge funding.

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Court Says Missouri Ethics, Redistricting Initiative To Stay On November Ballot

Updated Sept. 21 with ruling — A ballot measure that would change Missouri's ethics laws and redistricting process will go in front of voters in November, an appeals court panel ruled Friday. But within minutes, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, which filed one of the challenges to the proposed constitutional amendment, said it will ask the state Supreme Court to weigh in.

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KANSAS CITY – Races tighten as election nears. Missouri Lt. Governor calls for changes in seniors' prescription drug law. Kansas Citian Berkibile to Missouri Energy Policy Commission. Robinson's fate in jury's hands. Thornburgh predicts average election turnout.

Kansas City, MO – Jurors in the John Robinson trial enter into the penalty phase, and the Kansas City region is attracting some high profile guests as election day approaches.

Kansas City, MO – Jurors in the John Robinson trial enter into the penalty phase, and the Kansas City region is attracting some high profile guests as election day approaches.

Kansas City, MO – Lieberman campaigns in K.C. for Carnahan. Bush and Cheney schedule Missouri appearances for Talent. Westport neighborhood groups hold protest on Question 3. Defense starts its presentation in Robinson sentencing phase.

Kansas City, MO – KCUR's look at the nature of leadership is part of our Network KC coverage of the issue.

Kansas City, MO – KCUR's look at the nature of leadership is part of our Network KC coverage of the issue.

Kansas City, MO – Rudolph Giuliani and other key Republicans campaign for Missouri and Kansas candidates. Republican National Committee to invest in tv ads for Adam Taff. Kansas candidates for insurance commissioner accuse each other of being beholden to organizations with vested interests. Half of Missouri counties don't combat domestic violence.

Kansas City, MO – A jury this morning in Olathe resumes deliberations in the trial of accused serial killer John Robinson, new campaign expense reports show the candidates in the Kansas governor's race are running the most expensive campaigns in state history, and Republican Jim Talent and Democrat Jean Carnahan are back on the campaign trail.

Kansas City, MO – KCUR's look at the nature of leadership is part of our Network KC coverage of the issue.

Kansas City, MO – KCUR's look at the nature of leadership is part of our Network KC coverage of the issue.

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