Lee's Summit

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    October 27, 2014

    St. Louis Comes Last on List of Happiest Cities in Missouri

    There's a lot to love about living in St. Louis, especially when the toasted raviolis are hot, the craft-brewed beer is cold and the dogs are dressed in Halloween costumes for pet parades. Here at Daily RFT, that's typically all we need in life to put a smile on our faces. But the truth is the pro ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014

    Breast-Feeding Bill Helps Nursing Missouri Moms Delay Jury Duty, Requires "Discretion"

    A bill before the Missouri General Assembly this legislative session would protect nursing mothers, forbidding restrictions on breast-feeding in public and excusing mothers with a doctor's note from serving on juries. But one word in the bill is making nursing mothers nervous. The bill requires "di ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    Former Cardinals, Mizzou Mascot Falls Off Zip Line, Injured in Kansas City

    Football is a dangerous sport, and not just for the players. The man behind the KC Wolf mask was seriously injured last week in a zip line accident during rehearsal at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium, and his attorney is blaming the company that installed the rigging. Dan Meers, 46, worked as the ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    4th of July in Missouri: 17 Killed in Traffic Crashes, 199 Drunk Driving Arrests, Patrol Says

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released new information on the accidents and arrests that took place during the Fourth of July holiday weekend across the state with a report showing that seventeen people died in traffic crashes this year -- and hundreds were arrested for drunk driving. The h ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Lessons From the Tigers' Opening Game

    Over the weekend, the Missouri Tigers opened their 2012 season by beating up the Southeastern Louisiana Sacrificial- er, um, Lions 62-10. It was pretty much everything you could have hoped for out of an opening night performance: the Tigers won and nobody got hurt. The problem with trying to re ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012
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    August 31, 2012

    Missouri Tigers: Five Names to Watch This Fall

    The Missouri Tigers will open their 2012 season Saturday evening, hosting Southeastern Louisiana in Columbia. (Always exciting to open the season with such a tough opponent.) While I personally won't be plunking down any of my hard earned money for the opportunity to see the Tigers play what should ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Missouri and Illinois Athletes in the London Olympics

    Tomorrow's the day, friends, when we begin the quadrennial sixteen days of sitting on our asses in front of the TV glory, the only time we ever get to see the likes of Greco-Roman wrestling or skeet shooting or synchronized swimming. (Who cares that synchronized swimming is a dumb excuse for a "spor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Corbin Bergstresser, Mizzou QB, Arrested After Leaving the Scene of an Accident

    Corbin Bergstresser, the University of Missouri Tigers provisional number two quarterback next season, was arrested early this morning by Boone County police. According to KOMU-8 in Columbia, Bergstresser hit a parked car around 3:15 p.m. and then drove off. He was arrested for leaving the scene of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    What People Are Saying About Santorum's Missouri Win

    ​Last night Rick Santorum swept the primaries in Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado. As expected, his most decisive victory was in Missouri, where he took all 114 county for a 55 percent runaway, more than doubling Mitt Romney's 25 percent. In many ways, it's a hollow success. It didn't count towa ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Cardinals' Top Ten Prospects by Baseball Instincts

    ​It's that time of year when prospect publications both digital and analog publish their top ten lists for the various organizations. Usually not the best time of year for Cardinal fans, really, seeing as how the farm system has typically been somewhere between moderately weak and completely barre ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Pita Pit Coming to Downtown St. Louis

    ​The national fast-casual chain Pita Pit appears to be readying its first St. Louis location. A reader yesterday sent Gut Check a photo of the vacant storefront at 200 North Ninth Street, previously the home of Baladas Bistro. A sign in one window at this address announced that Pita Pit would ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Filibuster Leaves State Senators Dyslexic; Wanted $41 Million in Cuts, Take $14 Million

    Jim Lembke stares confidently at a reading chart.​Missourians won't be getting any federal aid to weatherize their homes in next budget year after four Republican state senators pulled an all-night filibuster that ended around 7 a.m. today. The senators -- Jim Lembke of Lemay, Brian Nieves of Wash ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Pretty Little Empire Explains How to Survive on Tour

    Photos courtesy of Pretty Little Empire.​Local Americana mainstays Pretty Little Empire recently returned from a few weeks on the road. Its stops included Chicago, Asheville, North Carolina, Lee's Summit and Austin for SXSW. The band comprises Justin Johnson on acoustic guitar and vocals; Wil ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Gonna Be One Long, Dark Night for Missouri Man Found Guilty of Movie Piracy

    Image via​Sucks to be Robert Henderson. Investigators reportedly followed the Grandview man into a Lee's Summit movie theater in July 2008, watched as he slid a camcorder out of his winter parka -- yes, a parka in July (doh!) -- and proceeded to catch him taping The Dark Knight.Fast-forward to Feb ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Missouri Arts Council Names 2010 Award Winners; Opera Theatre of St. Louis Honored

    ​The Missouri Arts Council yesterday announced its 2010 arts award winners. The only St. Louis organization and/or artist to make this year's list was Opera Theatre of St. Louis. The full list of winners by category: Arts Education: Dr. Robert Gifford, Cape GirardeauArts Organization: Opera Theatr ... More >>

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    March 17, 2009

    A Leprechaun Could Kick Down Your Door At Any Moment

    Cover photo by Jennifer SilverbergLast week, Fox 2 aired this report on bail bondsmen in Missouri, leading off with the alarming claim that "A felon could break down your door at any moment with police approval."For the story, Fox correspondent Chris Hayes followed around bondsmen/bounty h ... More >>

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    August 6, 2008

    Following the Missouri River 340: A How To

    By CAROLYN SZCZEPANSKI At dawn on Tuesday, July 15, more than 200 people stared down a nearly 350-mile challenge. For the next four days, as they gritted their teeth and flexed their muscle, I played the role of river rat, scurrying after them as they paddled from Kansas City to St. Charles. For ... More >>

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    July 16, 2008
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    September 12, 2007

    End Zone

    Battered by the pounding they took on the gridiron, former players say the National Football League has abandoned them.

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    May 30, 2007


    Readers cant find Juneteenth on their calendars.

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    March 23, 2005

    Choke the Chicken

    Adult businesses fear the "Smut Shop" bill will tax them into oblivion

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    August 11, 2004

    Man Killer

    Did Patty Prewitt pump two bullets into her husband's head? It is a mystery that has lingered for twenty years.

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    October 15, 2003

    Missouri's Other Meth

    Jazz instead of rocks

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    August 21, 2002

    E.T. Trumps Andro

    We don't need no stinking McGwire Highway!

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    June 26, 2002

    The Bailout Artist

    Bill Atkins, the bail bondsman who is free on bond himself, still takes money to get people out of jail. Why is that?

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    April 12, 2000