State Stories – AP

| March 1, 2013 | 10:19 am
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A group in Kansas City will bid on the 2016 Republican National Convention. Organizers envision most of the convention taking place at the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City. But say other events could be held at venues in the city’s Kansas suburbs. The Republican convention was held in Kansas City in 1976.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The United States Olympic Committee has invited St. Louis and 34 other cities to bid for the 2024 summer games. It’s an expensive longshot — the USOC says the bid process alone costs more than $10 million. St. Louis was the site of the 1904 Olympics.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for a man whose daughter was killed in Missouri say he’s reached a settlement in a lawsuit against Oklahoma agencies in connection with her death. Larry Green sued five years after a beheaded body found in Kansas City was identified as his daughter, Erica. Authorities say her mother’s boyfriend killed her.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has approved an additional $218 million in state spending for the budget year that ends in June. The House sent the supplemental budget to the Senate on a vote of 147-2.

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A 50-year-old St. Louis County woman is facing a first-degree murder charge after authorities say she killed her aunt. Rhonda Rhodes is being held on $250,000 bond after authorities say she fatally stabbing her Bernice Winston.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Budget writers in the Missouri House are proposing a deal that’d let Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster tap other bank accounts to keep paying attorneys who defending claims against a special fund for injured workers. The state lawyers have been receiving salaries from a fund that’s financed by fees on workers’ compensation policies. The account’s designed to pay the costs of disabled workers who suffer a second serious work-related injury, but it has a $25 million shortfall.

WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Highway Patrol says law enforcement agencies across the state will be stepping up patrols later this month for St. Patrick’s Day. The drunken driving crackdown is set to begin March 14th and run through the holiday on March 17th.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis-area animal shelter is looking for a home for a really fat cat. Biscuit tips the scales at 37 pounds, which is more than two-and-a-half times the size of a normal cat. The St. Charles Animal Control shelter has already put the morbidly obese feline on a diet, but workers there say he needs an owner who will closely monitor what he eats.

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