Polar employee defends company, crosses picket line
Scores of union members with the United Steel Workers are striking against what they call unfair labor practices at the Polar Tank Trailer factory, but some of their co-workers don't think the strikers are helping their cause.
"The issues is just the way they treat us; Has nothing to do with wages, it's all about how we're treated," says Union Steward Frankie Kelley.
While many workers at ...
UPDATE: Man killed in shooting outside Springfield strip mall
One man was killed after a shooting that occurred Friday night in the parking lot of a west Springfield strip mall. It happened just off Republic Road near Kansas Expressway.
Police say Corey Kesner, 31, of Springfield was shot to death.
Springfield Police Lt. Fred Beck says one man was detained at the scene.
Officers believe the incident was isolated to the parking lot, but the investigation ...
Kingsley's 17 points sparks Arkansas past Tennessee, 85-67
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Moses Kingsley scored 17 points off the bench to lead five Arkansas players in double figures in an 85-67 win over Tennessee on Saturday night.
Kingsley was 8 of 11 from the field for the Razorbacks (12-11, 5-5 Southeastern Conference), scoring in double figures for the 23rd straight game this season.
Dusty Hannahs finished with 13 points, while Anthlon Bell and Anton Beard ...
KC safety Berry recovers from lymphoma, wins comeback award
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kansas City safety Eric Berry, who missed 10 games the previous season battling lymphoma, then returned to the Chiefs to become an All-Pro, has won The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.
Berry's inspirational story and superb performance on the field earned him 38 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who regularly cover the ...
Chiefs CB Peters wins top defensive rookie award
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kansas City's Marcus Peters is the first cornerback in 17 years to win The Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
Peters, a first-round selection (18th overall) out of Washington, was a key to the Chiefs' 11-game winning streak this season that helped them to the divisional playoff round. He tied Cincinnati's Reggie Nelson for the NFL lead with eight ...
Trash fire spreads to home near Republic
Fire crews spent part of Saturday afternoon fighting a house fire near Republic.
VIDEO: House fire near Republic on Farm Road 194
Crews responded to the call at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the area of Farm Road 194, Farm Road 75 and State Route PP. A person who lived in the home told firefighters they were burning trash in the backyard and got distracted by ...