KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City police are investigating a shooting that killed a 34-year-old man and left his son paralyzed. Police say Kavyea Curry was found shot to death Friday night in a car at a gas station. Police spokesman Capt. Tye Grant says Curry's 10-year-old son was critically wounded in the shooting and paralyzed from the chest down. A second 5-year-old child who was in the car wasn't hurt.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - The last known Pearl Harbor survivor living in the Ozarks has died. The Springfield News-Leader reports William Martin died last week at age 90. His family said Martin died in the Missouri Veterans Home in Mount Vernon. Martin was 18 when Japanese planes bombed a U.S. naval base in Hawaii on December 7th, 1941 and lost an eye in the attack.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Charity care has long been a core mission of BJC HealthCare, but the St. Louis area's largest employer is cutting back amid increasing financial pressures. The Post-Dispatch reports that BJC has changed the "upper level of eligibility" for the charity care it provides. Beginning Jan. 1, BJC reduced the pool of patients eligible for financial assistance to those earning up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Columbia City Council members will receive some compensation for their service, beginning in May. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports voters have approved an annual stipend of $6,000 for council members and $9,000 for the mayor.
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