Here are today’s top headlines from across Missouri:
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will visit a farm in Missouri and talk to business people in Kansas City this week to push a proposed rule that expands and clarifies water covered under the Clean Water Act. Critics have called the proposal a power grab and potential drag on the economy that would put even puddles under the purview of the EPA.
YRC Worldwide Inc., a less-than-truckload carrier based in Overland Park, Kan., faces a serious labor shortage. YRC has hired about 600 drivers and 1,000 dock workers so far this year. But the company needs to hire at least 800 more drivers and 1,000 more dock workers before the end of the year.
Work will begin immediately on a roughly $70 million project that will add 333 luxury apartment units and 36,000 square feet of retail space on 8 acres adjacent to the Woodside Health and Tennis Club in Westwood. McPherson Contractors Inc. of Topeka will build the structure, which will include 91 apartment units and 20,000 square feet of retail space on the ground-floor.
Operations at Everest College in Kansas City will continue as usual, school officials say, even though the facility is among the 85 schools currently listed as being for sale by its corporate parent, Corinthian Colleges Inc. Last month Corinthian, a national for-profit college corporation, announced that education officials had limited its access to federal funds after it failed to provide documents and other information.
A lawyer and business owner from Wentzville pleaded guilty to federal charges and admitted to robbing three Missouri banks and shooting a Missouri state trooper who was pursuing him after the final robbery.
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