Morning Minutes: August 8

Spirit Airlines will begin offering flights to Kansas City International. | Courtesy of Timothy Wildey/Flickr
Spirit Airlines will begin offering flights to Kansas City International. | Courtesy of Timothy Wildey/Flickr

Here are today’s top headlines from across Missouri:

Low-cost airline Spirit launches at Kansas City International

Spirit Airlines Inc. launched on Thursday at Kansas City International Airport, and the low-cost carrier will offer nonstop flights from KCI to Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston and Las Vegas.

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Post makes another acquisition, reports $39 million quarterly loss

Post Holdings continued a recent buying spree with the announcement that it will purchase peanut butter maker American Blanching for $128 million. The acquisition is the fifth this year and eighth in the last two years for Post.

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Missouri Republicans meet in KC to talk veto session strategy

After Tuesday’s primary elections helped Missouri Republicans restore a veto-proof majority in the State House, Republicans are meeting in Kansas City for their summer caucus to focus on overriding a number of Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes at the veto session in September.

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Wash U debuting $69 million mixed-use project

The project, known as The Lofts at Washington University, includes beds for 414 undergraduates, a supermarket and an all-night diner. A second phase of the project will eventually add apartments for 186 more students and boost the final price tag to $80 million.

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Kansas City woman indicted on federal bank fraud charges

Already in litigation on past charges, a woman who owned businesses in Kansas City and Bonner Springs was indicted on five counts of bank fraud connected to her companies.

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