Obama makes quick stop in Kansas City suburb
PARKVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Residents of the Kansas City suburb of Parkville got a surprise when President Barack Obama stopped at a coffee shop and paid the tabs for a handful of patrons.
Obama and his entourage of security, aides and the press pool filed into Parkville Coffee in the small Missouri River town on their way to the airport Wednesday following the president's speech in Kansas City.
Obama chatted with people sitting on a bench outside, then joined patrons inside as nearby storefronts filled with people watching and waving. The president ordered iced tea, tested other beverages in small cups and talked to employees.
Obama offered to pay for all the patrons' drinks, and a few took him up, putting the president on the spot for five coffee refills and a chai tea.
ARCHER DANIELS-EPA SETTLEMENT
Archer Daniels Midland settles EPA allegations
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Federal regulators say Archer Daniels Midland Company has agreed to settle allegations that it violated Clean Water Act rules at facilities where it stored fuels and oil in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri.
The Environmental Protection Agency says Decatur, Illinois-based ADM will pay a civil penalty of $430,000.
Archer Daniels Midland spokeswoman Jackie Anderson said the company worked with regulators to address their regulators.
Anderson says ADM has a compliance program in place to protect the environment.
The EPA says the company violations involved large storage facilities for denatured ethanol, fuels and lubricants in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa; Deerfield and Mexico, Missouri; and Columbus, Nebraska.
The EPA says violations included a lack of EPA-required spill response plans and violations of industrial stormwater requirements for Clean Water Act operating permits.
3 charged in Springfield man's death
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Three people have been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a Springfield man.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that 19-year-old Tyler Keithley, 18-year-old Jeremiah Devaliti and 23-year-old Kearstain Sleeth were charged Wednesday with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and first-degree burglary.
The three are accused of killing Curtis Payne in February.
Authorities say the three are accused of forcing their way into a home, where Payne was later found dead. An autopsy showed Payne died of a shotgun wound to the chest, but also had four other gunshot wounds.
Online court records don't list lawyers for the defendants, all of whom are in custody.
SOCCER COACH-CHILD PORN
Youth soccer coach admits videotaping young girls
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City youth soccer coach has pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping young girls while they changed their clothes in his daughter's bedroom.
The U.S. Attorney's office says 40-year-old Joel D. White of Lee's Summit pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of attempting to produce child pornography. White remains in federal custody to await sentencing.
White coached girls' under-12 and under-15 soccer teams through the Lee's Summit Soccer Association, which cooperated in the investigation.
Prosecutors said White videotaped 11 children, ages 11 and 12, in his daughter's bedroom between May and October 2012. He also admitted recording himself touching one girl while she slept.
The investigation began when authorities in Commerce City, Colorado, searched White's backpack for soccer merchandise he was suspected of stealing during a tournament there.
LARRY JOHNSON ARREST
Attorney: Ex-NFL player's domestic case closed
LAS VEGAS (AP) - An attorney for former Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson says the player's Las Vegas domestic violence case is now closed after a judge determined he successfully completed community service and counseling.
Attorney Gregory Knapp says he appeared in court on Johnson's behalf Wednesday and provided documents showing that the 34-year-old former Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins star completed his sentence.
Knapp said the athlete volunteered for several nonprofits, including the American Heart Association.
Johnson was arrested in October 2012 at the Bellagio after he was accused of beating and choking his 32-year-old ex-girlfriend.
He was sentenced to probation, 48 hours of community service and six months of counseling after pleading no contest in July 2013 to misdemeanor battery and assault.
Knapp says Johnson lives in Florida.
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