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Abuse claim substantiated against previously cleared priest

Jun. 19, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas has substantiated a sexual abuse claim against a priest nearly two decades after clearing him. The archdiocese announced in a statement published in Friday’s issue of its official...

Mondesi 464-foot HR helps Royals beat Boston 5-3, stop skid

Jun. 19, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi hit a 464 foot three-run homer, Salvador Pérez added his 18th home run this season, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 on Friday night for only their second win in their last 13 games. ...

Man who killed son's girlfriend sentenced to life in prison

Jun. 18, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — A Joplin man who shot and killed his son's girlfriend and injured his son during a custody dispute has been sentenced to life in prison. Rickey Lamb, 62, was sentenced Thursday in the fatal shooting of Sarah Tyminski, 32, two years ago. He pleaded...

Sheriff: Man charged in 1993 killing in Arnold has died

Jun. 18, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) — A man charged last fall in a 1993 killing in the St. Louis area has died after a long illness, authorities said. Loril Harp, 69, had been hospitalized for several weeks and his death was expected, Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak said Friday....

Man admits threatening Missouri, Tennessee congressmen

Jun. 18, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man has admitted that he threatened U.S. Reps. Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri and Steve Cohen of Tennessee because he was upset by comments they made. Kenneth R. Hubert, 63, of Marionville, Missouri, pleaded guilty Thursday...

EXPLAINER: Why is Missouri fighting federal gun rules?

Jun. 18, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is clashing with the U.S. Department of Justice over a new law banning police from enforcing federal gun rules. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, Justice Department officials wrote that state lawmakers went too far with the law...

Delta variant blamed for southwest Missouri virus increase

Jun. 18, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Frustrated health officials in the Springfield area are imploring residents to get COVID-19 vaccinations as the faster-spreading Delta variant pushes case numbers and hospitalizations higher. Random testing of virus samples have determined that...

Victims in Colorado plane crash ID'd as Georgia couple

Jun. 18, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado authorities have identified two people who died in a small plane crash south of Denver as a husband and wife from Jonesboro, Georgia. The Douglas County Coroner's Office says 65-year-old Kathleen Velazco and 73-year-old Antenor Velazco were killed...

Altidore, Guzan on early US roster for CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jun. 18, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Forward Jozy Altidore and goalkeeper Brad Guzan are on a preliminary 59-man United States roster for next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Defender Reggie Cannon, and midfielders Kellyn Acosta,...

Body of 14-year-old boy pulled from Creve Coeur Lake

Jun. 18, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — The body of a 14-year-old boy has been pulled from Creve Coeur Lake in suburban St. Louis, authorities there said. A Maryland Heights Fire Protection District search and rescue team found the boy’s body around 8 p.m. Thursday, about an...