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Official: Get Missouri mail-in votes in week before election

Aug. 14, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service official is warning Missourians who are using mail-in voting this year to return their ballots at least a week before the Nov. 3 general election to ensure their votes will be counted. Thomas Marshall, general counsel and executive vice president of the...

Police ID man shot to death in grassy lot in Kansas City

Aug. 14, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police have identified a man who was found shot to death this week in a grassy lot in Kansas City. Police were called to the area of Independence Avenue and the Paseo around 1:15 a.m. Thursday for reports of a shooting, officials said, and arriving officers found the body of Montez...

FILE - Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce smiles before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Chiefs and the star tight end have agreed to a four-year, $57.25 million contract extension that will keep him with the Super Bowl champions through 2025, a person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal has not been announced. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Chiefs keep gambling by doling out another big-money deal

Aug. 14, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs had just finished their first padded practice of training camp Friday when safety Tyrann Mathieu was asked about the long-term contract signed by Travis Kelce, which ensured he would remain in Kansas City through the 2025 season. “I think Travis is a special...

KBI received 205 reports of priest abuse; opened 120 cases

Aug. 14, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has received 205 reports of clergy sexual abuse and opened 120 cases since it began investigating the state's Catholic dioceses nearly two years ago, the agency said Friday. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt asked the KBI in November 2018 to...

Man charged with killing 2 Wisconsin men disputes 2 charges

Aug. 14, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for a Missouri man accused of killing two brothers from Wisconsin are seeking to have two charges of abandoning a corpse dismissed in the case. Garland Nelson, of Braymer, is facing the death penalty in the deaths of 24-year-old Justin Diemel and 35-year-old Nicholas Diemel,...

Federal gun violence initiative unveiled in Indianapolis

Aug. 14, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal agents and resources have been sent to Indianapolis to support city police in their efforts to curb increasing gun violence, a senior prosecutor said Friday. Fifty-seven federal agents and investigators will work with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in a 45-day...

Daughter charged in mother's stabbing death in Kansas City

Aug. 14, 2020 8:59 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The daughter of a Kansas City woman found stabbed to death in her home over the weekend has been arrested and charged in her mother’s death, officials said. Alina Bell, 20, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 56-year-old...

Springfield police investigate shooting death of man

Aug. 14, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in the southwestern Missouri city of Springfield. The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Thursday, when officers were called to a home for a report of a shooting, police said in a news release. Arriving officers found a man outside...

New MLS team will be called St. Louis City SC

Aug. 13, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The newest Major League Soccer team will be called St. Louis City SC when it debuts in 2023, team officials announced Thursday. The team's name and logo were unveiled nearly a year after the city was given an MLS franchise. St. Louis City SC will join Sacramento as the 29th and 30th teams...

Arrest made in boy's death that sparked federal task force

Aug. 13, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged in the shooting death of a 4-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, boy whose killing sparked a federal anti-crime task force that has sent hundreds of federal agents to several cities to fight violent crime. Ryson Ellis, 22, of Kansas City, was charged Thursday with...