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Flash flood warnings in parts of Missouri, Kansas

May. 25, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The risk of heavy rain has prompted flash flood watches and warnings in several parts of eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Forecasters are calling for widespread rain and some storms, making for a wet Memorial Day. The National Weather Service offices in the Kansas City and...

Suburban Kansas City officer shoots, wounds suspect

May. 25, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — For the second time in five weeks, a Raytown police officer in suburban Kansas City has shot a suspected in an armed confrontation. The latest officer-involved shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, when Raytown police were called for a disturbance involved a possibly armed person,...

Man killed in shooting outside Kansas City convenience store

May. 24, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say a man died Sunday after being fatally shot outside a Kansas City, Missouri convenience store. Kansas City police spokesman Capt. David Jackson told the Kansas City Star that two vehicles pulled into an unnamed convenience store early Sunday. After people in the vehicles...

About 1,000 Kansas City workers learn of potential layoffs

May. 23, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — About 1,000 contract employees of a federal agency have received notice that their jobs face elimination in what would be one of the largest mass layoffs of the year for the Kansas City area. The Kansas City Star reports that the employees work for the National Benefits Center,...

DNA, ballistics link man to April 2019 Kansas City killing

May. 23, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged in an April 2019 shooting death in Kansas City based on DNA and ballistics evidence. Thirty-two-year-old Brandon Hill, of Independence, was charged Friday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 40-year-old Derrick White, whose...

Kansas City's smaller colleges could benefit amid pandemic

May. 23, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City's smaller colleges and universities say their size could benefit them amid the coronavirus pandemic, unlike many other schools that have been forced to make cuts. Several Missouri and Kansas colleges believe they could be an attractive option this fall for students who...

Missouri jobless rate more than doubles to 9.7% due to virus

May. 22, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s unemployment rate more than doubled last month due to the shutdown caused by the coronavirus, state officials said Friday. Still, Missouri's jobless rate of 9.7% was well below the national rate of 14.7%. The Missouri Department of Economic Development released its April...

Stan Morin brushes away hair after giving a haircut to Jeff McGee at his barber shop, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Plainville, Kan. Morin said he has been two to three times busier than normal after reopening a week earlier following a 2-month closure in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Unemployment numbers up as state takes major reopening step

May. 22, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas took a major step toward reopening Friday amid the coronavirus pandemic as unemployment numbers soared and a nursing home outbreak grew. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate hit 11.2% in April, an increase from a historical low of 2.8% in March, according to preliminary...

FILE - In this May 17, 2016,  file, photo, Farhad Azima, the owner, chairman and chief executive officer of Kansas City-based Aviation Leasing Group poses for a photo at his home in Kansas City, Mo. An Iranian-American aviation magnate and gunrunner tied to the CIA and the Iran-Contra scandal must pay a sheikhdom in the United Arab Emirates over $4.1 million over a series of business disputes, a British court ruled Friday, May 22, 2020. (Jill Toyoshiba/The Kansas City Star via AP, File)

UK court orders gunrunner to pay over $4.1M to UAE emirate

May. 22, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American aviation magnate and gunrunner tied to the CIA and the Iran-Contra scandal must pay a sheikhdom in the United Arab Emirates over $4.1 million over a series of business disputes, a British court ruled Friday. The ruling against Farhad Azima caps a...

Kansas City woman dies a day after being shot in vehicle

May. 22, 2020 8:19 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City woman died a day after being shot and hospitalized in critical condition, police said. Sarah Lowrey, 42, was found early Tuesday morning with a gunshot wound inside a car parked outside of a home in the city’s Oak Park Northwest neighborhood, police said....