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Royals star Pérez becomes US Citizen at team's fan event

Jan. 24, 2020 7:21 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Already a World Series MVP, six-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove catcher, Salvador Pérez became something else when he stepped onto the main stage at the Kansas City Royals' annual FanFest: a U.S. citizen. Pérez took his oath of citizenship on Friday, the completion...

Tuttle Creek Boulevard is closed off with cones at the Rocky Ford Avenue intersection in Manhattan, Kan., Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. A snowplow struck and killed two pedestrians in Kansas before sunrise Friday after a winter storm coated parts of the Midwest with snow.  (Nickolas Oatley/The Manhattan Mercury via AP)

Snowplow kills 2 walking along highway in Kansas

Jan. 24, 2020 6:24 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A snowplow struck and killed two pedestrians in Kansas before sunrise Friday after a winter storm coated parts of the Midwest with snow. The collision involving a Riley County plow truck happened shortly after 5 a.m., after the National Weather Service issued winter weather...

Norma Hunt, left, and her son Clark Hunt, center, owners of the Kansas City Chiefs, and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, second right, celebrate after the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Kansas City, MO. The Chiefs won 35-24 to advance to Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

With foundation in Mahomes, Chiefs built team for Super Bowl

Jan. 24, 2020 5:15 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The team that would eventually take the Kansas City Chiefs back to the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years was under construction long before general manager Brett Veach and coach Andy Reid finally laid the cornerstone. Patrick Mahomes simply allowed them to erect the walls...

Former Missouri police officer sentenced to second murder

Jan. 24, 2020 4:40 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Grandview police officer already serving a life sentence in a 2008 murder pleaded guilty Friday to killing a second woman. Jeffrey Moreland pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Oct. 29, 2010, death of Nina Whitley, 75, in her south Kansas...

Trooper shoots, wounds suspect during Kansas pursuit

Jan. 24, 2020 2:02 PM EST

MATFIELD GREEN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has shot and critically wounded an armed man amid a confrontation after his vehicle became disabled during a pursuit. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that the chase started Thursday afternoon after troopers...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon follows through on a swing during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore. Alex Gordon has agreed to consent to a trade by the Kansas City Royals starting June 16, an unusual provision in the outfielder's new $4 million, one-year contract. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Royals' Alex Gordon agrees to accept trades starting June 16

Jan. 24, 2020 1:28 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon agreed to consent to a trade by the Kansas City Royals starting June 16, an unusual provision in his new $4 million, one-year contract. Gordon has spent his entire career with the Royals and has the right to block trades under baseball's collective bargaining agreement...

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (94) celebrates as he enters the field prior to an NFL divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 in Kansas City. The Chiefs defeated the Texans 51-31 (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Suggs aiming for Super Bowl after joining Chiefs last month

Jan. 23, 2020 5:17 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There was a moment during practice last week, while the Kansas City Chiefs were prepping for their AFC title game against Tennessee, that caused linebackers coach Matt House to seek out defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. It had to do with pass rusher Terrell Suggs, and it was...

Man pleads guilty to triple murder in 2017 in Kansas City

Jan. 23, 2020 4:48 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man admitted Thursday that he killed three people at an east Kansas City home in a dispute over a marijuana deal. Deaundre J. Brown, 29, pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of armed criminal action. The plea deal recommends a prison sentence of...

Kansas City homeowner fatally shoots suspicious person

Jan. 23, 2020 11:15 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say a homeowner shot and killed someone who he thought was acting suspiciously outside his home. The shooting occurred Thursday morning in south Kansas City. Police say officers in the area heard the gunshots. The homeowner told officers he heard activity outside...

Second man charged in Kansas City Snapchat drug deal

Jan. 23, 2020 9:35 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A second man has been charged in a fatal Kansas City shooting during a marijuana deal that was arranged over Snapchat. Twenty-one-year-old Damarco Watkins, of Independence was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder, robbery, assault, unlawful use of a firearm and three counts...