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Virus rules prompt restaurant closures in Missouri cities

Dec. 2, 2020 2:32 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Health officials in Kansas City and St. Louis County who shut down some bars and restaurants in recent days for violating coronavirus restrictions are facing legal action and criticism from business owners and some public officials. A Kansas City bar owner is asking a Jackson County...

Oakland Athletics' Mike Minor pitches against the Seattle Mariners' during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Royals sign lefty starter Mike Minor to 2 year, $18M deal

Dec. 2, 2020 11:32 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Left-hander Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals have finalized an $18 million, two-year deal, reuniting the 32-year-old starter with the club that helped him revive his career. Kansas City announced the signing Monday, bringing in the 2019 All-Star to boost a rotation that leaned...

Recent Missouri editorials

Dec. 1, 2020 9:10 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Nov. 30 Missouri Republicans need to make up their minds: Are COVID-19 regulations a local responsibility, or not? Gov. Mike Parson believes the buck stops with local governments, as you probably know. Missourians have pleaded with the governor to enact a statewide mask mandate, but he has...

Pack, Gordon lift K-State past UMKC 62-58 for 1st win

Nov. 30, 2020 11:07 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) — Nijel Pack and DaJuan Gordon scored 14 points each as Kansas State battled past Missouri-Kansas City 62-58 Monday night, picking up the Wildcats' first win. Pack, a freshman, scored the game's first basket and his first 3-pointer put K-State (1-2) ahead 12-0 as part of a 17-0...

Nurses check on the status of rapid COVID-19 tests at a drive-through testing site in a parking garage in West Nyack, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The site was only open to students and staff of Rockland County schools in an effort to test enough people to keep the schools open for in-person learning. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Americans face new COVID-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving

Nov. 30, 2020 7:28 PM EST

Americans returning from Thanksgiving break faced strict new coronavirus measures around the country Monday as health officials brace for a disastrous worsening of the nationwide surge because of holiday gatherings over the long weekend. Los Angeles County imposed a stay-at-home order for its 10 million...

Royals agree with Minor, sign Taylor to $1.75M, 1-year deal

Nov. 30, 2020 3:20 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals agreed to a two-year deal with pitcher Mike Minor and finalized a $1.75 million, one-year contract with outfielder Michael Taylor as they work to piece together a roster. The deal with the 32-year-old Minor was reached late Sunday and requires him to pass a physical...

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) runs into the end zone for a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Chiefs' big offensive performances balance out shortcomings

Nov. 30, 2020 2:22 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid was gushing after watching his Kansas City Chiefs beat Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and for good reason: Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill had an eye-popping day and the defense came through in the clutch. The Chiefs coach also acknowledged there is plenty of room...

Police ID body found in Kansas City neighborhood

Nov. 30, 2020 8:15 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police have identified a man whose body was found over the weekend in a Kansas City neighborhood. The body of Martez Brock, 34, was found near a residential area Friday night by officers responding to a report of “suspicious party,” authorities said. Police spokesman...

Bias leads 6 players, 2 coaches into college hoops Hall

Nov. 29, 2020 5:27 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Maryland basketball star Len Bias, who was chosen No. 2 by the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA Draft before dying days later of a drug overdose, was chosen for induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Bias leads a group of six players and two coaches...

Harris, Akenten carry SE Missouri over Kansas City 71-66

Nov. 28, 2020 7:51 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Harris scored 18 points and Nana Akenten had 17 points and six rebounds as Southeast Missouri defeated Kansas City 71-66 on Saturday. Nygal Russell added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Cardinals (1-0). Nolan Taylor had 10 points and seven rebounds. Brandon McKissic had...