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Kansas City Royals Hunter Dozier hits a two-run single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Dozier, Singer lead Royals over Twins 4-2 for 3-game sweep

Aug. 9, 2020 10:05 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hunter Dozier hit a two-run single in his first at-bat since testing positive for COVID-19, prized prospect Brady Singer earned his first major league win and the Kansas City Royals swept the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Sunday. The Royals won their fourth in a row overall. The Twins lost...

Body found in Missouri River in western Missouri Sunday

Aug. 9, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

SUGAR CREEK, Mo. (AP) — A body was found Sunday in the Missouri River in a small western Missouri city. The Sugar Creek Police Department was called to La Benite Park around 8:30 a.m. Sunday after someone reported finding a corpse in the river. Sugar Creek is about 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) northeast of...

Missouri authorities work to capture 2 escaped chimpanzees

Aug. 9, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities were working Sunday to recapture two chimpanzees that escaped from a sanctuary in eastern Missouri. At least one of the two escaped chimps had been tranquilized by Sunday afternoon while the other one was contained within a perimeter set up by Jefferson County...

2 men die after being found shot in Kansas City backyard

Aug. 9, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two men found with gunshot wounds in a backyard in southeast Kansas City, Missouri. The shooting was reported around 6 p.m. Saturday, Kansas City Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina said. When officers arrived, they were...

Suspect killed in police shootout in Missouri identified

Aug. 9, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man shot and killed by police after a chase that ended in a field in St. Charles County. Officials said Saturday that 26-year-old Anthony Budduke died after the confrontation with police on Friday. St. Charles County police the chase started Friday...

Missouri town divided by move to change its 'Savages' mascot

Aug. 9, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Mo. (AP) — A nearly all-white northwest Missouri town is divided over an effort to change its high school's “Savages” mascot that depicts a Native American amid a nationwide movement calling for racial justice. The high school had a “Savannah Savages” mascot since at...

Kansas City Royals' Jorge Soler hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Soler's 2 homers helps to power Royals to 9-6 win over Twins

Aug. 8, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of these days, Royals manager Mike Matheny hopes to see Jorge Soler smile when he trots around the bases. It didn't happen after either of Soler's two homers Saturday night. Maybe if he didn't just miss on another one that was caught at the warning track. The slugging...

Adkins will take COVID test after supporter tests positive

Aug. 8, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Amanda Adkins, the new Republican nominee in Kansas' 3rd District, will be tested for the coronavirus after a supporter who attended a campaign party tested positive for COVID-19, the campaign announced. The campaign was informed of the positive test on Friday. The supporter...

Two men charged in fatal shooting at Warrensburg party

Aug. 8, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

WARRENSBURG, Mo (AP) — Two Warrensburg men have been charged in shooting at a large birthday party that left one woman dead and two other people injured. Evan Lanigan, 25, and Christian Harrison, 28, were each charged Wednesday in the Aug. 1 shooting at a Warrensburg home that killed 18-year-old Maliyah...

Man charged in Joplin shooting death at a storage unit

Aug. 8, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Carthage man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man at a storage unit in Joplin in December. Mason S. Roach, 24, is accused of killing Jonathan Powell, 36, at the storage unit in west Joplin. He was also charged Friday with armed criminal action....