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Chiefs’ Mahomes views bye as chance to finally get healthy

Nov. 21, 2019 6:51 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes grew up in baseball clubhouses as the son of a big league pitcher, then gravitated toward football and began making his mark on high school football fields all across Texas. He continued to make his mark in college and now the NFL. But strangely enough, the...

Missouri jail escapee captured in makeshift hut in Delaware

Nov. 21, 2019 5:28 PM EST

PRINCETON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who escaped twice from a Missouri jail was captured more than 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) away in Delaware where he was living in a makeshift hut in a wooded area. The U.S. Marshals Service says in a news release that 27-year-old Drake Kately, of Kansas...

Kansas City district falsified attendance data; owes state

Nov. 20, 2019 3:10 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City School District falsified attendance data for three years in a bid to regain full accreditation from the state, according to the results of an investigation released Wednesday. Because Missouri funds schools in part based on student attendance, the manipulation led...

42 teams targeted to be dropped from current minor leagues

Nov. 20, 2019 2:17 PM EST

The 42 minor league teams identified by Major League Baseball as targets to be dropped from their current circuits in an initial proposal for a revised Professional Baseball Agreement that would start in 2021. Current major league affiliation in parentheses: Double-A Eastern League Binghamton, N.Y. (New York...

Teen charged in Kansas says he didn’t know gun was loaded

Nov. 19, 2019 3:52 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 13-year-old charged with murder in Kansas told investigators he didn’t know a gun was loaded when a 14-year-old was fatally shot. The Kansas City Star reports court documents released recently say the teenagers stole the gun from a car and were playing with it when Zavier...

Deputy fatally shoots man; suspicious items not explosives

Nov. 19, 2019 3:37 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a deputy has shot and killed an armed man during an altercation in a motel parking lot in Kansas City, Missouri. The Clay County deputy was conducting a car check Monday afternoon when he and the driver got into a fight outside a Motel 6 near the Worlds of Fun...

Chiefs buck meltdown trend, hold on late against Chargers

Nov. 19, 2019 12:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The collective groan could be heard across the Kansas City metro area when Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers drove his team deep into Chiefs territory in the waning minutes of Monday night’s game. The Chiefs had struggled to put away teams all season, their defensive...

White scores 24 to carry Kansas City past Bacone 111-38

Nov. 18, 2019 10:56 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Javan White had 24 points and 15 rebounds and UMBC rolled past NAIA member Bacone 111-38 on Monday night. The 73-point margin of victory is a school record. Freshman Josiah Allick had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for UMKC (2-3). Brandon Suggs added a career-high 12 points...

Missouri collecting containers found floating in floodwaters

Nov. 18, 2019 5:08 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of containers — many carrying hazardous materials — have floated into Missouri since flooding in the upper Missouri River basin during the spring. Missouri Department of Natural Resources officials say the agency collected more than 740 containers this year....

Perdue defends, celebrates USDA agency moves to Missouri

Nov. 15, 2019 5:52 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said Friday that he has “absolutely zero regrets” about moving the headquarters of two research agencies from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City, despite continuing criticism that the move would harm agricultural research and...