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Warren to open campaign office in Kansas City, Missouri

Dec. 13, 2019 10:44 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday will become the first top-tier Democratic presidential candidate to open a campaign office in Kansas City, Missouri. The Massachusetts senator is expanding her presence in Missouri ahead of the state's March 10 primary, when 68 delegates will...

2nd suspect in Kansas bar shooting that killed 4 arrested

Dec. 12, 2019 4:52 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One of two men who is accused of opening fire inside a crowded bar in Kansas City, Kansas, killing four people and wounding five others, has been captured in Mexico, authorities said Thursday. Authorities have been searching for Hugo Villanueva-Morales, 29, since the shooting at...

University of Kansas trades Roasterie for Starbucks

Dec. 12, 2019 2:23 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Coffee drinkers at the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence might need to switch from Kansas City-based Roasterie to Starbucks next summer. The university said Wednesday the change was prompted by its contract with Pepsi and coffee drinkers' changing buying patterns, The Lawrence...

Kansas City, Kansas, police say burned body found in barrel

Dec. 11, 2019 3:40 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City, Kansas, police are investigating a homicide after a man's burned body was found inside a barrel near a cemetery. Police found the body Wednesday morning near Memorial Park Cemetery after a passerby reported seeing a human limb sticking out of the barrel, police...

Construction on American Royal complex to start next year

Dec. 11, 2019 12:58 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The American Royal plans to begin construction of its its new complex in Kansas City, Kansas, next year. The organization announced Tuesday it has acquired 115 acres in Wyandotte County for its new home. The American Royal announced in 2016 that it would leave Kansas City,...

Kennedy’s triple-double helps McNeese St. beat UMKC 82-73

Dec. 10, 2019 10:43 PM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Sha'markus Kennedy recorded a triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks and McNeese State came from behind to beat Kansas City 82-73 on Tuesday night. Trailing by nine at halftime, the Cowboys opened the second half with an 11-3 run, tied it at 48 on Trey...

Sporting KC acquires striker Pulida from C.D. Guadalajara

Dec. 10, 2019 9:16 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City fulfilled its need for an elite striker Tuesday by swinging a deal with Mexican club C.D. Guadalujara for Alan Pulido, who signed a four-year contract with the Major League Soccer club after it paid a club-record transfer fee. The 28-year-old Pulido has scored...

Lawrence district considers suing e-cigarette maker Juul

Dec. 9, 2019 9:25 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Another Kansas school district is considering suing a leading e-cigarette maker. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the school board will consider Monday whether to join legal action against Juul. The potential litigation would seek to recoup money the district says it has spent...

Kansas officer sues county over alleged discrimination

Dec. 4, 2019 11:58 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kansas police officer contends in a federal lawsuit that the Unified Government of Wyandotte County has not addressed rampant racism and sexism in the police department. In her lawsuit, Z’Iontae Womack, a black woman, joined the police force in July 2007. In...

Police are searching for evidence in 20-year-old cold case

Dec. 3, 2019 11:14 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have used ground-penetrating radar to search for evidence in a 20-year-old missing person case. Kansas City, Kansas, police said in a news release that officers searched Monday on an empty lot and found an anomaly in an area that once contained a home where Star Boomer...