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WH has new slogan on infrastructure, but message the same

Dec. 08, 2021 18:37 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Joe Biden unveiled a new slogan for his $1 trillion infrastructure package on Wednesday, but his overall message is staying largely the same. Biden, trying to rebound from sagging poll numbers, rebranded his Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework as...

Possible serial killer pleads not guilty in St. Louis deaths

Dec. 08, 2021 17:46 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man suspected of a total of six killings in Missouri and Kansas pleaded not guilty Wednesday in two deaths in St. Louis. Perez Reed, 26, appeared via video to face charges that he shot and killed 49-year-old Pamela Abercrombie on Sept. 16 and 24-year-old Carey...

COVID-19 hospitalizations up dramatically in Missouri

Dec. 08, 2021 16:05 PM EST

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — COVID-19 cases are rising sharply again across Missouri, prompting renewed concerns about overcrowding at hospitals and long waits for emergency services and hospital beds. Data posted on the state's COVID-19 dashboard on Tuesday showed 1,637 people...

Chiefs' Mathieu making important plays on and off the field

Dec. 08, 2021 15:34 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There may be no other time in Tyrann Mathieu's life that he's felt such an affinity for the place he calls home. The three-time All-Pro safety arrived in Kansas City three years ago after a year-long stint in Houston, signing a $42 million deal that gave him...

CP shareholders back $31B purchase of Kansas City Southern

Dec. 08, 2021 13:28 PM EST

Canadian Pacific's $31 billion plan to acquire Kansas City Southern cleared one of its final hurdles Wednesday when CP shareholders overwhelmingly approved the deal that would create the first railroad connecting the United States, Canada and Mexico. Ownership of the railroad, based...

Officials say 2 killed in house fire north of Kansas City

Dec. 08, 2021 09:03 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two people were killed in a house fire outside of Kansas City, Missouri, officials said. Firefighters responded to calls just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday reporting the fire south of the unincorporated community of Gower, according to the Clinton County...

Former police chief gets probation in civil rights case

Dec. 07, 2021 21:06 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri police chief who attacked a man who had tried to drown his infant daughter was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation. A federal judge sentenced Greg Hallgrimson, 52, who pleaded guilty in August to violating the civil rights of...

Police ID teen fatally shot at Kansas City, Kansas, party

Dec. 07, 2021 09:10 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police have identified a person killed in a shooting at a party in Kansas City, Kansas, last week as a 16-year-old high school student. Hugo Hernandez-Vasquez died at a hospital following the late Friday night shooting in the city’s Shawnee Heights...

Police say deputy fatally shot man in Blue Springs standoff

Dec. 07, 2021 08:42 AM EST

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of firing gunshots into a suburban Kansas City home before a standoff with police was fatally shot by a Jackson County sheriff’s deputy, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The shooting happened Monday night after deputies were called...

Chiefs offense bogging down when it deviates from script

Dec. 06, 2021 13:20 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have reached the end zone so regularly on their opening offensive possession this season that their opponents might as well stop wasting time and just give them the seven points. The rest of the game is another matter. ...