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Advocacy group urges changes to Catholic abuse review boards

Nov. 22, 2019 5:34 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The bishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Roman Catholic diocese, who was recently appointed chairman-elect of the U.S. Catholic church’s national committee for protecting abuse victims, should lead an effort to change boards that review abuse allegations to make them more...

City manager of Kansas City leaving post in December

Nov. 22, 2019 4:38 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The city manager of Kansas City, Missouri, will leave his job earlier than originally expected, vacating the position effective Dec. 2. The Kansas City Star reports that Troy Schulte had originally planned to stay through February. He announced his departure from the city in...

Hiker finds human skull near North Kansas City Hospital

Nov. 22, 2019 11:11 AM EST

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating after a human skull was found in a wooded area just south of North Kansas City Hospital. Officers went to the area Wednesday afternoon after a hiker reported the human remains. The Kansas City Star reports police said there was no immediate evidence of...

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...

4 plead guilty in $5.4 million meth distribution conspiracy

Nov. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Four people — including a mother and two of her children — have pleaded guilty in a $5.4 million conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Federal prosecutors say 67-year-old Linda Kay Ballard; her 27-year-old son, Eric Edward...

Kansas City names its first female fire department chief

Nov. 20, 2019 3:21 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City has named its first female fire chief. The city announced Wednesday that interim chief Donna Maize will become fire chief. She has served as interim chief since September, when she replaced Gary Reese. The Kansas City Star reports Maize joined the fire department in...

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...

Olathe councilwoman says she won’t resign over LGBTQ flap

Nov. 20, 2019 2:11 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas city councilwoman says she will not resign after an LGBTQ advocate accused her of complaining to his employer about his public support for a nondiscrimination ordinance. Olathe Councilwoman Karin Brownlee made the announcement Tuesday during a council meeting that drew a...