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Missouri lawmakers push long prison sentences for fentanyl

Jan. 22, 2020 5:44 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday moved to enact strict penalties for people caught with the highly lethal opioid fentanyl. The House gave the bill initial approval in a voice vote. If passed, the bill would add fentanyl and two substances sometimes used to commit rape to...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019 file photo St. Louis Cardinals catcher Matt Wieters pauses behind home plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. The Cardinals signed Wieters to a contract for the 2020 season on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 bringing back the 33-year-old veteran to fill the same role behind Yadier Molina as last season. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

Wieters finalizes $2 million deal with Cardinals

Jan. 22, 2020 5:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Wieters finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, a deal that brought back the 33-year-old to again back up Yadier Molina. Wieters can earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses based on starts as part of the deal, which was agreed...

Phillies add Liriano, Norris, Storen, Walker on minors deals

Jan. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have signed left-hander Francisco Liriano, right-handers Bud Norris and Drew Storen and infielder Neil Walker to minor league contracts with invitations to attend major league spring training. Liriano was 5-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 69 relief appearances for...

California man sentenced in stolen tax refund checks scheme

Jan. 22, 2020 4:56 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A California man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison with no parole for participating in a scheme to cash more than $447,000 in stolen tax refund checks. Dante L. Chestnut, 31, of Ontario, California, pleaded guilty in July 2019 to conspiracy to commit bank...

Missouri lawmakers try again with voter ID after court loss

Jan. 22, 2020 4:25 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers made a case to adopt stringent photo identification requirements for voting on Wednesday, just days after the state Supreme Court struck down key portions of a more lenient voter ID law as unconstitutional. Judges last week permanently blocked a central...

Kansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams (26) celebrates a touchdown in an NFL divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 in Kansas City. The Chiefs defeated the Texans 51-31 (Margaret Bowles via AP)

3 former Dolphins provide Super Bowl boost to Chiefs

Jan. 22, 2020 4:02 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs saw value in a trio of players that were essentially castoffs from what was one of the least-successful franchises in the NFL over the past 10 years, and their decision to pick them up when just about nobody else was calling is a big reason why they're playing...

Missouri lawmakers discuss expanding police residency rules

Jan. 22, 2020 3:46 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lawmakers are considering whether to allow police in all Missouri municipalities to reside outside the cities where they live. A House bill initially introduced to lift the residency requirements for officers in St. Louis was expanded Tuesday to include all Missouri cities,...

Missouri city officials ordered to undergo records training

Jan. 22, 2020 2:16 PM EST

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri attorney general has ordered officials in a southwest Missouri town to attend training about the state's open records and meeting law after determining that official business had been discussed in group texts instead of in public meetings. The Joplin Globe reports that the...

Royals sign veteran OF Alex Gordon to $4M contract for 2020

Jan. 22, 2020 2:12 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed outfielder Alex Gordon to a $4 million contract for next season, giving the rebuilding club a veteran presence in what is expected to be a young lineup under new manager Mike Matheny. The Royals designated right-hander Heath Fillmyer for assignment...

Driver in stolen Arkansas SUV crashes into Missouri building

Jan. 22, 2020 1:25 PM EST

SRPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected drunken driver who was behind the wheel of a stolen Arkansas sport utility vehicle has crashed into a parked vehicle and a restaurant in Missouri while fleeing from law enforcement. The Greene County, Missouri, Sheriff's Office says in a news release...