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3-vehicle crash near Kansas City, Kansas, closes I-435

Oct. 20, 2020 8:59 AM EDT

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — A three-vehicle crash on Interstate 435 in suburban Kansas City, Kansas, early Tuesday seriously injured one person and shut down parts of the area’s thoroughfare. The crash happened around 4 a.m., leading authorities to shut down the southbound lanes of I-435 in Lenexa,...

Amazon plans large fulfillment centers in KCK, Wichita

Oct. 16, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Amazon is planning to build two fulfillment centers in Kansas and says the centers will create a combined 1,000 jobs — 500 in each location. The online retailer announced the expansion Friday, with new one-million-square-foot centers in Kansas City, Kansas, and in Park City,...

Democratic Kansas Senate candidate outraises GOP pick

Oct. 16, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Kansas Senate candidate Barbara Bollier's campaign raised nearly five times the money that Republican rival Roger Marshall did for an unexpectedly tough race in the conservative state, campaign finance reports filed Thursday show. Marshall raised close to $2.7 million from...

Kansas City-area hospitals overwhelmed, turn away ambulances

Oct. 16, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations is so severe in the Kansas City area that some hospitals were forced to refuse ambulances due to a lack of space, according to officials with one of the region's largest health care providers. Eight hospitals, in both Missouri and...

Medical staff takes a swabs as she tests a boy for COVID-19 at a drive-through at the San Paolo hospital, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Coronavirus infections are surging again in the region of northern Italy where the pandemic first took hold in Europe, renewing pressure on hospitals and health care workers. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Europe, US reel as virus infections surge at record pace

Oct. 15, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

Coronavirus cases around the world have climbed to all-time highs of more than 330,000 per day as the scourge comes storming back across Europe and spreads with renewed speed in the U.S., forcing many places to reimpose tough restrictions eased just months ago. Well after Europe seemed to have largely tamed the...

Newspaper sues for records in Kansas police shooting death

Oct. 15, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Star and its owner, The McClatchy Company, are suing a Kansas City suburb for records related to the 2018 police killing of an Overland Park teenager. The newspaper reported that the lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses city officials of violating the Kansas Open...

Chase Elliott leads the way out of turn 7 as he competes in a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Elliott won the race. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

AUTO RACING GLANCE: Elliott in hunt as NASCAR goes to Kansas

Oct. 14, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Hollywood Casino 400 Site: Kansas City, Kansas Schedule: Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m. (NBC) Track: Kansas Speedway Race distance: 267 laps, 400.5 miles Last year: Denny Hamlin won after starting 23rd, the third-deepest spot for a driver on the starting grid to get to victory lane...

'Extremely disturbing': Man gets 35 years for stalking

Oct. 13, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who federal prosecutors say they suspect in a Missouri decapitation killing was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison for stalking Kansas massage parlor workers in an unrelated case. Senior U.S. District Judge Gary Fenner told 69-year-old Robert Gross that his history of...

Missouri man pleads guilty to armed carjacking in Kansas

Oct. 13, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man pleaded guilty Tuesday to an armed carjacking in Kansas, a crime investigators solved by testing DNA on a hat and wig he left behind, authorities said. Antonio Duane Simpson, 43, of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty to one count of carjacking and one count of unlawful...

Police: Man upset about Chiefs' loss pointed a gun

Oct. 12, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City Chief's fan who was upset about the team's loss to the Las Vegas Raiders pointed a gun at a victim in a neighborhood about 10 miles (16.09 kilometers) away from Arrowhead Stadium, authorities say. Police in Kansas City, Kansas, said in a tweet that officers responded...