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Royals' Perez ties Bench's HR mark with 45th in loss to A's

Sep. 16, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez tied Johnny Bench’s record for homers in a season by a catcher with his 45th, but Chad Pinder’s two-run single spurred a third-inning rally and the Oakland Athletics held off the Kansas City Royals 7-2 Thursday. Perez hit a...

B-2 stealth bomber out of service after emergency landing

Sep. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

KNOB NOSTER, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is investigating after a B-2 stealth bomber made an emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force base earlier this week. The bomber had an in-flight malfunction during a routine training mission early Tuesday, according to a...

Man shot and killed by homeowner during apparent burglary

Sep. 16, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — A homeowner fatally shot a man who apparently was trying to break into his home early Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office said. Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies who were called to a home near Festus about 1:40 a.m. Thursday found...

Sheriff, deputy guilty of forgery, acquitted on other counts

Sep. 16, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A former Texas County sheriff and deputy sheriff who were in a romantic relationship were found guilty Thursday of forgery after a judge acquitted them on several other charges. Judge John Beger found former Sheriff James Sigman guilty of one...

Missouri officer dies after being shot responding to call

Sep. 16, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

A Missouri officer who graduated from the police academy two months ago was shot and killed by a man being sought on burglary and theft charges, authorities said. The suspect also died in a shootout with officers. Independence Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, 22, was...

Senate hopeful flexes power of AG's office through lawsuits

Sep. 16, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican attorney general, Eric Schmitt, sued China over the coronavirus. He signed on to a failed lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Now, as he positions himself for a Senate run, he’s turning his attention...

Missouri health czar updating virus guidance for schools

Sep. 16, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s health department is drawing up new guidelines to help schools keep children from catching COVID-19, the agency's new director said Thursday. The agency's new guidance will provide a clearer path for how schools can keep children from...

Chiefs' Mathieu ready to take field after COVID-19 bout

Sep. 16, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu kept hoping, even as the days slowly went by and he returned one positive test after another, that he would be cleared of COVID-19 in time to join the Kansas City Chiefs for their season opener against Cleveland. He was. Just...

Mahomes, Jackson face off again when Ravens host Chiefs

Sep. 16, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

Leave it to Sammy Watkins — who has played for both teams recently — to set the stage for this weekend's Ravens-Chiefs matchup. Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson can downplay it all they want, but this game is first and foremost a clash between two MVP quarterbacks. ...

Kansas City police board member's credentials questioned

Sep. 16, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The former leader of a Kansas City-area charitable organization said the newest member of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners served on its board for one year, contrary to a report that raised questions about the biographical information she provided before...