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Drew Lock hoping to be homecoming king in KC this weekend

Dec. 11, 2019 6:59 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Drew Lock admired the way teammate Kareem Jackson handled his homecoming in Houston. The veteran defensive back kept his cool all week and channeled his energy into a big game on Sunday. Denver's rookie quarterback aims to emulate Jackson and become the team's next homecoming king...

New Kansas City airport will include 2 all-gender bathrooms

Dec. 11, 2019 3:19 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City’s new airport will include bathrooms designed to be inclusive for many situations, including two all-gender bathrooms. Justin Meyer, deputy director of the city's aviation department, told a City Council committee Wednesday the terminal's 10 bathrooms also will...

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes earning tough-guy reputation

Dec. 11, 2019 2:35 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes is quickly earning a reputation as one of the toughest quarterbacks in the NFL. That's not necessarily a good thing for the Kansas City Chiefs. From the sprained ankle in the season opener against Jacksonville, to the dislocated kneecap against Denver that caused him...

Driver who intentionally hit Somali boy near mosque pleads

Dec. 11, 2019 1:38 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who intentionally drove into and killed a Somali teenager outside a mosque in December 2014 has entered an Alford plea to second-degree murder. Court documents show Ahmed Aden, 39, entered the plea earlier the week in the killing of Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein outside the Somali...

Construction on American Royal complex to start next year

Dec. 11, 2019 12:58 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The American Royal plans to begin construction of its its new complex in Kansas City, Kansas, next year. The organization announced Tuesday it has acquired 115 acres in Wyandotte County for its new home. The American Royal announced in 2016 that it would leave Kansas City,...

Protesters call for prison to stop housing detainees

Dec. 11, 2019 12:24 PM EST

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — Protesters gathered outside a Rhode Island detention facility calling for the prison to stop housing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees. About 200 protesters from Never Again Action assembled outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls on...

Man jailed in New Orleans rapes faces charges in Kansas City

Dec. 11, 2019 9:20 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man jailed in New Orleans in a series of rapes has been charged with three sexual assaults in Kansas City. Thirty-five-year-old Daniel Meridy faces three counts of kidnapping, nine counts of armed criminal action and four counts of forcible rape, sodomy and sexual abuse in...

Missouri district vows to crack down after racist incidents

Dec. 11, 2019 8:25 AM EST

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — Leaders of a school district located just north of Kansas City are vowing to push for tougher discipline after a string of racist incidents. Platte County school district Superintendent Michael Reik sent a note to parents emphasizing that the district “does not tolerate acts...

8 macaroni penguins hatch at Kansas City Zoo

Dec. 10, 2019 6:13 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eight fluffy macaroni penguin chicks have been born at the Kansas City Zoo. Their eggs were flown in from SeaWorld San Diego and hatched in incubators in Kansas City, the zoo announced Tuesday. It is the first time in the zoo's 110-year history that it has been home to this species...

Two injured when Amtrak train hits car in Independence

Dec. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Two people were injured when an Amtrak train collided with a vehicle Tuesday in Independence. The collision occurred shortly after Amtrak's Missouri River Runner, which travels between St. Louis and Kansas City, left the Independence station on the way to Kansas City, police said....