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Final weekend: Galloway in STL, KC; Parson in St. Peters

Oct. 31, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Parson is campaigning in the St. Louis suburb of St. Peters on Saturday, and his Democratic opponent, Nicole Galloway, is spending the final weekend of the campaign in both of Missouri's big cities. Parson was scheduled to appear Saturday at a “Keep Missouri...

Kansas City Chiefs running back Le'Veon Bell, right, runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Chiefs' Bell to face former team as Jets visit Arrowhead

Oct. 29, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid doesn't subscribe to the notion of payback in the business of professional football. Extra motivation? That's another story. As the Chiefs prepare to play the New York Jets on Sunday, Reid knows one of the intriguing subplots will be running back Le'Veon...

COVID-19 records: St. Louis hospitalizations, KC deaths

Oct. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The new surge of the coronavirus was evident in Missouri on Thursday, with record hospitalizations in St. Louis and Columbia, and the Kansas City metropolitan area experiencing its worst month ever for COVID-19 deaths. The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force late Wednesday...

Court revives Kansas City man's lawsuit in wrongful arrest

Oct. 29, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Black man who was wrongly arrested when he was 15 and held for three weeks without charge will be allowed to sue the two Kansas City officers who detained him, a federal appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Wednesday that the...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

'Just a normal guy': Chiefs' Mahomes shares life with world

Oct. 29, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews stood before a yellow sign in their backyard, pink and blue balloons stacked to the sky, and waited patiently with their backs to a long, white runway for their dogs to make their grand appearance. As soon as they heard Silver and Steel stomping...

Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce, left, celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Chiefs' Kelce continues to evolve into all-around tight end

Oct. 28, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Travis Kelce had just three catches for 31 yards last week, yet he had every bit the profound impact on the Kansas City Chiefs' blowout win over the Denver Broncos that he had the previous week in Buffalo. Even without the two touchdown receptions he had against the Bills. You see,...

Lincoln University program might help recruit Black officers

Oct. 28, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Raise your hand if you know what Jim Crow laws were and who enforced them. That’s one of the first things Police Chief Gary Hill will be asking recruits in training at the new police academy opening early next year at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. “Learning...

Suspected robber picked wrong victim: Judo champion

Oct. 28, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City, Missouri, police say a would-be robber is in custody after picking the wrong guy to victimize — a Judo champion. WDAF-TV reports that 36-year-old Josh Henges was in the Midtown area Monday night when someone came up from behind, grabbed his shoulder and tried to...

Activists again call for Kansas City police chief's ouster

Oct. 27, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The civilian board that oversees the Kansas City Police Department went into a closed session on Tuesday after civil rights activists repeatedly called for a public vote on whether to fire the city's police chief. It was the latest salvo in a months-long effort by civil rights...

KC sees record virus deaths; St. Louis hospitals filling

Oct. 27, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis hospitals are filling up with coronavirus patients at an alarming rate, and experts say many of those patients are coming from other areas of the state. Meanwhile, the Kansas City area over the past week recorded its highest number of deaths over a one-week period, with more than...