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Virus rules prompt restaurant closures in Missouri cities

Dec. 2, 2020 2:32 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Health officials in Kansas City and St. Louis County who shut down some bars and restaurants in recent days for violating coronavirus restrictions are facing legal action and criticism from business owners and some public officials. A Kansas City bar owner is asking a Jackson County...

Kansas offers free wasting disease testing on hunted deer

Dec. 2, 2020 1:53 PM EST

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas wildlife officials are offering deer hunters in the state free testing for chronic wasting disease on the carcasses of deer they kill during the 2020-2021 deer hunting seasons. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is offering the testing in conjunction with the...

Police: Man shot in head in Wichita expected to recover

Dec. 2, 2020 11:58 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who was seriously injured when he was shot in the head Wednesday is expected to recover, police said. Several people were in the home when the shooting occurred, KWCH reported. Police found gun shells outside the house, indicating someone likely fired into the home. Most of the...

Investigators: Crash involving deer kills 1, injures another

Dec. 2, 2020 9:18 AM EST

PRATT, Kan. (AP) — A man died and a woman was seriously injured when their small sport utility vehicle hit a deer, then was hit by another vehicle in south-central Kansas, troopers said. The crash happened just after 9 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 54 east of Pratt, television station KAKE reported. The westbound...

Kansas' Jalen Wilson (10) shoots as Kentucky's Lance Ware (55) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

No. 7 Kansas overcomes offensive woes, beats No. 20 Kentucky

Dec. 2, 2020 1:21 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kansas forward Jalen Wilson waited a whole year for a night like Tuesday. His celebration came in almost total silence. Wilson scored 21 of his career-high 23 points in the second half, made the first two 3-pointers of his career during the key stretch and posted his first double-double...

Kansas official replaced by man he allegedly tried to frame

Dec. 1, 2020 2:53 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A disgraced politician in Kansas will be replaced on a county commission by the man he and two other Republican officials allegedly tried to frame in order to hide their roles in a smear campaign against a Democratic mayoral candidate. Republican Party stalwarts on Monday selected...

Expected staffing shortages could hit rural hospitals hard

Dec. 1, 2020 2:02 PM EST

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Anticipated staffing shortages amid surging coronavirus cases could hit rural hospitals especially hard because smaller communities have more limited options for finding providers to cover for sick workers, medical providers say. “We are doing what we can to make sure our...

Widespread 911 outage causes alarm for Kansas officials

Dec. 1, 2020 1:58 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some officials charged with upgrading Kansas' 911 system say a nearly three-hour outage across the southern part of the state on Sunday revealed the potential for future major disruptions to emergency operations. During the outage, which began about 1:35 p.m., multiple counties weren't...

Wichita police say man driving stolen car dies in crash

Dec. 1, 2020 10:57 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man died after a stolen car he was driving crashed during a police pursuit early Tuesday, Wichita police said. Police received a report about 6 a.m. Tuesday that a car that had been left running to warm up was stolen, Police Capt. Wendell Nicholson said. Officers saw the car a short...

Recent Missouri editorials

Dec. 1, 2020 9:10 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Nov. 30 Missouri Republicans need to make up their minds: Are COVID-19 regulations a local responsibility, or not? Gov. Mike Parson believes the buck stops with local governments, as you probably know. Missourians have pleaded with the governor to enact a statewide mask mandate, but he has...