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Struggling Kansas City T-Bones locked out of stadium

Oct. 14, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas City T-Bones are officially locked out of their stadium in Kansas City, Kansas. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, changed the locks and padlocked the gates to the stadium Monday because the team has failed to pay hundreds of thousands of...

Suspect in Islamic Center theft scheduled for plea hearing

Oct. 14, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Court records say a man charged with breaking into the Islamic Center of Lawrence and stealing donations boxes was in possession of almost $1,200 in cash when he was arrested in a Kansas City suburb several days later. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the affidavit in the case...

2 charged in Kansas bar shooting roamed free, despite past

Oct. 11, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two convicted felons facing criminal charges over a Kansas bar shooting that killed four people and wounded five others had previous brushes with the law that could have kept them behind bars had judges and other officials made different decisions, according to a review of court...

Police chase through Kansas, Missouri ends in crash

Oct. 11, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A chase that took police from Kansas City, Missouri to Kansas and then back again has ended in a car crash. The Kansas City Star reports that the suspect crashed an SUV Friday in downtown Kansas City. Police say the chase started in Kansas City. The Kansas Highway Patrol then...

Correction: Bar Shooting story

Oct. 11, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — In a story Oct. 7 about a deadly shooting at a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, The Associated Press, based on police reports, misspelled the first name of one of the victims. His name was Eber Meza-Aguirre, not Ebar Meza-Aguirre. A corrected version of the story is below: Police:...

Only 1% of 100K teachers in Missouri, Kansas are black men

Oct. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charles King remembers in his third year teaching a parent called him aside and told him to be more authentic, to let some of his roots show because the black students in that urban Houston school needed to know he was one of them. The encounter changed the way that King, now 39 and...

A Kansas city buys Tesla to encourage use of electric cars

Oct. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) — The city-owned utility in Lindsborg wants to sell more electricity to the 3,500 people in town. So it bought a $40,000 Tesla Model 3 sedan. It wants to show that getting around in an electric car can make sense. "We're trying to sell more electricity in the face of LED bulbs and some...

Search ongoing for Kansas bar shooting suspect; help sought

Oct. 10, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in a Kansas bar shooting that left four dead and five wounded remains on the lam, and authorities are urging witnesses to come forward amid the ongoing manhunt . Police continued searching Thursday for 29-year-old Hugo Villanueva-Morales, more than four days after gunfire...

Third Republican enters Kansas congressional race

Oct. 10, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

ROELAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A former suburban Kansas City mayor has become the third Republican to kick off a campaign to challenge freshman Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids. The Kansas City Star reports that Adrienne Foster announced her campaign this week for the GOP nomination in the 3rd Congressional...

Police search homes for 2nd suspect in Kansas bar shooting

Oct. 9, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A fugitive suspected of taking part in a mass shooting last weekend at a Kansas bar that killed four people and wounded five others was given probation last year for trafficking contraband in prison instead of more time behind bars. Hugo Villanueva-Morales could have faced up to...