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Shelly Smith braids hair for Bridget Dunmore at her salon, Braid Heaven Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in Kansas City, Kan. Legislators in Kansas and Wisconsin are considering whether to revise their states' anti-discrimination laws to ban bias in housing, employment and public accommodations based on hairstyles

Midwestern states consider banning bias based on hairstyles

Jan. 28, 2020 5:44 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Black female legislators in two predominantly white Midwestern states urged their Republican colleagues Tuesday to join a national push to outlaw discrimination based on hairstyles such as braids and dreadlocks. Legislative committees in Kansas and Wisconsin held separate hearings on...

Kansas City man charged with beating aunt to death with bat

Jan. 28, 2020 5:44 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man was charged Tuesday in the death of his aunt, who authorities said was beaten with a baseball bat earlier this week. Darryl Banks, 33, faces second-degree murder and armed criminal action charges after his aunt, Phillis Banks, 61, was found dead Sunday night at a...

NFL dealing with social media hackers during Super Bowl week

Jan. 28, 2020 5:40 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The NFL has been dealing with hackers, not someone trying to peak into the league's records or team playbooks. The hackers apparently attacked social media accounts for the league and the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. The NFL said Tuesday that its...

Joplin man gets probation in severe neglect of his mother

Jan. 28, 2020 5:17 PM EST

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A 52-year-old Joplin man who authorities said allowed his mother to lie in filthy conditions while she was unable to care for herself was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor. Michael Lightner pleaded guilty Monday to elder abuse and was sentenced to one year in...

Construction worker dies at site in Jefferson City

Jan. 28, 2020 4:04 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A construction worker died when a retaining wall fell at the site of the Old St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, fire officials said. Jefferson City Chief Matt Schofield said the collapse occurred Tuesday while several people from three companies were working at the site....

Woman charged as accessory in 2001 killing near Missouri bar

Jan. 28, 2020 3:59 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman has admitted to detectives that she was a willing participant in the killing of a man whose body was found outside a Missouri bar 18 years ago, officials said. Tabatha Carter, 53, is jailed without bond in Miller County on charges of being an accessory to first-degree...

Democrats targeting Missouri's 2nd Congressional District

Jan. 28, 2020 11:46 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is making Missouri's 2nd Congressional District a top target for takeover in the November election. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that state Sen. Jill Schupp earned a spot on the group's “Red to Blue” list because...

Officials: Missing man's body found in Sacramento river

Jan. 28, 2020 11:36 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California identified a body found in a river as the son of two Missouri judges who went missing in Sacramento in December. The Sacramento Police Department said Monday the coroner identified the body found Sunday in the American River as 25-year-old Alex...

Sorority to welcome students with intellectual disabilities

Jan. 28, 2020 11:18 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri State University sorority has announced plans to offer full membership to students with intellectual disabilities. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Xi Omicron Iota will be the first sorority to extend full membership to students enrolled in Bear POWER, an...

Man killed in fire at eastern Missouri junk-hauling business

Jan. 28, 2020 10:47 AM EST

IMPERIAL, Mo. (AP) — An employee sleeping in an eastern Missouri junk-hauling business has died in a fire. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Bob’s Disposal Services in Imperial was engulfed in flames when firefighters were called before dawn Tuesday. Fire dispatchers told the crews that the...