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Kansas distillery pleads guilty to Clean Air Act violation

Nov. 18, 2019 6:28 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A distillery could be fined up to $1 million for a chlorine gas cloud that lingered over a city in northeastern Kansas in 2016. Federal prosecutors say MGP Ingredients pleaded guilty Monday to negligently violating the federal Clean Air Act, a misdemeanor. In October 2016, a chlorine...

Perdue defends, celebrates USDA agency moves to Missouri

Nov. 15, 2019 5:52 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said Friday that he has “absolutely zero regrets” about moving the headquarters of two research agencies from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City, despite continuing criticism that the move would harm agricultural research and...

Party-switching Kansas House member to seek open Senate seat

Nov. 15, 2019 9:59 AM EST

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City-area lawmaker who made headlines by switching to the Democratic Party last year is seeking the state Senate seat of another lawmaker who did the same thing. Four-term state Rep. Stephanie Clayton of Overland Park announced Friday that she would run next year for the...

These Olathe middle schoolers want to fix the planet

Nov. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Middle schoolers in the Kansas City area are paying close attention to Greta Thunberg and other youth climate activists making waves across the world. They're also proposing their own solutions for global warming. "I like to see kids taking action about what might happen in the...

Man released in ‘doppleganger’ case facing return to prison

Nov. 14, 2019 5:28 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 43-year-old Kansas City man previously freed from prison in a case of mistaken identity is facing a possible return to confinement after pleading guilty to illegal possession of a firearm. The Kansas City Star reports Richard Anthony Jones pleaded guilty Thursday. He wasn’t...

2 Kansas sheriff’s employees charged in jail incident

Nov. 14, 2019 2:50 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas sheriff’s department employees have been charged over an incident with a jailed inmate, but no details have been released. The Wyandotte County prosecutor’s office announced Thursday that 47-year-old Sgt. David Toland and 34-year-old Deputy Marcus Johnson...

Prosecutors to retry Kansas priest accused of molestation

Nov. 14, 2019 8:24 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have announced plans to retry a Kansas priest who was suspended from the ministry after he was accused of inappropriately touching a young girl on two occasions. Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Jonathan Carter told The Kansas City Star on...

Record: Officer tried to keep victims quiet after cop threat

Nov. 11, 2019 3:09 PM EST

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — An off-duty Kansas police officer who was sentenced to probation for drunkenly threatening to shoot a bar server was initially allowed to keep his service weapon after a responding officer urged witnesses not to press charges, according to court records. The Kansas City Star obtained...

4 injured in shooting at adult club in Kansas City, Missouri

Nov. 10, 2019 6:13 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting outside an adult entertainment club in northeast Kansas City, Missouri, that left four people injured. The Kansas City Star reports the shooting outside Baccala's strip club happened around 2:40 a.m. Sunday. Kansas City, Missouri, police say...

Kansas State topples UNLV 60-56 in overtime

Nov. 9, 2019 9:07 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Xavier Sneed clutched his right ankle and writhed in pain on the floor in front of Kansas State's bench near the end of the first half Saturday and coach Bruce Weber was more concerned with his senior guard's long-term health just two games into the season. The concern didn't last long....