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Kansas City voters to elect new mayor on Tuesday

Jun. 18, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two candidates with vastly different life stories but several comparable political views are on Tuesday's ballot to become Kansas City's next mayor. Quinton Lucas, a 34-year-old black man, and Jolie Justus, a 48-year-old gay woman, are both attorneys with similar voting records...

Kansas boy very lucky to survive knife impaling his face

Jun. 17, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 15-year-old Kansas boy got a large knife to the face, and doctors say he's extremely lucky. Jimmy Russell said her son, Eli Gregg, was playing Thursday evening outside of their home in Redfield, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Kansas City, when she heard him scream. She...

Kansas governor plans to end economic border war in KC area

Jun. 14, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says she plans to issue an executive order to end a longstanding economic border war between her state and Missouri in the Kansas City area. Kelly told reporters Friday that her executive order will mirror a new Missouri law that prevents incentives from being...

USDA plan to move offices sparks concerns about research

Jun. 13, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it will relocate two research agencies' headquarters to the Kansas City area, delighting Kansas and Missouri officials but intensifying critics' fears that research will suffer and be less accessible to federal policymakers....

Contents of home of imprisoned racecar driver up for sale

Jun. 13, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — The contents of the suburban Kansas City home of a pro racecar driver imprisoned for running an illegal $2 billion payday loan operation are going up for sale later this month as the government recovers assets to pay back cheated consumers. The estate sale for Scott Tucker's house in...

Coroner IDs pilot killed in grain bin crash as 80-year-old

Jun. 12, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

BUTLER, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot killed when his small plane crashed into a western Missouri grain bin was an 80-year-old man who split his time between Florida and Kansas City. Bates County Coroner Greg Mullinax identified him as John McConnell Jr. He was the only person aboard the eight-seat...

Prosecutor: Criminal investigation of Chiefs' Hill inactive

Jun. 7, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A criminal investigation into allegations that Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill's son was abused is no longer active. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe told The Kansas City Star Friday he would re-evaluate his decision if new evidence emerges. Howe said he still...

4 arrested in counterfeit bills scheme around Kansas City

Jun. 5, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Four people are accused of using counterfeit $100 bills on shopping sprees across the Kansas City area. Prosecutors say the four were caught after Overland Park Marriott Hotel employee reported seeing them throwing trash away in containers that weren't near their rooms....

Núñez hits 3-run shot to send Red Sox past Royals, 8-3

Jun. 5, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Cora kept watching the Red Sox hammer pitches right at the Kansas City Royals during the first few innings Tuesday night, and the Boston skipper was confident that eventually some of them would find their way through. Eduardo Núñez finally solved the problem by...

Former teacher/coach sentenced for child sex crimes

Jun. 4, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 54-year-old former teacher and swim coach who worked in the Kansas City area has been sentenced to federal prison for sexually assaulting and exploiting children in crimes that spanned decades. James Green Jr. was sentenced Tuesday to concurrent terms of 30 and 10 years for...