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Missouri police: Don't leave grenades 'just lying around'

Sep. 20, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City, Missouri, police are urging people not to leave grenades "just lying around" after the discovery of one led officers to temporarily block off surrounding streets. Police say the modified grenade was found Wednesday morning in a pile of belongings that appeared to belong...

Missouri man, widow to receive Highway Patrol honor

Sep. 20, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman and her late husband, who was killed by the suspect in four Kansas murders , will be honored by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, which said their actions during a confrontation with the suspect protected the public safety and helped authorities capture the man....

Master printer helps Kansas City artists look their best

Sep. 20, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Sims is a bit emotional. As he prepares to celebrate 40 years of working with an array of acclaimed artists, the master printer admits it's overwhelming. "Huge memories, yeah," Sims said, shaking his head. "The biggest memories are the relationships with the artists, many of...

Chiefs still aiming to shore up suspect secondary

Sep. 19, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs were in the mix to acquire Minkah Fitzpatrick before his trade from the Dolphins to the Steelers, and rumors have swirled that they might be interested in disgruntled Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey as he seeks a trade of his own. The Cardinals' Patrick Peterson has been...

State sending troopers to help fight St. Louis crime

Sep. 19, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is sending highway patrol troopers and other state workers to St. Louis as part of an effort to fight the surge of violent crime that has included the killings of more than a dozen children in the region so far this year. The Republican governor on Thursday...

High-flying offenses to meet when Ravens visit Chiefs

Sep. 19, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and the high-flying Kansas City Chiefs have been the talk of the NFL for months, their innovation and points-a-plenty style making them one of the league's most entertaining offenses. They might not even be the best one on the field Sunday. That's because for all the...

Jurors side with diocese in pregnant Missouri teacher's suit

Sep. 19, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jurors ruled against a teacher who alleged that she was fired from a Catholic school in Kansas City, Missouri, because she was pregnant, unmarried and refused to have an abortion. After eight hours of deliberation, the jurors sided Wednesday with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas...

Police: 2 stole life-sized cutout of QB Mahomes, crashed car

Sep. 19, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Two suspects are being penalized after they allegedly stole a life-sized cutout of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, then crashed their getaway car. Lawrence police spokesman Patrick Compton says a man and woman grabbed the cutout at a McDonald's restaurant Monday, ran...

Lawsuit: Black superintendent wouldn't hire black woman

Sep. 19, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A black woman alleges in a lawsuit that she wasn't hired as the spokeswoman for a predominantly white suburban Kansas City school district because the former superintendent, who also is black, had concerns about her race. KCUR reports that Danielle Nixon's lawsuit says a white...

4 families sue over Missouri vaccine requirements

Sep. 19, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Four Missouri families who don't want to vaccinate their children allege in a lawsuit that the children's schools and state health officials have made it increasingly difficult to file religious exemptions. The Kansas City Star reports that a federal judge has already ruled that one...