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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...

UMKC routs Crowley's Ridge College in non-league game, 99-41

Jan. 27, 2020 10:55 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — Josiah Allick had 18 points to lead five Kansas City players in double figures as the Roos rolled past Crowley's Ridge College 99-41 on Monday night. Brandon McKissic added 15 points for the Roos. Franck Kamgain chipped in 14, Rob Whitfield scored 13 and Jahshire Hardnett had 10....

Kansas man sentenced in shooting death of 72-year-old man

Jan. 27, 2020 6:59 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of three men charged in the 2017 shooting death of a 72-year-old Independence man at the victim's home, the Jackson County Prosecutors' office announced Monday. Xavier Otero, 34, of Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree...

Concerns raised about medical marijuana licensing process

Jan. 27, 2020 4:20 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Several would-be marijuana business owners in Missouri who failed in their bids for licenses are raising questions about how the state selected winners and losers. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has been announcing licenses as the state prepares for the...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 1970, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson (16) turns around to hand the ball off to running back Mike Garrett (21) during the Super Bowl IV football game in New Orleans.  As the Chiefs prepare to play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, many members of the 1970 team never lived to see the the Chiefs return to the championship game, and many others are in failing health.    (AP Photo/File)

50 years later, Chiefs relishing current Super Bowl run

Jan. 27, 2020 10:49 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fifty years later, Jan Stenerud still remembers just about every detail from the Super Bowl. The longtime Kansas City Chiefs kicker remembers that they were almost two-touchdown underdogs to the Minnesota Vikings, whose fearsome defense line carried the nickname “The Purple...

Boy, 14, will be locked up until 18th birthday for killing

Jan. 27, 2020 9:48 AM EST

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A northwest Missouri judge has ordered a 14-year-old to remain in custody until his 18th birthday for fatally shooting another teen. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the unidentified suspect was sentenced last week in Buchanan County for the Nov. 9 shooting of 14-year-old...

2 killed in early-morning fire in northern Kansas City

Jan. 27, 2020 9:12 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who used oxygen to help her breathe and a man who is believed to be her brother have been killed in a Kansas City house fire. KMBC-TV reports that the blaze broke out around 4:45 a.m. Monday. Kansas City Deputy Fire Chief Jimmy Walker says that when crews...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes participates in a drill at NFL football practice Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chiefs' Mahomes leads way with his legs, not just his arm

Jan. 26, 2020 2:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was just trying to run out of bounds, not make the kind of shake-your-head, what-did-he-just-do play that will be shown on highlight reels for as long as the Kansas City Chiefs are in existence. It was late in the second quarter of the AFC championship game, and the...

Rating Super Bowls: Classics, Memorables and Duds

Jan. 26, 2020 12:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Not all Super Bowls are super. Some are classics, some are memorable but not quite fit for total greatness. Some have elements making them noteworthy, but otherwise won't make many championship scrapbooks (except with fans of the winners). And some are outright duds. Here's a look at America's...