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Henry Bloch, co-founder of tax company H&R Block, dies at 96

Apr. 23, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Henry Bloch, who helped found tax preparation giant H&R Block, died Tuesday at age 96, the company announced. Bloch died of natural causes at St. Luke's Hospice in Kansas City. He founded H&R Block in 1955 in the city with his brother, Richard, to take advantage of the...

AP source: Chiefs get Clark from Seahawks for draft picks

Apr. 23, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs acquired pass rusher Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks for a package of picks Tuesday, then quickly agreed with him on a $105 million, five-year contract, as they continue to overhaul their much-maligned defense. The Chiefs sent the No. 29 overall pick in...

Man who shot Chinese missionary while on drugs pleads guilty

Apr. 22, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who police say was high on drugs when he shot at people in Kansas City last summer has pleaded guilty to killing a Chinese missionary. The Kansas City Star reports 19-year-old Curtrail Hudson pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder and seven other charges in the August...

Relatives say a slain Kansas City man was a father-to-be

Apr. 22, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Relatives of a slain Kansas City man say the 25-year-old had been excited about the birth of his first child. The Kansas City Star reports that police haven't released the name of the man who was shot and killed Saturday. But Dana Pearson identified the victim as his nephew, Jordan...

Large brawl involving mostly teenagers at Worlds of Fun

Apr. 21, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say officers responded to a brawl involving up to 300 teenagers at the Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City police say several law enforcement agencies were called to the park Saturday night when an off-duty Clay County sheriff's deputy...

Kansas City sculptor help place Harry Truman in US Capitol

Apr. 21, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City artist has been selected to create statue of former President Harry Truman for display in the U.S. Capitol. Sculptor Tom Corbin was chosen by Truman's family and former and current board members of the Truman Library Institute to produce a statue of the country's 33rd...

Judge hurts oblique as Yankees beat Royals 9-2

Apr. 20, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All-Star slugger Aaron Judge hurt his left oblique while taking a swing and was expected to head to the injured list as the already banged-up New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 Saturday. Judge homered early, but hurt himself in the sixth inning while hitting a single. He was...

Police find man with fatal gunshot wound in Belton home

Apr. 20, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

BELTON, Mo. (AP) — Suburban Kansas City police say a man has been shot and killed in a Belton home. Police tell the Kansas City Star that officers were called to the home just before midnight Friday and found the 38-year-old man bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound. The victim, whose name has not been...

Firefighters rescue fisherman whose wheelchair got stuck

Apr. 19, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — Firefighters in the Kansas City area came to the rescue when a fisherman's electric wheelchair got stuck in the mud. The Raytown Fire District tweeted a video on Friday showing three firefighters pushing the man seven blocks to his home. A fourth firefighter drove a pumper truck behind...

Kansas artist battles health care system as disease advances

Apr. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — In a small back room of his Kansas City, Kansas, art studio, Michael Brantley pointed out a painting stretching across one wall. It was a bird's-eye view of a man playing a trumpet that Brantley said was once part of a temporary exhibit at the American Jazz Museum. A potential big...