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Man convicted of 2019 killing at Kansas City gas station

Oct. 25, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been convicted in a fatal shooting in 2019 in downtown Kansas City. Timothy Fernandez, 43, was convicted Friday of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the February 2019 shooting of Michael Brown near a gas station in the city's Crossroads...

Highway patrol officers shoot, kill man they say had a knife

Oct. 25, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

GARDEN CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers shot and killed a western Missouri man who reportedly threatened a trooper with a knife, the patrol said. The shooting occurred late Saturday in Garden City, about 48 miles (77.25 kilometers) south of Kansas City, after the Cass County...

Protesters temporarily end encampment in Kansas City

Oct. 24, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators who set up tents outside City Hall in Kansas City three weeks ago to demand police reform after an officer placed his knee on the back of a pregnant Black women have announced a temporary end to their encampment. The Kansas City Star reports that Black Rainbow, one...

Patrol IDs man killed by police in exchange of gunfire

Oct. 24, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified a homicide suspect who was killed by Kansas City police in a ride-share vehicle during an exchange of gunfire as a 26-year-old. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Ennice Ross Jr. was killed Friday after officers stopped the vehicle in which he was...

Police: Body found by boy in creek was missing social worker

Oct. 23, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A decomposing body that a 10-year-old boy found in July in a creek was a missing Kansas City social worker, authorities say. Police spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina said Friday that an FBI lab had confirmed that the remains are those of 39-year-old Marina Bischoff. She was last seen...

Police fatally shoot homicide suspect in exchange of gunfire

Oct. 23, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police officers in Kansas City shot and killed a homicide suspect in a ride-hailing vehicle Friday during an exchange of gunfire, authorities said. Sgt. Bill Lowe, a spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol, said officers stopped the vehicle in which the man was riding...

Rhonda Herring poses for a photo wearing a shirt with a picture of her slain son Brandon Herring,  in Raytown, Mo., on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Herring's son was killed in Kansas City in 2017, and found in a creek bed. Herring says she knows who killed him and has experienced threatening behavior by them, including men shooting by her home. She is very dissatisfied with the way police have handled the case. (Jill Toyoshiba/The Kansas City Star via AP)

Kansas City residents: Lack of trust in police drives crime

Oct. 23, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Barbara J.K. Johnson was still in her Easter clothes when she ran out to her yard where a 14-year-old neighborhood boy lay on the ground, bleeding from a gunshot wound. He was dead by the time police arrived. Such things happen too often on South Benton Avenue in Kansas City, where...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) looks to pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Denver. The Kansas City Chiefs play at the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Justin Edmonds, File)

Drew Lock happy to be the bad guy in Broncos-Chiefs rivalry

Oct. 22, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Villain isn’t a role that seems to suit Drew Lock’s sunny personality. Yet it’s one he's enthusiastically embracing as his Denver Broncos prepare to host his hometown Kansas City Chiefs, likely in the snow this weekend. “It is cool to be able to put the Darth Vader...

Kansas City nursing home has 140 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

Oct. 22, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Health officials are monitoring a nursing facility in Kansas City that has reported three deaths and more than 140 cases of COVID-19 among patients and staff. Ninety-eight residents and 44 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Garden Valley Healthcare Center, the Kansas...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, left, outruns Buffalo Bills' Darryl Johnson during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Chiefs quarterback Mahomes continues to progress with time

Oct. 22, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The regression was almost inevitable after Patrick Mahomes put up record-setting numbers during his first season as the Kansas City Chiefs' starting quarterback, highlighted by nearly 5,100 yards passing and 50 touchdown throws. At least, a regression in raw statistics. Much to the...