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Missouri utility program to build more electric car chargers

Feb. 18, 2019 10:48 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri utility is planning to spend more than $4 million over five years to encourage the construction of more charging stations for electric cars statewide. The Missouri Public Service Commission recently approved Ameren Missouri's pilot program to offer incentives to groups...

After Keller, Royals hope to hit again on Rule 5 picks

Feb. 17, 2019 3:52 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — As a rule five draft selection, Brad Keller was a surprising success with Kansas City last season. The rebuilding Royals are hoping to do it again with Chris Ellis and Sam McWilliams. Kansas City plucked Keller from the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the right-hander rewarded them with a...

Separate shootings leave 3 dead in Kansas City

Feb. 17, 2019 3:15 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Separate shootings in Kansas City left three people dead and one injured over a 12-hour period. The Kansas City Star reports the deaths raised the number of homicides this year in Kansas City to 19. The first shooting happened Saturday night when police were called to a home and...

Negro Leagues Museum to celebrate league's 100th anniversary

Feb. 17, 2019 11:56 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is celebrating the 100th anniversary of a Kansas City meeting that sparked the league with a yearlong celebration. The Kansas City Star reports that the museum in the 18th and Vine District has announced the festivities will begin Feb. 13, 2020....

Treacherous driving in Missouri before another winter blast

Feb. 15, 2019 5:02 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Another winter blast hit Missouri on Friday, causing more than 100 accidents, closing schools and leaving highway experts to warn motorists to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary. Several sections of Interstate 70 between Kansas City and Columbia were particularly treacherous....

Parents of 2 Ozarks boat crash victims file lawsuit

Feb. 15, 2019 1:48 PM EST

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — The parents of two suburban Kansas City victims of a Lake of the Ozarks boat crash have filed a lawsuit. The Kansas City Star reports that the suit was filed in Camden County, Missouri, Circuit Court on behalf of the families of 23-year-old Joseph LeMark, of Overland Park, Kansas, and...

Suspect in teen's killing outside game: 'I let the fire go'

Feb. 15, 2019 7:41 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two women have been charged with fatally shooting a 15-year-old girl outside a Kansas City high school as she left a basketball game. Twenty-one-year-old Jamya Norfleet is charged with second-degree murder and 18-year-old Taylor McMillon as an accessory to second-degree murder in...

Kansas' abortion uncertainty fuels response to New York law

Feb. 14, 2019 5:07 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas abortion opponents are as eager as ever to impose new restrictions but aren't sure of their options because the state's legal climate is uncertain. So in the meantime, they're putting their energy into condemning New York's new law protecting abortion rights. The Kansas Senate...

Crime-fighting effort expanded to Springfield, Kansas City

Feb. 14, 2019 4:44 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — State and federal law enforcement officials are expanding an effort to fight violent crime to two more Missouri cities. After introducing the effort last month in St. Louis, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Tim Garrison, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri,...

Potholes rampant after brutal winter freeze-thaw cycle

Feb. 14, 2019 9:43 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Crews are working to fix a growing number of potholes in Kansas and Missouri after a brutal winter. Kansas City, Missouri, has received more than 1,400 pothole reports so far this year to its call center. The Kansas City Star reports that City Hall spokesman Chris Hernandez says...