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Police: Woman shot, killed in Kansas City suburb of Raytown

Jun. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — Police say a woman has been shot and killed in the Kansas City, Missouri, suburb of Raytown. The Kansas City Star reports the shooting occurred early Saturday morning in Sarah Colman-Livengood Park in Raytown. Police found the woman around 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the park. Police say two...

Jury finds man guilty in January 2018 shooting death of teen

Jun. 15, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A jury has convicted a 19-year-old Independence man of second-degree murder and a weapons count in the January 2018 shooting death of a teen. The Kansas City Star reports that Tyler Gates was found guilty Thursday in the death of 17-year-old Matthew Haylock in the Kansas City,...

Kansas governor plans to end economic border war in KC area

Jun. 14, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says she plans to issue an executive order to end a longstanding economic border war between her state and Missouri in the Kansas City area. Kelly told reporters Friday that her executive order will mirror a new Missouri law that prevents incentives from being...

Man sentenced to 21 years for death of girlfriend's son

Jun. 14, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison in the beating death of his girlfriend's toddler. Thirty-four-year-old Nathaniel Littlefield was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and two counts of child endangerment in the 2016 killing...

USDA plan to move offices sparks concerns about research

Jun. 13, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it will relocate two research agencies' headquarters to the Kansas City area, delighting Kansas and Missouri officials but intensifying critics' fears that research will suffer and be less accessible to federal policymakers....

Chiefs sign kicker Butker to 5-year contract extension

Jun. 13, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs signed kicker Harrison Butker to a five-year contract extension Thursday, locking up the former Panthers practice squad player through the 2024 season. The 23-year-old Butker was signed away from Carolina during the 2017 season, when Cairo Santos went on...

Contents of home of imprisoned racecar driver up for sale

Jun. 13, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — The contents of the suburban Kansas City home of a pro racecar driver imprisoned for running an illegal $2 billion payday loan operation are going up for sale later this month as the government recovers assets to pay back cheated consumers. The estate sale for Scott Tucker's house in...

Lawyers chant 'We need support' to protest bra screenings

Jun. 13, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City area attorneys have taken to the street to protest a jail security policy that prevents them from meeting face-to-face with clients if they are wearing underwire bras unless they first remove them for screening. The Kansas City Star reports that about 75 female attorneys...

Tigers edge Royals 3-2 before teams head to Omaha

Jun. 13, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After loading the bases with nobody out in the eighth inning, the Detroit Tigers mustered only one run. That was all they needed. Brandon Dixon hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly off reliever Jake Diekman that sent Detroit past the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday night. "The guy...

Amtrak to partially restart Kansas City to St. Louis route

Jun. 12, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Amtrak service between St. Louis and Kansas City will be partially restored this week. The passenger rail service line and the Missouri Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that morning departures from the two cities on the Missouri River Runner route will resume Thursday....