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Texas Rangers fire Banister after consecutive losing seasons

Sep. 21, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday after the team stumbled to its first consecutive losing records in 10 years following AL West titles in each of his first two seasons. Texas announced the move with 10 games left in Banister's fourth season, and general manager...

Woman given 74 years for blaze that killed 2 firefighters

Sep. 21, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 46-year-old woman who set a fire that resulted in the deaths of two Kansas City firefighters has been sentenced to 74 years in prison. Thu Hong Nguyen was sentenced Friday for second-degree murder, arson and assault. She was convicted in July of setting a fire to her nail salon in...

Missouri Southern drops plans for dental school

Sep. 21, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Southern State University has abandoned plans for a dental school that would've operated in partnership with the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Missouri Southern President Alan Marble announced Thursday that the schools jointly decided to drop the project because state...

Man charged after police chase, fatal wrong-way crash

Sep. 21, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 24-year-old man has been charged after a police chase ended with a fatal wrong-way crash on Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kansas. Wyandotte County authorities charged Collan Leigh Cross Friday with two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and...

Chiefs' Mahomes making home debut as 49ers visit Arrowhead

Sep. 20, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes has never lost an NFL game as the starting quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, beating the Broncos last season and the Chargers and Steelers to start this season. He's also never started a game at Arrowhead Stadium. That moment comes Sunday against the San...

Chiefs have invested heavily in protecting Patrick Mahomes

Sep. 20, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It's a good thing Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes prefers takeout to dining in these days, because the first-year starter would be recognized in any restaurant in Kansas City. Not just because of his Mohawk, either. Mahomes is off to a record-setting start to the season, and he...

Suspected inmate suicide under investigation in Kansas City

Sep. 20, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say the inmate who died in an apparent suicide at the Jackson County jail was the half-brother of a man charged with two homicides. Jackson County officials say 32-year-old Jessep Carter, of Edwards, was found unresponsive early Wednesday at the county's detention...

Man sentenced to 25 years in deadly shooting in Kansas City

Sep. 20, 2018 8:49 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting another man along the side of a road. The Kansas City Star reports that 43-year-old Antonio Miles was sentenced Wednesday for manslaughter and armed criminal action in the killing of 34-year-old James...

Woman arrested in deadly stabbing in Kansas City, police say

Sep. 20, 2018 8:38 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been arrested in a deadly stabbing in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reports that police say the stabbing happened Wednesday night during a fight. The victim was a woman in her 30s. She was found in the front yard of a home and taken to a hospital,...

Kansas City woman pleads guilty in $182K tax fraud scheme

Sep. 19, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City woman pleaded guilty to helping people file false income tax returns in a scheme that netted more than $182,000 in refunds. Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Tanisha Williams pleaded guilty Wednesday to filing a false claim with the IRS and wire fraud. Prosecutors...