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UMKC says removal of controversial artwork was planned

Nov. 16, 2019 3:11 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri-Kansas City says the removal of a controversial work of art from the school’s fine arts building display was long planned and not a response to complaints. The Kansas City Star reports the work is a statement on the current unrest in Hong Kong and...

Police: 1 killed, 1 injured in Independence shooting

Nov. 16, 2019 1:41 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Police in the Kansas City suburb of Independence are investigating a double shooting that left one person dead. The Kansas City Star reports that officers responded just before 7 a.m. Friday to a report of a shooting, and arriving officers found two people with gunshot wounds. Both...

Police: 1 man killed in Kansas City shooting; another sought

Nov. 16, 2019 1:21 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One man is dead, and police are seeking another man in a fatal shooting overnight in Kansas City. Police say officers were called late Friday night to an area in southern Kansas City for a report of an armed disturbance. Arriving officers reported seeing one man running from the...

Kansas City man charged in death of man who fell off truck

Nov. 16, 2019 9:58 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a man was thrown from his pickup truck while it swerved on Interstate 435. Skylar Waddell is also charged with leaving the scene of an accident after the Wednesday death of 48-year-old Steven Norris....

Perdue defends, celebrates USDA agency moves to Missouri

Nov. 15, 2019 5:52 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said Friday that he has “absolutely zero regrets” about moving the headquarters of two research agencies from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City, despite continuing criticism that the move would harm agricultural research and...

President Trump to nominate library head to federal agency

Nov. 15, 2019 2:17 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate the executive director the Kansas City Public Library to lead a little-known independent federal agency that the White House has tried to shutter. The Kansas City Star reports that Crosby Kemper III will become director of the...

Driver flees after crashing into home, hurting 8-year-old

Nov. 15, 2019 1:48 PM EST

BELTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a driver fled after crashing into a suburban Kansas City home and seriously injuring an 8-year-old child who was inside the structure. The Kansas City Star reports that the crash was reported around 8:15 p.m. Thursday in Belton. The driver was arrested a short distance...

Man sentenced to 20 years in deadly Kansas City robbery

Nov. 15, 2019 11:42 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man who fatally shot an argumentative robbery victim has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Twenty-seven-year-old Danzel Reese was sentenced Thursday for involuntary manslaughter and first-degree robbery in the 2010 fatal shooting of Lance Rutter. One witness told...

Kansas City bans gay conversion therapy

Nov. 14, 2019 6:47 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Conversion therapy for LGBTQ young people will not be allowed in Kansas City. The city council on Thursday approved an ordinance banning the therapy, which tries to change a gay or transgender person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The therapy also has been banned in...

Man released in ‘doppleganger’ case facing return to prison

Nov. 14, 2019 5:28 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 43-year-old Kansas City man previously freed from prison in a case of mistaken identity is facing a possible return to confinement after pleading guilty to illegal possession of a firearm. The Kansas City Star reports Richard Anthony Jones pleaded guilty Thursday. He wasn’t...