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PAC won't end ad saying black men will face rape accusations

Oct. 19, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull radio ads in hotly contested races in Arkansas and Missouri that suggest African American men will face rape accusations if Democrats win midterm elections. An ad from Black Americans for the President's Agenda in an...

St. Louis restored prairie in bloom but faces threats

Oct. 19, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A restored St. Louis prairie of native grasses and flowers is in bloom, but the nature reserve's conservation is threatened by inaction and invasive plants. Biologists discovered the 25-acre (10-hectare) hidden prairie in the 1990s at Calvary Cemetery, where it was protected from...

Bengals, Chiefs could be missing key players to injuries

Oct. 19, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs could be without several starters on their already porous defenses when they meet Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium. The Bengals ruled out first-round pick Darqueze Dennard, their best slot cornerback, with a shoulder injury Friday. They...

The Latest: Missouri version of radio ad avoids 'lynching'

Oct. 19, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections next month (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The Missouri version of a radio ad that suggests Democratic victories in midterm elections endanger African-American men and...

Police: Tree service company worker dies after fall

Oct. 19, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say an employee of a tree service company died after falling about 60 feet in Kansas City, Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports the accident occurred Friday when the boom bucket the worker was in broke and tilted sideways. Police Chief Terry Zeigler said in a tweet the...

Toxicology tests: Boater was drunk before deadly crash

Oct. 19, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

CAMDEN, Mo. (AP) — Toxicology tests show that a boater was drunk when he slammed into a bluff at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks in a crash in which the Kansas man and two others died. The Kansas City Star reports that 24-year-old Daniel Lewis, of Overland Park, Kansas, had a blood alcohol level of 0.088,...

Fleeing man is believed to have drowned in river in Missouri

Oct. 19, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man who walked into a river while fleeing from Kansas City police is believed to have drowned. The Kansas City Star reports that officers attempted to pull over the man around 11 p.m. Thursday because he was a suspect in a domestic assault and burglary case. Police...

Kansas City mayoral candidate arrested on suspicion of DUI

Oct. 19, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A councilman who is running for mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, was arrested in Kansas early Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence. Quinton D. Lucas, 34, was arrested in downtown Lawrence. He was released on a personal recognizance bond and ordered to appear in municipal...

Pats' Gronkowski tops AP's list of top NFL tight ends

Oct. 19, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Gronkowski is a difficult man to stop. Just ask the Kansas City Chiefs. The latest example was Sunday night, when the Patriots tight end had two key catches in the fourth quarter as New England edged the Chiefs 43-40. He has caught 76 TD passes from Tom Brady in his career. "He made a...

Missouri looks to snap losing skid in battle of Tigers

Oct. 19, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri spent last week hanging around in the first half with top-ranked Alabama, helped by injuries to the Crimson Tide's star quarterback and two of their best wide receivers. Alabama still ran away to a 39-10 victory. Afterward, Tigers coach Barry Odom afterward called the Crimson...