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Expansion planned at Kansas City Automotive Museum

Apr. 20, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City-area automobile museum is planning to move, and grow. KMBC-TV reports that the Kansas City Automotive Museum has outgrown its 10,000-square-foot space in Olathe, Kansas, which holds only about 30 cars. Leaders say they're considering various locations for the new museum,...

Police shooting of man near Kansas school ruled justified

Apr. 19, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

FAIRWAY, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have found that police were justified in shooting and wounding a man believed to have been firing shots near a suburban Kansas City elementary school. KMBC-TV reports that the Johnson County, Kansas, District Attorney's Office made the announcement Friday after reviewing...

Man sentenced to 20 years for deadly police pursuit crash

Apr. 19, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing two passengers in a crash while fleeing from police in Kansas City, Kansas. Zackery Smith was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in February to an amended charge of second-degree murder. As part of the...

Kansas artist battles health care system as disease advances

Apr. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — In a small back room of his Kansas City, Kansas, art studio, Michael Brantley pointed out a painting stretching across one wall. It was a bird's-eye view of a man playing a trumpet that Brantley said was once part of a temporary exhibit at the American Jazz Museum. A potential big...

Psychiatrist loses license to practice medicine in Kansas

Apr. 18, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City psychiatrist has lost his license to practice medicine in Kanas after state regulators alleged he had sex with a patient. KCUR-FM reports that 42-year-old Brian Patrick Lahey, of Overland Park, waived his right to a hearing and agreed Tuesday to an...

Man dies of electrocution in suburban Kansas City home

Apr. 18, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after being electrocuted while working in the garage of a suburban Kansas City home. The Kansas City Star reports that police say the man's death Wednesday morning in Shawnee, Kansas, is under investigation but appears to be an accident. The name of the...

Wyandotte County deputy charged with sex abuse of minor

Apr. 16, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 52-year-old Wyandotte County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with sexual crimes involving a victim under 14. District Attorney Mark Dupree said Wednesday that Michael Mastel is charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count each of rape and aggravated...

2 men charged in 11-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, killing

Apr. 16, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two men have been charged in an 11-year-old home invasion killing in Kansas City, Kansas. Prosecutors announced Monday that 29-year-old Corey Mason, of Kansas City, Kansas, has been charged with first-degree murder and 35-year-old Daniel Kidwell, of Kansas City, Missouri, with...

Man convicted of 5 murders in Kansas City cul-de-sac in 2014

Apr. 15, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man with a violent past has been convicted of killing five people in 2014 in a quiet cul-de-sac in south Kansas City. Brandon Howell, 39, was found guilty Monday on five counts of first-degree murder and seven other felonies in the killings. Prosecutors have said they intend to...

Correction: Strong Beer story

Apr. 15, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — In a story April 13 about stronger beer now being sold in Kansas, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the story was written by The Kansas City Star. The story was written by The Wichita Eagle. A corrected version of the story is below: Kansas' stronger beer likely won't...