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KCK residents file federal lawsuit over flooding in 2017

Jun. 22, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Residents of a Kansas City, Kansas neighborhood have filed a federal lawsuit over flooding during the summer of 2017 that accuses businesses and local officials of negligence. The lawsuit filed earlier this month by five residents in the U.S. District Court for Kansas accuses the...

2 Mexican nationals sentenced in Kansas City heroin ring

Jun. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Mexican nationals have been sentenced for their roles in a conspiracy that distributed more than 14 kilograms (30.86 pounds) of heroin in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Federal prosecutors say 46-year-old Julian Felix-Aguirre was sentenced Wednesday to 24 years and seven...

Officials: Rain, high reservoir releases to mean wet summer

Jun. 20, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The continued threat of rain and higher-than-normal reservoir releases into the Missouri River will hamper the draining of floodwaters in fields and plans to repair more than 100 levee breaks after devastating spring floods. Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the...

Kansas City, Missouri, voters elect Lucas as new mayor

Jun. 19, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial results that...

The Latest: Lucas defeats Justus to become Kansas City mayor

Jun. 18, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the election to choose next mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Unofficial results showed that Kansas...

1 person dies after driver crashes into Kansas home

Jun. 17, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died after a driver crashed into a suburban Kansas City home. Johnson County Med Act says the crash happened around 4:20 p.m. Monday in Shawnee. The cause is unclear, and it wasn't immediately clear whether the person who died was the driver or was inside...

Kansas boy very lucky to survive knife impaling his face

Jun. 17, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 15-year-old Kansas boy got a large knife to the face, and doctors say he's extremely lucky. Jimmy Russell said her son, Eli Gregg, was playing Thursday evening outside of their home in Redfield, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Kansas City, when she heard him scream. She...

Garden City's Big Pool loses $1,000 of water every day

Jun. 16, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Officials in a western Kansas city are sweating over a nearly century-old swimming pool that leaks about 200,000 gallons of water every day. The water loss at Big Pool is excessive, even for a pool that holds around 2 million gallons, said Garden City's water resource manager, Fred...

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...

Spring threatens nesting, but peregrine falcons rebound

Jun. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LA CYGNE, Kan. (AP) — On a recent sunny June morning, it was business as usual at the power plant in La Cygne, a two-hour drive north from Joplin along U.S. Highway 69. Well, not entirely usual. At 7:30 a.m., as many of the plant's employees were still arriving for work, the littlest critters that make the...