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Wyandotte County pays $50,000 to inmate beaten by sergeant

Apr. 9, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Wyandotte County jail inmate was paid a $50,000 out-of-court settlement and a sergeant was fired after he allegedly beat the prisoner, who was handcuffed at the time, Sheriff Donald Ash said Thursday. Ash discussed the incident after an internal investigation was completed, which...

Man shot to death in suburban Kansas City; suspect sought

Apr. 9, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Police in suburban Kansas City confirm a man was shot to death in Overland Park, and officers are searching for a suspect. Officers were called around 9 p.m. Wednesday to an area near the Johnson County Central Resource Library for reports of a shooting, police said. The victim...

People wait for a bus in a deserted downtown Kansas City, Mo., on what would normally be a busy workday morning Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The city is under a stay-at-home order, asking everyone to stay inside and away from others as much as possible, in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Lawmakers overturn religious worship size limits in Kansas

Apr. 8, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order restricting the size of religious gatherings amid the coronavirus outbreak was overturned Wednesday after the state’s top prosecutor said it likely violates the state constitution. With Easter just days away, the Legislative Coordinating...

Coronavirus response varied among Kansas farmers markets

Apr. 8, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Officials in one Kansas City suburb have postponed their popular farmer's market amid concerns about the coronavirus, while another in Wichita is set to open Saturday. Like grocery stores, farmers markets have been described in stay-at-home orders as “essential...

An obituary in the Kansas City Star newspaper details the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on traditional funeral services, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Overland Park, Kan. Most funerals now are either small private services with a public memorial service sometime in the distant future or no public service at all in response to social distancing and stay-at-home orders implemented in an effort to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas limits size of church services heading into Easter

Apr. 7, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Religious services and funerals in Kansas will be limited to 10 people after state officials identified three coronavirus clusters related to church gatherings, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Tuesday. A statewide stay-at-home order that Kelly issued last month allowed for religious...

Entercom station in Kansas City sued for discrimination

Apr. 7, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The former co-host of “Afentra’s Big Fat Morning Buzz” on Kansas City radio station KRBZ-FM is suing the station's parent company for alleged discrimination and for retaliating against her when she complained. In a lawsuit filed last month in federal court in...

Kansas City Public Schools suspends free meals amid outbreak

Apr. 7, 2020 8:18 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Public Schools has suspended its free meal distribution program for students after a food service worker helping with the effort tested positive for COVID-19, district officials said. The district announced the suspension Monday, the Kansas City Star reported. Officials...

Virus cluster found at Kansas rehabilitation center

Apr. 4, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A cluster of COVID-19 cases has been found at a rehabilitation center in Kansas City, Kansas, where 17 residents and two staff members have tested positive for the virus. Six of those 17 residents at the Riverbend Post Acute Care Center have been hospitalized, said Dr. Allen Greiner,...

People relax and exercise in Forest Park Friday, April 3, 2020, in St. Louis. The city is under a stay-at-home order asking everyone to stay inside and away from others as much as possible, with some exceptions such as going out for groceries or exercise, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Parson issues statewide stay-at-home order to curb virus

Apr. 3, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson issued a statewide stay-at-home order on Friday, meaning Missouri has joined about 40 other states already requiring residents to avoid going out except for essential purposes. The order came as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Missouri reached 2,113, up...

A pair of cyclists cross an empty downtown street as the sun sets Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Governor says Kansas could exhaust protective gear next week

Apr. 3, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas could run out of personal protective equipment for medical personnel and others dealing directly with the coronavirus pandemic by the middle of next week, Gov. Laura Kelly said Friday, as the state saw its largest spike in the number of COVID-19-related deaths since the outbreak...