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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...

Netflix announces 2 more seasons of 'Queer Eye'

Jun. 18, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Netflix's show "Queer Eye" says it's bringing fabulousness to the masses for two more seasons. The streaming service announced Tuesday that the fourth season will debut July 19. The eight episodes were shot in the Kansas City area, where last season the stars revamped a prison...

Security assigned to threatened, black superintendent

Jun. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A security detail has been assigned to a black suburban Kansas City school district superintendent who received racist threats after proposing racial equity training. The Kansas City Star reports that Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forté devised the plan to protect Lee's Summit...

Vandals painted wall at World War I Museum in Kansas City

Jun. 18, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials say vandals have spray painted apparent references to a Peru prison massacre on a wall at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. KMBC-TV reports that the museum's "Dedication Wall" was defaced with red spray paint that said, "Glory to the fallen martyrs of El...

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...

2 of 5 Missourians hurt as boat explodes still hospitalized

Jun. 17, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Two of five people from Kansas City remain hospitalized after their boat exploded on the Lake of the Ozarks. The 25-foot Chris Craft boat exploded and caught on fire Saturday afternoon at the Millstone Marina & RV resort. A preliminary report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol...

Police: Woman shot, killed in Kansas City suburb of Raytown

Jun. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — Police say a woman has been shot and killed in the Kansas City, Missouri, suburb of Raytown. The Kansas City Star reports the shooting occurred early Saturday morning in Sarah Colman-Livengood Park in Raytown. Police found the woman around 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the park. Police say two...

Jury finds man guilty in January 2018 shooting death of teen

Jun. 15, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A jury has convicted a 19-year-old Independence man of second-degree murder and a weapons count in the January 2018 shooting death of a teen. The Kansas City Star reports that Tyler Gates was found guilty Thursday in the death of 17-year-old Matthew Haylock in the Kansas City,...

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...