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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne celebrates after a run during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

#HenneThingIsPossible as Chiefs look toward AFC title game

Jan. 19, 2021 1:59 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The 35-year-old journeyman quarterback that made the two plucky plays in the final minutes of regulation that helped get the Kansas City Chiefs into the AFC championship game was fortunate to even be on the team. Chad Henne had spent nearly a decade with Miami and Jacksonville,...

Recent Missouri editorials

Jan. 19, 2021 12:58 PM EST

The Jefferson City News-Tribune, Jan. 19 The vaccination rollout has gone slower than expected, but we’re encouraged that the county’s health department, along with area schools, are planning for vaccination clinics for school staff members. On Sunday, we reported it’s still unclear when...

Missouri law raising adult age for crimes to 18 not used

Jan. 19, 2021 12:58 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Most county prosecutors in Missouri are not following a new law that raised the age for being charged as an adult in criminal cases from 17 to 18. Prosecutors say they can't implement the change because the Missouri Legislature did not provide funding for juvenile courts and...

A woman walks wearing a face shield to curb the spread of coronavirus on a quiet shopping street in Kingston upon Thames, south west, London, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, during England's third national lockdown since the coronavirus outbreak began. The U.K. is under an indefinite national lockdown to curb the spread of the new variant, with nonessential shops, gyms and hairdressers closed, most people working from home and schools largely offering remote learning. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: UK records more than 90K COVID-19 deaths

Jan. 19, 2021 12:25 PM EST

LONDON — The U.K. has recorded more than 90,000 coronavirus-related deaths, just ten days after it passed the 80,000 threshold. Government figures Tuesday show that another 1,610 people were reported to have died in the 28 days after testing positive for COVID-19, taking the total to 91,470. The daily...

Search continues for 3 inmates who escaped Missouri jail

Jan. 19, 2021 12:03 PM EST

IRONTON, Mo. (AP) — Three inmates who escaped from a southeast Missouri jail over the weekend were still on the loose Tuesday, authorities said. The men escaped from the Iron County jail late Friday or early Saturday by pushing a block wall, climbing a ladder into an attic and escaping through another...

Fireworks are seen over Arrowhead Stadium after an NFL divisional round football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. The Chiefs won 22-17. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

KC mayor to Chiefs fans: Celebrate with COVID-19 in mind

Jan. 19, 2021 11:25 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is a big fan of the Chiefs, but he couldn't help but worry as he watched news coverage of fans celebrating close together after the team's 22-17 NFL playoff game win over Cleveland. Now, with the Chiefs hosting Buffalo in the AFC Championship Game on...

Police: Southwest Missouri man shot to death outside home

Jan. 19, 2021 10:44 AM EST

NIXA, Mo. (AP) — An arrest has been made in the shooting death of a man outside a home in the southwestern Missouri town of Nixa, police there said. The shooting happened around 3 a.m. Monday, the Springfield News-Leader reported. Officers called to the scene found the body of Zachary Shane Rice, 41, of...

Police seek 2 people in stabbing death of Missouri man

Jan. 19, 2021 9:25 AM EST

TROY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators from the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis have been seeking two people in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Lincoln County over the weekend. The stabbing happened Sunday afternoon during a fight on a rural road between Cuirve River State Park and Kessler...

Patrol says 1 man killed in 2-vehicle crash in Bridgeton

Jan. 19, 2021 8:35 AM EST

BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) — A man has died in a two-vehicle crash in Bridgeton, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. The crash happened Monday afternoon on North Lindbergh Boulevard when a southbound sedan attempted to switch lanes and hit the back of a vehicle being towed by a southbound tractor-trailer,...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne scrambles up field during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Analysis: Backup QBs saw plenty of action in NFL playoffs

Jan. 19, 2021 2:48 AM EST

Backup quarterbacks did more than just hold clipboards in the NFL’s divisional playoff round. Jameis Winston threw a 56-yard trick-play touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith on his first playoff action after 76 regular-season games over six seasons. Chad Henne, the Chiefs’ 35-year-old backup, also...