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Missouri economic development director resigns

Sep. 28, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The director of the the Missouri Department of Economic Development plans to resign next month to take a job with Ameren Missouri, Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday. Rob Dixon's resignation will be effective Oct. 22, Parson said in a news...

Missouri husband, wife plead guilty in Capitol insurrection

Sep. 28, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwestern Missouri couple have pleaded guilty for their roles in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January. Kelsey Wilson, 30, and Zachary Wilson, 32, both of Springfield, each pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to a misdemeanor...

Police ID woman killed in weekend shooting on Interstate 70

Sep. 28, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police have identified a woman killed over the weekend in a shooting on Interstate 70 in north St. Louis that also wounded a man. The shooting happened late Saturday night, when officers were called to an area near the I-70 Madison Street exit, police...

Chiefs signing former All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon

Sep. 27, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are signing former All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was recently reinstated by the NFL after violations of its policies on substance abuse and performance-enhancing substances. Gordon's agents, Eric Dounn and Matt...

Last hurrah: Indians win final home game before name change

Sep. 27, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — As they've done in countless ninth innings over decades, fans in Progressive Field stood to cheer during the final three outs. It was different Monday. They chanted “Let's Go Indians!" One last time. The...

Chiefs blaming only themselves for turnover-prone 1-2 start

Sep. 27, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs fumbled away a chance to beat the Baltimore Ravens two weeks ago. They threw away a chance to beat the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Now, the two-time defending AFC champions find themselves in the...

Missouri plans to test deer for COVID-19 this hunting season

Sep. 27, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation plans to test hundreds of deer for COVID-19 this hunting season following a recent federal report. The U.S Department of Agriculture reported the results of a federal study testing white-tailed deer in...

K-State at crossroads after troubling loss to Oklahoma State

Sep. 27, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One thing Kansas State coach Chris Klieman never expected to have this season was a quarterback controversy. He had sixth-year senior Skylar Thompson returning from a season-ending shoulder injury, ready to regain the reins of an offense that was...

State Supreme Court to rule on abortion initiative maneuver

Sep. 27, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on Wednesday about whether Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft used an unconstitutional set of laws last year to derail an effort to put the state's new abortion restrictions on a ballot for a public vote....

Kansas student uses offensive sign as homecoming invite

Sep. 27, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City school district is investigating after a student asked a girl to homecoming using an offensive sign referencing Black people. A picture of two white students holding the sign and smiling that was posted online drew sharp...