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Meet the Chicago-area men competing on 'American Ninja Warrior'

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Meet the Chicago-area men competing on 'American Ninja Warrior'

- Five Chicago-area men compete in a series of grueling obstacles on Monday's episode of "American Ninja Warrior" to earn a spot in the show's finals and advance closer to the $1 million prize. The locals are part of a group of 30 contestants facing 10 obstacles — including floating steps and flying monkey bars — at a course in Kansas City, Mo
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What’s going on? ‘Motown: The Musical’ at Starlight will include KC talent

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What’s going on? ‘Motown: The Musical’ at Starlight will include KC talent

- It’s been almost a decade since Daniel Robert Sullivan performed professionally in Kansas City. After earning a master’s in fine arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2006, he eventually moved out of town and landed a role that would define his career — Tommy Devito in “Jersey Boys.” But now Sullivan will return to a place he considers one of his homes with the tour of “Motown: The Musical,” hitting Starlight Theatre starting Tuesday
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Kansas community college faculty want board chairman to resign over plagiarism

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Kansas community college faculty want board chairman to resign over plagiarism

- Faculty at Kansas City Kansas Community College want the chairman of the school’s board of trustees to resign, calling him a plagiarist and asking him to apologize to students. The faculty letter comes a week after a Kansas City Star story reported that KCKCC board chairman John D. Rios gave a two-minute commencement address to students, parents and faculty that was almost identical to a section of an address delivered by a student 13 years ago in Virginia
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Good news for eclipse viewers in Kansas City: Forecast is now ‘mostly sunny’

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Good news for eclipse viewers in Kansas City: Forecast is now ‘mostly sunny’

- The official forecast for eclipse day in Kansas City is now “mostly sunny.” That’s good news, ironically, for a day in which we hope to see the sun obscured by the moon. The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill continues to update its forecast for the total solar eclipse on Monday, the path of which will traverse the country and pass over St
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Missouri woman sentenced in drug case against Kansas doctor

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Missouri woman sentenced in drug case against Kansas doctor

- WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Missouri woman has been sentenced after she said she obtained more 8,000 oxycodone tablets without any type of medical exam from a Kansas doctor. The U.S. attorney’s office says 52-year-old Kimi Harper, of Kansas City, Missouri, was ordered Monday to spend 10 years on supervised release after she pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone
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FC Kansas City snaps drought, beat Houston on the road

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FC Kansas City snaps drought, beat Houston on the road

- A goal by Shea Groom in the 83rd minute gave FC Kansas City a 1-0 road victory over the Houston Dash on Sunday night. FCKC’s Becky Sauerbrunn sent a ball through the box just as the clock ticked past the 83-minute mark. Groom won a battle in the air with the defender just in front of her and was able to head the ball into the net for the only goal of the game
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Merrifield powers Royals past White Sox 14-6

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Merrifield powers Royals past White Sox 14-6

- CHICAGO — Whit Merrifield had a chance to hit for the cycle. He settled for a really fun day. Merrifield hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-high five runs, and the Kansas City Royals pounded the Chicago White Sox 14-6 on Sunday. Drew Butera had four of Kansas City's 16 hits, helping the Royals climb back over
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‘They’re not racist. They’re just afraid.’ Why don’t more Kansas Citians visit the jazz district?

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‘They’re not racist. They’re just afraid.’ Why don’t more Kansas Citians visit the jazz district?

- Kansas City’s American Jazz Museum is still reeling from the fallout of its money-losing Jazz & Heritage Festival over Memorial Day weekend. The three-day festival, intended to place Kansas City on the international jazz festival map, resulted in performance checks that bounced, $150,000 owed to vendors and a black eye for the fabled 18th & Vine District. It was an enormous setback for a jazz district that keeps try-try-trying to become a more popular part of Kansas City’s arts scene
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Wild dance concludes Kansas City Baroque Consortium’s summer series

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Wild dance concludes Kansas City Baroque Consortium’s summer series

- For the third and final concert of Kansas City Baroque Consortium’s summer series, “Between Silence and Light,” the ensemble melded baroque dance music with 21st century choreography, enjoyed by the at-capacity audience in the Parish Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Friday. The group, founded by artistic director Trilla Ray-Carter, collaborated with the Owen/Cox Dance Group for this concert, presenting the third commissioned work by Ian David Coleman, “Wild Dance of Flame
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Missouri dog can’t compete in Kansas City because it looks like a pit bull

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Missouri dog can’t compete in Kansas City because it looks like a pit bull

- PLEASANT HILL, Mo. — A Missouri woman said Kansas City, Kansas won’t let her dog into a competition because the dog looks like a pit bull. “We’re not really sure what breed Annie is,” said Amanda Morrisey, the dog’s owner. Morrisey adopted Annie, who is 2-and-a-half-years-old, from a rescue group but no one knew her breed. The pair now travel around the region to compete in “dock dog” competitions, but they recently learned that they could not compete in Kansas City, Kansas
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DJ accused of groping Taylor Swift once worked at Kansas City radio station

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DJ accused of groping Taylor Swift once worked at Kansas City radio station

- David Mueller, who is accused of groping Taylor Swift before a Denver concert at the Pepsi Center in 2013, testified this week that he once worked at Kansas City radio station KRBZ, 96.5 The Buzz. At the time of the alleged incident involving Swift, Mueller was the co-host of the Denver country music station KYGO’s “Ryno and Jackson” show. He was Jackson
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Meteor shower will light up the Kansas City sky Friday night and early Saturday

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Meteor shower will light up the Kansas City sky Friday night and early Saturday

- As a precursor to this month’s solar eclipse, a meteor shower will flash through the night sky Friday and early Saturday. The Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak Friday night at midnight, when about 150 meteors per hour are expected, according to a NASA blog post. They will be visible from the Kansas City region, although a bright moon will cancel out the light of some of the dimmer meteor flashes
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Fowler's grand slam powers Cardinals to 6th straight win

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Fowler's grand slam powers Cardinals to 6th straight win

- ST. LOUIS — Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. St. Louis tied a season-high with its sixth straight win. Kansas City has lost four in a row and six of seven. St. Louis climbed within one game of the first-place Chicago Cubs in the NL Central
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Carpenter homers as Cardinals beat Royals 11-3

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Carpenter homers as Cardinals beat Royals 11-3

- KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Matt Carpenter likes hitting in the western side of the state. Carpenter hit a three-run homer in St. Louis' six-run fourth inning, and the Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 11-3 on Monday night for their third consecutive victory. In 13 games at Kauffman Stadium, Carpenter is hitting .451 with four home runs and 14 RBIs
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Missouri officer killed during traffic stop, man sought

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Missouri officer killed during traffic stop, man sought

- CLINTON, Mo. • Authorities are searching for a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a western Missouri police officer during a traffic stop, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Monday. Clinton police officer Gary Michael, 37, who had been on the force less than a year, died late Sunday near Clinton, about 75 miles southeast of Kansas City, Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt
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Missouri officer killed during traffic stop, man sought

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Missouri officer killed during traffic stop, man sought

- CLINTON, Mo. — Authorities are searching for a 39-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of a western Missouri police officer during a traffic stop, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Monday. Clinton police officer Gary Michael, 37, who had been on the force less than a year, died late Sunday near Clinton, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Kansas City, Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt
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Mariners split crucial Sunday doubleheader with Kansas City

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Mariners split crucial Sunday doubleheader with Kansas City

- KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nelson Cruz helped Seattle quickly build a big lead. Then the Mariners kept going to their bullpen to protect it. Cruz homered twice and drove in four runs as the Mariners held off the Kansas City Royals 8-7 Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader. Cruz, Danny Valencia and Kyle Seager homered in the first two innings as the Mariners took a 7-0 lead off Danny Duffy (7-7)
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Meet the Chicago-area men competing on 'American Ninja Warrior'
Meet the Chicago-area men competing on 'American Ninja Warrior' Five Chicago-area men compete in a series of grueling obstacles on Monday's episode of "American Ninja Warrior" to earn a spot in the show's finals and advance closer to the $1 million prize. The locals are part of a group of 30 contestants facing 10 obstacles — including floating steps and flying monkey bars — at a course in Kansas City, Mo   Read More ...
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15-year-old shooting victim’s sister was also slain last year in KCK
15-year-old shooting victim’s sister was also slain last year in KCK A 15-year-old shot and killed Thursday night in Kansas City, Kan., is the brother of a 15-year-old girl killed last year. Brandon Browne was shot once in the chest while on a porch in the 2000 block of North Tremont Street. Police found him shot to death about 9:30 p.m. after responding to a call. According to a spokesman for the Kansas City, Kan   Read More ...
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Prediction, time, TV for Saturday’s FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City match
Prediction, time, TV for Saturday’s FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City match WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park. TV/RADIO: Fox Sports KC Plus; 99.3 FM. ABOUT FC DALLAS (9-5-8, 35 points): After looking like the team to beat in the Western Conference early this season, FC Dallas has hit a summer drought. It is winless over its past three matches. The defense has taken a significant step backward as of late, posting only one shutout in 10 matches after recording five in the initial 12 games   Read More ...
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What’s going on? ‘Motown: The Musical’ at Starlight will include KC talent
What’s going on? ‘Motown: The Musical’ at Starlight will include KC talent It’s been almost a decade since Daniel Robert Sullivan performed professionally in Kansas City. After earning a master’s in fine arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2006, he eventually moved out of town and landed a role that would define his career — Tommy Devito in “Jersey Boys.” But now Sullivan will return to a place he considers one of his homes with the tour of “Motown: The Musical,” hitting Starlight Theatre starting Tuesday   Read More ...
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15-year-old is identified as Kansas City, Kan., shooting victim
15-year-old is identified as Kansas City, Kan., shooting victim Authorities in Kansas City, Kan., have identified a 15-year-old who was fatally shot Thursday evening as Brandon Browne. The shooting was reported about 7:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of North Tremont Street. Arriving officers found the teen on the porch of a residence with a gunshot wound to the chest. Brandon was pronounced dead at the scene. The shooting remains under investigation   Read More ...
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Eclipse weather worries: Will it rain on KC’s big day?
Eclipse weather worries: Will it rain on KC’s big day? Partial cloud cover and a 30 percent chance for rain are in the forecast for Monday in Kansas City, the day sky watchers are hoping to see a historic total eclipse of the sun. “Right now, it’s still very uncertain,” National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Hawblitzel said of weather on eclipse day. He forecast a chance of a strong storm Friday night, especially east of Kansas City   Read More ...
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The evolution of a fan base: Sporting KC to reach 100 straight sellouts Saturday
The evolution of a fan base: Sporting KC to reach 100 straight sellouts Saturday Matt Besler was a Sporting Kansas City rookie in 2009, and although he had considered it something of a fairly tale to play for his hometown club, the reality didn’t match the illusion. Sporting KC, then still known as the Kansas City Wizards, played soccer matches inside a minor-league baseball stadium — such an awkward fit that, even eight years later, everybody seems to provide a different example of just how incommodious it was   Read More ...
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Kansas community college faculty want board chairman to resign over plagiarism
Kansas community college faculty want board chairman to resign over plagiarism Faculty at Kansas City Kansas Community College want the chairman of the school’s board of trustees to resign, calling him a plagiarist and asking him to apologize to students. The faculty letter comes a week after a Kansas City Star story reported that KCKCC board chairman John D. Rios gave a two-minute commencement address to students, parents and faculty that was almost identical to a section of an address delivered by a student 13 years ago in Virginia   Read More ...
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This Bride Wanted to Be an Astronaut. Now She’s Getting Married During the Eclipse
This Bride Wanted to Be an Astronaut. Now She’s Getting Married During the Eclipse Just before a total solar eclipse obscures the sun on Aug. 21, one Missouri couple will exchange their wedding vows. Samantha Adams and Cameron Kuhn, of Kansas City, Mo., will get married during the total solar eclipse in a starry, galaxy-themed wedding ceremony. Missouri happens to be one of 14 states in the eclipse's path of totality , and the wedding will take place in St   Read More ...
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Motorist is killed when SUV strikes I-635 overpass pillar in Kansas City, Kan
Motorist is killed when SUV strikes I-635 overpass pillar in Kansas City, Kan A woman was killed early Friday when the SUV she was driving ran into a pillar of the overpass at Interstate 635 and Leavenworth Road, according to Kansas City, Kan., police. Officers responded to the wreck just after 5 a.m. It appeared the motorist was eastbound when her vehicle left the road and struck the pillar. The woman, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene   Read More ...
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Suspected IED detonated near Missouri patrol car
Suspected IED detonated near Missouri patrol car RAYMORE, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities say a suspected improvised explosive device has been detonated near a suburban Kansas City patrol car. The Kansas City Star reports that the Raymore Police Department officer wasn’t hurt Thursday afternoon when someone driving east on Missouri 58 tossed the device in the direction of the officer’s westbound patrol car. The officer’s vehicle wasn’t damaged. The U   Read More ...
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Suspected IED detonated near Missouri patrol car
RAYMORE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected improvised explosive device has been detonated near a suburban Kansas City patrol car. The Kansas City Star reports that the Raymore Police Department officer wasn't hurt Thursday afternoon when someone driving east on Missouri 58 tossed the device in the direction of the officer's westbound patrol car. The officer's vehicle wasn't damaged. The U   Read More ...
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Homicide under investigation in Kansas City, Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a homicide in Kansas City, Kansas. Police said in a news release that officers were responding to a shooting Thursday night when they found a juvenile male dead from an apparent gunshot wound to his chest. The name of the victim wasn't immediately released, pending positive identification and notification of his relatives. No other details were immediately released   Read More ...
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KC Council urges higher local minimum wage
KC Council urges higher local minimum wage The Kansas City Council approved a resolution Thursday calling on city government and local businesses to voluntarily implement a higher minimum wage than the state-set minimum. The resolution follows a local election Aug. 8 in which 69 percent of Kansas City voters supported a petition initiative to raise the city’s minimum wage to $10 an hour by Aug. 24. The measure also calls for annual future increases of $1   Read More ...
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It’s time to remove Kansas City’s Confederate monument
It’s time to remove Kansas City’s Confederate monument The sheer prominence of public monuments bestows honor on those memorialized. Even the most nondescript of markers implicitly suggest that those we are remembering were courageous or righteous or on the right side of history. Whether these monuments are towering statues or small plaques noting historical events isn’t the issue. Such memorials must be able to withstand scrutiny decades later as we reconsider their relevance and meaning today   Read More ...
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Sharply divided KC Council postpones decision on KCI ballot language
Sharply divided KC Council postpones decision on KCI ballot language A sharply divided Kansas City Council couldn’t agree Thursday on ballot language for a November vote on Kansas City International Airport. That increases the pressure for the council to reach a decision by Aug. 24, its last regular meeting before the ballot deadline for the Nov. 7 election. Council members appear to all agree that November is the time for the public to finally vote for or against a new single-terminal at KCI   Read More ...
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Kansas City man will spend 20 years in prison for shooting his wife
Kansas City man will spend 20 years in prison for shooting his wife A Platte County man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for shooting his wife during a domestic violence incident inside their Kansas City, North, home. Travis Potter, 42, was sentenced after pleading guilty in Platte County Circuit Court to first-degree assault and armed criminal action. The assault happened early Feb. 4, 2014. “This defendant shot his wife with an assault rifle, resulting in the loss of her leg,” Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd said in a statement   Read More ...
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Woman pleads guilty, man sentenced for role in steroids ring - | WBTV Charlotte
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A California woman awaits sentencing and a New Hampshire man is prison-bound for their roles in what federal prosecutors say was a $2.25-million scheme to sell anabolic steroids online. Twenty-nine-year-old Michael G. Peters of Pelham, New Hampshire, was sentenced Wednesday in Kansas City, Missouri, to three years in prison. He also was must forfeit $2.25 million the government says was derived from illegal drug trafficking   Read More ...
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KC’s Charlie Parker Celebration returns with an impressive program
KC’s Charlie Parker Celebration returns with an impressive program Miles Davis once said, “You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker.” Parker was born in Kansas City, Kansas, raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and is buried in a cemetery off Truman Road, in Blue Summit. Clint Eastwood directed a movie about him. Alvin Ailey honored him with a dance. Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts wrote a children’s book in tribute to him   Read More ...
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Kansas City schools on solar eclipse: ‘There is no better science lesson’
Kansas City schools on solar eclipse: ‘There is no better science lesson’ The next time Kansas City school districts might consider whether to incorporate a solar eclipse into a school day is 2205. School officials throughout the metropolitan area said this week that they didn’t want to wait centuries for another opportunity. While school districts such as the Lee’s Summit and St. Joseph chose to cancel classes on the day of the eclipse, most metropolitan schools opted instead to build the eclipse into their school days and plan learning activities focused on the phenomenon   Read More ...
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KC restaurant updates for August: What’s coming, what’s open & what’s closed
KC restaurant updates for August: What’s coming, what’s open & what’s closed Here’s a look at what’s happening in restaurant news around the Kansas City area. The opening dates are subject to change. It also plans to open in the redeveloped Metcalf South, now known as 95Metcalf South. It has a site under contract at 10641 State Line Road but no opening date was available. It also is looking at sites in Liberty, North Kansas City and Overland Park   Read More ...
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Take a look inside house Dom Dwyer, Sydney Leroux are selling in KC
Take a look inside house Dom Dwyer, Sydney Leroux are selling in KC For just $800,000, you can buy the house that U.S. soccer’s power couple is selling in Kansas City. Last month, Sporting Kansas City traded forward Dom Dwyer to Orlando City SC. Dwyer’s wife, Sydney Leroux, plays for FC Kansas City, and said in social media posts that she is focused on playing for the Blues. But the couple has put its home in Kansas City up for sale   Read More ...
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Woman pleads guilty, man sentenced for role in steroids ring
Woman pleads guilty, man sentenced for role in steroids ring KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A California woman awaits sentencing and a New Hampshire man is prison-bound for their roles in what federal prosecutors say was a $2.25-million scheme to sell anabolic steroids online. Twenty-nine-year-old Michael G. Peters of Pelham, New Hampshire, was sentenced Wednesday in Kansas City, Missouri, to three years in prison. He also was must forfeit $2.25 million the government says was derived from illegal drug trafficking   Read More ...
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Woman pleads guilty, man sentenced for role in steroids ring
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A California woman awaits sentencing and a New Hampshire man is prison-bound for their roles in what federal prosecutors say was a $2.25-million scheme to sell anabolic steroids online. Twenty-nine-year-old Michael G. Peters of Pelham, New Hampshire, was sentenced Wednesday in Kansas City, Missouri, to three years in prison. He also was must forfeit $2.25 million the government says was derived from illegal drug trafficking   Read More ...
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FC Kansas City rallies for 2-1 win over Portland Thorns FC
FC Kansas City rallies for 2-1 win over Portland Thorns FC FC Kansas City had to wait out a lengthy weather delay before getting started Wednesday night at Swope Soccer Village, but it was worth it in the end for the Blues. Yael Averbuch and Sydney Leroux scored second-half goals, giving FCKC a 2-1 home victory over Portland Thorns FC in front of a crowd of 428 fans. The start of the game was delayed for about 2 hours because of the stormy weather   Read More ...
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How to make Kansas City rental housing safer
How to make Kansas City rental housing safer Kansas City is moving closer to a needed program for supervising the safety of rental housing in the community. The City Council is expected to decide soon if it wants to place the Healthy Homes Inspection Program on the November ballot. If voters approve the measure, the city will have tools to inspect potentially substandard rental units that threaten the health of tenants   Read More ...
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Good news for eclipse viewers in Kansas City: Forecast is now ‘mostly sunny’
Good news for eclipse viewers in Kansas City: Forecast is now ‘mostly sunny’ The official forecast for eclipse day in Kansas City is now “mostly sunny.” That’s good news, ironically, for a day in which we hope to see the sun obscured by the moon. The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill continues to update its forecast for the total solar eclipse on Monday, the path of which will traverse the country and pass over St   Read More ...
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Police make arrest following south Kansas City shooting
Police make arrest following south Kansas City shooting Kansas City police arrested an armed suspect following a shooting late Tuesday in south Kansas City. Officers were called to the 10100 block of Belmont Avenue just before midnight on a reported shooting. Officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim said that he got into an argument with two other people, one of whom tried to stab him   Read More ...
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KC woman wanted rent-free living; federal judge granted her wish
KC woman wanted rent-free living; federal judge granted her wish A Kansas City woman lied and conned her way into rent-free living for four years. Now, a federal judge has ensured that Twyla Lashelle Adair won’t be having to pay rent for another long stint. Adair, 41, was sentenced Tuesday to four years and six months in prison for using stolen Social Security numbers to defraud several landlords in the Kansas City area   Read More ...
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Door slammed on Westport development moratorium
Door slammed on Westport development moratorium The Kansas City Plan Commission on Tuesday put the brakes on a fast-track proposal by Kansas City Council members Katheryn Shields and Jolie Justus to place a moratorium on redevelopment in the Westport area. The 4th District councilwomen, whose district includes the popular entertainment district that has become a hotbed of development interests, sought to stop all development or demolition activity until April 13, 2018   Read More ...
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Why Taylor Swift prevailed in groping case against former Kansas City DJ
Why Taylor Swift prevailed in groping case against former Kansas City DJ So many classics from the victim-blaming handbook couldn’t be deployed against Taylor Swift, and a Colorado jury decided this week that the singer was indeed assaulted by former Denver and Kansas City DJ David Mueller when he reached under her skirt during a photo op four years ago. What juror would have believed she was just looking for a payday, even if she hadn’t sought only a symbolic $1 in damages? Nor would the usual pretzel logic that she was in desperate need of attention, poor thing — or in it for the “glory” of victimhood, as George Will once said of women who report being raped — have been likely to work, even if she hadn’t initially tried to keep the matter private   Read More ...
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KC City Council will get final word on Airbnb ordinance
KC City Council will get final word on Airbnb ordinance A densely detailed ordinance designed to regulate short-term rentals such as Airbnb and HomeAway will drop in the Kansas City Council’s lap next month. The Kansas City Plan Commission on Tuesday approved much of a city staff proposal following three hours of public testimony and discussion. The ordinance next goes to the City Council’s Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee after several changes were made to the plan   Read More ...
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With Chiefs on board, Kansas City makes official push to host NFL Draft
With Chiefs on board, Kansas City makes official push to host NFL Draft Kansas City officially wants the NFL Draft. The Chiefs, Kansas City Sports Commission and Visit KC have submitted an “expression of interest” in holding the event that occurs in April. The bid years are 2019-2023. “Any time we can bring a national event to Kansas City, that’s something we want to do,” said Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt. “Whether it’s a college football game at Arrowhead or the NFL Draft, which has become one of the biggest properties on TV and a very coveted event for cities across the country   Read More ...
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NHL would consider Kansas City for expansion, but big hurdles remain
NHL would consider Kansas City for expansion, but big hurdles remain If Kansas City ever throws its hat into the proverbial National Hockey League expansion ring, it appears the NHL would at least be willing to consider it. In an interview with ESPN posted Monday, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said, “Kansas City has never been entirely off our radar screen. We have talked to potentially interested stakeholders in the past, and it’s certainly a market that in the right circumstances (including a desire by our board to entertain further expansion) our league would fairly evaluate and consider   Read More ...
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Mayor Sly James to host KCI town hall
Mayor Sly James to host KCI town hall Kansas City Mayor Sly James will take his KCI Airport pitch to the public on Wednesday night. The town hall meeting is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th Street. Mayor’s spokesman James Roberts said the mayor will talk to members of the public about why it’s important for voters to decide soon on the future of Kansas City International Airport   Read More ...
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Missouri woman sentenced in drug case against Kansas doctor
Missouri woman sentenced in drug case against Kansas doctor WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Missouri woman has been sentenced after she said she obtained more 8,000 oxycodone tablets without any type of medical exam from a Kansas doctor. The U.S. attorney’s office says 52-year-old Kimi Harper, of Kansas City, Missouri, was ordered Monday to spend 10 years on supervised release after she pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone   Read More ...
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30-year-old man charged in car wash killing in Kansas City
30-year-old man charged in car wash killing in Kansas City KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A 30-year-old man has been charged in a drug-deal shooting death at a Kansas City car wash. KMBC-TV reports that 30-year-old Eric Womack, of Kansas City, is charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action in the July 21 killing of 41-year-old Anthony Clark, of Spring Hill. No attorney is listed for him in online court records   Read More ...
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30-year-old man charged in car wash killing in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 30-year-old man has been charged in a drug-deal shooting death at a Kansas City car wash. KMBC-TV reports that 30-year-old Eric Womack, of Kansas City, is charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action in the July 21 killing of 41-year-old Anthony Clark, of Spring Hill. No attorney is listed for him in online court records   Read More ...
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Second man accused in Kansas City-area shooting death<
Second man accused in Kansas City-area shooting death< PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A second man is charged in a 2014 shooting death in Missouri’s Platte County near Kansas City. Prosecutors last Friday charged 30-year-old Kevin Joseph Hardin of Kansas City, Kansas, with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Francisco Vargas III at Vargas’ home. Hardin was jailed Monday on $500,000 bond. A co-defendant, Zakary Mergy, already was accused in Vargas’ death, and he awaits trial   Read More ...
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Kansas City mother imagines murdered son’s last breaths as she pleads for help
Kansas City mother imagines murdered son’s last breaths as she pleads for help The images LaShonda Smith carries with her of her murdered son’s last moments are excruciating to bear. Kevin Smith, 28, of Kansas City, whose identity was released by police Monday, was shot down Thursday night in the street near Benton Boulevard and 11th Street. “My eldest son … was murdered and left on the street as his life slipped away in his own blood by someone who has NO REGARDS for human life,” LaShonda Smith wrote on the GoFundMe website   Read More ...
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