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Fired white officer indicted in fatal shooting of Kansas man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fired white Kansas police officer has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a black man last year while investigating a domestic dispute, prosecutors announced Monday. Matthew Harrington, 25, made his first court...

 

Carnival workers arrested in deaths of Kansas fair vendors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three carnival workers have been arrested in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from a fair in Kansas and whose bodies were found days later in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest. Police Cpl. Jonathan Wear said...

 

Ex-state official Kander announces run for Kansas City mayor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri secretary of state who garnered national attention during an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate announced Monday that he's running for Kansas City mayor. "I'm running for mayor because I want to make sure no...

 

More than $8M awarded to victim of cult in trafficking case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than $8 million was awarded Wednesday to a woman who alleged that the spiritual leader of a cult forced her to work without pay for a decade. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree of Kansas wrote in the order that Royall...

 

Attorney: Dad fighting deportation returned to Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas father fighting efforts by the U.S. to deport him to Bangladesh was returned Wednesday to Missouri from Honolulu, even as members of Congress push legislation that would make him and his wife lawful permanent...

 

California man arrested after fatal Kansas police shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Los Angeles have arrested a man they suspect made a hoax emergency call that resulted in a SWAT police officer fatally shooting a man at the door of his own home in Kansas, law enforcement officials said Saturday....

 

Police: Prank led to police shooting unarmed Kansas man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police and the FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a hoax call that led to a house where an officer shot and killed a Kansas man who apparently wasn't involved in the dispute. Wichita...

 

Kansas jailer accused of sex with inmates, impregnating one

GARNETT, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas jailer who was fired last year for smuggling tobacco into his lockup had sex with male and female inmates and paid for an abortion for one of them, authorities allege in a newly released affidavit. Lexington Laiter,...

 

Autopsy: Mother's dismembered remains found in storage unit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Preliminary autopsy results confirm that dismembered human remains found inside a suburban Kansas City storage unit are those of a woman whose husband was staying in the unit with their 4-day-old baby and 2-year-old child....

 

Missouri woman charged with killing autistic daughter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman was charged Tuesday with killing the autistic teenage daughter she gave up for adoption as a baby, weeks after the girl's remains were found in a burn pit on her remote property and months after the girl...

 

2 corrections officers among 4 arrested at Kansas City jail

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two corrections officers were among four people arrested in a contraband smuggling operation at the county jail in Kansas City, Missouri, after roughly 200 law enforcers searched the facility early Monday. The U.S. attorney'...

 

Boy fed to pigs was beaten, confined to shower for months

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A slain Kansas boy, whose remains were fed to pigs, died after escalating abuse ended with him being beaten for "stealing food" and locked naked in a shower stall for months as a closed-circuit surveillance camera recorded...

 

Slower winds in forecast could aid crews battling wildfires

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The winds fueling deadly wildfires that scorched vast swathes of land in four Plains states finally dropped Thursday, bringing hope to crews trying to contain the blazes. Emergency personnel warned, however, that extremely...

 

Ranchers assess damage after wildfires in 4 states

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas rancher Greg Gardiner got into some of his scorched pastures for the first time Wednesday and surveyed what he likened to a battle zone: carcasses of dead cattle everywhere. "It's pretty much a catastrophe," Gardiner...

 

Bar shooting suspect asked victims if 'status was legal'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An Indian man wounded in an apparently racially motivated shooting that killed his friend at a suburban Kansas City bar told detectives that the gunman asked if their "status was legal" before he opened fire, according to...

 

Mississippi suspect's mayhem-fueled run ends in fiery crash

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A trail of mayhem that began last week in a suburban Mississippi apartment ended Wednesday morning when a stolen SUV chased by police flipped in a fiery crash in a rural Kansas field. In between, authorities suspect...

 

EPA proposes expanded use of new herbicide, Enlist Duo

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed more than doubling the number of states allowed to use a new version of a popular weed killer on genetically modified crops despite its earlier concerns. Environmentalists...

 

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