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 By JIM SUHR    Regional    August 23, 2017

Kansas, Missouri storms lead to water rescues, 1 death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities blamed flash-flooding Tuesday for the death of a man whose car was swept away by a torrent linked to thunderstorms that pummeled portions of Kansas and Missouri, prompting numerous rescues of stranded motorists...

 
 By JIM SUHR    Regional    August 20, 2017

Zoo gorilla dies of cancer, days after constipation surgery

Kansas City, Mo. (AP) — A 49-year-old lowland gorilla at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas died Sunday after tests revealed she had late-stage ovarian cancer that had spread, four days after undergoing surgery for constipation. The zoo said in a statement t...

 

Kansas may discipline doctor over 13-year-old's abortion

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A doctor facing possible disciplinary action over allegations that he broke Kansas law in handling a 13-year-old girl's abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic told medical regulators Thursday he was unaware of the patient's...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    August 2, 2017

As homicides increase, Kansas City grasps for answers, help

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City already was marching toward its worst homicide year in decades when three men were slain in separate shootings over four hours one day last month. One was gunned down on a porch, another in a vehicle. The third...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Sports    July 30, 2017

Hall of Famer Brock says he's free of cancer after treatment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock says he is free of cancer more than three months after the 78-year-old St. Louis Cardinals great announced he had been diagnosed with a type of blood cancer. Brock said in a statement...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    July 28, 2017

Frat at Missouri sued over alleged near-fatal hazing case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former University of Missouri student is suing a fraternity and its parent organization over an alleged hazing incident he says left him with near-fatal alcohol poisoning while the frat already was on probation for...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    July 27, 2017

Appeals court lets suit by Michael Brown's friend press on

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's refusal to throw out a lawsuit questioning a Ferguson police officer's use of force involving the man who was with Michael Brown when that officer shot Brown to death three years...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    June 30, 2017

Centene to fill Missouri insurance void left by Blue Cross

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Health insurer Centene Corp. said Friday that the nearly 40 Missouri counties where it will launch coverage on Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges next year include roughly two dozen that would otherwise have been...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    June 23, 2017

Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety. Syngenta vowed to appeal the verdict...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    June 4, 2017

Museum honoring daredevil Evel Knievel opens in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Kansas museum is giving enthusiasts of late motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel a jump on appreciating his death-defying, bone-breaking exploits. The $5-million, 13,000-square-foot homage to the hard-living man who...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    June 4, 2017

Supreme Court won't hear Missouri college drug-testing case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a Missouri technical college's challenge of a ruling that its mandatory drug testing policy is unconstitutional when applied to all students. The nation's highest court refused...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    May 26, 2017

Surgeon, med chief is new University of Kansas system leader

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A surgeon and longtime Navy reservist who has served as the University of Kansas Medical Center's top administrator was promoted Thursday to chief executive of the university system. The Kansas Board of Regents unanimously...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    May 18, 2017

Chelsea Manning 'looking forward to so much' after release

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, spared by presidential clemency from the rest of a 35-year prison term for giving classified materials to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, stepped out of a military lockup Wednesday and into a...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    May 12, 2017

Records: Slain boy told Missouri authorities about abuse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An emaciated boy whose father later killed him and fed his remains to the family's pigs told Missouri authorities two years before his death that his dad and stepmother were abusing him, state records show. Adrian Jones was...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    May 7, 2017

Kansas bail bondsman gets life for killing son fed to pigs

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas bail bondsman was sentenced to life in prison Monday for killing his 7-year-old son, who authorities say endured abuse and starvation before his remains were fed to pigs on the family's rental property. Unde...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    April 20, 2017

Judge blocks Missouri's abortion-restricting rules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge followed through on his promise Wednesday and blocked abortion-restricting rules in Missouri, saying he's bound by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and that the state is denying abortion rights "on a daily basis,...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    April 6, 2017

Judge plans to block Missouri's abortion-restricting rules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge says he plans to issue a preliminary injunction to block abortion-restricting rules in Missouri similar to ones in Texas that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down last year. U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    March 17, 2017

Kansas man accused of tainting lab with radioactive waste

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas chemist is accused in a federal indictment of illegally storing radioactive material that contaminated his now-closed lab in a suburban Kansas City industrial park, costing U.S. taxpayers $760,000 to clean up as a...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    March 16, 2017

Kansas suit adds to woes of man at center of lottery scam

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A lawsuit by the state of Kansas accuses the man at the center of a multi-state lottery number-fixing scam of working with two others to redeem two rigged lottery tickets for $44,000. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt...

 

Wildfires in 4 states kill 6, force thousands from homes

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Crews grappling with vexing wildfires that have charred hundreds of square miles of land in four states and killed six people soon may get a bit of a break: Winds are forecast to ease from the gusts that whipped the flames....

 

Wind conditions should ease, helping crews battle wildfires

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Winds are expected to slow down Wednesday, but weather conditions are still not ideal for emergency crews battling deadly wildfires in largely rural areas of four states, which have choked the air with smoke and burned...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    March 9, 2017

Q&A: A look at questions about current US wildfires

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wildfires scorching hundreds of square miles of Kansas, Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma have been blamed in at least six deaths as of Wednesday. Thousands of people have been displaced by the wind-whipped flames. Here's a look...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    March 5, 2017

Kansas grass fires force freeway closures, evacuations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Grass fires fanned by gusting winds scorched swaths of Kansas grassland Monday, forcing the evacuations of two tiny towns and the closure of some roads, including a couple of short stretches of Interstate 70. Authorities in...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    March 3, 2017

US judge defers ruling in Kansas voting citizenship case

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A judge on Friday began weighing the fate of two federal lawsuits in Kansas challenging the constitutionality of a state law that requires prospective voters to prove their U.S. citizenship. U.S. District Judge Julie Robins...

 
 By Jim Suhr    Regional    February 26, 2017

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn't reflect it. It's the place 32-year-old...

 

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