Kansas man sentenced for performing illegal autopsiesSeptember 20, 2022 GMT
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who admitted running an illegal autopsy scheme has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for wire fraud.
Shawn Parcells, 42, who lived in Topeka and Leawood, was sentenced Monday in federal court to one count of wire fraud, the U.S.
New oversight plan means closer scrutiny of St. Louis policeAugust 23, 2022 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eight years after Michael Brown’s death pushed the St. Louis region front and center into the national debate over police accountability, the city’s elected officials and its police associations are at odds over a new oversight plan.
Southern Baptist Convention president won’t seek 2nd termMarch 2, 2022 GMT
Ed Litton, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, announced Tuesday he will break with tradition and not seek a second term in the top convention role.
After Trayvon Martin, Crump became civil rights go-to lawyerFebruary 26, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Before Trayvon Martin, George Floyd, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and other Black people died at the hands of white police officers or self-appointed vigilantes, there was Martin Lee Anderson.
Trayvon Martin 10th anniversary: A look at the playersFebruary 24, 2022 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin was visiting his father in Sanford, Florida, when the 17-year-old Black teen was fatally shot Feb. 26, 2012, during a confrontation with George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer.
Someone in Palm Beach tells New Yorkers leave if ‘woke’January 4, 2022 GMT
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Someone had a warning for New Yorkers visiting former President Donald Trump's new hometown — leave if you are “woke.”
Palm Beach Police say someone placed fliers over the weekend on New York-licensed cars parked on the wealthy island reading, “If you are one of the those ‘woke’ people --- leave Florida.
Suspect shot by police in Ferguson after firing on officersDecember 13, 2021 GMT
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police shot and killed a man in a Ferguson street after he twice fired on officers following a report that he had been brandishing a weapon, authorities said.
The St. Louis County Police Department said Monday that detectives are investigating the fatal shooting, which occurred Sunday night.
Florida law school creates Ben Crump social justice centerDecember 3, 2021 GMT
A South Florida law school on Thursday announced the creation of a social justice center named after Ben Crump, the Black civil rights attorney who has gained national prominence representing victims of police brutality and vigilante violence.
Cori Bush: White supremacists shot at Ferguson protestersNovember 16, 2021 GMT
U.S. Rep. Cori Bush has claimed on social media that white supremacists shot at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, but the city's police chief said he was unaware of any such incident.
Cori Bush officially running again in 2022November 15, 2021 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Cori Bush is officially seeking a second term.
The St. Louis Democrat announced Friday that she will seek another term representing Missouri's 1st Congressional District.
Man pleads guilty in shooting death in Kansas CityOctober 20, 2021 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 20-year-old Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to killing another man during a struggle last year.
Thorne McKendrick pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of Michael Brown outside an east Kansas City home, according to the Jackson County prosecutor's office.
Wainwright scheduled to start for Cardinals at PiratesAugust 11, 2021 GMT
St. Louis Cardinals (56-56, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (41-72, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (10-6, 3.48 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 130 strikeouts) Pirates: Wil Crowe (3-6, 5.47 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 71 strikeouts)
New York Yankees to visit the Kansas City RoyalsAugust 11, 2021 GMT
New York Yankees (62-51, third in the AL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (49-63, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Wednesday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: TBD Royals: Brady Singer (3-7, 5.13 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 92 strikeouts)
Dodgers end Phillies’ 8-game run with 5-0 victoryAugust 11, 2021 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola had a pitchers’ duel ruined by rain, and Corey Seager and Max Muncy homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers ended Philadelphia’s eight-game winning streak, beating the Phillies 5-0 on Tuesday night.
Perez homers twice, Royals pull away from Yankees 8-4August 11, 2021 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez homered twice to set a career high with 29 this season, and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the New York Yankees 8-4 on Tuesday night.
Perez put the Royals ahead with a two-run blast in the first inning estimated at 418 feet, and he tied the game at 4 leading off the sixth.
Happ, Cards bullpen combine on 1-hitter, top Pirates 4-1August 11, 2021 GMT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — J.A. Happ combined with a trio of relievers on a one-hitter, Tommy Edman and Paul DeJong homered early and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Tuesday night.
The Latest: S Korea exceeds 2,000 daily cases for 1st timeAugust 11, 2021 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s daily increase in coronavirus infections has exceeded 2,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic, continuing an alarming spread despite the enforcement of strict virus restrictions in large population centers.
Only 35 Garth Brooks fans get vaccines before concertAugust 10, 2021 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Only 35 of the more than 70,000 people who attended Garth Brooks' concert in Kansas City on Saturday took advantage of a chance to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the Kansas City Health Department said.
Business Highlights: Infrastructure, Fed tapering outlookAugust 10, 2021 GMT
Big win for $1T infrastructure bill: Dems, GOP come together
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the Senate has approved the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan.
Missouri marks 200th birthday with new citizens and treatsAugust 10, 2021 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri turned 200 years old Tuesday, commemorating its birthday with art, music, speeches, free ice cream and — fittingly — the recognition of new citizens in a state that once served as the gateway for westward expansion in the United States.
Ferguson mayor: Progress, yes, but still a long way to goAugust 10, 2021 GMT
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Seven years after Michael Brown's death turned a bright spotlight on the criminal justice system in Ferguson, Missouri, the town's mayor says progress is being made, but that there's still a long way to go.
375,000 Missourians enter vaccine lottery; drawing FridayAugust 10, 2021 GMT
More than 375,000 Missourians have entered the state's COVID-19 vaccine lottery program, but vaccinations continue to lag, especially in rural areas of the state.
State officials said the first of five drawings will be Friday.
Missouri judge says Medicaid expansion must be allowedAugust 10, 2021 GMT
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge on Tuesday ruled that Republican Gov. Mike Parson no longer can deny Medicaid health care to thousands more newly eligible adults.
Cole County Judge Jon Beetem in his order said Parson’s administration must give Medicaid coverage to newly eligible adults, despite the governor's resistance to doing so.
Missouri man gets 15-year term for trying to drown infantAugust 10, 2021 GMT
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to drown his infant daughter in a pond.
Patrol says Missouri man drowned in Lake of the OzarksAugust 10, 2021 GMT
LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks, marking the state’s second fatal drowning over the past weekend, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Sean Jouglard, 21, of Waterloo, was swimming in the lake Sunday afternoon when he drowned, the patrol said.
Cortes Jr., Yankees to take on Lynch, RoyalsAugust 10, 2021 GMT
New York Yankees (62-50, third in the AL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (48-63, fourth in the AL Central)
Happ expected to start for the Cardinals against PiratesAugust 10, 2021 GMT
St. Louis Cardinals (55-56, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (41-71, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: J.A. Happ (5-6, 6.62 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 81 strikeouts) Pirates: Steven Brault (0-0, 2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 2 strikeouts)
After blowing 4 late leads, Yanks finally hold off KC in 11August 10, 2021 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — DJ LeMahieu led off the 11th inning with an RBI double and the New York Yankees, after blowing four late leads, finally held off the feisty Kansas City Royals 8-6 on Monday night.
Jiménez, Anderson power White Sox past Twins 11-1August 10, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eloy Jiménez hit two homers with five RBIs for the second straight game, Tim Anderson led off with a home run for the second day in a row, and the Chicago White Sox cruised past the Minnesota Twins 11-1 Monday night.
Page urges St. Louis County Council to adopt mask mandateAugust 9, 2021 GMT
The head of St. Louis County's government on Monday urged its council to adopt a mask mandate amid a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
The request from St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, a Democrat, comes after a judge last week issued an order that, at least temporarily, halted a mask requirement for indoor public places that Page had announced last month.
Appeals court revives challenge to Arkansas ‘ag-gag’ lawsuitAugust 9, 2021 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal appeals court revived a legal challenge Monday to an Arkansas law that farm organizations have used to shield themselves from undercover investigations by animal rights groups.
Kansas City unveils $3M plan to restore Satchel Paige houseAugust 9, 2021 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A $3 million renovation plan for the fire-damaged former home of baseball great Leroy “Satchel” Paige in Kansas City, Missouri, was unveiled Monday on the 50th anniversary of his entry to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Guilty plea in police pursuit crash that killed Illinois manAugust 9, 2021 GMT
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City man who caused a crash while fleeing from police pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the death of a man from Illinois.
Anthony Dorsey, 31, was accused of killing 19-year-old Nathan Pena, of Brookfield, Illinois, in a crash on Sept.
Police: Stolen car fleeing traffic stop crashes, kills manAugust 9, 2021 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man died over the weekend after his truck was hit by stolen car that was fleeing a traffic stop, St. Louis police said.
Officials said the crash happened Saturday afternoon, when officers tried to pull over a car that had been reported stolen.
This Date in BaseballAugust 9, 2021 GMT
1901 — Frank Isbell of the Chicago White Sox set an AL record by stranding 11 teammates on the basepaths.
1944 — Charles “Red” Barrett of the Boston Braves threw only 58 pitches to beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 in a nine-inning game.
Police seeking driver after pedestrian killed in hit-and-runAugust 9, 2021 GMT
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban St. Louis are seeking a driver involved in the fatal hit-and-run death of a pedestrian on a Ferguson street.
The crash happened late Saturday night, when police were called to Chambers Road in Ferguson and found a critically injured man lying in the street, the St.
Taillon, Yankees to take on Hernandez, RoyalsAugust 9, 2021 GMT
New York Yankees (61-50, third in the AL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (48-62, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Jameson Taillon (7-4, 4.04 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 108 strikeouts) Royals: Carlos Hernandez (3-1, 4.12 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 48 strikeouts)
Wheeler throws 2-hitter, first-place Phillies beat Mets 3-0August 9, 2021 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler pitched a two-hitter and struck out 11, Bryce Harper homered and the first-place Philadelphia Phillies finished off a three-game sweep for their eighth straight victory, 3-0 over the fading New York Mets on Sunday.
Lopez key hit in 9th after long rain delay, KC tops CardsAugust 9, 2021 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nicky Lopez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning after a long rain delay and the Kansas City Royals averted a three-game sweep, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Sunday.
Missouri hires Desiree Reed-Francois from UNLV as ADAugust 8, 2021 GMT
Missouri hired UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois as its AD on Sunday.
Reed-Francois, who has been AD at UNLV since 2017, will replace Jim Sterk, who stepped down two weeks ago.
She will become the second woman hired as an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference and the first at one of the league’s 13 public schools.
Arrest made in fatal Kansas City hotel shootingAugust 8, 2021 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police on Sunday arrested a suspect in connection to a fatal shooting in a Kansas City, Missouri hotel.
Police on Sunday found one person shot inside a hotel room, The Kansas City Star reported.
1 dead, 1 injured in Kansas City shootingAugust 8, 2021 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One person was killed and another injured Sunday in a Kansas City, Missouri shooting, police said.
Police responding to reports of a shooting found two victims with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle, The Kansas City Star reported.
Man detained for fatal shooting at Missouri gas stationAugust 8, 2021 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City, Missouri police detained a man in relation to a fatal shooting Saturday at a gas station.
Officers dispatched to a QuickTrip on Southwest Boulevard found a man in the parking lot who was shot, The Kansas City Star reported.
Lester expected to start as Cardinals host the RoyalsAugust 8, 2021 GMT
Kansas City Royals (47-62, fourth in the AL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (55-55, third in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Sunday, 2:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Kris Bubic (3-5, 4.57 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 68 strikeouts) Cardinals: Jon Lester (3-6, 5.38 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 55 strikeouts)
Yankees beat Mariners 5-4 for 5th straight victoryAugust 8, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu and Kyle Higashioka made savvy baserunning moves, turning a double-play grounder into the go-ahead run, and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Saturday for their fifth straight victory.
Arenado, Carpenter, Molina lead Cards past Royals 5-2August 8, 2021 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Arenado homered, pinch-hitter Matt Carpenter delivered a tiebreaking double and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Saturday night.
Yadier Molina had an early two-run single for the Cardinals (55-55), who reached .500 for the 21st time this season.
Missouri man sentenced to life plus 100 years for stabbingAugust 7, 2021 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 33-year-old Springfield man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 100 years over the December 2019 fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old woman in an isolated field.
Northeast Kansas city, home county set indoor mask mandatesAugust 7, 2021 GMT
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas city and its home county will require employees and visitors to wear masks inside their buildings, adding to the local mandates aimed at controlling the more contagious COVID-19 delta variant.
St. Louis mayor allows plan for COVID funds to move forwardAugust 7, 2021 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis is poised to spend $33 million in federal coronavirus relief funds on business development after the mayor and another powerful official temporarily dropped their objections to a spending plan from the president of the city's Board of Aldermen.
Missouri GOP congressional candidate Ed Emery dies at 71August 7, 2021 GMT
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former state Sen. Ed Emery, who was running for an open congressional seat in central Missouri, has died. He was 71.
Gov. Mike Parson announced Emery's death Saturday in a tweet and said Emery leaves an “enduring legacy in public service.”
Kansas City police investigating 2 separate fatal shootingsAugust 7, 2021 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City are investigating two shootings in different parts of the city that each left a man dead.
Both shootings occurred Friday night, and in both cases the victims were died after being taken to a hospital.
Dominicans top South Korea 10-6, win baseball bronzeAugust 7, 2021 GMT
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — With some names that seemed more relevant to Old-Timers Day than the present, the Dominican Republic overcame a bullpen meltdown to claim its first Olympic baseball medal.
Juan Francisco homered in a four-run first inning, then hit a tiebreaking, two-run double off Seunghwan Oh of South Korea in a five-run eighth of a 10-6 victory Saturday that earned the baseball bronze.
Keller scheduled to start for Kansas City against St. LouisAugust 7, 2021 GMT
Kansas City Royals (47-61, fourth in the AL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (54-55, third in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brad Keller (7-10, 5.64 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, 96 strikeouts) Cardinals: Kwang Hyun Kim (6-6, 3.31 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 67 strikeouts)
Goodwin homers in 10th, White Sox beat Cubs 8-6 at WrigleyAugust 7, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Brian Goodwin led off the 10th inning with a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox regrouped to beat the Cubs 8-6 on Friday at Wrigley Field after Craig Kimbrel blew a three-run lead against his former team.
The Latest: Connecticut: nursing home workers must get shotsAugust 7, 2021 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut has become the latest state to mandate that workers in nursing homes be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday directed an executive order that requires all employees of long-term care facilities to receive at least the first dose of a vaccine by Sept.
O’Neill and Goldschmidt homer, Cardinals beat Royals 4-2August 7, 2021 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tyler O’Neill had a career-high four hits, including a solo home run, and Adam Wainwright threw seven effective innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night.
After two Super Bowl runs, Chiefs enjoy rest for mind, bodyAugust 7, 2021 GMT
ST JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — During a normal offseason away from the NFL, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill can usually be found working out in the gym or running routes on a high school football field.
Officials: 5 young siblings die in St. Louis-area fireAugust 7, 2021 GMT
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Five siblings under the age of 10 died early Friday when a fire swept through their apartment in southwestern Illinois, and officials were investigating whether they had been left alone.
Missouri man convicted of murder found dead in jail cellAugust 6, 2021 GMT
FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man who was sentenced to life in prison last month for murder has been found dead in his jail cell, St. Francois County Sheriff Dan Bullock said.
Jail staff found Anthony David Caruthers, 32, of Bonne Terre, dead in Thursday at the St.