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    Family and friends mourn Yordano Ventura’s loss at his home in native Dominican Republic

    LAS TERRENAS, Dominican Republic — Dozens of children wearing blue T-shirts with the name “Ventura” emblazoned on the back gathered around a coastal home on Monday to pay their respects to their idol: Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura. He died Sunday in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic, where he was known for practicing with his former youth baseball team every time he visited the Caribbean country, said Silvano Santos, who coached Ventura from age 7 to […]

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    Gladstone, KC residents sentenced for roles in fraudulent drug scheme

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three Missourians have been sentenced for taking part in conspiracies to pass fraudulent prescriptions and steal oxycodone pills by robbing pharmacies. Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old Julian King, of Kansas City, was sentenced Wednesday to one year and nine months in prison without parole. On Tuesday, 31-year-old Tara Childress was sentenced to 12½ years without parole and 33-year-old Michael Bellinghausen was sentenced to 11 years without parole. Childress and Bellinghausen are both from Gladstone. The three are […]

  • Former US President George H. W. Bush applauds during an event in the East Room of the White House July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama hosted former US President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush to honor the 5000th Daily Point of Light Award which is a program started in response to Bush's call for volunteerism. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Former Pres. George H.W. Bush in ICU; wife Barbara Bush also hospitalized

    HOUSTON — A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at Houston’s Methodist Hospital to address a respiratory problem from pneumonia. Spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush’s wife, Barbara Bush, also has been hospitalized as a precaution after experiencing fatigue and coughing. McGrath says the 92-year-old former president was placed under sedation for a procedure to protect and clear his airway. He is stable and resting comfortably. He has been in […]

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    Detective responding to armed disturbance call gets shot and killed in suburban Dallas

    LITTLE ELM, Texas — A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood. Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harrison says Detective Jerry Walker died Tuesday night at a Denton hospital hours after the shooting. Fire Chief Ryan Roach later said the suspect was found dead in the house after a six-hour standoff. Roach didn’t identify the suspect or give a cause of death. Authorities say […]

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    Suspected Orlando cop killer Markeith Loyd arrested following manhunt

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police sergeant has been captured. The Orlando Police Department tweeted Tuesday night that 41-year-old Markeith Loyd is in custody. Loyd has been the focus of a weeklong manhunt since Master Sgt. Debra Clayton was killed in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Before the Jan. 9 shooting, authorities had been looking for Loyd for questioning in the death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend […]

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    Police seek teen and his mom in murder of Missouri college student killed in Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — Police are looking for a teen suspect and his mother in the fatal shooting of a Missouri State University football player who witnesses say tried to stop a fight involving his sister and others in Las Vegas over the weekend. Authorities have not named the 17-year-old sought in the Saturday evening killing of 18-year-old Richard J. Nelson or the suspect’s mother. She is believed to have driven her son from the scene before police arrived. Witnesses told […]

  • Blake Snyder, a 4-year-veteran of the St. Louis Co. Police Dept. was killed Thurs. Oct. 6

    Mo. police widow finds purpose through social media

    ST. LOUIS — The wife of a fallen St. Louis County Officer is using social media to process her grief and humanize officers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 24-year-old Elizabeth Snyder has been making a series of Facebook posts after her 33-year-old husband, Blake Snyder, was fatally shot on Oct. 6 while on a domestic disturbance call. The posts vary from selfies with her 2-year-old son Malachi, to photos of the house she used to share with Blake. Many of […]

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    Uncle: Mo. girl found after disappearance has long recovery

    ST. LOUIS — A relative of a 12-year-old St. Louis girl found Friday after disappearing two days earlier say she’s eating and communicating with detectives, but she faces a long road to recovery. Andrew Black Jr., the uncle of Kameill Taylor, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the family is still seeking answers to what happened and who is behind it. He says the incident took a heavy emotional toll on Kameill. The girl left home around 6:10 a.m. Wednesday […]

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    School system fires employee for tweet aimed at student’s misspelling

    FREDERICK, Md. — A school system employee in Maryland who had a lighthearted quarrel with a student on Twitter over the student’s spelling has been fired. Katie Nash tells The Frederick News-Post that she was fired on Friday afternoon from her $44,000-a-year job. A Frederick County Public Schools spokesman confirmed that Nash had been let go, without providing details. Nash ran the school district’s Twitter account. On Jan. 5, a student tweeted to the account, asking that schools be closed […]

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    Reid says he was going over game until 2 a.m., doesn’t agree with Fisher’s holding call

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs coach Andy Reid doesn’t believe the holding penalty on left tackle Eric Fisher that cost Kansas City a tying 2-point conversion against Pittsburgh on Sunday night should have been called. After watching film of the decisive play in the Steelers’ 18-16 playoff victory, Reid said Monday that “I don’t want to be fined any money, but I’d lean a different way.” “Little things add up. I gotta make sure I take care of that. We […]

  • A NASA picture taken by US crew commander Eugene A. Cernan, on December 13, 1972 shows astronaut and geologist Harrison H. Schmitt seated in the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) at Station 9 (Van Serg Crater) during the third Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. The Apollo 17 lunar mission was the sixth and final lunar landing mission of the Apollo program. Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt was the first scientist-astronaut to land on Moon. Scientific objectives of the Apollo 17 mission included geological surveying and sampling of materials and surface features in the area of the Taurus-Littrow region. AFP PHOTO NASA        (Photo credit should read Eugene A. Cernan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, passes away at 82

    Eugene A. Cernan, the last astronaut to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon, has died, NASA said Monday. He was 82. “We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon,” the US space agency said on Twitter. Cernan was one of fourteen astronauts selected by NASA in October 1963. He served as as spacecraft commander of Apollo 17, the last scheduled manned mission to the moon […]

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    Missouri colleges take a hit as Governor Greitens cuts $146 million from state budget

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is cutting $146 million of spending from the budget, including tens of millions of dollars to public colleges and universities. The Republican governor said the cuts announced Monday are necessary to keep the budget in balance because of lower than expected tax revenues and rising costs in certain programs such as Medicaid. The cuts come just one week after Greitens took office and a day before he is to deliver his […]