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  • Kansas law enforcement training center seeing more women

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center class has a record number of women. Fifteen of the 58 people in Class 252 are women, The Hutchinson News reported . It’s the most women the center has trained in a single class since it started operating at the formal naval base in rural Reno County in 1968. The 14-week course features classroom training as well as hands-on experience. Students then become certified law enforcement officers. Executive Director Darin Beck said […]

  • Chiefs lose pair of starters to injuries in practice

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif left practice Sunday to be evaluated for a concussion, while defensive tackle Xavier Williams and running back Damien Williams also left early. The Chiefs said Xavier Williams had a stinger and Damien Williams hurt his shoulder. Eric Berry did not participate in practice after skipping the Chiefs’ preseason opener against Houston on Thursday night. Their star safety is dealing with a sore heel. Duvernay-Tardif made headlines this summer […]

  • Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf for unprecedented amount of time

    FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod. The Center for Whale Research in Washington state says it watched the orca, known as J35, chase a school of salmon in Haro Strait west of San Juan Island on Saturday afternoon. The whales have been struggling because of a lack […]

  • Heat wave put flamingos in the mood for 1st time in 15 years

    LONDON (AP) — A British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures have encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust says six of the exotic birds laid nine eggs, all of which were infertile. The charity’s reserve in Gloucestershire in southwest England then gave the Andean flamingos eggs from near-relatives, Chilean flamingos, to look after. Mark Roberts, the aviculture manager at the Slimbridge reserve, says “with the Andeans […]

  • Kansas City groups rethink drug recovery for mothers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City health and social service groups are testing a new approach for mothers undergoing drug recovery by keeping families together. The number of infants born dependent on opioids in Missouri has more than quadrupled since 2011, KCUR-FM reported. The number of children entering the state’s foster care system is simultaneously growing as well. Children’s Mercy Hospital neonatologist Jodi Jackson said the birth of a child can be an opportunity for transformation, even for women who’ve used […]

  • Fernandes and Sanchez score, Sporting KC beats LAFC 2-0

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gerso Fernandes and Ilie Sanchez scored to help Sporting Kansas City beat Los Angeles FC 2-0 on Saturday night. Fernandes opened the scoring in the 17th minute, settling Diego Rubio’s pass with his first touch and finishing a left-footed shot just inside the far post. Sanchez doubled the lead in the 66th minute, converting from the spot after Felipe Gutierrez drew a penalty against Dejan Jakovic. Sporting (11-6-6) won back-to-back road games for just the second […]

  • Duffy ejected, Royals lose to Cardinals, 8-3

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jack Flaherty struck out nine in seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win. Harrison Bader and Jose Martinez each hit a two-run homer, helping the Cardinals move seven games above .500 for the first time since June 12. They are 15-9 since Mike Shildt was named interim manager on July 15. Bader drove a full-count pitch over the wall in left […]

  • Kansas City Chiefs

    Chiefs put Gordon on IR, sign Officer to take his place

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have placed offensive lineman Dillon Gordon on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, while running back Charcandrick West returned to the practice field following a concussion. Kansas City signed offensive lineman Alex Officer on Saturday to take Gordon’s place. The Chiefs came out of their preseason opener against Houston on Thursday night relatively healthy, but that didn’t continue in practice. Outside linebacker Dee Ford walked to the practice facility midway through […]

  • Wrong-way crash on I-49 in Belton kills two

    BELTON, Mo. (AP) — Police in western Missouri say two people were killed earlier this week in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 49. Belton police tell the Kansas City Star that 42-year-old Billie Reid, of Adrian, and 29-year-old Lachanda Barnett, of Kansas City, Missouri, were killed early Wednesday in the crash. Officers were called to the scene at about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday say two vehicles had collided in the northbound lanes of Interstate 49 in Belton. Reid died at the scene; Barnett […]

  • Missouri’s McCaskill, Hawley clash on Trump’s trade war

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and her Republican challenger on Friday staked out opposing positions on President Donald Trump’s trade war, with McCaskill decrying it as harmful to the state’s farmers and Josh Hawley standing by the president. In speaking with members of the Missouri Farm Bureau, McCaskill sought to cast herself as an independent voice. Hawley stuck by the president while acknowledging that the escalating trade war is causing pain in a state driven by […]

  • Royals bit by home runs in 7-0 loss to Cardinals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — At this point, it’s almost as if the St. Louis Cardinals expect Matt Carpenter to hit a home run every day. Carpenter connected for the sixth time in seven games, Austin Gomber pitched five scoreless innings and the Cardinals defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-0 Friday night. Carpenter tops the National League with 32 home runs, a .600 slugging percentage and 65 extra-base hits. He has reached base in a career-high 28 straight games with […]

  • Kobach turns over election duties to top deputy in tight GOP primary race for KS governor

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach stepped aside from his duties as the state’s top elections official Friday until his hotly contested primary race with Gov. Jeff Colyer is resolved, but rejected Colyer’s accusations that the advice he has been giving local election officials on handling ballots violates state law. Kobach said in a letter to Colyer that he was turning his election duties over to his top deputy. Colyer had demanded in his own letter […]