Protests spark move to rename iconic Kansas City fountain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Decades after influential developer J.C. Nichols kept Blacks, Jews and other minorities out of subdivisions he built that transformed the Kansas City region, protests over the ...

Federal agency releasing report on Missouri duck boat deaths

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly two years after 17 people died when a tourist boat sank on a Missouri lake, federal transportation safety investigators on Tuesday will release the results of an investigati...

Widespread discrimination alleged at Kansas City VA hospital

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. senator from Kansas and the NAACP are demanding action after up to 50 black employees of the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center have complained about widespread...

Missouri man charged with murder in wife's presumed death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury on Friday indicted a Missouri man on first-degree murder and other charges in the disappearance of his Chinese wife, who is presumed dead. Josep...

Missouri man charged in Chinese wife's death despite no body

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The American husband of a Chinese woman who has been missing since October was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in her death, even though her body hasn't been found. ...

Advocacy group urges changes to Catholic abuse review boards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The bishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Roman Catholic diocese, who was recently appointed chairman-elect of the U.S. Catholic church’s national committee for protecting abuse...

Kansas City votes to remove King's name from historic street

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King's name from one of the city's most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city co...

Kansas City to vote on removing King's name from street

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Emotions that simmered for nearly a year over the renaming of an historic major thoroughfare in Kansas City, Missouri, for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led to a tense scene ...

Workers allege racism at Harley-Davidson plant in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Several current and former black employees at the Harley-Davidson plant in Kansas City say minorities there have faced harassment that included nooses and swastikas on the wall...

67 inmates seek Kansas prison release over secret recordings

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The federal public defender's office has asked for the release of 67 inmates from a Kansas federal prison and plans to seek freedom for more than 150 others because authoritie...

Missouri tour boat captain indicted after sinking kills 17

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charges have been filed against the captain of a Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people, including nine people from an Indiana family, federal prosecutors said Th...

Ticket mix-up put family on ill-fated Missouri tourist boat

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip ...

Police unaware of man before college student's death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who was fatally shot after wounding three Kansas City police officers during a gunfight had not drawn law enforcement's attention before he became a person of interest th...

Kansas governor: University will remove flag art piece

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The chancellor at the University of Kansas agreed Wednesday to have an art display that includes an altered U.S. flag taken down, after Gov. Jeff Colyer and other GOP political c...

Former water park executive charged in Kansas slide death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former executive for a water park company was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated on a giant waterslide at a Ka...