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Wichita area feels 5 low-intensity earthquakes in 2 weeks

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Five low intensity earthquakes have rattled part of the Wichita area since Thanksgiving, but a Kansas expert on seismic activity says residents of the state's largest city should n...

Judge dismisses criminal counts in Missouri duck boat deaths

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed neglect and misconduct charges against three employees of a tourist boat that sank on a Missouri lake in 2018, killing 17 people. U....

Rules about police wearing masks vary widely across US

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Although authorities have been encouraging people to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many police departments leave it up to officers to decide whether to cover th...

Kansas man charged with capital murder in sons' deaths

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of killing his two sons and taking his two daughters from their home before being stopped in Oklahoma was charged Tuesday with capital murder in the boys' deat...

Voting in western Kansas county delayed by ballot misprint

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — In-person absentee voting is scheduled to resume Thursday in one western Kansas county after being shut down for three days because of a ballot error. The incorre...

Missouri Supreme Court upholds ballot notarization law

Missouri residents who want to vote remotely in November's elections will have to have their ballots notarized unless they meet specific criteria, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled Friday. ...

Missouri governor says again he will pardon St. Louis couple

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Wednesday he “most certainly would” pardon a St. Louis couple if they are convicted of gun charges after waving guns at protesters walking in front o...

Kansas City activists camp at City Hall in police protest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Activists who were outraged when a white Kansas City police officer knelt on the back of a Black pregnant woman during an arrest last week have set up camp outside City Hall an...

Kansas City police arrest of pregnant woman criticized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Videos of a Kansas City police officer kneeling on a pregnant Black woman while arresting her have reignited calls for the city's police chief to resign and for the officer inv...

Kansas City weighs another bid to honor Martin Luther King

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A year after a divisive debate that ended with Kansas City residents voting to remove the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s name from a prominent boulevard, the city is trying aga...

Deputy won't be charged in Missouri woman's shooting death

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a Missouri woman after a traffic stop this summer will not be charged in her death even though it was possibly avoidable, a special prosecuto...

New effort begins to name Kansas City street after King

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A civil rights organization has restarted an effort to name a major thoroughfare in Kansas City after Martin Luther King Jr., suggesting that three intersecting major routes th...

Group alleges greyhounds being trained with live rabbits

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Two U.S. representatives introduced legislation Wednesday that would ban greyhound racing nationwide, after an advocacy group released videos showing greyhounds being trained by ch...

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...