Kansas City - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Kansas City Sheriff: Chiefs top draft pick Mahomes unharmed in robbery KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rookie Kansas Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes escaped injury after being robbed outside a Texas home after attending a college baseball game, authorities said Monday in describing the holdup as random. Mahomes and the three other people were stepping from a vehicle on a home's driveway outside Tyler on Friday night when a suspec... Mon, 15 May 2017 20:43:00 GMT 2017-05-15T20:43:00Z Orioles star Jones sees Negro Leagues museum, urges dialogue KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the Negro Leagues museum as his backdrop, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said the recent racial taunting he endured in Boston shows there needs to be more dialogue about diversity. Almost two weeks after he said he was called the N-word and had a bag of peanuts thrown in his direction at Fenway Park, the star said Sat... Sat, 13 May 2017 21:35:00 GMT 2017-05-13T21:35:00Z Man admits to duping women into sex for porn 'rehearsals' KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City-area man has pleaded guilty to duping dozens of women into having sex with him on camera by telling them they were rehearsing for roles in pornographic movies. The U.S. attorney's office says 34-year-old Mario Antoine, of Raymore, pleaded guilty to one wire fraud count and will be sentenced to 10 years in prison under the terms of the de... Fri, 12 May 2017 22:32:00 GMT 2017-05-12T22:32:00Z Orioles' Adam Jones donates $20K to Negro Leagues museum KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, the target of racial taunts during a recent game in Boston, has donated $20,000 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Jones plans to visit the museum and speak with its president, Bob Kendrick, on Saturday before the Orioles continue their series against the Kansas C... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:47:00Z Records: Slain boy told Missouri authorities about abuse KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An emaciated boy whose father later killed him and fed his remains to the family's pigs told Missouri authorities two years before his death that his dad and stepmother were abusing him, state records show. Adrian Jones was 5 in July 2013 when he told a Missouri Children's Division worker and a police officer that his father would ... Thu, 11 May 2017 20:11:00 GMT 2017-05-11T20:11:00Z Family of boy killed on Kansas waterslide to receive $20M KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The family of a 10-year-old boy who died on a giant waterslide at a Kansas water park will receive nearly $20 million in settlement payments, according to court documents. The largest payment to Caleb Schwab's family, $14 million, will come from SVV 1 and KC Water Park, two companies associated with the Texas-based water park operator Schlitterbahn, ... Thu, 04 May 2017 19:15:00 GMT 2017-05-04T19:15:00Z Vargas pitches Royals to 2-0 win over Bumgarner, Giants KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Vargas has a new ligament holding together his crucial left elbow. He's getting the same spectacular results. The veteran dazzled for the third straight start, the Royals finally scored off Giants ace Madison Bumgarner and Kansas City beat San Francisco 2-0 on Wednesday night to split their two-game set. ... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:34:00 GMT 2017-04-20T03:34:00Z Johnson could match UFC record with 10th title defense in KC KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Demetrious Johnson had just finished an open workout on a muggy spring afternoon when the UFC flyweight champion was asked about the impressive haul of title belts he has amassed over the years. Did that ever set off a diatribe. In rant that was half-serious, half-joking, the man nicknamed "Mighty Mouse" pointed out he only has one... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:58:00 GMT 2017-04-14T20:58:00Z Vargas dazzles as Royals win 3-1 to snap 8-game skid vs A's KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ned Yost didn't mince words appraising Royals starter Jason Vargas on Thursday night. "He was awesome," the skipper said. Care to elaborate? "He was unbelievably good," Yost said. Fair enough. Vargas scattered four hits and a walk while pitching into the eighth inning, making... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 03:42:00 GMT 2017-04-14T03:42:00Z Feds: Human error, labeling led to chemical cloud in Kansas KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Human error and labeling and design problems led to the release of a large chemical cloud over a city in northeast Kansas that sent more than 140 people to the hospital last year and caused others to stay indoors or evacuate for several hours, federal investigators said Wednesday. The chemical release from MGP Ingredients in Atchis... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:02:00 GMT 2017-04-12T19:02:00Z Explosion at Army ammunition plant in Missouri kills 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An explosion Tuesday at a sprawling ammunition plant near Kansas City, Missouri, killed one worker and injured four others, the U.S. Army said. The blast at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, just east of Kansas City, occurred in a building where chemicals are mixed, Army officials. The building has been secured and rendered safe, th... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:17:00 GMT 2017-04-12T00:17:00Z The Latest: Plant closed for the day as blast investigated INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Missouri military ammunition plant that killed one person and injured four others (all times local): 5 p.m. The ammunition plant in Missouri where one person was killed and four others were injured has been closed for the day while investigators try to determine what caused the explosion in a primer mixing building. ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:03:00 GMT 2017-04-11T22:03:00Z Missouri military academy dating to 1880 will close KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri military academy and college that dates to 1880 and includes federal lawmakers, business titans and a famous zoologist among its alumni will fold at the end of next month, given waning enrollment, rising costs and an aging campus. Wentworth Military Academy and College's two top administrators announced the closure in le... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 19:28:00 GMT 2017-04-08T19:28:00Z LEADING OFF: Scherzer ready; Wheeler, Ryu return to majors A look at what's happening all around the majors today: PITCHING IN Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer takes the mound for Washington against the Phillies in their home opener. Scherzer's spring preparation was delayed because he was still in pain from a fractured knuckle on his pitching hand. "I'm good t... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:34:00 GMT 2017-04-07T06:34:00Z LEADING OFF: Scherzer ready; Wheeler, Ryu returns to majors A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday: PITCHING IN Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer takes the mound for Washington against the Phillies in their home opener. Scherzer's spring preparation was delayed because he was still in pain from a fractured knuckle on his pitching hand. "I'm good ... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 02:57:00 GMT 2017-04-07T02:57:00Z BASEBALL 2017: New digs in Atlanta, eggs on hot dogs in KC NEW YORK (AP) — When Chris Archer throws the first pitch of the 2017 Major League Baseball season on Sunday, he'll unleash all sorts of possibilities. Can MVP Kris Bryant and the World Series champion Chicago Cubs repeat? Will home runs stay on the upswing? Heck, will Ryan Howard ever play again? A look at what's ahead, including new di... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 05:33:00 GMT 2017-03-31T05:33:00Z Hosmer, Yelich could benefit from getting off the ground Being a big league hitter these days can require some serious lifting. No, not in the weight room. The lift some players are concerned about now? It's getting the baseball in the air. Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson and Justin Turner have made millions after revamping their swings to hit more fly balls. Last year, Daniel Murphy, Jonathan Lucroy and Nicholas Castellanos had bre... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:17:00 GMT 2017-03-30T07:17:00Z Bourjos, Gennett, Asher switch sides as opening day nears Speedy outfielder Peter Bourjos and infielder Scooter Gennett were among the players on the go Tuesday as big league teams tweaked their rosters less than a week before opening day. The Tampa Bay Rays added some depth by acquiring Bourjos from the Chicago White Sox for cash or a player to be named. The 29-year-old Bourjos hit .251 with ... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 02:41:00 GMT 2017-03-29T02:41:00Z Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely out to start season Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely will begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game. Soler, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in December for closer Wade Davis, hurt himself on a swing Sunday. Soler went for an MRI on Monday, which revealed a Grade 1 strain. He'll rest for five to seven days before slowly resum... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:13:00 GMT 2017-03-28T04:13:00Z New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will 'explode' ATLANTA (AP) — Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that "ObamaCare will explode." Premiums have risen and major insurers have backed out of the state markets where people can buy insurance online... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:14:00 GMT 2017-03-26T18:14:00Z Oregon beats Kansas 74-60 to punch Final Four ticket KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oregon lost one of its best players to an injury just before the NCAA Tournament, had to survive two nail-biters to reach the Midwest Regional finals, and then faced a top-seeded Kansas team that had romped to the brink of the Final Four. Of course, the Ducks would rise to the occasion. With swagger and verve and downright prolific... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:02:00 GMT 2017-03-26T04:02:00Z The Latest: Big wins for West Coast in regional finals The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 11:15 p.m. Two teams from the West Coast will be in the Final Four. The Southeastern Conference hopes to fill the other two spots. Gonzaga trounced Xavier and Oregon upset Kansas in Saturday's regional finals. Sunday's schedule includes a Kentucky-North Carolina matchup in the South Region and an all-SEC showdown between... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:18:00 GMT 2017-03-26T03:18:00Z Jones back with Orioles after winning World Baseball Classic Adam Jones provided perhaps the best highlight of the World Baseball Classic, when he took a home run away from Manny Machado with a spectacular catch in center field. Now Jones and Machado are just teammates again. "Pretty cool catch, pretty great moment," Jones said. "Sorry it had to be my boy Manny, but it's part of the game, part of... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:52:00 GMT 2017-03-26T01:52:00Z Royal Returns: KC's Duffy, Perez back in Cactus League Danny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training. Following a stint with Team USA at the World Baseball Classic, Duffy allowed three runs over six innings for the Kansas City Royals in a 4-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners. It was Duffy's first start with the Royals since March 5 because of the international tournament. ... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:05:00 GMT 2017-03-25T03:05:00Z The Latest: Arizona's loss means three 2-seeds are out KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 1:05 a.m. Xavier's upset of Arizona wrapped up Thursday's four-game slate, sending the Musketeers into the Elite Eight as a surprise team alongside high seeds Gonzaga, Kansas and Oregon. That made Arizona the third No. 2 see... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:14:00 GMT 2017-03-24T05:14:00Z Kansas, Purdue plan to make for a stylish Sweet 16 matchup KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two national player of the year front-runners, Frank Mason III of Kansas and Caleb Swanigan of Purdue, will lead their teams against each other in the Midwest Regional semifinals on Thursday night. In many ways, they're a microcosm of their teams. Mason is the granite-tough point guard whose ability to get up and down the floor in ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:18:00 GMT 2017-03-22T21:18:00Z Jayhawks fans divisive over on-court success, off-court woes LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of people file through the doors of the 23rd Street Brewery for lunch and dinner every day, most bound together by their unrequited love of ales, IPAs and the Kansas Jayhawks. A glance at the menu confirms they're among friends: There's the "Crimson Phog," an Irish-style red ale, and "Rock Chalk Raspberry Wheat," while food ... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:57:00 GMT 2017-03-21T20:57:00Z Police: 3-year-old twins die in Missouri pond accident KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl and her twin brother died in a "tragic accident" in a Missouri pond after they apparently wandered from home as their father slept, authorities said. Platte County Undersheriff Maj. Erik Holland said Arrabelle and Elijah Wagner were found Monday in the private pond behind their home near Edgerton, about 30 miles north of Kansas City.... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:55:00 GMT 2017-03-21T17:55:00Z Suburban Kansas City apartment building fire ignites houses OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A huge fire at an apartment building under construction in suburban Kansas City has sparked fires at several homes blocks away. The eight-alarm fire broke out about 3:30 p.m. Monday at the multimillion-dollar CityPlace development in Overland Park, Kansas, sending plumes of smoke and embers toward homes in the suburban neighborhood nearby, The Kans... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:25:00 GMT 2017-03-21T01:25:00Z Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90 NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. He was 90. Emergency responders summoned to Berry's residence by his caretaker about 12:40 p.m. fo... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 02:21:00 GMT 2017-03-19T02:21:00Z