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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. CST
News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. CST

Police say a shooting in southeast Topeka left two people dead. Topeka police Lt. Andrew Beightel said the shooting occurred Tuesday in the Highland Park community. One of the victims was found outside and the other was...

Woman sentenced for embezzling $547,000 from foundation

Woman sentenced for embezzling $547,000 from foundation

A 52-year-old Kansas City woman has been sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison without parole for embezzlement.

Cerner Corp. cuts 130 jobs, including 60 in Kansas City

Cerner Corp. cuts 130 jobs, including 60 in Kansas City

Cerner Corp. has cut 130 jobs, including 60 in the Kansas City area.

Another school district sues leading e-cigarette maker Juul

Another school district sues leading e-cigarette maker Juul

Another school district is suing leading e-cigarette maker Juul, claiming that its devices create "enormous distractions for students."

Trump appeals court nominee in jeopardy following GOP revolt

Trump appeals court nominee in jeopardy following GOP revolt

President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal appeals court is in jeopardy following a conservative revolt from two Republican senators who have said publicly they won't support him.

Former state lawmaker charged with misdemeanor DUI

Former state lawmaker charged with misdemeanor DUI

A state lawmaker-turned-labor judge is facing a misdemeanor charge after his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

NAACP weighs in on deadly Missouri police pursuit crash

NAACP weighs in on deadly Missouri police pursuit crash

The NAACP is raising concerns after reports surfaced that a suburban St. Louis police officer didn't stop to help after a chase ended in a deadly crash.

Girl dies 1 month after being struck by patrol vehicle

Girl dies 1 month after being struck by patrol vehicle

A 12-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered last month when a St. Louis County patrol vehicle struck her.

Wintry weather contributes to numerous crashes

Wintry weather contributes to numerous crashes

Wintry weather is closing schools, contributing to numerous crashes and causing temperatures to tumble in Missouri.

Apparent meteor flashes across night sky in St. Louis area

Apparent meteor flashes across night sky in St. Louis area

An apparent meteor has brightened the night sky over St. Louis.

Man, woman and child killed in Missouri apartment fire

Man, woman and child killed in Missouri apartment fire

Authorities say a man, woman and young girl have been killed in an apartment fire in Missouri.

2 charged in Kansas City shooting that leaves 1 man dead

2 charged in Kansas City shooting that leaves 1 man dead

Two men have been charged in a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded in Kansas City.

Woman killed in hit-and-run in eastern Missouri, police say

Woman killed in hit-and-run in eastern Missouri, police say

Authorities say it appears that a woman who was having car trouble was killed by a hit-and-run driver in eastern Missouri when she stepped out of her vehicle to get help.

Cleaver criticizes church action during King street campaign

Cleaver criticizes church action during King street campaign

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri is criticizing the tactics of a group that led a successful campaign to remove Martin Luther King's name from a Kansas City street.

Missouri fines Doe Run Co. $1.2 million for lead emissions

Missouri fines Doe Run Co. $1.2 million for lead emissions

Missouri regulators have fined the Doe Run Co. $1.2 million for dozens of clean air violations over several years at a lead battery recycling center in southeast Missouri.

Snow, ice cause slippery roads, accidents in Missouri

Snow, ice cause slippery roads, accidents in Missouri

Wintry weather in mid-autumn is causing plenty of trouble in parts of Missouri.

100 years and counting for South Carolina two-war vet

100 years and counting for South Carolina two-war vet

Living to be 100 years old is just one more thing a two-war veteran living in South Carolina can add to his list of accomplishments.

St. Joseph mother sentenced to life for baby's drowning

St. Joseph mother sentenced to life for baby's drowning

A St. Joseph woman who drowned her 6-month-old son has been sentenced to life in prison.

1 person dead after fire at Hannibal apartment complex

1 person dead after fire at Hannibal apartment complex

A cigarette is blamed for a fire at a northeast Missouri public housing complex that killed one person.

Missouri men arrested in death of Illinois man

Missouri men arrested in death of Illinois man

A Missouri man is in custody in connection with a fatal shooting in Carbondale, Illinois.

Judge: University of Missouri violated open records law

Judge: University of Missouri violated open records law

A judge has found that the University of Missouri knowingly violated the state's open records law by overestimating the cost to provide records to an animal rights group.

Man dies in shooting in small Pemiscot County town

Man dies in shooting in small Pemiscot County town

Authorities in the Missouri Bootheel region are investigating the shooting death of a man.

Missouri woman steps out of moving vehicle, dies

Missouri woman steps out of moving vehicle, dies

A 33-year-old southeast Missouri woman is dead after stepping out of a moving vehicle and getting struck by a trailer that vehicle was towing.

Man killed in ATV crash in northern Missouri

Man killed in ATV crash in northern Missouri

Authorities say a man has been killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash in northern Missouri.

Hit-and-run driver injures man, woman in Kansas City

Hit-and-run driver injures man, woman in Kansas City

Kansas City police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who seriously injured two people and killed a dog that was walking with them.

75-year-old man drowns in the Lake of the Ozarks

75-year-old man drowns in the Lake of the Ozarks

Authorities say a man has drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks.

4 injured in shooting at adult club in Kansas City, Missouri

4 injured in shooting at adult club in Kansas City, Missouri

Authorities are investigating a shooting outside an adult entertainment club in northeast Kansas City, Missouri, that left four people injured.

Missouri fire chief convicted of raping woman

Missouri fire chief convicted of raping woman

A southwestern Missouri fire chief has been convicted of three counts of second-degree statutory sodomy and one count of second-degree rape.

Missouri man gets life for 2016 double homicide in St. Louis

Missouri man gets life for 2016 double homicide in St. Louis

A suburban St. Louis man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in a 2016 double homicide and robbery.

Police: Dispute between neighbors leads to fatal stabbing

Police: Dispute between neighbors leads to fatal stabbing

Police in suburban St. Louis say an argument between neighbors ended with one of them being stabbed to death.

Wild horses causing problems at state park get adopted

Wild horses causing problems at state park get adopted

A herd of seven wild horses that were causing problems at a Missouri state park have been rounded up and adopted.

Missouri developer sentenced to prison for Kirkwood scam

Missouri developer sentenced to prison for Kirkwood scam

A Missouri developer has been sentenced to a year in prison for a scam that cost six families nearly $400,000.

St. Louis officer admits to beating undercover colleague

St. Louis officer admits to beating undercover colleague

A St. Louis police officer has admitted attacking an undercover colleague who he believed was a protester.

Complaints about homeless leads to St. Joseph camping ban

Complaints about homeless leads to St. Joseph camping ban

St. Joseph has barred camping in most parks and public spaces after getting complaints about homeless people sleeping under a bridge.

Missouri proposes ban on pot companies paying taxes in cash

Missouri proposes ban on pot companies paying taxes in cash

Missouri's health department wants to ban medical marijuana businesses from paying taxes, fines or fees in cash.

Fraternity closes troubled University of Missouri chapter

Fraternity closes troubled University of Missouri chapter

A University of Missouri fraternity with a troubled history is closing its door for now but could reopen with new members as early as 2022.

Law governing when fall classes can start leads to grumbles

Law governing when fall classes can start leads to grumbles

Officials in one of Missouri's largest school districts are grumbling as they work to comply with a new state law that requires them to wait until late August to begin classes.

$300K settlement reached over jail suicide attempt death

$300K settlement reached over jail suicide attempt death

The mother of a man who died after a suicide attempt at an eastern Missouri jail has settled a lawsuit for $300,000.

10-year-old committed to state care in Missouri teen's death

10-year-old committed to state care in Missouri teen's death

A 10-year-old boy involved in the death of a St. Joseph boy whose body was found in a burned out house has been committed to the Missouri Department of Youth Services.

Missouri CPA convicted in $7 million fraud scheme

Missouri CPA convicted in $7 million fraud scheme

A Missouri certified public accountant has been convicted of a $7 million scheme to defraud his employer and clients.

Special prosecutor clears Greitens' legal team

Special prosecutor clears Greitens' legal team

A special prosecutor tasked with determining if attorneys for former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens threatened St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner says in a report that no crime was committed.

Cold weather system brought funky smells to Kansas City

Cold weather system brought funky smells to Kansas City

A cold weather system had people in the Kansas City area wanting more than just a sweater. It also had them reaching for nose plugs.

Former Missouri lawmaker fined $14,000

Former Missouri lawmaker fined $14,000

A former Ferguson activist who became a state representative, only to resign in August, will pay the state $14,169 after an investigation found he spent thousands of dollars from his campaign fund on personal expenses and...

Kansas City council to consider conversion therapy ban

Kansas City council to consider conversion therapy ban

Kansas City would ban so-called gay conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors under an ordinance that is headed to the city council for consideration.

Prosecutor: Husband 'prime suspect' in wife's disappearance

Prosecutor: Husband 'prime suspect' in wife's disappearance

A prosecutor says a University of Missouri student is the "prime suspect" in the disappearance of his Chinese wife and he played audio in court of the man saying he wanted a divorce "the sooner the better."

Man acquitted in 2016 shooting in St. Louis suburb

Man acquitted in 2016 shooting in St. Louis suburb

A St. Louis man whose uncle is serving a 25 year sentence in a deadly 2016 shooting has been acquitted of a second-degree murder charge in the killing.

Lawsuit filed over St. Louis County pay-to-play scheme

Lawsuit filed over St. Louis County pay-to-play scheme

A former St. Louis County employee claims in a lawsuit that he was fired after standing up to a top elected official who later pleaded guilty in a pay-to-play scheme.

Suspected carjackers charged in crash death of accomplice

Suspected carjackers charged in crash death of accomplice

Authorities say two St. Louis men have been charged in the death of a suspected carjacking accomplice in a crash.

Illinois man trapped in tree overnight after dog attack

Illinois man trapped in tree overnight after dog attack

Southern Illinois authorities say a man was seriously injured when he spent a night trapped in a tree he'd scaled to escape an attacking dog.

Lawsuit: Restaurant chain forces out employee with HIV

Lawsuit: Restaurant chain forces out employee with HIV

An employee of a Kansas City area restaurant chain alleges in a lawsuit that he was forced out after telling a manager that he had been diagnosed with HIV.

3 killed in 4-hour span in separate Kansas City shootings

3 killed in 4-hour span in separate Kansas City shootings

Authorities say three people have been killed in separate shootings in a four-hour span in Kansas City.

Company says nearly 120 Sidney jobs moving to Missouri

Company says nearly 120 Sidney jobs moving to Missouri

Bass Pro Shops says nearly 120 jobs at its Cabela's operation in Sidney will be relocated to Bass Pro Shops' headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.

Kansas City considers moving forward after King debate

Kansas City considers moving forward after King debate

Representatives from both sides of a divisive campaign over naming a street in Kansas City for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. say they are ready to work together after voters approved a ballot measure replacing King's name...

35,000 expected for Church of God in Christ convention

35,000 expected for Church of God in Christ convention

One of the largest conventions of the year in St. Louis has now begun.

Officer convicted of 2 misdemeanors for 'rough ride'

Officer convicted of 2 misdemeanors for 'rough ride'

A former St. Louis police officer has been convicted of two misdemeanor assault charges for giving two handcuffed men a "rough ride" after they said obscene things about her.

17-year-old charged in deadly Jefferson City shooting

17-year-old charged in deadly Jefferson City shooting

A 17-year-old has been charged with fatally shooting an 18-year-old in a Jefferson City neighborhood.

Missouri process to certify minors as adults challenged

Missouri process to certify minors as adults challenged

A 16-year-old is challenging how Missouri certifies minors as adults in the face of criminal charges.

Law enforcement fatally shoots armed man in rural Missouri

Law enforcement fatally shoots armed man in rural Missouri

Authorities say law enforcement officers shot and killed a man after he fired at them in western Missouri.

Keystone line to remain closed until corrective action taken

Keystone line to remain closed until corrective action taken

Federal regulators have ordered the Keystone pipeline to remain shut down until its Canadian owner takes corrective action aimed at determining the cause of a breach that leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million...

Prosecutor's office says 100 criminal cases under review

Prosecutor's office says 100 criminal cases under review

The St. Louis County prosecutor's office says a pattern of improper analysis in the police department's crime lab by a fired forensic scientist has led to a review of at least 100 criminal cases.

Woman charged in hit-and-run crash that killed bicyclist

Woman charged in hit-and-run crash that killed bicyclist

A driver has been charged with a hit-and-run Missouri crash that killed a bicyclist from Louisiana.

Democrat wins contested state House race in St. Louis County

Democrat wins contested state House race in St. Louis County

Democrat Trish Gunby has won a hotly contested Missouri House race in a western St. Louis County district.

The Latest: Kansas City to remove King's name from street

The Latest: Kansas City to remove King's name from street

The Latest on Kansas City's vote to remove the name of Martin Luther King Jr. from a major boulevard (all times local):

Woman and 5 cats killed in Missouri house fire

Woman and 5 cats killed in Missouri house fire

A western Missouri woman and several cats are dead after fire broke out in a house.

Cardinals extend contracts of Shildt, Mozeliak and Girsch

Cardinals extend contracts of Shildt, Mozeliak and Girsch

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has been given a new three-year contract through the 2022 season.

Man accused of beating his grandparents with a golf club

Man accused of beating his grandparents with a golf club

A Missouri man faces multiple charges after alleging attacking his grandparents with a golf club.

Belmar says he's moving forward after $20 million verdict

Belmar says he's moving forward after $20 million verdict

St. Louis County's embattled police chief says a jury's $20 million verdict in a gay discrimination lawsuit is an opportunity for improvement in his department.