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man charged in shooting of kansas city church greeter


kansas city, mo. — a kansas city man has been charged with shooting into a south kansas city church, injuring a greeter.orlando gentry was charged tuesday with assault, possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and carrying a loaded firearm in the shooting.kansas city police say the 29-year-old gentry fired the shots during a confrontation sunday at the house of refuge church.one of the bullets grazed montell bruce in the head and then he fell through a window in the sanctuary. bruce was treated and released.the kansas city star reports (http://bit.ly/2qonhoh ) that gentry told investigators he got into a fight at the church but denied having a gun.online court records do not show that gentry has an attorney.






gameday preview: sporting kansas city at minnesota united


12:30 p.m. sunday vs. sporting kc tcf bank stadium • fs1, 1500-amrivalry renewed in the big leaguespreview: minnesota united (2-5-2) faces strong competition in western conference leader sporting kansas city (5-1-3), which has allowed the fewest goals in the league at just three. united’s offense has sputtered in the past four matches, scoring just three goals compared to 10 in the first five. this will be kansas city’s third match in nine days, however, having won two home matches, 3-0 on april 29 and 2-0 wednesday.this history: despite it being united’s first season in mls, the loons already have established a bit of a rivalry with kansas city. the teams met in a u.s. open cup match in 2014, a 2-0 victory for kansas city against a 10-man united. they met again in the tournament last seas






former kansas city star managing editor, educator eblen dies


prairie village, kan. — former kansas city star editor and university of kansas journalism educator tom eblen has died. he was 80.jean eblen says her husband died saturday after a long illness.eblen joined the kansas city star in 1960 and rose through the ranks, serving as a reporter, copy editor, assistant city editor, city editor and eventually managing editor before serving as editor and general manager of the fort scott (kansas) tribune.he later spent more than 15 years as general manager and news adviser to the university of kansas' student newspaper before retiring in 2001.eblen later served as a kansas press association news consultant, serving as that group's president in 1988. he was twice elected to the national board of what now is associated press media editors.






videos reportedly show gruesome abuse of young kansas boy


kansas city, mo. (ap) — the maternal grandmother of a 7-year-old kansas boy whose remains were found in a pigsty says she has seen videos that detail gruesome abuse the boy suffered at the hands of his father and stepmother.judy conway, of emporia, says the videos came from more than 30 security cameras placed throughout the home in kansas city, kansas, where her grandson, adrian jones, lived with michael and heather jones and six girls before he died in 2015. the kansas city star reports (http://bit.ly/2qgi8is ) some photos also came from social media sites.michael jones is scheduled to be sentenced wednesday after he pleaded guilty in march to first-degree murder in adrian’s death. heather jones was sentenced in november to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.___most rea






videos reportedly show gruesome abuse of young kansas boy


kansas city, mo. — the maternal grandmother of a 7-year-old kansas boy whose remains were found in a pigsty says she has seen videos that detail gruesome abuse the boy suffered at the hands of his father and stepmother.judy conway, of emporia, says the videos came from more than 30 security cameras placed throughout the home in kansas city, kansas, where her grandson, adrian jones, lived with michael and heather jones and six girls before he died in 2015. the kansas city star reports (http://bit.ly/2qgi8is ) some photos also came from social media sites.michael jones is scheduled to be sentenced wednesday after he pleaded guilty in march to first-degree murder in adrian's death. heather jones was sentenced in november to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.






kansas jury awards $218m to kansas farmers in syngenta suit


kansas city, kan. (ap) — a federal jury in kansas has awarded nearly $218 million to farmers who sued swiss agribusiness giant syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety.friday’s verdict after a three-week trial in kansas city, kansas, involves four kansas farmers representing more than 7,000 farmers in the state. another trial involving about 60,000 cases begins next month in minnesota.the lawsuits allege syngenta introduced the seed variety to the u.s. market before china approved it for imports, wrecking an increasingly important export market for u.s. corn and causing price drops.the kansas trial was the first test case. it and the minnesota trial will provide guidance for how the complex web of litigation in state and federal courts could be resolved.






family of boy killed on kansas waterslide to receive $20m


kansas city, kan. — court documents say 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.the kansas city star (http://bit.ly/2qvfqgb ) reports that $14 million of the payment to caleb schwab's family will come from svv 1 and kc water park. the two companies are associated with texas-based water park company schlitterbahn.the rest of the money will come from the general contractor, the raft manufacturer and a company that consulted on the 17-story "verruckt" waterslide that was dubbed the tallest in the world.the waterslide at the park in kansas city has been closed since caleb's death on aug. 7, 2016.the settlements were announced previously, but the amount involved wasn't disclosed.






gameday preview: minnesota united fc at sporting kansas city


7:30 p.m. at sporting kansas city • youtubeloons have chance for revengepreview: united has the rare chance for an immediate rematch with sporting kansas city, albeit in a different competition. after an awful 3-0 loss at children’s mercy park on june 3, the loons are back there again in the u.s. open cup, a competition that pits all levels of soccer in the u.s. against each other. while united is 4-8-2 and kansas city is 7-4-5 in the league, this is both teams’ first match in the open cup’s fourth round.history: kansas city has had success against united in the tournament, winning 2-0 in 2014 and 2-1 in extra time in 2016. and this season, the teams already have met twice in league play, with united winning the first contest 2-0.absences: for kansas city, d erik palmer-brown (thigh), f la






scouttraffic download


download download the kansas city scout traffic app provides commuters and travelers with mobile access to information for kansas city metro area roadways from the kansas city scout's of transportation's intelligent transportation system (its). the available information includes: 1) a zoomable, scrollable map-based display2) current traf. c conditions on kansas city metro area's freeways and major surface streets3) lists of accidents, road construction activities, and other hazards4) special events that affect traf. c (sports events, etc) 5) closed-circuit television (cctv) traffic camera images6) electronic roadway sign messages.






big data takes a big leap in kansas city with smart sensor info on parking and t


traffic and parking data is available visually in kansas city. image: teena maddox/techrepublic finding a parking spot and navigating through rush hour traffic is easier in downtown kansas city now that the city is providing a real-time visualization of the data collected by various iot sensors.the missouri city now has a site that allows anyone to go online to access a map that shows a range of data from available parking spots and traffic flow, as well as pedestrian hotspots and even where streetcars are located on a 2.2-mile stretch in downtown. this data, which is on a platform operated by xaqt, will soon be migrated to the city's open data catalog and the city will use big data to drive decisions to save money through more efficient repairs and maintenance of streets, water lines and






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


kansas city, kan. — a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city bar has been released from the hospital.ian grillot was one of three men shot feb. 22 at austins bar & grill in olathe, kansas. one of the men, srinivas kuchibhotla, was killed. kuchibhotla's friend, alok madasani, was wounded.the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday that grillot was released from the hospital tuesday. a bullet hit grillot in the hand and entered his chest when he tried to stop the suspected gunman, 51-year-old adam puriton, of olathe. puriton is charged with murder and attempted murder.witnesses say puriton shouted racial slurs before shooting kuchibhotla and madasani, natives of india who were engineers at gps-maker garmin.






kansas husband who robbed bank to avoid wife given probation


kansas city, kan. — a 70-year-old man who said he robbed a kansas city, kansas, bank so he could get away from his wife blamed his actions on depression.a federal judge on tuesday sentenced lawrence john ripple to probation.ripple went to the bank of labor — a block from police headquarters — last september. he gave a note to a teller saying he had a gun and was demanding money. after he was given it, ripple waited for police.court records indicate ripple wrote the robbery note in front of his wife and told her he would rather be in jail than at home.the kansas city star (http://bit.ly/2sy6bik ) reports ripple told the judge tuesday that heart surgery left him depressed and unlike himself before he robbed the bank.






kansas city shooting victim calls 911 after 3 shot to death


kansas city, kan. — a man is under arrest after a shooting victim summoned police to a kansas home where three bodies were found.kansas city, kansas, police say the surviving victim was struck in the head and shot in the back late tuesday at the home. officers later found two men and a woman who had been shot to death there.police say officers found the suspect about 7 miles (11 kilometers) from the shooting scene. he was taken into custody but no charges have been filed.officer patrick mccallop says the suspect and victims knew each other, but he did not elaborate.police on wednesday identified those killed as 47-year-olds bernadette gosserand and vincent rocha, and 26-year-old jeremy rocha.






us judge defers ruling in kansas voting citizenship case


kansas city, kan. (ap) — a judge is weighing the fate of two federal lawsuits in kansas challenging the constitutionality of a state law requiring prospective voters to prove their u.s. citizenship.u.s. district judge julie robinson didn’t indicate when she would rule after presiding over a three-hour hearing friday in kansas city, kansas, on motions seeking partial summary judgment.at the crux of the lawsuits is a disputed voter registration law requiring kansas voters to provide documents such as a birth certificate, naturalization papers or passport. the cases challenge the requirement for people registering to vote at motor vehicle offices.robinson heard arguments over claims that the state’s requirement unconstitutionally burdens the right to vote and violates the right to travel beca






kansas city shooting victim calls 911 after 3 shot to death


kansas city, kan. — a man is under arrest after a shooting victim summoned police to a kansas home where three bodies were found.city police said in a news release that the surviving victim was "struck in the head" and shot in the back late tuesday at the home in kansas city. officers found two males and one female who had been shot to death.police say officers found the suspect at an address about 7 miles (11 kilometers) from the scene of the shooting. he was taken into custody.the statement released early wednesday provides no further information about the suspect or any of the victims, including the survivor's gender and condition.police have not responded to a phone message from the associated press.






kansas city voters approve lower penalties for weed possession


possession of small amounts of marijuana in kansas city will no longer bring a large fine or the possibility of jail time.






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the man jailed following an apparently racially motivated bar shooting last week waived a formal reading of the charges monday and was appointed a public defender in kansas. (feb. 27) apthis feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 8 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the man jailed following an apparently racially motivated bar shooting last week waived a formal reading of the charges monday and was appointed a public defender in kansas. (feb. 27) apthis feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 11 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the man jailed following an apparently racially motivated bar shooting last week waived a formal reading of the charges monday and was appointed a public defender in kansas. (feb. 27) apthis feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 8 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the man jailed following an apparently racially motivated bar shooting last week waived a formal reading of the charges monday and was appointed a public defender in kansas. (feb. 27) apthis feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 8 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the man jailed following an apparently racially motivated bar shooting last week waived a formal reading of the charges monday and was appointed a public defender in kansas. (feb. 27) apthis feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 8 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one






homes damaged as severe storms, tornadoes hit midwest


kansas city, mo. — crews plan to assess the damage tuesday after the national weather service says at least two tornadoes touched down in missouri.several homes were damaged or destroyed in the kansas city area monday night as a line of severe storms moved across the state.oak grove emergency management director mark sherwood says a tornado damaged about 20 homes in the town and 10 to 15 people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.in smithville, north of kansas city, police chief jason lockridge says 20 to 25 homes were damaged. local media reports also described damage to planes and hangars at the johnson county executive airport in olathe, kansas.the website for the utility company kansas city power & light showed about 40,000 customers without power early tuesday. that's down from mor






twins 7, kansas city 5


charlie riedel – associated pressgallery: kansas city royals shortstop alcides escobar, right, throws to first for a double play hit into by minnesota twins' joe mauer (not shown) after forcing miguel sano (22) out at second during the fourth inning.






correction: radioactive lab-indictment story


kansas city, mo. — in a story march 17 about a kansas man accused of tainting a lab with radioactive waste, the associated press misstated the name of an organization he founded. ahmed el-sherif founded the american muslim council of greater kansas city. the words "kansas city" were mistakenly left off in the original story.a corrected version of the story is below:kansas man accused of tainting lab with radioactive wastethe former owner and operator of a kansas city-area lab is accused in a federal indictment of illegally storing radioactive material that tainted the site in an industrial park, costing u.s. taxpayers $760,000 to clean upby jim suhrassociated presskansas city, mo. (ap) — a kansas chemist is accused in a federal indictment of illegally storing radioactive material that cont






kansas governor sam brownback in talks with trump administration about an ambass


kansas city, mo. — kansas gov. sam brownback is in talks with president donald trump’s administration about taking an ambassadorship position, according to sources close to the governor. no offer has been extended yet, according to the kansas city star’s sources, but the republican governor has discussed the possibility of taking a position as the u.s.…






family of boy killed on kansas waterslide to receive $20m – the denver post


david strickland via the associated pressthis june 2016 photo provided by david strickland shows caleb thomas schwab, the son of scott schwab, a kansas state lawmaker from olathe.kansas city, kan. — court documents say 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.the kansas city star reports that $14 million of the payment to caleb schwab’s family will come from svv 1 and kc water park. the two companies are associated with texas-based water park company schlitterbahn.the rest of the money will come from the general contractor, the raft manufacturer and a company that consulted on the 17-story “verruckt” waterslide that was dubbed the tallest in the world.the waterslide at the park in kansas cit






sydney leroux celebrates mother's day in the best way possible


sydney leroux came up with the perfect way to celebrate her first mother’s day after the birth of her son, cassius.leroux and fc kansas city tied the portland thorns 0-0 on saturday in a game where leroux had multiple great chances, finishing with three shots on goal. after the game, kansas city head coach vlatko andonovski told reporters that leroux’s best will be seen in games to come.but it was leroux’s biggest fan back home that stole the show.leroux’s son, cassius—who was born in september—was at home wearing a custom fc kansas city jersey with the name, “mommy” and her no. 14 on the back. he also sported a usa hat, as she is a member of the uswnt, with stripes on the front and stars on the bill.check it out below:[more from excelle sports: breaking: mallory pugh to play for washingto






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


this feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 1 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one of three men shot feb. 22 at austins bar & grill in olathe, kansas. one of the men, srinivas kuchibhotla, was killed, and his friend, alok madasani, was wounded.both kuchibhotla and madasani were natives of india wor






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


this feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 6 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one of three men shot feb. 22 at austins bar & grill in olathe, kansas. one of the men, srinivas kuchibhotla, was killed, and his friend, alok madasani, was wounded.both kuchibhotla and madasani were natives of india wor






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


this feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 6 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one of three men shot feb. 22 at austins bar & grill in olathe, kansas. one of the men, srinivas kuchibhotla, was killed, and his friend, alok madasani, was wounded.both kuchibhotla and madasani were natives of india wor






judge dismisses case against woman in 1989 kansas killing


kansas city, kan. — a judge has dismissed a kansas murder case against a woman who was arrested last year in the killing of a teenager nearly 30 years ago.wyandotte county prosecutors issued a statement friday announcing the dismissal of the case against 48-year-old carolyn heckert of smithville, missouri. they didn't say why it was dismissed.heckert had been jailed since her arrest last october in connection with the 1989 stabbing death of 18-year-old sarah deleon. deleon's body was found along railroad tracks near interstate 435 in kansas city, kansas.new dna collection and testing technology led police to reopen the case in july 2014.heckert's attorney, john p. o'connor, says she is elated that charge was dropped.






sydney leroux celebrates mother's day in the best way possible


sydney leroux came up with the perfect way to celebrate her first mother’s day after the birth of her son, cassius.on sunday, leroux and fc kansas city tied the portland thorns 0-0, in a game where leroux had multiple great chances, finishing with three shots on goal. after the game, kansas city head coach vlatko andonovski told reporters that leroux’s best will be seen in games to come.but it was leroux’s biggest fan back home that stole the show on sunday.leroux’s son, cassius—who was born in september—was at home wearing a custom fc kansas city jersey with the name, “mommy” and her no. 14 on the back. he also sported a usa hat, as she is a member of the uswnt, with stripes on the front and stars on the bill.check it out below:[more from excelle sports: breaking: mallory pugh to play for






sporting kc aims to remain hot at home vs. minnesota (jun 03, 2017)


following a stretch of four road games in the last five contests, sporting kansas city returns to children’s mercy park on saturday looking to extend a 15-match home unbeaten streak against minnesota united fc. minnesota will be looking to notch its first road victory in franchise history. sporting kansas city (6-4-4, 22 points) stands in second place in the western conference after falling to colorado last weekend. the road has been unfriendly to kansas city, as it owns a 1-4-3 ledger away from home — including a 2-0 loss to minnesota on may 7. minnesota (4-7-2, 14 points) is tied for ninth place with real salt lake in the club’s inaugural year in mls. minnesota is coming off a 1-0 win over orlando city at tcf bank stadium. the loons have yet to win a road contest, going 0-4-2 in their fi






mls boxscore - sporting kansas city v minnesota | soccer


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laurent duvernay-tardif signs contract extension with kansas city chiefs – the d


kansas city, mo. — the chiefs have signed offensive guard laurent duvernay-tardif to a five-year contract extension, locking up the former sixth-round pick before he reaches free agency next season.terms of the contract announced tuesday weren’t revealed, but the deal is believed to be worth $41.25 million, with $20 million guaranteed. that would make him one of the highest-paid offensive guards in the nfl.duvernay-tardif was the 200th overall selection out of mcgill university in canada, and he arrived in kansas city as a raw prospect brimming with potential. the 6-foot-5, 320-pound medical student quickly earned his way into the starting lineup, and has played 30 games with 27 starts over three seasons.he started all but two games last season, when kansas city won the afc west.






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


kansas city, kan. (ap) — a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city bar has been released from the hospital.ian grillot was one of three men shot feb. 22 at austins bar & grill in olathe, kansas. one of the men, srinivas kuchibhotla, was killed. kuchibhotla’s friend, alok madasani, was wounded.the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday that grillot was released from the hospital tuesday. a bullet hit grillot in the hand and entered his chest when he tried to stop the suspected gunman, 51-year-old adam puriton, of olathe. puriton is charged with murder and attempted murder.witnesses say puriton shouted racial slurs before shooting kuchibhotla and madasani, natives of india who were engineers at gps-maker garmin.most






china's moon-sampling mission targeted for november


china is working to launch a sample-return mission to the moon before the end of 2017. the mission, known as chang'e 5, will be the first to bring lunar material to earth since the soviet union's luna 24 spacecraft did so in 1976. liftoff of chang'e 5 is scheduled to occur at the end of november, according to china's state-run xinhua news agency. the robotic craft will ride atop china's long march-5 booster, departing from the wenchang space launch center in southern china's hainan province. [china's moon missions explained (infog hic)] four-part probe according to chinese news services, the over-8-ton chang'e 5 is comprised of four parts: an orbiter, a lander, an ascender and a "returner" (an earth re-entry module). the mission will be china's first automated moon surface sampling probe.