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 2019-12-07 00:34 

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SportsBeat KC: Latest on Mizzou's search, K-State's bowl, KU's football conclusion...

Who are the candidates for the Mizzou football search and when will a new coach be named? What are Kansas State's leading bowl possibilities? Was this Kansas season better than last? Answers on SportsBeat KC....

 2019-12-06 22:51 

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Chiefs' Breelands Speaks suspended 4 games for violating NFL's substance-abuse policy...

Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Breeland Speaks, already on injured reserve, will spend the last four games of the season serving a league-imposed suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy...

 2019-12-06 22:40 

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Tre White, high schooler from San Antonio, decommits from KU but keeps Jayhawks in mix...

Tre White, a 6-foot-5 sophomore wing from San Antonio, Texas, has reopened his men's basketball recruiting. He committed to the Kansas Jayhawks before the start of his sophomore season back in June....

 2019-12-06 22:23 

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Owner of Rockstar Burgers in KC arrested for assault; restaurant closed indefinitely...

Brian D. Smith, owner of Rockstar Burgers, has been charged with domestic assault and armed criminal action in Platte County. A sign on the door Friday said the West Bottoms restaurant is closed indefinitely....

 2019-12-06 22:16 

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Hill, Kelce, Watkins ... who will Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore track Sunday?...

You know about Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. But who else should we be tracking when the AFC Kansas City Chiefs visit the New England Patriots Sunday? Look for Stephon Gilmore and Mecole Hardman, for starters....

 2019-12-06 21:42 

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Amazing defense, struggling offense: Patriots are a mixed bag headed into Chiefs game...

The Kansas City Chiefs visit the New England Patriots Sunday in a meeting between one of the NFL's top offenses and one of its best defenses. Bill Belichick's Patriots will look to contain Patrick Mahomes,...

 2019-12-06 21:23 

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'Hungry' Jayhawks will end long layoff Saturday, play host to Tad Boyle's Buffaloes...

The Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team returns to the court for a game after a 10-day break in the schedule. KU will meet Colorado of the Pac-12 at 6 p.m., at Allen Fieldhouse. KU is 6-1; the Buffs 7-0....

 2019-12-06 21:04 

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Mizzou hopes to snap losing skid in Philly after diagnosing early-season troubles...

The Missouri Tigers are on a three-game losing streak after a stunning loss to Charleston Southern. They're looking to fix their early-season troubles in another road nonconference basketball game at Temple....

 2019-12-06 20:15 

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What to expect from the Royals at MLB's Winter Meetings, starting Monday in San Diego...

Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore and his staff will head to the winter meetings looking for pitching and depth after a second consecutive 100-loss season. New owner John Sherman is on board with the approach....

 2019-12-06 19:58 

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With cold temps coming, Lenexa and church need to negotiate a way to shelter homeless...

A judge was right to tell the City of Lenexa, Kansas, and the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church that they should come to some agreement on the temporary homeless shelter the church wants to open....

 2019-12-06 19:57 

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Some national experts pick the Chiefs in New England. But do Vegas oddsmakers agree?...

Patrick Mahomes' Kansas City Chiefs play an NFL game Sunday at Tom Brady and Bill Belichick's New England Patriots Sunday in Foxborough. Here is the Las Vegas betting line, spread, odds and proposition bets....

 2019-12-06 19:49 

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Chiefs' Damien Williams officially out Sunday; Claiborne, Fenton also won't play...

Chiefs are without running back Damien Williams for Week 14. Who else is out?...

 2019-12-06 18:44 

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Some thought this UMKC official should have been chancellor. Now she's leaving for KU...

University of Missouri-Kansas City Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer is leaving to take the same post at University of Kansas in Lawrence. She served as UMKC's interim chancellor but Mauli Agrawal was chosen instead....

 2019-12-06 18:00 

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Chiefs-Patriots prediction: Does New England keep it going against Kansas City?...

The Kansas City Chiefs travel to the New England Patriots Sunday for a battle with AFC playoff implications. New England beat Kansas City twice last season. Does the trend continue?...

 2019-12-06 17:22 

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Kansas City to see wintry temperatures Friday, but weekend weather rebounds...

A dose of cold reality is headed to Kansas City as temperatures plummet Friday, said FOX4 meteorologist Karli Ritter, who provided a weather update to The Star. The weekend will warm up with above average highs in the mid-50s....

 2019-12-06 16:56 

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Broncos' video gives inside look at Drew Lock's road to first NFL victory...

Former Lee's Summit High School and Mizzou star Drew Lock faced many difficulties on the way to his first NFL victory as Denver Broncos quarterback. The team shared a behind-the-scenes look at his journey....

 2019-12-06 16:54 

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All those wristbands Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes wears? They support some good causes...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes wears a collection of wristbands while he plays. Here is the meaning behind each bracelet and its connection to him....

 2019-12-06 16:24 

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Five reasons why Royals coach Rusty Kuntz is beloved by fans and players...

The Kansas City Royals announced Thursday that Rusty Kuntz would be returning as first-base coach for the 2020 season. Here is why he is well thought of by current and former players and fans....

 2019-12-06 16:18 

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Here's a look at the four Mizzou football coaching candidates on AD Jim Sterk's list...

Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk spoke to school officials about potential candidates to becoe the Tigers' next football coach. Those names included Blake Anderson, Skip Holtz, Jeff Monken and Jay Norvell....

 2019-12-06 16:18 

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Two killed, one injured in Grain Valley wreck; police say speed may have been factor...

Two were killed and one was injured in a car crash near Old U.S. 40 highway and east of AA highway early Friday morning in Grain Valley, Missouri. Speed may have contributed, police say....

 2019-12-06 14:52 

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It's a 'humbling experience' to play against Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes ... in pingpong...

In a Bleacher Report story about Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' athletic ability, his godfather opened up about Mahomes' skills as a pingpong player. Turns out Mahomes can dominate that sport....

 2019-12-06 11:00 

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What makes a manager like the Royals' Mike Matheny worthy of a second chance?...

MLB general managers Brian Cashman and Matt Klentak discuss what they look for when considering a retread manager. The Royals have placed their faith in second-time manager Mike Matheny....

 2019-12-06 11:00 

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vs. KC Mayor Quinton Lucas: Is the border war already back?...

In a flurry of statements and interviews Thursday, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly argued over the border war, Waddell & Reed and public incentives. They're both missing the point....

 2019-12-06 11:00 

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Why the Kansas Jayhawks' hold-your-breath defensive style isn't likely to change soon...

The Kansas Jayhawks college men's basketball team has seen opponents try to exploit the team by shooting a lot of three-pointers. Why coach Bill Self is still unlikely to change KU's defensive approach much....

 2019-12-06 11:00 

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Does Kansas City show its heart as you fly over the airport? KCQ looks out a window seat...

A group of volunteers planned to plant trees in the shape of a heart near the Kansas City International Airport in Missouri for airplane passengers to see in the 1990s. A reader asks: Is the heart forest there?...

 2019-12-06 11:00 

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Rick Wilson: There will be no post-Trump GOP. Build a new future...

Longtime Republican strategist Rick Wilson believes in bipartisan sniping, as long as it's for the good of the country. Today, he sees a GOP in the thrall of Fox News and an unstable reality TV star....

 2019-12-06 11:00 

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In the search for an edge against Patriots, Chiefs find one with this assistant coach...

As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to face the New England Patriots in Foxborough, they will turn to defensive line coach Brendan Daly for clues. Daly won three Super Bowls as a member of the Patriots' staff....

 2019-12-06 11:00 

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Chiefs' keys vs. Patriots: Adjust to Belichick's attacking defense; contain Edelman...

The rematch everyone has waited for is finally here, as the Chiefs take on the Patriots in Week 14 action at Gillette Stadium....

 2019-12-06 11:00 

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Why were KU students required to watch a video linking sexual violence to capitalism?...

A video that is required viewing for University of Kansas students suggests capitalism leads to sexual violence against women. It's also a notion proudly promoted by the international socialist movement....

 2019-12-06 11:00 

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Loneliness is a hazard to our health. Conversations can make every block better...

While technology has let us communicate with one another like never before, social isolation is actually growing — and it's a hazard to our health. A new cooperative program from H&R Block aims to help....

 2019-12-06 11:00 

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'Hurt our hearts': Kansas town grieves 4 children killed in Thanksgiving Day wreck...

Scandia, Kansas, is mourning the deaths of four children who died Thanksgiving Day in a crash in Republic County. People at school, church and the local bank said they are hurting for the family....

 2019-12-06 11:00 

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After 3-game absence, Chiefs' Alex Okafor happy to be back healthy and contributing...

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Alex Okafor has dealt with injuries during his seven-year NFL career, but he knows not to get too frustrated. This Sunday he hopes to help against the New England Patriots....

 2019-12-06 11:00 

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Letters: Readers discuss overreach for tenants, Sharice Davids' help and KCI service...

David Zagalik of Kansas City attended Monday evening's meeting about the proposed tenants' bill of rights, and what he saw convinced him city leadership is trying to overstep the bounds of government....

 2019-12-06 11:00 

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The trials and triumphs of Charvarius Ward: Chiefs corner has always battled obstacles...
 2019-12-06 04:28 

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81-year-old man reported missing in Kansas City; last seen on Wednesday, police say...

An 81-year-old man has been reported missing in Kansas City. Gardner Warren was last seen in the area of East 35th Street and Forest Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday....

 2019-12-06 02:59 

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63-year-old woman struck by car while crossing street in KC Thursday afternoon...

A 63-year-old woman was struck by a car at Linwood Boulevard and Poplar Avenue in Kansas City. The victim is in critical condition. The driver stayed at the scene and was released pending further investigation....

 2019-12-06 01:53 

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Grain Valley man, convicted of murdering his estranged wife, gets life in prison...

Larry Ratliff, 70, was convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in Clay County, MO, in the death of his estranged wife and has been sentenced to life in prison, plus 40 years....

 2019-12-06 00:28 

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With unanimous City Council, Earnest Rouse becomes Kansas City's acting city manager...

Kansas City council members voted unanimously in favor of Mayor Quinton Lucas' nomination of Earnest Rouse to the role of acting city manager. Rouse replaces Troy Schulte, who stepped down this week....

 2019-12-06 00:16 

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22,000 Missourians OK'd for medical marijuana, but they must wait weeks to buy it...

More than 22,000 Missourians who have received their medical marijuana ID cards will have to wait until the end of January to legally buy the drug. Licenses won't be issued until then, health officials said....

 2019-12-05 23:59 

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Sterk informally discussed potential MU coaches with some curators; search is ongoing...

Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk brought a list of potential hires to be the Tigers' football coach to a few members of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators. Mizzou's search is ongoing....

 2019-12-05 23:43 

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Where's the A-list? Sterk's Missouri football coaching search seems to lack wow-factor...

When Missouri Tigers athletic director Jim Sterk fired football coach Barry Odom last week, it might have been assumed he had a big name in mind. But that doesn't seem the case for Mizzou....

 2019-12-05 23:27 

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Clay County judge orders man to serve life in prison for girlfriend's murder...

Marcus Simms has been ordered to serve life in prison after he was found guilty of murder in Clay County, MO, in the 2014 stabbing death of his girlfriend, Michele Boldridge....

 2019-12-05 23:13 

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Damien Williams misses second day of practice; Tyreek Hill removed from injury report...

Kansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams missed second straight day of practice with a rib injury, putting his status for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots in doubt....

 2019-12-05 22:58 

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Michigan boy invites entire class to adoption ceremony. The photos may make you teary...

An boy named Michael in Grand Rapids, Michigan, invited his kindergarten class to an adoption ceremony in Kent County courtroom for the court hearing with his new parents and family....

 2019-12-05 22:35 

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Tad Boyle's Colorado team to face KU on Saturday: 'I know the power of that building...

Former KU guard Tad Boyle will bring his Colorado Buffaloes to Lawrence for a basketball game against the Kansas Jayhawks at 6 p.m. Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. The Buffs are 7-0 and ranked No. 20 in the AP poll....

 2019-12-05 22:19 

Kansas City Star

SportsBeat KC: Are we buying this chatter about underdog Chiefs taking down Patriots?...

In a rematch of last year's AFC Championship Game, the Chiefs meet the Patriots in New England. The Chiefs are gaining momentum as an upset pick. Do we buy the talk? We make our predictions via SportsBeat KC...

 2019-12-05 21:42 

Kansas City Star

Chiefs flagship radio station and broadcast partner moving on the dial in 2020...

The Kansas City Chiefs will change their flagship station and broadcast partner starting in 2020. Next season, games will be heard on WDAF-FM, 106.5 The Wolf, with KCSP (610 AM) their new broadcast partner...

 2019-12-05 21:22 

Kansas City Star

Mike Matheny's first Royals staff features Rusty Kuntz's return to first base coach...

New Kansas City Royals manager Mike Matheny's coaching staff will include familiar faces Pedro Grifol, Vance Wilson, Cal Eldred, Terry Bradshaw and the return of Rusty Kuntz. Newcomers include John Mabry....

 2019-12-05 21:19 

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Missouri teen who bled from her eyes is about to appear on TV's 'Dr. Oz'...

Kansas City area teen Jordyn Walker was struck blind from a mysterious disorder, later discovered to be rare hereditary angioedema. The Missouri girl hopes to inspire others on the television medical show....

 2019-12-05 21:00 

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Kansas City-based H&R Block wants to help solve a major social problem: Loneliness...

Jeff Jones, CEO of H&R Block, announced the Kansas City tax preparation company's Make Every Block Better campaign. The philanthropic initiative will work with community groups to help curb loneliness....

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