Firefighters rescue fisherman whose wheelchair got stuck
RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) - Firefighters in the Kansas City area have come to the rescue of a fisherman whose electric wheelchair got stuck in the mud and pushed him seven blocks back to his home. The Raytown Fire District tweeted a video of the rescue early Friday after first posting it on Facebook Tuesday. Deputy Chief Mike Hunley told The Kansas City Star that the fisherman had decided to go to a pond in his neighborhood. Everything went fine until he got off the concrete path and got stuff in the soft ground. Bystanders tried to help before calling the fire department. As three firefighters pushed the man home, a fourth firefighter drove the pumper truck behind to protect them. Hunley says helping people is "what we do for a living."
Royals 6, Yankees 1
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Bailey wins consecutive starts, Royals beat Yankees 6-1
NEW YORK (AP) - Homer Bailey won consecutive starts for the first time since July 2017, holding the New York Yankees to three hits over six innings and leading the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory Thursday night. Jorge Soler and Ryan O'Hearn hit solo home runs off Domingo Germán (3-1), and the Royals won their second straight after starting the season 5-12, including 0-5 on the road. Bailey (2-1), a right-hander who turns 33 next month, has been among baseball's biggest busts since signing a $100 million, six-year contract with Cincinnati before the 2014 season. He went 18-32 for the Reds after the big deal, missing more than 14 months following Tommy John surgery in May 2015. He was 1-14 last season, then was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in December and released with $28 million still due. He signed a minor league contract with the Royals, made the team and after opening with a no decision and a loss, allowed two hits over seven scoreless innings to beat Cleveland last Saturday for his first win since May 12. He allowed a tying run to the Yankees on Gleyber Torres' first-inning sacrifice fly following singles by Aaron Judge and Luke Voit, then gave up just one more hit. Bailey, who struck out six and walked one, had not won back-to-back starts since July 4, 2017, at Colorado and five days later at Arizona. Richard Lovelady got five outs, and former Yankee Ian Kennedy finished. New York was limited to four singles, including a pair by Clint Frazier in the fourth and ninth innings. Playing on the 96th anniversary of the opening of the original Yankee Stadium across the street, New York stumbled following its two-game sweep of Boston and dropped back to 8-10. Germán gave up three runs and six hits in six innings with nine strikeouts and no walks. He fell behind on consecutive doubles in the first by...
Teen charged with killing man who was trying to fix vehicle
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A teenager who is suspected of fatally shooting a man as he was trying to fix a vehicle in Kansas City has been arrested at his father's home in Columbia. Eighteen-year-old Bryant Brown was taken into custody Tuesday and charged Wednesday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the March 14 death of 29-year-old Deron Ross. Witnesses told police a man confronted them as they were trying to fix the broken-down vehicle and told them they were being too loud. After a fight broke out, shots were fired, and the gunman ran away. Ross was rushed to a hospital, where he died. Police used surveillance video from a nearby store to identify Brown. His bond is set at $250,000. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.
Kansas City Southern: 1Q Earnings Snapshot
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Kansas City Southern (KSU) on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $102.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Kansas City, Missouri-based company said it had profit of $1.02. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs and non-recurring costs, came to $1.54 per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.45 per share. The railroad company posted revenue of $674.8 million in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $668 million. Kansas City Southern shares have increased 24 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen 16 percent. The stock has risen slightly more than 5 percent in the last 12 months. _____ This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on KSU at https://www.zacks.com/ap/KSU
With gusty winds on the way, local tree service companies stay busy
MERRIAM, Kan. -- After scaling 60 feet up a Burr Oak tree in Merriam on Wednesday, Josh Seal with Eden Tree Service admits he sometimes calculates the risk involved with his job. “I’m always scared. I just make it look like I’m not,” the 21-year-old said. “And that’s why I always take all the safety precautions.”
US to play old foe Trinidad in CONCACAF Gold Cup
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The United States will open the defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title against Guyana on June 18 at St. Paul, Minnesota, the first competitive match for the Americans in 20 months since their loss at Trinidad and Tobago caused them to miss the 2018 World Cup. The U.S. will play T&T on June 22 at Cleveland and complete Group D against Panama on June 26 at Kansas City, Kansas. The Americans are expected to play a pair of exhibitions in June to prepare for the tournament, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. The U.S. will wind up playing 18 consecutive friendlies since the 2-1 defeat at Couva, Trinidad, on Oct. 10, 2017. The gap between competitive matches will be the longest for the Americans since a loss to Costa Rica on May 31, 1985, their final qualifier for the 1986 World Cup, and a draw at Jamaica on July 24, 1988, their first qualifier for the 1990 World Cup. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
More than 75 years later, remains of Marine back in Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - More than 75 years after Nicholas J. Gojmerac was last seen alive dragging a wounded comrade to safety during a World War II battle, his remains are back home in Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports that a Marine Corps honor guard was on the tarmac of Kansas City International Airport Tuesday as Gojmerac's remains were returned to his family. Gojmerac was in the Marine Corps Reserve when he was wounded during a battle on the Solomon Island in 1943. The 29-year-old from Kansas City, Kansas, became one the multitude of U.S. service members listed as missing in action during World War II. He was officially declared dead on July 21, 1944. It wasn't until last September that relatives learned Gojmerac's remains had been identified through dental and anthropological analysis. ___ Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com
Nebraska trial delayed over crash deaths of 4 from Iowa
OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska trial of a Kansas man charged with the traffic deaths of four Iowa motorcyclists has been delayed until August. Keith County District Court records say the trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday for 23-year-old Jeser Cisneros-Hernandez, of Liberal, Kansas. He's pleaded not guilty to four counts of vehicular homicide, one of reckless driving and one of failing to drive in his lane. The records say the judge last week granted the delay because the attorneys have not completed the pretrial discovery process. The new starting date is Aug. 6. Prosecutors say Cisneros-Hernandez's vehicle hit two motorcycles carrying two people each on July 1, 2017, near Ogallala. Authorities say 54-year-old Sheila Matheny and 61-year-old James Matheny, from Bedford, Iowa, were on one motorcycle. The other motorcyclists were 58-year-old Michal Weese and 59-year-old Jerolyn Weese, who lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Schultz launches Midwest tour, says he'd win with GOP votes
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz launched a heartland tour in reliably GOP Kansas on Tuesday, saying he can win the presidential race as an independent candidate by drawing much of his support from disaffected Republicans. Schultz spent part of a town hall meeting on the University of Kansas campus pushing back against Democrats' arguments that his running as an independent would help President Donald Trump win re-election in 2020 by splitting the anti-Trump vote. He said a campaign would have to get people who haven't been voting to the polls and tap support from independents, but added that he'd likely take many of his votes from Trump. The Brooklyn-born billionaire has not formally declared his candidacy and said after the town hall that he expects to decide in early summer. He said if he runs, he expects more than 40 states to be in play in the presidential race, including red bastions like Texas and Kansas, where the GOP nominee has carried the state every presidential election after 1964. "I think my potential candidacy will resonate," Schultz said after the town hall. "I'm very optimistic about and have great confidence in the American people's understanding of both how bad the political system is and the need for renewal." Trump carried Kansas by nearly 21 percentage points in 2016, but during last year's mid-terms, Democrats won the governor's race and unseated Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder in a Kansas City-area district where Trump proved to be unpopular. Schultz sees Kansas as in play partly because of Trump's trade policies, which he criticized strongly. Schultz's audience of about two dozen people included students, local business representatives and people interested in independent or third-party politics. Among the latter was Scott Morgan, an ex-local school board member...
Motion questions attorney's effectiveness in Lawrence case
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A Lawrence woman convicted of killing a 52-year-old man has filed a civil case claiming her attorney was ineffective during her trial, including not arguing for a battered woman defense. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports an attorney for 24-year-old Sarah Gonzales-McLinn says the post-conviction relief case is not about whether she is guilty but about her trial attorney's effectiveness. Gonzales-McLinn, a Topeka native, was convicted in January 2014 of drugging and nearly beheading Harold Sasko at a home they shared in Lawrence. She was sentenced to 50 years with no chance of parole. The motion alleges Gonzales-McLinn killed Sasko after he kept her in sexual and financial slavery for more than a year. The motion could result in a 25-year sentence, a new sentencing hearing, a new trial or dismissal. ___ Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com
Davids not committing to Green New Deal, Medicare-for-all
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas says she is committed to expanding health care access and combatting climate change. But during a town hall meeting Sunday in Olathe, Davids stopped short of endorsing "Medicare For All" or a "Green New Deal" pushed by many leading Democrats. The Kansas City Star reports Davids says she is focusing on health care legislation that would get bipartisan support. She says she can't say yet whether she supports a bill to give all Americans access to government-run health care. She notes she is co-sponsoring legislation to give states incentives to expand Medicaid eligibility. Davids said she isn't currently backing the Green New Deal because it contains some specific policies she doesn't support. But she agrees the country needs to find bold ways to address climate change. ___ Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com
Catholic school won’t allow same-sex couple's child to attend — sparking petition with more than 1,000 signatures
The Archdiocese of Kansas City defended the decision with a statement that said, "The decision of the Supreme Court to grant marital status to same-sex unions does not change Church doctrine on marriage."
Kansas, K-State wrap up first classes for new coaches
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles spent the final night ahead of national signing day ensconced in a conference room inside the Kansas football facility, working his cell phone to piece together the last pieces of his initial class with...
Chiefs' Mahomes runaway choice for NFL MVP
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes' breakout season earned him the NFL Offensive Player of the Year award Saturday. Andrew Luck was the overwhelming choice for Comeback Player of the Year, and Chicago's Matt Nagy took home the top honor for coaching.
Group working to revive recycling in Blue Springs
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Blue Springs neighbors are still pushing for city leaders to reinstate a municipal recycling program. They've been without the service since October of 2017. A group devoted to bringing back recycling called Green Blue Springs shared ideas for a replacement plan with the Solid Waste Management Commission earlier this week.
Pats’ Brady, Chiefs’ Mahomes achieve success different ways
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of them is a sixth-round pick who married a supermodel, became one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and is still going strong well past his 41st birthday. The other is a first-round...
Offensive star power headlines Colts-Chiefs showdown
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eric Ebron has seen the forecast for Saturday's divisional playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs, where even the most optimistic of meteorologists are pegging the chances of rain or snow at...
Affidavit: Kansas football player punched woman in stomach
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An affidavit alleges University of Kansas football player Pooka Williams punched a woman in the stomach and grabbed her by the throat earlier this month. The Lawrence Journal-World reported the 18-year-old woman showed the officer text...
Royals sign speedy OF Gore to split contract for next season
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals signed outfielder Terrance Gore to a split contract for next season on Tuesday, giving them yet another speedster to join what could be baseball's fastest roster next season. Gore, traded by the Royals...
Kareem Hunt admits to lying to Chiefs about hotel assault
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Running back Kareem Hunt acknowledged lying to the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that ultimately led to his release this week. During a live interview with ESPN on Sunday, the NFL's reigning rushing champion also said that league officials never spoke to him about the incident while conducting their own investigation, and that he never saw the security camera video until TMZ Sports posted it Friday.
Chiefs release RB Hunt after violent video surfaces 2 days before game vs. Raiders
KAREEM HUNT CUT BY CHIEFS: Kansas City got rid of their star running back two days before their game against the Raiders over a video that shows him pushing and kicking a girl in a Cleveland hotel.