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Rescue of Goat From High on Bridge Nearly Goes Very Wrong

'Forget a solar eclipse. We were on goat watch'

(Newser) - "Forget a solar eclipse. We were on goat watch," Tori Fugate of the KC Pet Project says of a Monday mountain goat rescue in Kansas City, Missouri. An escaped mountain goat that appeared to be stuck on bridge support pillars was rescued without broken bones, but it was...

Teams' Future Unclear After Voters Reject Stadium Tax

Tax would have been in place for 40 years

(Newser) - The future of the Royals and Chiefs in Kansas City was thrown into question Tuesday night when residents of Jackson County, Missouri, resoundingly voted down a sales tax measure that would have helped to fund a new downtown ballpark along with major renovations to Arrowhead Stadium. Royals owner John Sherman...

3 Face Federal Charges in Chiefs Parade Shooting

Counts involve illegal purchasing, trafficking of firearms

(Newser) - Prosecutors said Wednesday that three Missouri men face federal firearm charges in the mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade last month. The three are accused of participating in illegal weapons trafficking and straw purchases of firearms, NBC News reports. They're not accused of doing the...

Fans at Freezing Chiefs Game Left With Unwanted Souvenir

Frostbite, leading to multiple amputations, hospital says of frigid game in KC in January

(Newser) - Some of the people who attended the near-record cold Kansas City Chiefs playoff game in January had to undergo amputations after suffering frostbite, a Missouri hospital said Friday. Research Medical Center didn't provide exact numbers but said in a statement it treated dozens of people who'd experienced frostbite...

2 Adults Charged With Murder in Kansas City Shooting

Both men are still hospitalized, authorities say

(Newser) - Authorities in Kansas City say two adults have been charged with second-degree felony murder in connection with the mass shooting during the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory celebration—including the man who allegedly fired the shot that killed Lisa Lopez-Galvan . Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Tuesday that suspects Lyndell...

Two of Three People Detained in Kansas City Are Juveniles

Police say the gunfire stemmed from an argument, not terrorism

(Newser) - Police in Kansas City say Wednesday's mass shooting stemmed from a fight, not terrorism. Authorities are still sorting out the details, but they say the gunfire that broke out at a Super Bowl celebration was related to a dispute among several people, reports the AP . "No nexus...

Chiefs Coach Andy Reid Comforted Teen After Gunfire

Fan recalls Andy Reid offering him a hug amid reports of similar efforts from players

(Newser) - Panicked, injured, and having lost his friend amid the chaos that followed the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl celebration, Gabe Wallace followed a security guard's advice and took shelter inside Kansas City's Union Station. He was then comforted by a familiar face: Chiefs' head coach...

Chiefs Fans Describe Tackling Gunman
Chiefs Fans Tackled Gunman

Chiefs Fans Tackled Gunman

Trey Filter, Paul Contreras held the man until police arrived

(Newser) - Trey Filter hoped to log some cool-parent points by taking his sons to the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl celebration. "The boys were super happy there was no school," Filter of Maize tells KAKE . "And we were very excited after the Chiefs' win, of course." The...

At Least 8 Children Among the Wounded in Kansas City
9 Children Among the
Wounded in Kansas City

9 Children Among the Wounded in Kansas City

Woman who was at Chiefs celebration with family dies during surgery

(Newser) - In a grim update on the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl celebration in downtown Kanas City on Wednesday, police said nine children were among at least 21 people wounded by gunfire. Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said three people had been taken into custody, including one...

1 Killed, Many Injured in Shooting Near Chiefs Parade

Shots were fired as Kansas City event was winding down

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. The parade to honor the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory ended in violence Wednesday, with the Kansas City Star reporting that multiple people were shot as the event wound down. NBC News reports that one person was killed and up to...

Police: Baby Dies After Mom Puts Her in Oven for a Nap

Missouri woman told police she accidentally put baby in oven instead of the crib

(Newser) - An infant in Missouri died when her mother mistakenly put her down for a nap in an oven, a prosecutor said Saturday. Mariah Thomas of Kansas City was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reports the AP . The Kansas City Star notes that the charge against Thomas is...

Early Toxicology Reports May Shed Light on 3 KC Fans' Death

Source tells TMZ that the men allegedly showed traces of coke, fentanyl; cops await fuller tests

(Newser) - Three friends and fellow fans of the Kansas City Chiefs who were found dead outside a residence in the Missouri city were said by the homeowner to have frozen to death. Now, early toxicology results suggest there may be more to the story. Sources tell TMZ that preliminary reports have...

Frozen Bodies of Chiefs Fans Found Outside Friend's Home

Friend says they froze to death, but families aren't buying it

(Newser) - Family members of three men whose frozen bodies were found outside a friend's home in Kansas City earlier this month are crying foul on the friend's explanation that they froze to death. David Harrington, 37, Ricky Johnson, 38, and Clayton McGeeney, 36, went to the unnamed friend's...

NFL's First Playoff Game Behind Paywall Sets a Record

Match on Peacock between Chiefs and Dolphins drew an average 23M viewers

(Newser) - Whether fans tuned in Saturday night to the Chiefs-Dolphins AFC playoff match on Peacock to watch Taylor Swift having fun in the stands or because they were actually invested in the game, those viewers helped make it the most-streamed live event ever, reports the AP . Nielsen stats show the game...

NFL Postpones One Game but Doesn't Budge on Another

Wild card matchup in Buffalo will be played Monday, but freezing showdown in Kansas City goes on

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers-Buffalo Bills playoff game scheduled for Sunday has run into a wild card of its own: winter weather. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Saturday that the game at Highmark Stadium has been postponed from 1pm Sunday to 4:30pm Monday in anticipation of a storm forecast to bring near-whiteout...

'EVERY State in US' Under NWS' Watchful Eye This Weekend

Brutal cold, storms threaten Iowa caucus, NFL playoffs in Buffalo and Kansas City

(Newser) - Brutally cold weather could prove a deadly challenge Saturday amid a continuing wave of Arctic storms that have hammered much of the country with blinding snow, freezing rain, and whipping winds. Governors from New York to Louisiana declared states of emergency ahead of predicted snow and bone-chilling temperatures. In St....

Evangelical Leader Besieged by Multiple Claims of Sex Abuse

International House of Prayer founder Mike Bickle allegedly violated marriage covenant, intimidated victims

(Newser) - The founder of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri, has agreed to step away from public ministry amid an investigation stemming from numerous claims of clergy sex abuse. Leaders of the evangelical church announced Sunday that "we have recently become aware of serious allegations including sexual...

Prosecutor: Teen Had Very Bad Plan to Get Friend Off Work

Missouri man allegedly made 'swatting' call that forced evacuation of Ford plant

(Newser) - A 19-year-old man in Missouri allegedly had a plan to get his friend off work and in one way, it was a success: Ford's assembly plant in Claycomo, near Kansas City, was evacuated and production was halted Tuesday night after a caller said they were barricaded in a second-floor...

Teen Shot After Ringing Wrong Doorbell Joins 'Team Ralph'

Black teen took part in annual fundraiser

(Newser) - Ralph Yarl , the Missouri teen shot last month by a white homeowner in Kansas City after he rang the wrong doorbell, has since been recuperating in private from his traumatic brain injury. Over Memorial Day weekend, however, the 17-year-old made what the AP says was his first big public...

Good Samaritan Who Helped Teen: 'I Thought He Was Dead'

More on the case of Ralph Yarl, Kansas City 16-year-old shot when he went to the wrong home

(Newser) - Charges have been filed in the case of Ralph Yarl, the Black teen shot Thursday night in Kansas City, Missouri, when police say he showed up at the wrong house to pick up his younger siblings. Andrew Lester, the 84-year-old white homeowner accused of shooting the 16-year-old and charged...

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