Former Chiefs Will Shields, Albert Lewis and Nick Lowery nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Guard Will Shields is one of six former Chiefs players who are among the 113 modern-era players and coaches nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Shields, a Hall of Fame finalist in each of the last three years, is also joined by kicker Nick Lowery, cornerbacks Albert Lewis and Ty Law, running back Priest Holmes and quarterback Rich Gannon.


Live updates, stats from tonight’s Royals-White Sox game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Tuesday night’s Royals-White Sox game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Kansas City.


Video shows teen after Independence police officer used stun gun on him

Bryce Masters, a 17-year-old Truman High School senior, is recovering from brain injuries he suffered when the police officer used a stun gun on him following a traffic stop. Questions continue to swirl about how a confrontation with police so severely threatened his health. Update: Video shot on a cellphone by a witness who was next door to the scene shows Runnels and Masters on the ground outside the car.

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After drowning of Brandon Ellingson, Missouri House committee to review merger of Water Patrol into Highway Patrol

The announcement comes after mounting questions regarding training since Brandon Ellingson drowned while handcuffed and in the custody of a veteran highway trooper who was starting his second summer helping on the Lake of the Ozarks. The state Water Patrol was merged into the Missouri Highway Patrol in January 2011.

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Kansas City shows a promising trend in crime statistics

From homicide to car theft, nearly every category of violent crime and property crime in Kansas City is down so far in 2014 compared with the same period last year. Homicides showed the largest percentage decrease, 37 percent. Reported rapes also were down significantly.

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