Death of 9-year-old bat boy stuns two cities in Kansas

Kaiser Carlile died Sunday night of head injuries suffered at national tournament Saturday in Wichita. A batter warming up near the on-deck circle accidentally struck Kaiser in the head with the bat; the boy died the next day. He is fondly remembered for his passion for being with the Liberal team, even riding on its bus.

Chiefs

Chiefs’ Mike Catapano says he’s NFL’s ‘leanest, meanest’ 290-pounder

The first day of hitting at Chiefs training camp practice meant a return to action for several players who missed most of last season. Nobody was more enthused about the return than defensive end Mike Catapano.

For Pete's Sake

Yordano Ventura tweets apology to Toronto’s Jose Bautista for earlier deleted tweets

KC Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura tweeted a message to Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays after Sunday’s game in Toronto. Soon after, Ventura deleted the tweets but they were captured and people did their best to translate what Ventura wrote. On Monday, Ventura apologized to Bautista.

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Business

Utility execs see shift to more natural gas, worry about alternative energy and government regulation

Changing regulations and technologies are big concerns for electric utilities, according to the annual survey of utility executives released Tuesday by Black & Veatch, the Overland Park-based global engineering and design firm. But utilities also are embracing the challenges of alternative energy sources, electricity generated by their customers’ home systems and a changing fuel mix that includes more natural gas.

Cityscape

L.L. Bean sets November opening in Leawood

L.L. Bean plans a 15,000-square-foot store in Town Center Crossing. It will take the former Charming Charlie space and part of the former Z Gallerie space. Charming Charlie has temporarily relocated in Town Center Crossing and Z Gallerie temporarily relocated to sister center Town Center Plaza.

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