Royals power way to 13-2 victory over Rangers in spring opener

The defending American League champions Kansas City Royals made a good first impression for 2015, slamming the Texas Rangers 13-2 in their spring training opener Wednesday in Surprise, Arizona. Three consecutive home runs in the first inning got the Royals off to a fast start.


Investigation into the shooting of Wyandotte County deputy continues

A Wyandotte County deputy wounded during a convenience store robbery remained hospitalized in critical condition. Two “persons of interest” were being held, according to police. Officers also took a third person into custody during a large-scale search after the shooting, but police said they had not determined if that person was involved.


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Missouri representative calls for GOP state chairman to resign

State Rep. Paul Fitzwater, a Potosi Republican,  says a "couple dozen" lawmakers agree that John Hancock should resign. Fitzwater said Hancock had been “tainted” by allegations that he was involved in an anti-Semitic whispering campaign aimed at Tom Schweich, the state auditor and candidate for governor who killed himself Thursday in his Clayton home.

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