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Chiefs, Jaguars left in race for No. 1 draft pick

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The joke running through Jacksonville these days carries the same punch line as the one in Kansas City: “Our team is so…

Officials announce Mo. inaugural schedule

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — State offices in the Missouri Capitol’s home of Cole County will be closed Jan. 14 for the inauguration of statewide elected officials. The festivities for…

Nearly 15,000 deer take in Mo. alternative hunt

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Hunters using muzzleloaders, handguns and other non-traditional weapons took nearly 15,000 deer in Missouri’s recent alternative methods deer season. The Missouri Department of Conservation issued…

Mo. family searches for missing great-grandmother

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A northern Missouri family is searching for a great-grandmother who has been missing since Nov. 16. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/W6Ex3l ) reports that 82-year-old…

$1 billion deal major step in Toyota legal trouble

By GREG RISLING (LOS ANGELES, AP) — With a proposed payout of more than $1 billion, one major chapter of a nearly four-year legal saga that left Toyota Motor Corp.…

Storm whips into Northeast bringing snow, rain

By DAN SEWELL and HOLLY RAMER (CONCORD, N.H., AP) — A powerful winter storm brought snow to inland parts of the Northeast and driving rain and wind to areas along…

Leukemia patient gets a super Christmas surprise

By LEE HILL KAVANAUGH, The Kansas City Star (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — No doubt, the security guards at Children’s Mercy Hospital have seen a lot of strange things. But…

Colts beat Chiefs 20-13 to clinch playoff berth

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Andrew Luck couldn’t help but smile thinking about the joyous celebration taking place just down the hall, through the big metal doors…

At age 107, retired doctor brings tidings of joy

By ERIC ADLER, Kansas City Star (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — To be frank, although he’s not ill or feeling particularly poorly, Charles White is hardly guaranteeing that he’ll be…

Phone lines ready for NORAD Tracks Santa

Phone lines ready for NORAD Tracks Santa

(PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., AP) — Volunteers are pulling on their Santa hats, phone lines are in place and wall-size tracking screens are ready. NORAD Tracks Santa is primed…