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COVID vaccine live updates: Here’s what to know in Missouri on Sept. 20

We’re tracking the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus and vaccines in Missouri and the Kansas City area. Check back for updates. At least 663,282 people in Missouri have tested positive for the coronavirus, and at least 11,063 have died since March 2020, according to state health officials. On Monday,...
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Kansas City Chiefs’ Frank Clark talked Sunday but declined to address offseason arrests

Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark made his regular-season debut Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens. The occasion also marked his first media availability and public comments since his two offseason arrests in California on alleged gun charges. Clark deflected a question regarding his legal status and whether he heard from...
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MU grad becomes first Missouri defendant to plead guilty in Capitol insurrection case

A University of Missouri engineering graduate pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to a misdemeanor charge in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Nicholas Reimler, 29, of Valley Park in St. Louis County, entered a guilty plea to one count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, making him the first Missouri defendant to plead guilty in the Capitol riot case. Fourteen of the more than 600 suspects arrested in the case are from Missouri.

Cowboys’ Dak Prescott touches on one hidden Ezekiel Elliott strength

Ezekiel Elliott didn’t exactly put up big numbers in the Dallas Cowboys’ 31-29 season-opening loss to the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In a dramatic, back-and-forth game marked most by the aerial exploits of Dak Prescott and Tom Brady, Elliott never got going on the ground. He finished with 11 carries for 33 yards, hardly making up for it in the passing game with two catches for just six yards. Dallas expects more from the NFL’s two-time rushing leader than that lagging production suggests.
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Rolling average for new COVID-19 cases in Kansas City metro sees small uptick

The rolling average for new COVID-19 cases in the Kansas City metropolitan area increased slightly this week. On Friday, the area encompassing Kansas City and Jackson, Clay and Platte counties in Missouri and Wyandotte County in Kansas gained 360 new cases for a total of 189,891 to date. The latest number excludes Johnson County, which was delayed in updating its data.

Britt Reid: Criminal trial date set for former Kansas City Chiefs assistant

The criminal trial for former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, is set for April 18, according to The Kansas City Star. A Jackson County Judge announced the date Thursday for Reid, who faces a felony DWI charge stemming from a car crash that injured two children this past winter.