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Defense wins championships but baseball still needs offense

Defense wins championships, but baseball still needs offense By Christian D. Orr, Raymore Journal editor I will go to my dying grave believing that defense wins championships. In baseball you can add another word to that phrase: defense and PITCHING wins championships. While I believe defense and pitching win championships, what the 2022 Kansas City Royals are showing us is that while pitching and defense is crucial, you still need to have some offense. In football and wrestling, defense alone can win. In football, if you have a good defense, your defense can score points and keep the other...

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Kansas City Royals

Bobby Witt Jr. is proving to be worth the wait for Royals

The Royals rookie third baseman Bobby Witt Jr. leads away from second base after hitting a line drive double against the Clevleand Guardians this past Saturday, driving in one run and helping the Royals to a 3-1 victory. (Christian D Orr/Raymore Journal) Bobby Witt Jr. is proving to be worth the wait for Royals By Christion D. Orr, Royally Covering Baseball For years now Royals fans have been hearing about the talents of the players in the team’s Farm System, specifically Bobby Witt Jr., who for a while now has been named the #1 prospect with the Royals and lately he has been ranked...

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KCPD needs help locating missing adult

Endangered SILVER Advisory: KCPD needs help locating missing adult

KCPD needs help locating missing adult By Raymore Journal staff UPDATE: Ms. McAlaster has been located safe and reunited with her family. The Kansas City Police Department has issued an Endangered SILVER Advisory for an adult who has been missing since March 14. The KCPD is asking for the public’s assistance in finding Mary McAlaster. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol news release, McAlaster is a 76-year-old black female, 5’2”, 100 pounds, gray hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a gray hat, brown jacket, blue jeans and orange, white and gray shoes. McAlaster left her...

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Top Rookies Baseball

Royals hope youth yields edge through condensed spring camp

Kansas City third baseman Bobby Witt Jr. fields a ball against the Texas Rangers during an alternate training site baseball game, Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. Baltimore Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman, Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. and Detroit Tigers infielder Spencer Torkelson are among baseball’s most intriguing rookies this summer. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File) Royals hope youth yields edge through condensed spring camp By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer Dayton Moore has spent more than three decades in baseball, first with the juggernaut Atlanta...

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Three area cities join Raymore as Communities for All Ages

Three area cities join Raymore as Communities for All Ages By Raymore Journal staff The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) honored three Kansas City region cities at the First Suburbs Coalition meeting for becoming more age friendly. Excelsior Springs, Missouri, achieved Gold Level status, which means the local governing body applied an “age lens” to a major city plan. Grain Valley, Missouri, earned Silver Level status, which required conducting a self-assessment of age-friendly policies and actions. Merriam, Kansas, will be recognized with a Bronze Level award for approving a resolution...

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Gun Violence in Kansas City

KC police investigating two overnight killings

KC police investigating two overnight killings By Raymore Journal staff Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are investigating two more killings, bringing the yearly total to 154. Police say a man was killed around 11 p.m. Wednesday in an altercation outside of an apartment building on East Linwood. The victim was “cut or otherwise injured,” according to a police spokesman. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. No arrests have been made. Police were called to a shooting around 2:45 a.m. on Northeast Ridgeway Avenue. The male victim was taken to a hospital where he...

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Kansas City Police Report

Man shot and killed while driving in Kansas City suburbs

Man shot and killed while driving in Kansas City suburbs By Raymore Journal staff Authorities say a man was likely shot and killed while he was driving near the Kansas City suburb of Raytown on Saturday. Kansas City Police spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina said gunshots were reported around 11:45 a.m. Saturday. The officers who responded to that report found a vehicle that appeared to have been damaged by bullets off the road. Inside the vehicle, police found a man who had been shot. Paramedics tried to help him but he died at the scene of the crash near 4900 Raytown Road. Investigators believe...

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Chiefs clinch AFC West

Chiefs rout stumbling Steelers 36-10 to clinch AFC West

Chiefs rout stumbling Steelers 36-10 to clinch AFC West By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer The chances that the Kansas City Chiefs would spend Sunday night celebrating their record sixth straight AFC West title seemed slim last week when Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce headlined an outbreak of COVID-19 within the team. Turns out the NFL’s hottest team was just fine. Patrick Mahomes was masterful in throwing for 258 yards and three touchdowns, Byron Pringle and a cast of fill-ins rose to the occasion, and the defense dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 36-10 drubbing at Arrowhead Stadium. “This...

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Kansas City Ambulance

Police say man fatally shot outside home in Kansas City

Police say man fatally shot outside home in Kansas City By Raymore Journal staff A man was fatally shot early Monday outside a home in Kansas City just west of Marlborough Park, police there said. The shooting happened around 12:15 a.m. Monday, when gunshots were reported in the area, police said in a news release. Arriving officers found evidence of a shooting, police said, but someone had driven the shooting victim to a hospital, where he died. Police later identified the man as 34-year-old Corey Haley. Homicide detectives collected evidence at the scene and searched for witnesses. The killing...

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