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AROUND THE STATE:

OFFICERS SHOT-MISSOURI

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police shot and killed a man Sunday suspected of shooting and wounding three Kansas City police officers, authorities said. The suspect died Sunday afternoon after barricading himself in a house in the southeast part of the city. He emerged from the home and was killed in an exchange of gunfire, police Chief Rick Smith told reporters.

NEEDY FAMILIES-DOWN PAYMENTS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A program could help hundreds of Missouri families with a down payment on their homes. The NeighborhoodLIFT program will provide homeowner training and $15,000 in down-payment assistant grants, The Kansas City Star reported . SENT: 250 words

CLEAN MISSOURI REDISTRICTING

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A proposed ballot initiative aims to replace Missouri's system for drawing state legislative districts with a model designed to have the number of seats won by each party more closely reflect its statewide vote. If election officials validate enough signatures collected by Clean Missouri, the group sponsoring the proposal, voters will have the final say Nov. 6. By Blake Nelson. SENT 550 words

IN BRIEF:

MEDICAL SERVICE EXPANSION— Healthy Plus, a medical service start-up in Lee's Summit, plans to relocate to Independence and add up to 125 jobs.

TWA SIMULATOR — Volunteers are trying to ensure the legacy of Trans World Airlines isn't forgotten in St. Louis.

MISSOURI RIVER RELEASES — The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River will likely remain above normal throughout the summer and fall to reduce the amount of water held in reservoirs along the river.

SPORTS:

REDS-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS — Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler homered to give interim manager Mike Shildt a win in his first game as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Sunday. Shildt took over for Mike Matheny, who was fired late Saturday after six-plus seasons at the helm. By Steve Overbey.

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CARDINALS-MATHENY FIRED

As the St. Louis Cardinals took stock of their situation a day after the firing of manager Mike Matheny, some players said they bear some responsibility for Matheny's sudden dismissal. Matheny was fired Saturday night after an 8-2 loss to the last-place Cincinnati Reds. The Cardinals entered Sunday's game one game over .500 and 7½ games behind the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs and are in danger of missing the playoffs for a third straight season for the first time since 1999. SENT: 450 words

ROYALS-WHITE SOX

CHICAGO — Daniel Palka and Yoan Moncada each homered and Lucas Giolito tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a 10-1 victory over the struggling Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Moncada was 3 for 3 with a walk and three runs scored a day after leaving a game with a bruised right knee. Palka also had three hits and two RBIs while Tim Anderson and Kevan Smith each hit a two-run double as Chicago pounded out 13 hits. By John Jackson.

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