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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Health Department says three more people are suspected of dying of heat-related causes, bringing the total number of suspected local heat deaths to 24 since June.

The Jackson County medical examiner is investigating the deaths. The Health Department says the victims were 29, 39 and 65 years old.

In addition to the suspected heat-related deaths, one other death has been confirmed as caused by the heat.

High temperatures in the Kansas City area have reached or neared 100 degrees for about two weeks.

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