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Kansas City Star | February 23, 2019
One man was killed and another left with non-life-threatening injuries after two separate shootings in Kansas City, Kan., early Saturday morning. KCK police responded around 1:30 a.m. to the 200 … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 23, 2019
In the Oscar-nominated “Green Book,” bouncer “Tony Lip” Vallelonga gets a temporary gig as a driver for a prominent black classical pianist. But the two-month tour in 1962, which is … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
Susan Rosemann came awake in the middle of the night. It was David, her older brother, stirring her. Though she knew it was impossible for him to be there. “You … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
A week after controversial comments made by Johnson County Community College President Joe Sopcich were posted on Twitter, he called on the public to judge him by his years of … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
One man died and another was injured in a shooting on the east side of Kansas City Thursday night, police said. The shooting happened before 6:15 p.m. in the 4000 … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
In a community meeting addressing recent violent crime in the area of 79th and Grant streets, Overland Park Police Capt. Jim Sutterby shared an update Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, on one of the cases — a shooting that killed a teen. It happened Jan. 23. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
Kansas City police investigated a double shooting at Harvard Court Apartments in the 4000 block of Harvard Lane late Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. One person died and another person was in critical condition. … Click to Continue »
The Northland News | February 22, 2019
State law allows abuse, mismanagement in Transportation Development Districts, debts incurred without voter approval  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Earlier in the month, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a report on Transportation Development Districts (TDDs) that found districts across ...
The Northland News | February 22, 2019
Dalton Hanna, 15 of Kearney, MO, was diagnosed in July 2014 with DSRCT (Desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor).  DSCRT is an aggressive and rare cancer that primarily occurs as masses in the abdomen. Dalton should be a sophomore at Kearney High School right now but instead is in the fight of his life...
The Northland News | February 22, 2019
SPONSORED POST Fountain of Life Offers Interactive Metronome Training to Improve Cognitive, Behavioral, Social and Motor Skills Kansas City, MO — Fountain of Life now offers a therapy to improve speech/communication, coordination and learning, in adults and children suffering from a number of ...
The Northland News | February 22, 2019
Program Will Help Bridge A Critical Divide Between Rural and Metropolitan School Districts JEFFERSON CITY — In early April, Governor Eric Greitens announced a new high-speed internet initiative, which will bring essential internet infrastructure to rural school districts. This program will help br...
The Northland News | February 22, 2019
State Auditor to examine state officials’ dual roles serving on the board of a private company while operating as state regulators for that industry JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced the start of an investigation into potential conflicts of interes...
The Northland News | February 22, 2019
Update from the Missouri Legislature with Sen. Eigel (R) and Rep. McCreery (D) from Missouri Viewpoints on Vimeo. “Missouri Viewpoints” is a weekly non-partisan news, information, public affairs program that is produced by Mike Ferguson. The show is on television and radio throughout Mis...
The Northland News | February 22, 2019
Adjusted for inflation, an average inhabitant of the planet is today roughly ten times as rich as she or he was just two centuries ago. Read more over at Reason.com. The post Data as History: Charting the Last 2000 Years of Human Progress appeared first on The Northland News.
The Northland News | February 22, 2019
Muhammad cartoon publisher Flemming Rose talks about immigration, free speech, and toleration. In 2005, while an editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Flemming Rose commissioned a series of cartoons about the prophet Muhammad. His goal was to highlight the dangers of self-censorship in an ...
The Northland News | February 22, 2019
It’s hard to believe, but 2017 is already one quarter of the way over. That means winter’s gone (hopefully), baseball’s here, and tax day is coming. With April 15 now less than two weeks away, I’ve been working to fulfill House Republicans’ goal of reinventing our tax s...
The Northland News | February 22, 2019
Tomorrow, Thursday April 13, the Kansas City Council will be getting an update on the current condition of the US 169 Buck O’Neil Bridge and how a proposed two year closure starting in 2019 will impact the region. The presentation might also discuss the bridge replacement and downtown freeway ...
Infozine | February 22, 2019
The IRS urges employees to do a "paycheck checkup" so they don’t have too little withheld and face an unexpected tax bill or smaller tax refund next year.
Infozine | February 22, 2019
Twenty-nine percent of the children killed were not restrained in a car seat or safety belt.
Infozine | February 22, 2019
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Infozine | February 22, 2019
U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said the defendant also agreed to pay more than $450,000 in restitution.
Infozine | February 22, 2019
Riverfront Readings features Christine Pivovar, Whitney Terrell and Maryfrances Wagner
Infozine | February 22, 2019
The only event of its kind in the Midwest - Kansas City’s favorite solo artists, duos, and bands play live for KKFI 90.1 FM Kansas City Community Radio’s on-air Band Auction April 6th, 7th, and 8th while listeners call in to bid on two-hour concerts donated by the musicians currently performing.
Infozine | February 22, 2019
Kansas apportionments include $4,981,927 in Sport Fish Restoration funds and $14,646,057 in Wildlife Restoration funds.
Infozine | February 22, 2019
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that 11-year old Maverick Yoakum of Dixon became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a river redhorse on Tavern Creek using a rod and reel.
Infozine | February 22, 2019
Two Kansas City, MO men have pleaded guilty in federal court to a series of armed robberies following their arrests after a head-on collision with a police vehicle in a Quik Trip parking lot.
Infozine | February 22, 2019
This fraud can involve the sale of anything from cars and trucks to RV’s, boats, and outdoor gear. Since 2014, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has recorded about 27,000 reports of this kind of scam costing victims more than $54 million in losses.
Infozine | February 22, 2019
An Indianapolis, Indiana immigration attorney was sentenced Friday to 75 months in prison for defrauding the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and more than 250 of his clients by filing fraudulent visa applications and reaping approximately $750,000 in illegitimate fees.
Infozine | February 22, 2019
Thirteen health departments in the Kansas City metropolitan area will conduct their own tests at various locations.
Infozine | February 22, 2019
Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Colorado man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to ship $3 million worth of marijuana through the mail for distribution in the Kansas City, Missouri area.
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
An adult male giraffe at the Kansas City Zoo has died after an apparently freak barn incident in which the animal suffered “an acute spinal cord injury,” the zoo announced … Click to Continue »
Infozine | February 22, 2019
A former Liberty, MO man was sentenced in federal court this week for an investment fraud scheme.
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly will meet with federal officials and dine at the White House this weekend during her first trip to Washington as governor. The Kansas Democrat and Missouri … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
Overland Park police led a town-hall style meeting Thursday night for residents in the area of 79th Street and Grant Avenue to address recent violent crime and an uptick of … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
A third suspect has been charged in the January fatal shooting of an Overland Park teenager. Raymond T. Cherry was charged Thursday in Johnson County District Court with first-degree felony … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people earlier this week while conducting a home check for a wanted unregistered sex offender. Deputies with the Sex Offenders Apprehension Unit and … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
Federal agencies are investigating a western Missouri women’s prison where current and former workers have been accused of sexually assaulting inmates. Karen Backues Keil is one of four women who … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
A 45-year-old man was convicted Friday for the 2017 stabbing death of another man at an east side Kansas City apartment. Donnell Allen of Kansas City was charged in Jackson … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
Kansas City’s free bulky item pickup service remains suspended while city crews focus on removing fallen tree limbs and branches from the January snowstorm. John Baccala, spokesman for the city … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
Jolie Justus continued out-raise her opponents while Quinton Lucas has the most money on hand as 11 candidates enter the crucial final stretch to the Kansas City mayoral primary on … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
Forced by financial turbulence and declining enrollment, the Hickman Mills school district announced it will shutter three to five elementary schools. Now, for the next two weeks, school leaders and … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
A Lee’s Summit teenager was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for the killing a woman that occurred when he was 13. Joshua Trigg, 17, was sentenced in Jackson … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2019
A Wyandotte County judge ruled Friday that the Kansas Attorney General abused a grand jury last year to obtain criminal indictments against several Schlitterbahn employees and associates involved in the … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
A 49-year-old Kearney man has been charged with sexually abusing, and taking nude photos of, a young boy. Robert D. Kenagy is charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with two … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
Breathe a sigh of relief, Kansas City. This weekend, the snow may actually miss us. While parts of the Midwest are bracing for near-blizzard conditions, the Kansas City area will … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
The stolen women’s underwear was kept, meticulously organized, in storage containers labeled with the names of current and former University of Kansas volleyball players, according to prosecutors. The storage containers … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
A sarcastic comment about paying rent apparently led to an angry teen fatally shooting a roommate earlier this week, according to charging documents released by the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
Popular science claims it takes anywhere between 21 and 66 days to form a habit. To change one habit is simply to create a new behavior in its place. These … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
She took a sledgehammer to our kitchen backsplash. My chin dropped. I couldn’t believe it. With each thud and crack, I flashed back to a decade ago. I remembered the … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
Jordy, Loki, Odin, Apollo and Champ have a tough job. These furry fellas may look cute, but their job calls on them to find contraband, seek out explosives and catch … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
Police warned neighbors early Thursday that persons involved in an overnight deadly shooting inside an Independence home might still be in the area. The shooting occurred about 11:40 p.m. in … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
Here are area restaurants with seven or more priority or critical health code violations, with highlighted links to some original public record reports by city or county health inspectors. Restaurants … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
It’s a long way from looking for snakes in a Johnson County creek to swimming with humpback whales in Tahiti. But Evan Antin has been there, done that — and … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
A 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged after an Overland Park teenager was fatally shot last month. Alan M. Hicks, of Olathe, is charged with first-degree murder in connection … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
As a child, Rep. Sharice Davids admired martial arts movie star Bruce Lee. It led to her own time in the ring, where she went 5-1 as an amateur MMA … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
Chris Sevier, the anti-gay, anti-porn advocate who met with Kansas lawmakers earlier this month, has been deemed a security concern in the Missouri Capitol. Missouri Senate Administrator Patrick Baker sent … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
A Silicon Valley tech company plans to open a new office in Lenexa in April and says it will hire more than 150 people over the next three years. TrueAccord … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
Police responding to reports of a shooting found a person dead inside an Independence home late Wednesday. Officers warned neighbors that persons involved in the shooting might still be in the immediate neighborhood. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
After months of hangups and delay, the final pieces of the deal to build a new single terminal at Kansas City International Airport appear to be coming together. Airport Committee … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
A 17-year-old Olathe girl has been charged along with an adult suspect in the January killing of an Overland Park teenager. Juriah Sue Jones is charged in the juvenile division … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
New Lenexa library to open on June 2 The new $21.1 million Lenexa City Center Library will open on June 2 at 8778 Penrose Lane. Ceremonies start with a 1 … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
Olathe finishing up storm debris removal Even as more snow continues to fall, the city of Olathe has been plugging away on free limb pickup that began after a severe … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
Three hours before the first Guy Fieri’s Dive & Taco Joint was set to open downtown Thursday, a customer was already in line. “I’m a huge fan of Guy’s. I’m … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 21, 2019
Concerned about Clay County’s political turmoil — allegations of corruption, lack of transparency and attempts to stave off an examination by the Missouri State Auditor — Missouri Rep. Jon Carpenter … Click to Continue »
Wyandotte Daily | February 20, 2019
Public schools in Wyandotte County are closing on Wednesday because of snow that is falling Tuesday night, and of the possibility of ice. The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools have announced they are closed on Wednesday, along with district offices. Also closed are the Kansas City, Kansas, Public ...
Kansas City Star | February 20, 2019
A 35-year-old Kansas City man was charged Wednesday in a carjacking at an east Kansas City gas station. Charles R. Pelton Jr. is charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 20, 2019
Organizers of the annual Lee’s Summit Social Services Pancake Breakfast invite all Lee’s Summit fire and police personnel to join them at no charge this year. The 22nd Annual Pancake … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 20, 2019
Peggy Van Witt began learning the craft of art conservation at a very young age. While growing up in Frankfurt, Germany, Witt’s grandmother, Salome Panthel, taught her to conserve artworks … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 20, 2019
Kansas City Zoo officials announced Wednesday that one of the zoo’s two polar bears has died. Bam Bam, who at 31 lived about twice as long as the average polar … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 20, 2019
A Liberty man was sentenced Wednesday to 28 years in prison for the murder of another man who disappeared in 2015 and was found dead two years later in rural … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 20, 2019
The Kansas City police officer who drove a department van in a traffic wreck that killed a teenager last fall has returned to work while prosecutors review an investigation of … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 20, 2019
Johnson County Community College President Joe Sopcich has found himself under scrutiny after his candid comments about his student body were overheard and live-tweeted during breakfast at a Washington, D.C., … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 20, 2019
For those who can’t visit the statehouse every day, keeping an eye on the Kansas Legislature isn’t easy. A number of lawmakers, including Gov. Laura Kelly, have been pushing for … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 20, 2019
Johnson County Community College President Joe Sopcich faces ire from students and faculty after a DNC committeman live-tweeted remarks he purportedly made about the socioeconomic status of his student body. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 20, 2019
Coming up on the end of February 2019, how are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions? I’ve not even attempted to come up with any the last few years. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 20, 2019
Olathe residents remain among the most satisfied in the metro Kansas City area when it comes to their local government and city services, but a new survey shows several areas … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 20, 2019
An Olathe man charged in his 75-year-old mother’s death told investigators he refused to take her to a doctor as her physical and mental health declined, according to court records … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 20, 2019
A 50-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in Liberty, police said. The shooting happened in the 1900 block of Kings Highway around 1:30 p.m. Arriving officers … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 20, 2019
Kansas City area residents already weary of winter dug themselves out again Wednesday after snow fell overnight, prompting many schools to cancel classes for the day and turning the morning … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 20, 2019
Take it slow during your Wednesday morning commute Kansas City. A winter storm that’s sweeping across the metro area dumped several inches of snow overnight Tuesday, leaving behind very slick … Click to Continue »
Wyandotte Daily | February 19, 2019
by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC Double-doubles in basketball are usually reserved for double-digit figures in points and rebounds or points and assists. But any of those statistics pale compared to the double-double that Kansas City Kansas Community College women’s coach Joe McKinstry pulled off two years ...
Kansas City Star | February 19, 2019
A plan to redevelop the aging Ranchmart North shopping center in Leawood could cost almost $47 million, with the center’s shoppers paying for a little more than a quarter of … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 19, 2019
In November 2018, Democrats won at record levels in Johnson County, an event that was unimaginable to many just four years ago. Nonetheless, our community recognized the future of our … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 19, 2019
Chris Sevier has tried in several states to marry his laptop—as a way of publicizing his opposition to same sex marriage. He once sued Apple for failing to block adult … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 19, 2019
The event: Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce forum at the Kansas City Airport Marriott Tuesday afternoon. Attendees: Crossroads businessman Phil Glynn, attorney Steve Miller and Council members Jolie Justus, Jermaine … Click to Continue »
Wyandotte Daily | February 19, 2019
The Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet for a work session at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda are a board update, general manager update and Quindaro plant operation status. The regular session will be at 6 p.m. Feb...
Wyandotte Daily | February 19, 2019
Bishop Ward High School is planning a Community Blood Center blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the school gym, 708 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, for other blood drive locations or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-40...
Kansas City Star | February 19, 2019
Barb and Marc McEver wanted to do something good for Johnson County and meet a vital need sheltering homeless adults. So they spent more than $250,000 this summer to buy … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 19, 2019
A man who compared his rage to “The Exorcist” was ordered to trial Tuesday for the killing of a woman last summer in Shawnee. Ronald Lee Kidwell is charged in … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 19, 2019
As another snow storm approached the Kansas City area Tuesday night, Kansas City Public Schools decided to cancel classes and activities for Wednesday. The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 19, 2019
The city of Raytown has been ordered to pay $42,000 in legal fees after a judge ruled the city violated the Missouri Sunshine Law when it denied a public records … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 19, 2019
Once you get home Tuesday night, road crews have a suggestion: Stay there. Although a few snowflakes might start falling in the Kansas City area during the evening rush hour, … Click to Continue »
Wyandotte Daily | February 19, 2019
by William Crum U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, D-3rd Dist., today toured Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care, a safety net clinic at 340 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. Rep. Davids said health care is a major issue of her campaign, and that she has learned a lot by coming here. She added she was...
Wyandotte Daily | February 19, 2019
Kansas Speedway is offering a new ticket option for families in 2019 for each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – the Family 4 Pack. Each package includes two adult tickets and two youth tickets (children 12 and under) for $199 for either Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race (May 11 or Oct. 2...
Wyandotte Daily | February 19, 2019
One of the top awards from the Hotel and Lodging Association of Greater Kansas City recently went to Bridgette Jobe, executive director of the Kansas City, Kansas, Convention and Visitors Bureau. Jobe received the Hospitality Leadership Award from the association during the annual recognition dinner...
Kansas City Star | February 19, 2019
The Kansas City area, already weary from repeated rounds of winter storms, will likely see another bout of accumulating snow and ice Tuesday that threatens to turn roads hazardous. The … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 19, 2019
Standing at the edge of the ditch she has helped clean up over and over again, a discouraged Brenda Thomas looked at the abandoned tires, the old recliner and the … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 19, 2019
There’s more trouble at the Jackson County jail, only this time it’s political — not the staffing shortages, violent attacks and broken plumbing that have created a mountain of headlines … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 19, 2019
Legacy Park is getting a new amenity that will be a first in the Kansas City metro area – a beginner friendly mountain bike trail. Urban Trail Company is working … Click to Continue »
Wyandotte Daily | February 19, 2019
by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC Statistics can be misleading – as Kansas City Kansas Community College proved on its spring trip to the Dallas area this past weekend. The Blue Devils out-hit Eastfield Community College in three of four games, matched the Harvesters in the fourth game but lost all four cont...