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Jury: No money for Leawood couple mistakenly targeted in police drug raid | Kansas City Star Jury: No money for Leawood couple mistakenly targeted in police drug raid
A Leawood couple who were mistakenly targeted in a 2012 police drug raid have lost their lawsuit against Johnson County. A federal court jury late Tuesday afternoon found that Adlynn … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Piper boys outlast Hayden 74 – 61 | Wyandotte Daily Piper boys outlast Hayden 74 – 61
by Brian Turrel The Piper boys basketball team took a 74 – 61 victory over Topeka’s Hayden Catholic High School on Tuesday night, holding off a third quarter Hayden scoring
Wyandotte Daily | December 13, 2017
Bike-riding bank robber got away — until he ran into the wrong OP police officer | Kansas City Star Bike-riding bank robber got away — until he ran into the wrong OP police officer
A 57-year-old man has been charged with being the bicycle-riding robber who held up an Overland Park bank last month. Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged Richard Armenta with the Nov. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Grandview man, 63, admits selling improvised explosive devices | Kansas City Star Grandview man, 63, admits selling improvised explosive devices
A Grandview man pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally selling and transporting several dozen explosive devices. Robert A. Vik, 63, who is also listed on the Missouri sex offender registry, pleaded … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
KC Ballet's only black ballerina is honored to dance lead in 'The Nutcracker' | Kansas City Star KC Ballet's only black ballerina is honored to dance lead in 'The Nutcracker'
Whitney Huell is the only black ballerina with the Kansas City Ballet. This year she is dancing the role of the Snow Queen in “The Nutcracker.” … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Off-duty officer cleared in Lenexa Costco self-defense shooting | Kansas City Star Off-duty officer cleared in Lenexa Costco self-defense shooting
The police officer who shot and killed an armed man who was threatening customers at the Costco in Lenexa acted appropriately and bravely, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe ruled … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
KC police identify 20-year-old man fatally shot outside KC bait shop | Kansas City Star KC police identify 20-year-old man fatally shot outside KC bait shop
Kansas City police have released the name of a 20-year-old man who was found shot to death Tuesday outside a bait and pet supply business in the 6900 block of … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Missouri city bans donating to panhandlers through vehicle windows | Kansas City Star Missouri city bans donating to panhandlers through vehicle windows
About a month after the local sheriff discouraged donations to panhandlers and implied they only use the funds to buy beer, the Springfield City Council banned giving money or items … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
U-Haul van chased on I-35; rolls on exit in Olathe | Kansas City Star U-Haul van chased on I-35; rolls on exit in Olathe
A U-Haul van led law enforcement on a chase hitting 100 mph on northbound Interstate 35 Wednesday morning before it rolled and crashed on an exit ramp in Olathe. A … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Elf on a Shelf, yoga pants and other things that should not have staying power | Kansas City Star Elf on a Shelf, yoga pants and other things that should not have staying power
Being a “trend forecaster” sounds like a great job. Mainly because you never have to be right. You’re forecasting, not stating fact. This means nobody can call you out for … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Midway coach Larry Burchett honored by Missouri Football Coaches Association | Kansas City Star Midway coach Larry Burchett honored by Missouri Football Coaches Association
Midway football coach Larry Burchett has received plenty of awards and accolades during his years guiding the Vikings. He recently had another bestowed on him by his peers. Burchett was … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Lee’s Summit plans open house ahead of improvements to Third Street | Kansas City Star Lee’s Summit plans open house ahead of improvements to Third Street
Open house set for Third Street improvements project An open house to showcase future improvements for a section of Third Street in Lee’s Summit is scheduled from 5 to 7 … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Jail time imposed in Leavenworth mom vs. mom beat down | Kansas City Star Jail time imposed in Leavenworth mom vs. mom beat down
A 34-year-old Leavenworth woman will spend a short time in jail for beating up another woman after their children had gotten into a fight. Amanda Lee Gross will serve four … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Despite voter mandate, ethics policy keeps getting kicked down the road | Kansas City Star Despite voter mandate, ethics policy keeps getting kicked down the road
This past April, Lee’s Summit voters overwhelmingly approved all 12 amendments to our City Charter. One of the amendments, which passed with more than 70 percent of the vote, asked … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Kansas City turns to H&R Block. Not for tax return help, but office space | Kansas City Star Kansas City turns to H&R Block. Not for tax return help, but office space
H&R Block would become a landlord for a city agency under the terms of an unusual real estate deal pending before the Kansas City Council. The arrangement calls for the … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Wrong-way wreck halts traffic on I-435 at Shoal Creek Parkway; minor injuries reported | Kansas City Star Wrong-way wreck halts traffic on I-435 at Shoal Creek Parkway; minor injuries reported
A wrong-way wreck Tuesday night shut down traffic on northbound Interstate 435 in Clay County, police said. The wreck was as reported about 10:30 p.m. after a vehicle traveling southbound … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
UMKC’s new building project funded with millions in gifts and state money | Kansas City Star UMKC’s new building project funded with millions in gifts and state money
The University of Missouri-Kansas City will construct another building on its Volker Campus with millions from donors and the state. Friday at 1 p.m. the school will announce details about … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Attempted murder alleged in Olathe shooting; victim in critical condition | Kansas City Star Attempted murder alleged in Olathe shooting; victim in critical condition
An attempted murder charge was filed Wednesday after a man was critically injured Tuesday in a shooting at an Olathe mobile home community. Johnson County prosecutors charged Bradley Wayne King, … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Cassie Kruse takes control, leads Ray-Pec girls to victory | Kansas City Star Cassie Kruse takes control, leads Ray-Pec girls to victory
As Raymore-Peculiar fell further and further behind early against Lee’s Summit, senior Cassie Kruse knew her team needed someone to lead them back into the game. She decided that someone … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Johnson County citizens weigh in on what makes an ideal airport | Kansas City Star Johnson County citizens weigh in on what makes an ideal airport
Johnson County residents didn’t get to vote on the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport, but they enthusiastically shared ideas Tuesday night with the designers and developers for the … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Man’s death inside Kansas City house leads to homicide investigation | Kansas City Star Man’s death inside Kansas City house leads to homicide investigation
Police are investigating the city’s 140th homicide of the year after emergency crews found a man down inside a Kansas City house and later declared him deceased. Police responded on … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Johnson County residents weigh in on a new KCI | Kansas City Star Johnson County residents weigh in on a new KCI
Developers, architects and construction leaders held a design workshop on the KU Edwards Campus to get input from Johnson County residents on a new Kansas City International Airport terminal. It is one of nine listening sessions being held around the area. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Nine have filed so far in Lee’s Summit to run for city office in 2018 | Kansas City Star Nine have filed so far in Lee’s Summit to run for city office in 2018
Two races have developed so far in the upcoming 2018 municipal election in Lee’s Summit. Bill Baird and Ron Williams are vying to become the next mayor at-large of Lee’s … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
High fire danger today, weather service says | Wyandotte Daily High fire danger today, weather service says
Gusty northwest winds, combined with low relative humidity and dry surface fuels, will lead to another afternoon of high fire danger today, the National Weather Service said. A fire weather
Wyandotte Daily | December 13, 2017
Thief tosses crutches, then drives away in woman’s car in KC | Kansas City Star Thief tosses crutches, then drives away in woman’s car in KC
Either the crutches were a ruse, or the guy figured he didn’t need them anymore. He’d just steal a car. That’s all Samantha Ruggles can make of the thief who … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Surveillance video shows thief on crutches before stealing a car | Kansas City Star Surveillance video shows thief on crutches before stealing a car
Surveillance video from the Center for Inclusion in Kansas City shows a thief on crutches moments before stealing a black Nissan Altima. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Gowns with an illustrious history | Kansas City Star Gowns with an illustrious history
This photo from The Star’s historical archives was originally published on July 31, 1949. Its caption: Here are three of the historic dresses from the collection of 50 in the … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Bright, intensely colored meteors to fill the sky | Kansas City Star Bright, intensely colored meteors to fill the sky
What is usually the strongest meteor shower of the year will peak in the night sky between Dec. 13 and 14. NASA explains what you will see. (Video by NASA) … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Big third quarter propels Belton boys past Pleasant Hill | Kansas City Star Big third quarter propels Belton boys past Pleasant Hill
Exiting halftime with a one-point lead, Belton utilized a full-court press Tuesday to break the deadlock with Pleasant Hill. The Pirates outscored the Roosters 20-6 during third quarter thanks to … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 13, 2017
Piper girls defeat Hayden 68 – 28 | Wyandotte Daily Piper girls defeat Hayden 68 – 28
by Brian Turrel The Piper girls basketball team lived up to its highly rated reputation on Tuesday evening, handing Topeka’s Hayden Catholic High School a 58 – 28 defeat. Piper
Wyandotte Daily | December 13, 2017
Man shoots his father and store clerk in double homicide, charges say | Kansas City Star Man shoots his father and store clerk in double homicide, charges say
A man arguing with his father gunned him down outside a Kansas City convenience store then killed a store clerk standing beside him, according to murder charges filed Wednesday. Reginald … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
Raw video: KC police investigate homicide at bait shop | Kansas City Star Raw video: KC police investigate homicide at bait shop
Kansas City police on Tuesday investigated a fatal shooting at a bait shop in the 6900 block of Blue Parkway. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
Surveillance video shows man stealing cash from Lawrence cash register | Kansas City Star Surveillance video shows man stealing cash from Lawrence cash register
The owners of Delaney & Loew Kitchenalia in Lawrence have released surveillance video showing a man stealing money from their cash register last Sunday. The owners of the store, Bradly … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
Fiery fatal crash closes I-435 southbound near 23rd Street | Kansas City Star Fiery fatal crash closes I-435 southbound near 23rd Street
A reportedly fatal fiery crash involving a FedEx truck has closed southbound Interstate 435 in Kansas City near 23rd Street. The Scout traffic alert system says the southbound highway is … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
Joyous ‘Happy Elf’ runs through Christmas Eve at Theatre in the Park | Kansas City Star Joyous ‘Happy Elf’ runs through Christmas Eve at Theatre in the Park
“The Happy Elf” is a tale about Eubie, the happiest elf at the North Pole, who longs to be on Santa’s sleigh team Christmas Eve but instead has been relegated … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
Champ the Cass County K9 is stabbed in the neck while on duty | Kansas City Star Champ the Cass County K9 is stabbed in the neck while on duty
A Cass County law enforcement officer was stabbed in the neck Monday evening, but he is reported to be resting at home. Champ, a K9 police dog, and his handler … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
Lee’s Summit North AD to receive national honor | Kansas City Star Lee’s Summit North AD to receive national honor
Lee’s Summit North athletic director Mike McGurk is one of 11 high-school athletic directors who will receive the Distinguished Service Award from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. The award … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
Vigil held for victims found in deadly KCK house fire; deaths called suspicious | Kansas City Star Vigil held for victims found in deadly KCK house fire; deaths called suspicious
Investigators are calling a deadly fire that swept through a northeast Kansas City, Kan., home and killed three people early Tuesday suspicious. Morris Letcher, a spokesman for the Kansas City, … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
Vigil held for three found dead in KCK house fire | Kansas City Star Vigil held for three found dead in KCK house fire
Dozens attended a candlelight vigil Tuesday night to remember three people whose bodies were recovered from a house fire in northeast Kansas City, Kan., earlier in the day. Police did not identify the victims but family members of 53-year-old Gwinn Green said they believed she was one of them. Firefighters arrived at the house at Troup Avenue and North Mill Street around 3:20 a.m. to find it fully engulfed in flames. Police are investigating the deaths as potential homicides. Video by: ALLISON LONG and TORIANO PORTER … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
Data as History: Charting the Last 2000 Years of Human Progress | The Northland News Data as History: Charting the Last 2000 Years of Human Progress
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 | December 12, 2017
Police investigating after shooting victim found dead outside KC bait shop | Kansas City Star Police investigating after shooting victim found dead outside KC bait shop
Police were investigating after one was person was found shot to death outside a Kansas City business. The shooting was reported about 1:15 p.m. at a bait and pet supply … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
Mission Hills diverts ‘rainy day’ funds to help pay for summer flood damage | Kansas City Star Mission Hills diverts ‘rainy day’ funds to help pay for summer flood damage
The Mission Hills City Council on Monday approved diverting $150,000 out of its “rainy day” funds to pay for repairs caused by floods this past summer. A pair of storms … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
Harvesters recalls candy that might be tainted from food pantries in Kansas, Missouri | Kansas City Star Harvesters recalls candy that might be tainted from food pantries in Kansas, Missouri
Harvesters — The Community Food Network is advising people not to consumer Bibi Frutix candy that it distributed to food pantries in Kansas and Missouri because it might be contaminated. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
Overland Towers resident describes frightening evacuation during Overland Towers fire | Kansas City Star Overland Towers resident describes frightening evacuation during Overland Towers fire
A fire at the Overland Towers Apartments, 8580 Farley in Overland Park, left a woman dead and sent two others to area hospitals with smoke inhalation. Claudette Brown describes the scene that scared residents, some who have health and mobility issues. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
Creighton teens teach younger students about careers | Kansas City Star Creighton teens teach younger students about careers
Sherwood Middle School students got to learn about careers from their high school counterparts as Sherwood High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter celebrated Enterprise Day, a national celebration … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
Cool weather today, warmer Wednesday | Wyandotte Daily Cool weather today, warmer Wednesday
Fire danger returns Wednesday Today’s high will be around 43 degrees, with the temperature may rise to 55 on Wednesday, when a fire weather threat will return, according to the
Wyandotte Daily | December 12, 2017
Raw Video: Two dead in overnight KCK fire in the 800 block of Troup | Kansas City Star Raw Video: Two dead in overnight KCK fire in the 800 block of Troup
An early morning fire in the 800 block of Troup in KCK resulted in the death of two people. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
What’s happening in Cass County? | Kansas City Star What’s happening in Cass County?
Dec. 15 Community Blood Center’s Blood Drive 8 a.m.-1 p.m. — Cass Regional Medical Center conference rooms 1, 2, and 3, 2800 E. Rock Haven Road, Harrisonville The hospital will … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
These Cass County cities are among ‘safest places’ in the state, report says | Kansas City Star These Cass County cities are among ‘safest places’ in the state, report says
A personal-finance website has included two Cass County cities in its 2017 report of the top 30 “safest places” in Missouri. The website, Elite Personal Finance, said it came up … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017
Murder charge filed in death of KCK’s 86-year-old ‘Frankie D’ | Kansas City Star Murder charge filed in death of KCK’s 86-year-old ‘Frankie D’
A man with a history of stealing cars has been charged with killing an 86-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man during a car theft. Dominic McGee, 31, was charged by Wyandotte … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | December 12, 2017