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A timeline to Syed A. Jamal's immigration case | Kansas City Star A timeline to Syed A. Jamal's immigration case
Syed Jamal first arrived in Kansas City in 1987 and is now detained by ICE at the Platte County Detention Center facing possible deportation. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 25, 2018
'Have a Skate with Bob' fights against pancreatic cancer | Kansas City Star 'Have a Skate with Bob' fights against pancreatic cancer
Dozens of hockey players joined together for a fundraising game in 2016 at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, Ill., in support of Mission, Kan., goalie Bob Klem and his Have a Skate with Bob Foundation that has raised more than $165,000 to fight pancreatic cancer. Klem died during a hockey game in Independence Feb. 16. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 24, 2018
Avoiding the Toxicity of Unclogging Backed-up Drains | Infozine Avoiding the Toxicity of Unclogging Backed-up Drains
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that the chemicals we use to unclog backed-up drains are harmful to our health and the environment. Can you suggest safer alternative products or methods? - Amy Smith, Rome, NY
Infozine | February 24, 2018
Winona Man Gigs Missouri State-record Northern Hog Sucker | Infozine Winona Man Gigs Missouri State-record Northern Hog Sucker
The Missouri Department of Conservation congratulates Richard Bradshaw on breaking the state record by gigging a 2-pound, 12-ounce northern hog sucker on the Current River.
Infozine | February 24, 2018
Kansas Tax Return Preparer Guilty for Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns | Infozine Kansas Tax Return Preparer Guilty for Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns
A Holcomb, Kansas, tax return preparer pleaded guilty Thursday to filing a fraudulent income tax return and aiding and assisting in the preparation of fraudulent tax returns.
Infozine | February 24, 2018
International Space Station Crew Landing Live on NASA TV | Infozine International Space Station Crew Landing Live on NASA TV
Three residents of the International Space Station are scheduled to complete their mission on the complex on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Coverage of their departure and landing back on Earth will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
Infozine | February 24, 2018
Who is Mike Parson? Meet the man who could replace Greitens | My Courier Tribune Who is Mike Parson? Meet the man who could replace Greitens
If Gov. Eric Greitens resigns or is removed from office, the state's new top dog would be Mike Parson, who has been in Jefferson City since 2005.
My Courier Tribune | February 24, 2018
Jennifer Lawrence developing #MeToo docuseries | My Courier Tribune Jennifer Lawrence developing #MeToo docuseries
Jennifer Lawrence is working on a docuseries about the #MeToo movement with Catt Sadler.
My Courier Tribune | February 24, 2018
Prepping for impeachment: Here's what Greitens and lawmakers face in the coming days | My Courier Tribune Prepping for impeachment: Here's what Greitens and lawmakers face in the coming days
Greitens was indicted and booked on a felony invasion of privacy charge Thursday.
My Courier Tribune | February 24, 2018
Independence man found guilty in 2017 road rage shooting case | Kansas City Star Independence man found guilty in 2017 road rage shooting case
An Independence man was found guilty Saturday in a road rage incident that led to the shooting death of a 19-year-old in 2017, the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office announced in … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 24, 2018
Pirates over Golden Bears, 71-54 | Wyandotte Daily Pirates over Golden Bears, 71-54
by Brian Turrel The Piper Pirates beat Turner 71-54 in Piper on Friday night to close out the final Kaw Valley League basketball season. Points were hard to come by
Wyandotte Daily | February 24, 2018
63-year-old goalie died playing hockey, but lived inspiring fight against cancer | Kansas City Star 63-year-old goalie died playing hockey, but lived inspiring fight against cancer
At first it looked like just another great save by Bob Klem, a 63-year-old hockey goalie bearing up yet again under some 70 pounds of protective gear. The puck was … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 24, 2018
Take the Official 2017 Constituent Survey – Congressman Sam Graves | The Northland News Take the Official 2017 Constituent Survey – Congressman Sam Graves
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 system by lowering rates, simplifying the tax code, … The post Take the Official 2017 Constituent Survey – Congressman Sam Graves appeared first on The Northland News.
The Northland News | February 24, 2018
'This is very shocking' — Aspiring chef killed in KC put family first, relatives say | Kansas City Star 'This is very shocking' — Aspiring chef killed in KC put family first, relatives say
An aspiring chef was killed Friday in Kansas City, and his relatives say few details have emerged to explain why. John McKenzie, 46, was found unresponsive inside a residence near … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 24, 2018
Woman says pastor sexually abused her at 14. Now he’s in ministry at IHOP of Kansas City | Kansas City Star Woman says pastor sexually abused her at 14. Now he’s in ministry at IHOP of Kansas City
A Washington woman says a former youth pastor sexually abused her 30 years ago when she was 14. Despite acknowledging the misdeed, she says, he continues to work in ministry … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 24, 2018
Lady Sabres win 64-57 at Schlagle | Wyandotte Daily Lady Sabres win 64-57 at Schlagle
by Brian Turrel The Sumner Lady Sabres took possession of the 2018 Kansas City – Atchison League championship with a 64-57 win at Schlagle High School on Friday evening. Sumner
Wyandotte Daily | February 24, 2018
Nichols runs for District Court judge | Wyandotte Daily Nichols runs for District Court judge
Democrat Mike Nichols has launched his campaign for Wyandotte County District Court Judge, citing his years of experience representing the citizens of Wyandotte County. He is running for the Division
Wyandotte Daily | February 23, 2018
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 | February 23, 2018
Kylie Jenner 'in love' with Stormi | My Courier Tribune Kylie Jenner 'in love' with Stormi
Kylie Jenner is "completely in love" with her baby daughter Stormi, whom she welcomed into the world three weeks ago.
My Courier Tribune | February 23, 2018
Mizzou's Porter Jr. returns to practice; Martin unsure when — or if — he'll appear in a game | My Courier Tribune Mizzou's Porter Jr. returns to practice; Martin unsure when — or if — he'll appear in a game
The Tigers have three regular-season games to play, starting with Saturday's visit to Kentucky. Coach Cuonzo Martin said he hadn't thought about whether Porter Jr. will dress out for the 7 p.m. tipoff.
My Courier Tribune | February 23, 2018
Enhanced security at KCI Airport could add wait time at TSA checkpoints | Kansas City Star Enhanced security at KCI Airport could add wait time at TSA checkpoints
Have flight travel plans? Prepare for longer delays through security check points at Kansas City International Airport. Transportation Security Administration officials on Friday announced that KCI has rolled out new … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 23, 2018
New enhanced security measures at KCI | Kansas City Star New enhanced security measures at KCI
Transportation Security Administration officials announced on Friday that KCI has rolled out enhanced security checkpoint measures. The new enhanced electronics screening requires passengers to display all electronic devices larger than a cell phone. Electronics including tablets, laptops, Kindles, and all other electronics now have to be removed from bags and placed in bins for screening by TSA. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 23, 2018
Friday forecast: Foggy, high of 41, possible rain at night | Wyandotte Daily Friday forecast: Foggy, high of 41, possible rain at night
A foggy start to Friday will be followed by a high of 41 degrees, then possibly rain tonight, according to the National Weather Service forecast. While there could be wintry
Wyandotte Daily | February 23, 2018
Woman recovered from the Missouri River on Friday near Parkville | Kansas City Star Woman recovered from the Missouri River on Friday near Parkville
A rescue crew pulled a woman from the Missouri River in Parkville on Friday morning. Parkville police said a car and personal possessions were found at English Landing Park. The … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 23, 2018
Greitens’ indictment triggers online furor: ‘Headlines in 2018 are just dystopic’ | Kansas City Star Greitens’ indictment triggers online furor: ‘Headlines in 2018 are just dystopic’
As news broke Thursday that Eric Greitens had been indicted on a felony charge of invasion of privacy, the Missouri governor became a trending news topic online. Amid the furor, … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 23, 2018
Roeland Park merges redevelopment districts to address infrastructure needs | Kansas City Star Roeland Park merges redevelopment districts to address infrastructure needs
The Roeland Park City Council unanimously approved a revised redevelopment plan Feb. 19 that combines two tax-increment financing, or TIF, projects under one umbrella and extending appropriate use of funds … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 23, 2018
Missouri GOP attacks prosecutor, linking Greitens indictment to New York billionaire | Kansas City Star Missouri GOP attacks prosecutor, linking Greitens indictment to New York billionaire
The Missouri Republican Party linked Gov. Eric Greitens’ indictment to New York billionaire George Soros in the party’s first public comment on the Republican governor’s arrest and arraignment. Greitens faces … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 23, 2018
Greenwood man confesses to repeatedly raping girl between ages 8 to 14 | Kansas City Star Greenwood man confesses to repeatedly raping girl between ages 8 to 14
A Greenwood man pleaded guilty on Friday to statutory rape of a girl. The abuse began when the girl was 8, Richard T. Woodbridge told Greenwood police one day last … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 23, 2018
Does it pay to work with a travel planner? | Kansas City Star Does it pay to work with a travel planner?
Spring break is growing ever nearer, and while many people already have a trip on the books, others are still scrambling to squeeze in the perfect little getaway. I’m a … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 23, 2018
As threats on schools mount, Olathe North targeted by someone hundreds of miles away | Kansas City Star As threats on schools mount, Olathe North targeted by someone hundreds of miles away
On Friday afternoon, Olathe North High School officials said they reacted swiftly upon learning of a threat made against their school. They contacted Olathe police, according to an email later … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 23, 2018
Man sentenced to three consecutive life terms for molesting three girls | Kansas City Star Man sentenced to three consecutive life terms for molesting three girls
A 35-year-old serial child molester was sentenced Friday to three consecutive life sentences plus 15 years in prison. The three victims were sisters. Jesus Garcia, of Kansas City, Kan., had … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 23, 2018
Thousands of students planning walkout in Blue Springs to protest gun violence | Kansas City Star Thousands of students planning walkout in Blue Springs to protest gun violence
A call for students to walk out of Blue Springs schools to protest gun violence on March 7 has received the support of more than 2,600 people. Miriya Stiles, identified … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 23, 2018
Congress solved Kansas’ dialysis clinic delays. Will the solution be good for patients? | Kansas City Star Congress solved Kansas’ dialysis clinic delays. Will the solution be good for patients?
Dialysis patients in Kansas won’t have to wait as long for new clinics to open in the future, after Congress passed a law allowing the clinics to hire private-sector inspectors. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 23, 2018
Colyer says giving teachers bonuses for carrying guns ‘may be a good solution’ | Kansas City Star Colyer says giving teachers bonuses for carrying guns ‘may be a good solution’
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer said Friday that President Donald Trump’s proposal to give teachers bonuses for carrying guns after the most recent mass shooting at a school “may be (a) … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 23, 2018
KC police seek person of interest following a homicide near 58th and Forest on Friday | Kansas City Star KC police seek person of interest following a homicide near 58th and Forest on Friday
Kansas City police are seeking the public's help in finding a subject of interest who may have information about a homicide. A man was located unresponsive by police at a … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 23, 2018
Classes canceled, roads slick after freezing drizzle coats Kansas City area | Kansas City Star Classes canceled, roads slick after freezing drizzle coats Kansas City area
Freezing drizzle fell early Thursday, coating the Kansas City area with a glaze of ice, especially on untreated roads, sidewalks and parking lots. Many school districts across the metro area … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2018
Lee’s Summit Symphony’s next concert March 10 will evoke nature | Kansas City Star Lee’s Summit Symphony’s next concert March 10 will evoke nature
The Lee’s Summit Symphony will present “Watercolor Reflections: Wonders of Nature” at 7 p.m. on March 10 inside the Lee’s Summit High School Performing Arts Center. As part of the … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2018
Meet Tarzan: This KC lawman is a former model who fights for animal rights | Kansas City Star Meet Tarzan: This KC lawman is a former model who fights for animal rights
On a recent Wednesday morning, Tristen Woods stood in a Kansas City TV studio in a crisp blue suit, cradling a squirmy white-cheeked gibbon against his chest. The tiny ape … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2018
Who is Tarzan the Lawman? | Kansas City Star Who is Tarzan the Lawman?
You may have seen his commercials on television and the billboards around town. Who is the lawyer with the long, blond locks with the Jane-like partner who run Jungle Law Group? … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2018
Towards More Inclusive and Sustainable Development for China | Infozine Towards More Inclusive and Sustainable Development for China
China can achieve more inclusive and sustainable development with coordinated reforms across a broad range of areas that maximize development impact and address its development challenges, says the World Bank Group’s new Systematic Country Diagnostic for China.
Infozine | February 22, 2018
IIHS Rear Crash Prevention Ratings Hopes to Cut Parking Lot Mishaps [video] | Infozine IIHS Rear Crash Prevention Ratings Hopes to Cut Parking Lot Mishaps [video]
Parking crashes usually don't result in serious injuries, but repair costs can quickly mount, along with the hassle of going without the family vehicle while waiting for the body shop to finish work. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has launched a rear crash prevention ratings program to help consumers identify models with the technology that can prevent or mitigate low-speed backing crashes. Two systems earn the highest rating of superior, and four earn the second-highest rating of advanced.
Infozine | February 22, 2018
Law firm defending Greitens in criminal investigation hires statehouse lobbyist | Kansas City Star Law firm defending Greitens in criminal investigation hires statehouse lobbyist
The St. Louis law firm defending Gov. Eric Greitens in a criminal investigation into allegations of blackmail has hired a lobbyist to work in the Missouri Capitol. Aaron Baker, who … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2018
World Bank Drone-led Damage Assessments Underway in Tonga | Infozine World Bank Drone-led Damage Assessments Underway in Tonga
Following the severe impact of Tropical Cyclone Gita, the World Bank has now begun work to support the government of Tonga, which is leading a Rapid Damage Assessment to assist with recovery and reconstruction planning in the coming months.
Infozine | February 22, 2018
Two Lee’s Summit students chosen as top youth volunteers in Missouri for 2018 | Kansas City Star Two Lee’s Summit students chosen as top youth volunteers in Missouri for 2018
Two community-minded Lee’s Summit students have received national recognition for their volunteerism. Bernard C. Campbell eighth-grader Katelyn Ravasini, 14, received the Prudential Spirit of Community Award as the top youth … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2018
After striking girlfriend, suicidal KC man set fire to her triplex, police say | Kansas City Star After striking girlfriend, suicidal KC man set fire to her triplex, police say
A suicidal Kansas City man allegedly hit his girlfriend and used gasoline to set fire to her triplex in the 2700 block of Grove Street on Tuesday. The man burned … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2018
Outdoor Gas Fire Pits Recalled Due to Burn Hazard | Infozine Outdoor Gas Fire Pits Recalled Due to Burn Hazard
The bowl base of the fire pits lacks a heat shield to protect consumers from burns while turning off the propane tank after use, posing a burn hazard.
Infozine | February 22, 2018
Lee’s Summit teen gives pageants a try, wins ‘Miss Outstanding Teen Kansas City’ | Kansas City Star Lee’s Summit teen gives pageants a try, wins ‘Miss Outstanding Teen Kansas City’
Until recently, Avery Beavers never considered competing in a pageant. During the past 10 years, Beavers, 15, a Lee’s Summit High School sophomore, participated in dance events across the region … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2018
Friends of Yates Inc. to hold its 38th annual Black Men and Women of Distinction Award ceremony on Feb. 25 | Wyandotte Daily Friends of Yates Inc. to hold its 38th annual Black Men and Women of Distinction Award ceremony on Feb. 25
by Arica Roland, Friends of Yates In honor of Black History Month, Friends of Yates, Inc., has invited the community to celebrate the accomplishments of African American community leaders. The
Wyandotte Daily | February 22, 2018
Titans girls hope to sharpen shooting for postseason | Kansas City Star Titans girls hope to sharpen shooting for postseason
Lee’s Summit West girls’ basketball Jeff Hardin wanted a game where the Titans could get their offense going and ease into the postseason. Hardin got just what he wanted Feb. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2018
Piper voters approve bond issue to build new school as district battles overcrowding | Kansas City Star Piper voters approve bond issue to build new school as district battles overcrowding
Three years after voting down a bond issue to construct a new high school, Piper taxpayers gave the school district the OK to build in a special election officials said … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | February 22, 2018