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Stylistic watercolors are artist’s passion | Kansas City Star Stylistic watercolors are artist’s passion
The art of Mary Lou McLagan, of Pleasant Hill, is on display at Lee’s Summit City Hall until mid July. Her pieces are watercolors done on masa paper. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 26, 2017
Armed robbery getaway driver didn’t — his GPS monitor led police right to him | Kansas City Star Armed robbery getaway driver didn’t — his GPS monitor led police right to him
A Topeka man pleaded guilty Monday to his role in an armed robbery that police solved quickly because he was on probation and wearing a GPS monitor. Christopher Allen Bush, … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 26, 2017
Elite cyclist killed in Kansas City race was a ‘tenacious but humble working guy’ | Kansas City Star Elite cyclist killed in Kansas City race was a ‘tenacious but humble working guy’
St. Louis elite bicyclist Casey Saunders was a regular guy — a “40-hours-a-week working guy” — who by sheer persistence competed with full-time professional racers, his boss and friend said … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 26, 2017
KC teen allegedly high on mushrooms when car crashed into house, killing his friend | Kansas City Star KC teen allegedly high on mushrooms when car crashed into house, killing his friend
A 17-year-old boy allegedly high on mushrooms was charged with driving a car into his friend and killing him before crashing into the teen’s house early Sunday in Kansas City, … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 26, 2017
Man shot during carjacking at KC gas station | Kansas City Star Man shot during carjacking at KC gas station
A man was shot during a carjacking early Monday in the 3800 block of East 31st Street, according to Kansas City police. Officers summoned to the shooting just before 1:30 … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 26, 2017
World's biggest slab of ribs | Kansas City Star World's biggest slab of ribs
The American Royal is emphasizing it is the world's largest barbecue competition with a giant inflatable billboard featuring Smithfield ribs. The ribs may be larger than those of a blue whale. It can be seen by drivers on I-35. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 26, 2017
Online petition seeks reopening of Raytown's Super Splash water park | Kansas City Star Online petition seeks reopening of Raytown's Super Splash water park
An online petition asking that Raytown’s only public pool be reopened has gathered hundreds of signatures this month. The petition began circulating on the Change.org website four weeks ago, shortly … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 26, 2017
Algeria Travel Warning | Infozine Algeria Travel Warning
The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to remote areas of Algeria due to the threat of terrorist attacks and kidnapping.
Infozine | June 26, 2017
Is the Timber Industry Responsible for the Portugal Wildfires? | Infozine Is the Timber Industry Responsible for the Portugal Wildfires?
The reality of Portugal's vast eucalyptus and pine plantations.
Infozine | June 26, 2017
Burundi Travel Warning | Infozine Burundi Travel Warning
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Burundi due to political tensions, political and criminal violence, and the potential for civil unrest.
Infozine | June 26, 2017
FEMA: Avoid Problems in Rebuilding After Missouri Flooding | Infozine FEMA: Avoid Problems in Rebuilding After Missouri Flooding
FEMA: Avoid Problems in Rebuilding After Missouri Flooding
Infozine | June 26, 2017
Flood Damaged Missouri Renters May be Eligible for Federal Help | Infozine Flood Damaged Missouri Renters May be Eligible for Federal Help
Survivors may be eligible for grants from FEMA to help with such disaster-related expenses.
Infozine | June 26, 2017
Overhill Farms Recalls Chicken Bites | Infozine Overhill Farms Recalls Chicken Bites
54,630 pounds of chicken bites products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.
Infozine | June 26, 2017
Jackson County jail guards took bribes to smuggle cell phones, indictment alleges | Kansas City Star Jackson County jail guards took bribes to smuggle cell phones, indictment alleges
Guards accepted hundreds of dollars bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband cell phones, cigarettes and drugs into the Jackson County Detention Center, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday in … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 26, 2017
Reducing Carbon Footprints with Gamification | Infozine Reducing Carbon Footprints with Gamification
Dear EarthTalk: What are some ways people are using games to help reduce their carbon footprints? - Leah McNeil, Colchester, CT
Infozine | June 26, 2017
Horsley at City Hall: KCI, Westport QuikTrip, police body cameras | Kansas City Star Horsley at City Hall: KCI, Westport QuikTrip, police body cameras
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in an important Missouri religious freedom case, plus the Kansas City Council ponders KCI airport, police body cameras and Westport QuikTrip expansion. Monday, June … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 26, 2017
Showers, storms return today | Wyandotte Daily Showers, storms return today
Today’s forecast contains a 30 percent chance of showers and storms, according to the National Weather Service. No severe weather is expected today, the weather service said. There may be
Wyandotte Daily | June 26, 2017
Monday morning jail search | Kansas City Star Monday morning jail search
Multiple law enforcement agencies today searched the Jackson County Detention Center in the early morning hours Monday. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 26, 2017
Digital Life: Tech’s egalitarian bro culture | Kansas City Star Digital Life: Tech’s egalitarian bro culture
Writing about Silicon Valley and Intel Founder Robert Noyce in a 1983 piece for Esquire, Tom Wolfe described a refreshing new chapter in the history of corporate America. He found … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 26, 2017
What’s next for Missouri Democratic darling Jason Kander? | Kansas City Star What’s next for Missouri Democratic darling Jason Kander?
Missouri Democrat Jason Kander spent last week knocking on voters’ doors, shaking hands, giving speeches and snapping selfies with eager young campaign volunteers. In Georgia. He was in Atlanta on … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 26, 2017
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This year's Relay For Life of KC North race teams also created spirit sticks for each team such as Brian Pinch holding the spirit stick for Cancer N-E-MO.
My Courier Tribune | June 25, 2017
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Barb McCoy and her daughter Michelle Cole stand with a sign that features four family members including a husband, mother and brother.
My Courier Tribune | June 25, 2017
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Madelein Bailey, a soon-to-be senior at Oak Park High School, sings the "National Anthem" before the start of the Northland Relay for Life.
My Courier Tribune | June 25, 2017
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The awards for the teams included best spirit and best campsite.
My Courier Tribune | June 25, 2017
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ACS High Plains Division Relay For Life Community Manager Maggie Hubbard presented a black and pink boa and a plaque honoring event co-chair organizer Julie Davidson's 20 years with Relay for Life events.
My Courier Tribune | June 25, 2017
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Julie Davidson, the KC North Relay for Life event co-chair, showed off her plaque marking 20 years of dedication to the event.
My Courier Tribune | June 25, 2017
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Rebecca Rick and her daughter Victoria Rolley, 9, stand near the cancer logo after they placed Victoria's pinwheel in the logo during the Relay For Life of KC North race.
My Courier Tribune | June 25, 2017
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Liberty VFW Post 4043 present the American flag before the Northland mega Relay for Life Friday, June 23.
My Courier Tribune | June 25, 2017
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During the second lap of the Relay For Life of KC North race, caregivers joined the survivors including Mary and Frank Derstler and Delores Van Leeuwen.
My Courier Tribune | June 25, 2017
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Relay For Life of KC North race participants set up tents around the track at South Valley/Discovery middle schools Friday, June 23.
My Courier Tribune | June 25, 2017
Sunday shooting victim in Kansas City has life-threatening wound | Kansas City Star Sunday shooting victim in Kansas City has life-threatening wound
One person sustained a life-threatening wound Sunday evening in the 2000 block of Park Tower Road on Kansas City’s East Side. Police said the call was received at 7 p.m. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 25, 2017
Bicyclist killed Sunday during Tour of Kansas City event | Kansas City Star Bicyclist killed Sunday during Tour of Kansas City event
A bicyclist was killed in a crash Sunday during the Tour of Kansas City event. Police said the incident happened at 18th and Oak streets. The crash reportedly happened about … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 25, 2017
Chimp that died at the Kansas City Zoo was attacked by others | Kansas City Star Chimp that died at the Kansas City Zoo was attacked by others
The chimpanzee that died at the Kansas City Zoo after falling from a tree was attacked by other members of a troop to which he had been introduced just a … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 25, 2017
T-Bones in a tied game today | Wyandotte Daily T-Bones in a tied game today
by William Crum Sioux City’s Josh Vitters and manager Steve Montgomery were escorted off the field at the beginning of the fourth inning of Sunday’s T-Bones game in Kansas City,
Wyandotte Daily | June 25, 2017
Teenager found dead in KC driveway after car crashes into house | Kansas City Star Teenager found dead in KC driveway after car crashes into house
Police were questioning a driver after a teenager was found dead in the driveway of a house in the 9400 block of North Kentucky Avenue in Kansas City that a vehicle had wrecked into early Sunday. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 25, 2017
T-Bones take early lead in game with Sioux City | Wyandotte Daily T-Bones take early lead in game with Sioux City
Kyle Petty batted in a run against the Sioux City Explorers in the first inning of the T-Bones game at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas.
Wyandotte Daily | June 25, 2017
KCP&L: Thousands in Northland lose power Sunday | Kansas City Star KCP&L: Thousands in Northland lose power Sunday
About 14,000 KCP&L customers lost power Sunday morning during an outage that lasted about an hour, according to the power company. The outages were concentrated in the Northland. Power was … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 25, 2017
Man found dead on driveway after vehicle crashes into house in Kansas City, North | Kansas City Star Man found dead on driveway after vehicle crashes into house in Kansas City, North
Police were questioning a driver after a man was found dead in the driveway of a house that a vehicle had wrecked into early Sunday. Police responded to reports of … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 25, 2017
Lee’s Summit House Fire Suspicious, Being Investigated | Kansas City Star Lee’s Summit House Fire Suspicious, Being Investigated
A house fire in Lee’s Summit has been identified as suspicious by the Lee’s Summit Police Department and an investigation has begun. According to a news release from the police … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 24, 2017
BBQ raises funds for Independence officer’s recovery | Kansas City Star BBQ raises funds for Independence officer’s recovery
Area law enforcement officers were up early Saturday morning smoking brisket to support Independence Police Officer Thomas Wagstaff, who was shot on duty this spring. Seven law enforcement agencies were … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 24, 2017
Michael Papierski and Caleb Gilbert power LSU past Oregon State; Tigers advance to CWS championship series | My Courier Tribune Michael Papierski and Caleb Gilbert power LSU past Oregon State; Tigers advance to CWS championship series
LSU's Michael Papierski, right, is greeted by Josh Smith and Beau Jordan after hitting a three-run home run.
My Courier Tribune | June 24, 2017
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LSU fans celebrate during a College World Series game Saturday June 24, 2017. BRENDAN SULLIVAN/THE WORLD-HERALD
My Courier Tribune | June 24, 2017
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LSU players wait to greet pitcher Caleb Gilbert(41) during a College World Series game Saturday June 24, 2017. RYAN SODERLIN/THE WORLD-HERALD
My Courier Tribune | June 24, 2017
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LSU's Alex Lange hugs pitcher Caleb Gilbert(41) during a College World Series game Saturday June 24, 2017. RYAN SODERLIN/THE WORLD-HERALD
My Courier Tribune | June 24, 2017
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LSU pitcher Caleb Gilbert hugs catcher Michael Papierski before exiting the game against Oregon State during a College World Series game Saturday June 24, 2017. RYAN SODERLIN/THE WORLD-HERALD
My Courier Tribune | June 24, 2017
Scenes from the KCK Street Blues Festival | Wyandotte Daily Scenes from the KCK Street Blues Festival
Photos by William Crum (Check back later for more photos)
Wyandotte Daily | June 24, 2017
Multiple people injured in rollover crash on I-70 at Turner Diagonal in KCK | Kansas City Star Multiple people injured in rollover crash on I-70 at Turner Diagonal in KCK
Multiple people were injured in a rollover crash involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kan., early Saturday evening. Emergency crews responded to the accident about 6:05 p.m. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 24, 2017
Maker Faire links oddities and art across generations | Kansas City Star Maker Faire links oddities and art across generations
The thousands of people coursing through Maker Faire at Union Station Saturday could lay their eyes — and often their hands — on all kinds of creative oddities. But not … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 24, 2017
Handmade goods created and sold during Maker Faire at Union Station | Kansas City Star Handmade goods created and sold during Maker Faire at Union Station
Handmade goods created and sold during Maker Faire at Union Station on Saturday, June 24, 2017 … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 24, 2017
Big Slick celebs show their stuff on the red carpet | Kansas City Star Big Slick celebs show their stuff on the red carpet
Big Slick Celebrity Weekend hosts Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle and David Koechner, along with their celebrity guests, greeted fans on the red carpet Saturday morning before heading in for their bowling tournament in Overland Park. … Click to Continue »
Kansas City Star | June 24, 2017