The elements clicked into place for the Royals in an 8-2 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday night. Mike Moustakas crushed a three-run homer. Alcides Escobar and Jarrod Dyson manufactured a run for the second night in a row. Billy Butler came a few feet shy of his first homer of the season, instead settling for an RBI double. Eric Hosmer went 4-for-5 with two doubles, three runs and an RBI.
The Supreme Court accorded voters more leeway to challenge affirmative action as justices gave the green light to a Michigan measure that bans preferential treatment in college admissions based on race or ethnicity. In a fractured decision, the court said it lacked the authority to interfere with the political decision made by Michigan voters in 2006 when they amended their states constitution.
Stretching lobes has been in local body piercing and tattoo studios for more than a decade now, but even in 2000 it was still very punk rock, says Rachel Cross, piercer and owner of Ink Parlor on Main Street. Earlobe stretching along with lip and nasal septum stretching dates back centuries.
- Show-Me State Games Torch Run
- Easter Parade at Zona Rosa
- Sporting KC vs. Montreal Impact fans
- Hyde Park Spring Frolic and Egg Hunt
- Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City Prom
- Community of Christ Church Easter Carnival
- The 87th annual Kansas Relays
- New Life Family Church Spring Festival
- Westport Easter SpEGGtacular
- Southcreek Office Park Easter Egg 5K and Bunny Fun Run
- Good Friday on the Plaza
- Embassy Suites 25th Anniversary Client Party
Chiefs defensive end Mike DeVito is still hurting from the sting of the season-ending 45-44 loss at Indianapolis in the playoffs, so he thought about how to prevent such a defeat. The answer was changing his diet. Since the end of the season, DeVito, a 6-foot-3, 305-pounder, embarked on a diet and conditioning program that he hopes will enable him to become agile enough to better rush the passer and contribute more to the defense.
The entry of Spirit promises new competition for Southwest Airlines, which has become the dominant carrier in Kansas City with more than 40 percent of the market. It creates the possibility for travelers that the two airlines will directly compete for business to such cities as Chicago.
Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.
So you want to be a rock star? More accurately, your kid wants to be a rock star. Or maybe shes just tired of taking lessons for that guitar she begged to get last Christmas. Youre in luck. Music studios offering rock band-based music lessons are experiencing a rapid expansion across the area.
Kansas City is known for its contributions to cuisine, music, art and sports. So why not wine? Indeed, Kansas City has played parent to skilled winemakers who have gone on to craft excellent wines and wineries in the Pacific Northwest and are contributing to those Washington and Oregons burgeoning reputations for distinctive wines.
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A 57-page petition echoes charges found in a recent book by Michael Lewis that focused on high frequency trading firms. Among many Wall Street targets, the city of Providence, R.I., seeks damages against Lenexa-based BATS Global Markets Inc.
Albert Pujols hit the 500th home run of his career Tuesday night, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone. The Los Angeles Angels' first baseman, a Fort Osage High School graduate, did it with a pair of shots off Washington Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan, a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth.
The search for Frank Haith’s replacement as Missouri’s men’s basketball coach entered its fifth day Tuesday with athletic director Mike Alden bunkered in as promised. Still, Missouri has reached out to former player and assistant Kim Anderson. Also, Texas-El Paso’s Tim Floyd has “emerged as a strong candidate,” according to ESPN.
Thanks to one sentence in the bill, Gov. Jay Nixon thinks the General Assembly may be wiping away all taxes for those who earn more than $9,000 a year. He said doing so would strip away two-thirds of state revenue, punch a $4.8 billion hole in Missouri’s budget and ultimately force the closure of public schools, prisons and mental health facilities. But GOP leaders say the governor’s argument is “laughable.”
As a community stands up for civility, its ousted mayor, Dan Clevenger, an avowed friend of the accused shooter in the three fatal shootings outside Jewish-oriented facilities in Overland Park, has learned that speech, especially of the vile kind, has its consequences.
Well look whos back in the news. Nearly 10 years after having her name ripped off a new arena at Mizzou, Wal-Mart heiress Paige Laurie Dubbert is making new tabloid headlines with her divorce.
Updated April 22: This man is wanted on a Lees Summit warrant for possession of cocaine. If you have information about any of these fugitives, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477), go to KCCrimeStoppers.com, or text TIP452 plus message and send to 274637. All calls are anonymous.
Blogs and columns
- Skechers opening first Kansas City-area outlet store in Overland Park
- New coffee and vintage furnishings shop for antique district
- Kiss co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley set Rock & Brews opening in Overland Park
- Restaurant health code violations for April 21
- El Burrito Loco adding touch of old SmokeShack BBQ to its Mexican cuisine
- Chiefs’ Rishaw Johnson will get first chance to start at right guard
- K-State tackle, NFL prospect Cornelius Lucas recovers from foot injury
- Chiefs have good turnout on first day of offseason workouts
- Chiefs QB Alex Smith to get honorary doctorate from Utah
- Former K-State star Jordy Nelson to drive pace car at Kansas Speedway
- New poll shows Sam Brownback leading Paul Davis in Kansas governor’s race
- Missouri governor says flaw in tax cut bill is ‘crippling’
- Baumgardner defeats O’Hara to claim JoCo state Senate seat
- Substantive reform of ethics rules appears unlikely in Missouri legislature
- Kraus seeks AG opinion on proposed gun nullification law