Suspect in shootings at Jewish centers shows that hate is hard to handle

For years, Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. was a man of many angry words as he spewed his hatred of Jewish people. But he managed to stay out of the courtroom, and law enforcement officials didn’t see signs that he would erupt in violence, as prosecutors say he did a week ago in Johnson County.

Royals win fifth straight with 5-4 victory over Twins

The Royals rode a five-run fourth inning and their suddenly hot bullpen to a fifth straight victory, 5-4 over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Three Royals relievers combined for four shutout innings in support of starter Bruce Chen, who got his first win of the season. Kansas City now is 9-7 and a few percentage points out of the AFL Central lead.

In 2014, the Boston Marathon is a very human race

This year’s marathon will be a celebration of the sport a year after two pressure cooker bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring more than 260. Sixteen people lost limbs. Qualifying for this year’s marathon was tougher than ever after last year’s tragedy created so much interest in the race. But five Kansas City area runners made the cut. Each brings a special story to Boston.

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So sick kids can get medical marijuana, families flee Kansas and Missouri

Otis Reed will soon move from Kansas to Colorado so he can get marijuana every day. Otis is 2. He and little ones like him who suffer hundreds of seizures a day have become the new face of America’s discussion about marijuana. A growing number of health professionals say medical marijuana, specifically an oil extract called Charlotte’s Web, can help those children. The big question is, why do these families have to move to Colorado to get it?

Amazing races: Find the perfect-themed 5K for you

Nowadays, a plain old footrace is sounding a little blah. In the universe of themed races, color is big. Color Foam is coming up in May, and so is the Color Run, the daddy of all painted races, which started way back in 2012. But it’s not only about color.

In Black and Gold Game, Maty Mauk shows he’s ready to take Missouri’s reins

As spring games go, Missouri’s Black and Gold Game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium was a thriller. Of course, the final score — the reserves, who started with a 14-point lead, rallied for a 21-20 victory in the closing seconds — doesn’t matter much. The 15th and final spring practice for a Tigers team that is eager to build off a 12-2 season in 2013 was less about winning than it was about preparing to win.

Casino says defect in cards made by Blue Springs company led to big wins

In the world of high-stakes gambling, the edge between clever play and cheating can be thin and arguable. A lawsuit says poker superstar Phil Ivey, playing baccarat, took advantage of an alleged defect in cards manufactured by Gemaco to cheat the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J., out of nearly $10 million.

Manhunt is detailed as Grandview man is charged in area highway shootings

Like pieces of a puzzle, Kansas City police used tips about an erratic driver, a fingerprint from a plastic bag of shell casings and a bullet from a house that was shot last year to link Mohammed Whitaker, 27, to a series of recent highway shootings. Jackson County prosecutors announced 18 felony charges against Whitaker involving nine separate shootings. Whitaker remained in jail Friday in lieu of a $1 million cash-only bond.

Stand-in purchase of guns in Johnson County shootings is a puzzle

Authorities are searching for a middleman who is believed to have purchased guns for F. Glenn Miller Jr., the avowed anti-Semite accused of killing three people outside Jewish facilities last weekend. As a convicted felon, Miller is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm. Such a gun-buying go-between represents a vexing problem for law enforcement.

Miley Cyrus is sick, and we are too

Ever since Miley Cyrus twerked with teddy bears on MTV last summer, the world has been clamoring for her breakdown. Everyone is saying something has to be seriously wrong with her. Maybe something’s wrong with the world.

Anti-Semitism in Johnson County is not the norm

The murder spree that left three dead, as a man gone berserk thought he was mowing down Jews, has given Overland Park recognition for prejudice and violence, when that is the complete opposite of what Johnson County has stood for.

FC Kansas City focuses on finishing

FC Kansas City, which plays the Washington Spirit on Saturday, has a motto for this season of “Finish It” and although it is early, Andonovski and Holiday found themselves looking for a little more bite, or killer instinct.

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