The realization dawned on Luke Hochevar on Thursday afternoon inside a doctor’s office in Los Angeles. Neal ElAttrache, the Dodgers team physician, presented Hochevar with three options for the partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The third option was the only realistic one. Hochevar will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery, which robs the team of a dynamic reliever and could mark the end of Hochevar’s Royals career.
The reading of Miranda rights is a procedure generally reserved for suspected criminals, not their victims. But according to recently released documents, the Nodaway County prosecutor did just that with Daisy Coleman, a 14-year-old whose allegations of sexual assault and child endangerment two years ago in Maryville, Mo. and the lack of legal action that followed created a national furor.
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday issued its ruling on a long-simmering debate about how much money the states constitution requires lawmakers and the governor send to local school districts. It said the state school financing treats rich and poor districts unequally. It told a lower court to take another look at whether enough money is being spent on local schools.
- Iditarod racers face punishing conditions in Alaskan race
- Entertainment: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Prince Harry
- Drama at Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa
- Colorful chalk paint revives furniture and more
- Star Shots | Best Photos of March 6, 2014
- Rockhurst 72, Raymore-Peculiar 41
- 2014 KC Gem & Mineral Show
- Greater KC Int'l Auto Show
- Network After Work: March 6
- Sporting KC Takeoff
- Beads, Beans & Beer
- Johnson County Home & Garden Show
- Hotel & Lodging Association Recognition Dinner
- First Nations Diplomatic Ball
- Crossfirst Bank PJ 5K run/walk
- Jason Aldean concertgoers
- Johnson County Home & Garden Show
- Just Between Friends Consignment Sale
“True Detective,” the runaway HBO hit about two Louisiana cops chasing an elusive evil for two decades, wraps up its first season Sunday. Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and his old partner Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) are all set to nail down at least one part of whatever awfulness is coming. “True Detective” deserves most of the effusive praise it’s getting, managing to be dark, sexy, terrifying and sad, sometimes all at once.
Watch college athletes compete in the Big 12 Tournament, revel at the cars in the KC Auto Show or listen to Joshua Bell this weekend in Kansas City.
While Sporting KC remained relatively quiet this offseason, other Eastern Conference teams opted for splash moves. Toronto FC spent $100 million to bring in American midfielder Michael Bradley and English striker Jermain Defoe. The Bradley move was quickly dubbed the “Bloody Big Deal.” Toronto wasn’t done. It also acquired former MLS MVP Dwayne De Rosario and Brazilian national team goalkeeper Julio Cesar.
Some of the GOP's most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year's midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House.
Welcome to The Kansas City Stars annual summer camps and programs guide. This year, we partnered with The Family Conservancy to present the publication, which is included in the March 7 edition of the Star and features information from local organizations about their summer activities for children.
Anecdotes will not solve what is arguably the most significant design issue facing the metro area. The long civic conversation, which could go on for another two years, has had the benefit of making us think seriously about what we need and what we want.
We give you the highlights and the lowlights of Juan Pablos escapades as he wooed Ferrell and the rest of the women.
A plan by developers to foreclose on a $3.1 million loan owed by the club has the tennis and swimming facility scrambling to survive. The developers, Jeff Alpert and Melanie Mann, want to close the club and redevelop the property as an upscale subdivision.
The Senate on Thursday rejected legislation that would have stripped military commanders of the power to prosecute sexual assaults and other major crimes.
If the remaining six teams in the Missouri Valley Conference hoped to find hope in Wichita State's first performance, they found little. The second-ranked Shockers blew past ninth-seeded Evansville 80-58 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the MVC Tournament at Scottrade Center.
Barbecue is the first word that comes to mind when people hear Kansas City. Chow Towners know, however, that while we love our barbecue, theres a lot more out there to celebrate. A two-hour Chow Town Graze with my friend, Terry, illustrates the ease of having fun mixing barbecue with other good eats.
The mother of 16-year-old Tabitha Brewer and the daughter of 71-year-old Shirley McKeown never got to bury their loved ones because their bodies were never found. Now both cases have the same investigator, Kansas City Police Sgt. Everett Babcock. “If I ever got murdered,” said his former supervisor, “I would want him on my case.”
In an effort to pump out more content and answer your questions in a more interactive way, I've decided to occasionally pick out a question I receive on Twitter and answer it on the blog. The first question relates to the Chiefs Pro Bowl corner, and whether he could move to free safety and fill a glaring need.
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- Kansas Day: Melissa Etheridge, Janelle Monae appear with Michelle Obama
- Man bites man? Johnny Weir skates on charge of chomping his husband
- KC area firefighter, teacher are finalists in Today Show best proposal contest
- ‘Gotham’ finds its young Batman in David Mazouz
- Rapper Lil' Boosie released from Louisiana prison
- KC’s inspection agency cites excellence in food establishment safety
- McDonald’s to open on former Houlihan’s site in Overland Park
- Westport Ale House opens Friday in former Streetside Records building
- KISS co-founders sign Kansas company as Rock & Brews franchisee
- New commercial spaces for 39th & Southwest Trafficway
- Gov. Sam Brownback emerges as a short-term winner in school funding ruling
- Kansas Supreme Court: Change school aid formula and study whether to spend more
- Brownback tries to anticipate Fridays Supreme Court ruling on school funding
- Missouri contemplates tax breaks for angel investors
- Water, water everywhere but where it’s wanted