Government & Politics

Downtown businesses rail at Kansas City’s streetcar snarl

During the holidays, businesses that hoped to attract new patrons are now trying just to retain their loyal clientele. They knew it would be inconvenient, but they say this is worse than the city originally described. The problem: Instead of just putting in streetcar track, like some other cities, Kansas City is also replacing water and sewer lines, most of them more than 100 years old.

University of Missouri

Live updates, stats from tonight’s Missouri-Tennessee game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Saturday’s Missouri-Tennesse game for live stats and updates from Tod Palmer, The Star’s Mizzou beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Central. The game will be televised on ESPN.

Movie News & Reviews

Comic actor Jason Sudeikis often plays a devil, but he’s all about home and family

On screen, the Overland Park native has convinced friends to have an orgy, buddies to take a week off from marriage and neighbors to smuggle marijuana across the border. This week, he’ll try to convince his pals to kidnap someone in “Horrible Bosses 2.” But while Sudeikis’ bad influence is pervasive onscreen, he’s become noticeably more domestic in his personal life.

Sam Mellinger

How the Chiefs can beat Peyton Manning by being very good, not perfect

Thankfully for the Chiefs, they are facing a different Broncos team than the one that beat them in September. Thankfully for the Chiefs, they are a different team than the one that lost in Denver. Perfection is not required to beat the Broncos. Very good, especially in the right ways and at the right times, can be enough.

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Menorah patient says she also was sexually assaulted by a male nurse

Two women reported sexual assaults while Dennis E. Clark worked at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park. Though both cases were reported to the Kansas Board of Nursing and investigated by Overland Park police, no criminal charges were filed and no disciplinary action was taken at the time on Clark’s license as a registered nurse. Clark is charged with sexually assaulting four female patients at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

News

Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

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