With the Jackson County Spelling Bee in peril, in stepped Mary Olive Thompson, who along with a collection of librarians she recruited to help vowed to keep the event afloat. They werent going to let this go down, said Crosby Kemper III, Kansas City Public Library director. Its really that simple.
Eric Kronberg takes over the reins at goalie for Sporting Kansas City, which opens 2014 season at Seattle on Saturday.
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.
- West Bottoms 1st Friday: March
- 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
The teenage basketball prodigy from Canada had been in West Virginia for just a few months when his host father came home with an idea.
After Harry Reid took to the U.S. Senate floor last week and called the Koch brothers “un-American,” people at Wichita-based Koch Industries Inc. said they know what the Democratic Party plan looks like for the 2014 elections.
Missouri has plenty at stake Saturday when it wraps up the regular season against Tennessee in Knoxville. The Tigers know it, and coach Frank Haith isn’t downplaying it.
When Kansas State honors its seniors before their final home game on Saturday, much of the applause at Bramlage Coliseum will be reserved for Will Spradling and Shane Southwell. But don’t forget Omari Lawrence, who has left his own subtle mark on the program.
he streets of the West Bottoms Historic District were swarming with people shopping for antiques and vintage treasures on a beautiful Friday morning, opening the monthly Warehouse Weekend.
“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.
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.
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.
The potential for chaos before the November election may not happen after all. That’s a huge break for Brownback. Kansas’ governor must now convince voters that he is adequately devoted to public education.
What I dont understand is why the Kansas GOP is going to such lengths to undercut its own candidates. Moderates are Republicans too, right? Well, at least they used to be. Their party now seems to be disavowing them. Whatever is going on here, the big tent is nowhere to be found.
Dale Irwin writes: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is currently considering rules to rein in this “industry.” Perhaps some radical requirement — like making debt buyers base their cases on actual evidence — will result.
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.
Blogs and columns
- Singer Ke$ha out of rehab for eating disorder
- 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
- 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