Jewish centers murder suspect F. Glenn Miller Jr. was once caught with a black male prostitute, former prosecutor says

Police in Raleigh, N.C., filled out an incident report after finding Miller in a car with a black male prostitute dressed as a woman, said Douglas McCullough, who in 1987 prosecuted Miller on charges of possessing hand grenades and mailing a threatening communication. McCullough said the prostitute case was never prosecuted.

So much to be learned about Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, which makes his starts all the more thrilling

The problem with the Royals’ Yordano Ventura, who makes his seventh major-league start Friday in Baltimore, is that nobody knows. This is the wonder in watching him pitch. It is also the danger. The thrill. The fear. Baseball is a world where everything is calculated, by computer or by intuition, and Ventura doesn’t fit any of the formulas. He is the size of a high school sophomore and throws a baseball, literally, harder than anyone on earth. What can you make of a guy like this?

Three construction projects will shut down lanes and ramps along I-35 and U.S. 69

Drivers who traverse Interstate 35 on the Kansas side can expect to wrestle with construction at three interchanges, starting with a ramp closure on Friday and more closures into next week. These projects are not part of the massive Johnson County Gateway Project scheduled to begin early next month at the Kansas 10, Interstate 35 and I-435 interchange.

KU has two recruits in top six of Rivals’ class of 2014 basketball rankings

If you put much stock in basketball recruiting rankings, the rich continue to get richer in the Big 12 and Southeastern conferences. Kansas features two players in the top six of Rivals’ final top 150 rankings for the class of 2014, which were released on Thursday morning. Kentucky has four players in the top 30. Defending SEC champ Florida boasts three signees in the top 50.

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Arcade Fire’s Starlight Theatre show highlights a busy week for live music

Live music’s busy season is now upon us. Here’s a look at some of the best shows rolling into town over the next week or so. Arcade Fire’s previous Kansas City show, in April 2011, topped many best-concert lists that year. This time, the seven-member band is touring on “Reflektor,” its most-recent album, and one that requires a larger ensemble of musicians.

Breaking down the Chiefs' 2014 schedule (with poll)

The NFL has officially released its 2014 schedule. The Chiefs will open the regular season at home against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 7 and also will face the Patriots on “Monday Night Football” on Sept. 29 and the Broncos on “Sunday Night Football” on Nov. 30, both at Arrowhead.

Student support builds for fired Chrisman High School girls basketball coach

A player-led movement to bring back a fired William Chrisman High School girls basketball coach is headed to the hallways. A week after 11 students wrote letters to the Independence School District Board of Education, voicing their anger and confusion over the firing of Lindsay Thompson, the players and coach said they have received no clear explanation from school or district administration as to why she was dismissed as coach.

Saudi Arabian prince promotes Nelson-Atkins exhibit, and his own nation, on a visit to Kansas City

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, a grandson of Saudi Arabia’s ruler, came to Kansas City for opening ceremonies of the “Roads of Arabia” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Wednesday. Museum officials and the prince himself say the collection of 200-plus artifacts, excavated over the last four decades, shows that Arabia was not some distant desert outpost but a center of culture and innovation.

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