Lenexa police offer their own videos in response to video of arrest posted online

The Lenexa Police Department has issued a statement about an arrest video that captured national attention, saying the officer acted appropriately. The video pictured an officer who made a traffic stop this week near 95th and Halsey because the individual was not wearing a seat belt. Officers learned the individual had warrants out for his arrest.


Herniated disks, like the one Chiefs’ Dontari Poe has, can be tough for linemen

If Kansas City’s Donatri Poe does end up following a three-month timeline of recovery, it would put him in the mix to return to the Chiefs in mid-October. But it would not be a surprise if he started the season on the physically unable to perform list.

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Meet Michael Andrew, a 16-year-old homeschooled and trained professional swimmer with Olympic potential

If all goes to plan, 16-year-old Michael Andrew of Lawrence will one day be wearing Adidas logos while he piles up Olympic gold medals and becomes America’s next great swimming ambassador — the Next Michael Phelps, perhaps. And if all goes to plan, the Andrew family will silence a litany of doubters and skeptics, proving their way — a homeschooled education, a two-lane training pool in the backyard and a household structured around born-again Christianity — was the right path all along.

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Cindy Hoedel

No air conditioning is no problem

This is my third A/C-free summer, and I don’t think I could return to the refrigerated home life. It’s a choice, not a hardship. The first July in my no-central-air house, a friend gave me a window unit for the bedroom. I installed it, never used it, and took it out again. To me, kicking the A/C habit feels liberating, not limiting.

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