Like an unwanted house guest, the bitter cold front that moved into Kansas City is going to stay awhile, and it’s likely to bring a friend — more snow. The storm on Thursday brought sleet, freezing rain and snow to Missouri, creating hazardous driving conditions and prompting Gov. Jay Nixon to activate the State Emergency Operations Center.
It was 13 years ago that Peter Vermes and the Wizards captured the first and only MLS championship in franchise history. They ended a championship drought of more than a decade for Kansas City major professional sports teams. Sporting Kansas City, now with Vermes as the manager, has the opportunity to do the same Saturday when it takes on Real Salt Lake at 3 p.m.
TopGolf, a high-tech driving range, bar and restaurant complex, is coming to the metro. The Dallas-based company wants to build a 70,000-square-foot, three-level center at the northeast corner of 107th Street and Nall Avenue in Overland Park. If all goes as planned it will open in the second quarter of 2015.
- Kanye West concertgoers at the Sprint Center
- Chiefs vs. Broncos tailgaters
- Toys and crafts shows at KCI Expo
- City Markets Whoville Holidays
- Frontier Feline Fanciers Cat Show
- Breakfast with Santa at Mahaffie
- Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting
- Black Friday at Zona Rosa
- Pilgrim Run 5K
- Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner
- Thanksgiving travelers Wednesday at Kansas City International Airport
- Thanksgiving travelers Tuesday at Kansas City International Airport
Witnesses at Arrowhead Stadium saw a tailgater pummel a man who apparently had climbed into the wrong vehicle Sunday, according to new details obtained by The Star. After the beating, the tailgater and his friends went back to their vehicles to watch the Chiefs game on TV. But when someone noticed the man was not breathing and summoned police, the tailgater fled the stadium.
The Royals landed a new outfielder Thursday morning, but it wasn’t free-agent Carlos Beltran, who held a much-publicized visit earlier this week at Kauffman Stadium. The newcomer is Norichika Aoki, whom the Royals acquired from Milwaukee for left-handed pitcher Will Smith. Aoki, 31, is a left-handed hitter who spent the last two years with the Brewers after eight seasons at Yakult in Japan’s Central League. He batted .286 last season with a .356 on-base percentage in 155 games.
For several years now, weve asked notable musicians, writers, music professionals and fans to give us their top albums. And as has been the case for a long, long time, no single album has emerged as the years consensus best or favorite. A few names and titles show up on several lists. And two of them are recordings by local bands: the Grisly Hand and PedalJets.
It’s been exactly 80 years since the Eighteenth Amendment was repealed. Here are a few ways to party like it’s the end of Prohibition.
Ford Motor Co. unveiled its 2015 Mustang, which has a new design, more features and another engine option. Its the first new design for the pony car since 2005 and a day avid fans have been waiting for. It will be in dealer showrooms next fall, just a few months after the car celebrates its 50th anniversary.
New report shows that “dark money” political donations by the Kochs exceeded those by anybody else
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel on Thursday addressed the open position at Washington, where he was an assistant coach for 12 years under his mentor, the late Don James. “I’ll be quite frank,” Pinkel said on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike,” “I’m staying at the University of Missouri.”
Wonder Woman is finally coming to the big screen. Israel-born actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.' superhero team-up film with Batman and Superman, the studio announced Wednesday. Already starring in the currently untitled film are Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman.
A handwritten working manuscript of Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit "Born to Run" has sold for $197,000 at a New York City auction.
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Benny Feilhaber struggled to adapt to teams system at first, but he has played in an important role in the clubs postseason run, which culminates at 3 p.m. Saturday, when Sporting plays Real Salt Lake for the MLS Cup.
The sprawling Bannister Federal Complex, which opened in World War II to make warplane engines and stayed busy through the Cold War and after supplying nuclear weapons parts, will be demolished beginning in 2016.
Saturday nights are always fun at PBR with DJ Soap playing the hits and plenty of victims trying to conquer the mechanical bull.
The notion of a genetic testing company selling one’s DNA code the way an on-line retailer sells email addresses feels decidedly creepy. But what if your doctor asks you to share your genetic information to advance the cause of treatments and cures?
Blogs and columns
- Northwest Missouri waves MIAA flag in Division II football quarterfinals
- The view from Auburn as the SEC title game approaches
- Northwest Missouri quarterback is Division II Academic All-American of the Year
- Rockhurst men bid for NCAA Division II soccer title
- KU to play back-to-back nonconference road games for first time under Self