Three KC teens charged with murder in ‘senseless’ slaying of Alexis Kane, 14

Flanked by grieving family members of 14-year-old Alexis Kane, an emotional Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker on Sunday announced murder charges against three suspects in Alexis’ slaying earlier this month. The defendants are all Kansas City residents. They were identified Sunday as Isaac M. Carter and Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy, both 17, and Dominic McDaniel, 18.

Health Care

Area medical workers see progress in the effort to eradicate Ebola in Africa

The World Health Organization and other medical groups, pushing caution and vigilance, are far from declaring the epidemic over, but they note positive trends. Lenexa-based medical humanitarian group Heart to Heart International is under contract to operate an Ebola treatment unit in the Tappita area of Liberia until the end of April.

House & Home

Brooklyn transplants’ Olathe home is an architectural marvel of concrete and steel

But to John and Cynthia Gillis, it’s a geometric poem that tells the tale of a partnership that spans beyond four decades and into the tall grasses of a Kansas meadow. When construction began in April of 2013, neighbors thought the landowners were building a church.

Get the Deal!

You Save:


Editor's Picks


Becoming Yordano: A journey to the launch point of the Royals’ rocket arm

Yordano Ventura quit school at 14 and was working construction until his big break: a tryout that led to a spot in the Kansas City Royals’ academy in the Dominican Republic. But even after making the major leagues and pitching in the World Series, Ventura wouldn’t live anywhere else than Las Terrenas, his hometown, where he trained on the beach and swam in the ocean.  

Star Magazine

Shelter stories: Readers share their successful pet adoption tales

About two months ago, the FYI section featured animals available for adoption at local shelters in its “12 Strays of Christmas” series. We wanted to hear from readers about their successful adoptions and the impact their four-legged family members have had on their lives. We were flooded with stories. Now, we’re sharing some of our favorites.

Kansas City Deals

Today's Circulars

Blogs & Columns

Steve Rose

Few people really understand this muddled budget crisis in Kansas

What is occurring in the state is so confusing, very few understand what’s going on. What everyone should know is the answer to this simple question: When Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature slashed income and business taxes at a magnitude unprecedented in state history, what exactly were they looking to accomplish?

Special Projects

View More
View More


Subscriptions starting at 99 cents per month

Home Delivery Subscribers

Learn how to ACTIVATE
your full Digital Access

NOT a Subscriber?

Show my options >