The former bowling alley and ice rink closed five years ago. Johnson County taxpayers now own it, but some are fuming about that, noting that the $3.6 million the county spent to purchase and stabilize the facility over the last 30 months could have been used to address other public needs.
The search for Frank Haiths replacement as Missouris mens basketball coach entered its fifth day Tuesday with athletic director Mike Alden bunkered in as promised. Still, Missouri has reached out to former player and assistant Kim Anderson. Also, Texas-El Pasos Tim Floyd has emerged as a strong candidate, according to ESPN.
The entry of Spirit promises new competition for Southwest Airlines, which has become the dominant carrier in Kansas City with more than 40 percent of the market. It creates the possibility for travelers that the two airlines will directly compete for business to such cities as Chicago.
- Show-Me State Games Torch Run
- Easter Parade at Zona Rosa
- Sporting KC vs. Montreal Impact fans
- Hyde Park Spring Frolic and Egg Hunt
- Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City Prom
- Community of Christ Church Easter Carnival
- The 87th annual Kansas Relays
- New Life Family Church Spring Festival
- Westport Easter SpEGGtacular
- Southcreek Office Park Easter Egg 5K and Bunny Fun Run
- Good Friday on the Plaza
- Embassy Suites 25th Anniversary Client Party
The elements clicked into place for the Royals in an 8-2 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday night. Mike Moustakas crushed a three-run homer. Alcides Escobar and Jarrod Dyson manufactured a run for the second night in a row. Billy Butler came a few feet shy of his first homer of the season, instead settling for an RBI double. Eric Hosmer went 4-for-5 with two doubles, three runs and an RBI.
In the six-state region of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas, doctors averaged $257,000 last year, according to a survey by the online news and information site Medscape. The only doctors with higher incomes averaging $1,000 more were in the six Midwestern states clustered around the Great Lakes.
A 57-page petition echoes charges found in a recent book by Michael Lewis that focused on high frequency trading firms. Among many Wall Street targets, the city of Providence, R.I., seeks damages against Lenexa-based BATS Global Markets Inc.
A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or cover it up.
The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.
Stretching lobes has been in local body piercing and tattoo studios for more than a decade now, but even in 2000 it was still very punk rock, says Rachel Cross, piercer and owner of Ink Parlor on Main Street. Earlobe stretching along with lip and nasal septum stretching dates back centuries.
Chiefs defensive end Mike DeVito is still hurting from the sting of the season-ending 45-44 loss at Indianapolis in the playoffs, so he thought about how to prevent such a defeat. The answer was changing his diet. Since the end of the season, DeVito, a 6-foot-3, 305-pounder, embarked on a diet and conditioning program that he hopes will enable him to become agile enough to better rush the passer and contribute more to the defense.
As a community stands up for civility, its ousted mayor, Dan Clevenger, an avowed friend of the accused shooter in the three fatal shootings outside Jewish-oriented facilities in Overland Park, has learned that speech, especially of the vile kind, has its consequences.
Well look whos back in the news. Nearly 10 years after having her name ripped off a new arena at Mizzou, Wal-Mart heiress Paige Laurie Dubbert is making new tabloid headlines with her divorce.
Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.
Anna Jarvis was no fan of greeting card manufacturers, florists or candy makers. In her view, the holiday she pushed so hard for was ruined by commercialization as early as the 1920s.
The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.
The Supreme Court accorded voters more leeway to challenge affirmative action as justices gave the green light to a Michigan measure that bans preferential treatment in college admissions based on race or ethnicity. In a fractured decision, the court said it lacked the authority to interfere with the political decision made by Michigan voters in 2006 when they amended their states constitution.
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- JJs restaurant to reopen across from its original location
- Skechers opening first Kansas City-area outlet store in Overland Park
- New coffee and vintage furnishings shop for antique district
- Kiss co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley set Rock & Brews opening in Overland Park
- Restaurant health code violations for April 21
- Chiefs’ Rishaw Johnson will get first chance to start at right guard
- K-State tackle, NFL prospect Cornelius Lucas recovers from foot injury
- Chiefs have good turnout on first day of offseason workouts
- Chiefs QB Alex Smith to get honorary doctorate from Utah
- Former K-State star Jordy Nelson to drive pace car at Kansas Speedway
- Here’s one explanation for why Sebelius is still sticking around
- BuzzChatter Wednesday: At 90, Dole’s still making news
- New poll shows Sam Brownback leading Paul Davis in Kansas governor’s race
- Missouri governor says flaw in tax cut bill is ‘crippling’
- Baumgardner defeats O’Hara to claim JoCo state Senate seat