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Missouri wide receiver Bud Sasser (21) turned up field after catching a pass as Auburn defensive back Jonathon Mincy (6) hung on for the tackle in during the SEC championship game Dec. 7 in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Auburn beat Missouri 59-42.

SHANE KEYSER | Kansas City Star

Missouri wide receiver Bud Sasser (21) turned up field after catching a pass as Auburn defensive back Jonathon Mincy (6) hung on for the tackle in during the SEC championship game Dec. 7 in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Auburn beat Missouri 59-42.

MU’s Bud Sasser moves up in wake of Dorial Green-Beckham’s departure

When spring camp opened up, senior wide receiver Bud Sasser’s challenge was to flourish as Marcus Lucas’ replacement as the primary starter in the slot.


As Mohammed Whitaker was transferred Friday from police headquarters to the Jackson County jail, he shook his head no as a reporter asked him whether he had committed the recent series of highway shootings.

Jill Toyoshiba | The Kansas City Star

As Mohammed Whitaker was transferred Friday from police headquarters to the Jackson County jail, he shook his head no as a reporter asked him whether he had committed the recent series of highway shootings.

Manhunt is detailed as Grandview man is charged in area highway shootings

Like pieces of a puzzle, Kansas City police used tips about an erratic driver, a fingerprint from a plastic bag of shell casings and a bullet from a house that was shot last year to link Mohammed Whitaker, 27, to a series of recent highway shootings.


The Royals' Mike Moustakas (8) was congratulated  by Billy Butler (16) after Moustakas' two-run homer in the sixth inning during Friday's game against the Twins at Kauffman Stadium.

JOHN SLEEZER | The Kansas City Star

The Royals' Mike Moustakas (8) was congratulated by Billy Butler (16) after Moustakas' two-run homer in the sixth inning during Friday's game against the Twins at Kauffman Stadium.

Alex Gordon, Jason Vargas, Mike Moustakas help royals blank Twins to move over. 500

These were the Royals of the preseason promise.


Hospital staff get ready to receive the injured from an avalanche, on helipad of Grandy hospital, in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 18, 2014. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

Niranjan Shrestha | AP Photo

Hospital staff get ready to receive the injured from an avalanche, on helipad of Grandy hospital, in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 18, 2014. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.


FILE - In this Jan. 25 file photo, Miley Cyrus arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY awards with Clive Davis, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Invision | Photo by Dan Steinberg

FILE - In this Jan. 25 file photo, Miley Cyrus arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY awards with Clive Davis, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Miley Cyrus will return to KC on Aug. 12

Miley Cyrus has rescheduled her Kansas City performance for Aug. 12 at the Sprint Center.


Phil Ivey is accused of an “edge sorting” scheme.

Laura Rauch | The Associated Press

Phil Ivey is accused of an “edge sorting” scheme.

Casino says defect in cards made by Blue Springs company led to big wins

Even superstars can use an edge sometimes.


F. Glenn Miller appeared at his Tuesday arraignment on capital murder and first-degree murder charges at the Fred Allenbrand Criminal Justice Complex Adult Detention Center. Miller is charged with three shooting deaths at Jewish locations in Overland Park on Sunday.

David Eulitt | McClatchy-Tribune/Kansas City Star

F. Glenn Miller appeared at his Tuesday arraignment on capital murder and first-degree murder charges at the Fred Allenbrand Criminal Justice Complex Adult Detention Center. Miller is charged with three shooting deaths at Jewish locations in Overland Park on Sunday.

Stand-in purchase of guns in Johnson County shootings is a puzzle

As a felon, F. Glenn Miller Jr. had no legal right to a gun.


Westport High School

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Westport High School

Kansas City school board delays decision on the sale of Westport High School

With new members and a new president, the Kansas City school board is going to give itself an extra month to mull over the potential sale of Westport High School.


Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer (14) and Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman (5) collided during their April 5 MLS game at Sporting Park.

ALLISON LONG | The Kansas City Star

Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer (14) and Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman (5) collided during their April 5 MLS game at Sporting Park.

Sporting Kansas City works on finishing touch

On a bright, weekday morning last week, Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes walked to the northern end of a Swope Park soccer field and instructed his players to do the same. They spent nearly two hours using only that half of the pitch, repeating a practice drill designed to fine-tune a single aspect of their recent play.


Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas

JOHN SLEEZER | The Kansas City Star

Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas

Replay: Live updates, stats from Friday's Royals-Twins game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Friday's Royals-Twins game for live stats and updates from The Star's sports team. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Kansas City. Mobile users, please click here.


Tulsa's new men's basketball coach Frank Haith holds a uniform as he stands near the podium with athletic director Derrick Gragg at a news conference Friday, April 18, 2014, in Tulsa, Okla.

Stephen Pingry | AP

Tulsa's new men's basketball coach Frank Haith holds a uniform as he stands near the podium with athletic director Derrick Gragg at a news conference Friday, April 18, 2014, in Tulsa, Okla.

Frank Haith introduced at Tulsa; Tim Fuller will serve as MU’s interim coach

Frank Haith broke up with the Missouri Tigers by text message.


Runners were saturated with color bombs after the April 13 Color Me Rad 5K at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs.

Fernando Leon | Special to the Star

Runners were saturated with color bombs after the April 13 Color Me Rad 5K at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs.

Amazing races: Find the perfect-themed 5K for you

So you head out for a race early on a Saturday morning with hundreds of other runners, line up with your expected minute-per-mile group (cheating only a bit), finish the 5K with a time that makes you happy, grab a banana, chat it up with other runners for a little while — and go home.

Bourbon’s boom and bust

Did you know there’s a serious shortage of Kentucky Bourbon, the whiskey that’s allowed to be called Kentucky Bourbon only if it comes from the Bluegrass state.


South Korean rescue team boats sail around buoys which were installed to mark the area of a sunken ferry as they try to search passengers believed to have been trapped in the Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014. The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said.

Lee Jin-man | AP Photo

South Korean rescue team boats sail around buoys which were installed to mark the area of a sunken ferry as they try to search passengers believed to have been trapped in the Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014. The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said.

Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need — three of whom were seen lifeless in the drowned vessel by a diver who was unable to get them out.


Miley Cyrus put her hospital selfie on Instagram. Is this really a big deal?

Miley Cyrus put her hospital selfie on Instagram. Is this really a big deal?

Miley Cyrus is sick, and we are too

Ever since Miley Cyrus twerked with teddy bears on MTV last summer, the world has been clamoring for her breakdown.


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Capital Cities

Boulevardia announces its three-day music lineup

Organizers of the first Boulevardia have announced the music lineup for the three-day street festival to be held June 13-15 in the West Bottoms.


Miguel Guerra, a fan of Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, stands with flowers outside the funeral home where the body of Garcia Marquez was taken in Mexico City, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. His magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality.

Marco Ugarte | AP Photo

Miguel Guerra, a fan of Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, stands with flowers outside the funeral home where the body of Garcia Marquez was taken in Mexico City, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. His magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.

First Watch plans to remodel two area restaurants and return in North Kansas City

First Watch Restaurants Inc. is revamping two of its area restaurants and plans a return of its North Kansas City location.


This Screen grab from the website WhiteHouse.gov taken Friday April 18, 2014 shows the screen explaining a new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explaining how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

WhiteHouse.gov | AP Photo

This Screen grab from the website WhiteHouse.gov taken Friday April 18, 2014 shows the screen explaining a new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explaining how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.


Lighting candle of hope, Matt Lewis (second from left) of Village Shalom, lighted candles in honor of  shooting victims William Lewis Corporon, Reat Griffin Underwood and Terri LaManno on Thursday, April 17, 2014, during an interfaith service of unity and hope held in the White Theatre on the campus of Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.  Also on stage for the lighting, the Rev. Adam Hamilton of Church of the Resurrection, Fr. Stephen Cook of St. Peter's Catholic church in Kansas City, and Jacob Schreiber of Jewish Community Center.

TAMMY LJUNGBLAD | The Kansas City Star

Lighting candle of hope, Matt Lewis (second from left) of Village Shalom, lighted candles in honor of shooting victims William Lewis Corporon, Reat Griffin Underwood and Terri LaManno on Thursday, April 17, 2014, during an interfaith service of unity and hope held in the White Theatre on the campus of Jewish Community Center in Overland Park. Also on stage for the lighting, the Rev. Adam Hamilton of Church of the Resurrection, Fr. Stephen Cook of St. Peter's Catholic church in Kansas City, and Jacob Schreiber of Jewish Community Center.

Healing is the message at interfaith service for victims of Sunday’s shootings

Clergy of different faiths, joined by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, delivered messages of hope and unity Thursday before more than 1,300 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.