Gordon Parks Elementary School can remain open at least through June. A circuit court judge on Tuesday granted a temporary stay sought by the school after state education officials voted last week to pull the schools charter.
Despite the violent upheaval that Moore, Okla., endured Monday afternoon when a monstrous tornado slashed through the city, many of the people who lost much insist that their worries pale in comparison with the sadness they feel for the innocents whose young lives have come to define the towns tragedy.
House and Senate negotiators restarted tax talks on Tuesday. They plan to meet again Wednesday with hopes of reaching a compromise that could bring the legislative session to an end.
Court records allege that Cornelius Coleman, 32, struck the woman about 12 times with a belt, attempted to choke her with the same belt, hit her about five times with a separate studded belt, burned her with a methamphetamine pipe and placed a gun in her mouth. Coleman also allegedly forced her to urinate on herself.
Aldermen pave the way for the store in a 3 a.m. vote after a long meeting that drew a standing-room-only crowd. The key issue was whether the city should relax design requirements in its downtown area.
They allege that Bishop Robert Finn and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph aided and abetted the Rev. Shawn Ratigan as he sexually abused and engaged in “child pornographic offenses” with two young girls while Ratigan was employed as a priest. Last week the diocese settled a similar case for $600,000.
The Republican-dominated House approved the bill on an 83-28 vote. The GOP-controlled Senate approved it last week. The measure now goes to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
U.S. Supreme Court struck down automatic life without parole for young murderers, but Missouri lawmakers failed to find an alternative.
The Kansas City districts safe schools task force was already planning to meet Tuesday night to review crisis-management plans for the districts 34 schools. The devastating tornado Monday in Moore, Okla., might have given members a tighter focus.
Relief organizations and Kansas’ emergency management division are urging people to donate cash to help with Oklahoma relief efforts.
Paul L. Kannarr, 58, is accused of using a minor girl to produce child pornography six times between December 1999 and September 2000. Kannarr is tentatively scheduled for a parole hearing in November.
Lucas Barnes Webb died of blunt force trauma on Oct. 15. The Department of Social Services released the documents nearly three months after The Star initially requested them.
The 46-year-old victim suffered a wound to his left thigh in the shooting about 9 a.m. Sunday on Missouri 40 near South Hocker Road.
Tomas Young, the paralyzed Iraq war vet who announced earlier this spring that he was ready to die, said Monday that he has decided to live for now.
The feared tornadoes didnt come Sunday evening. But the heavy winds, which split trees and downed power lines on both sides of the state line, sure did. West of Kansas City, a tornado touched down in rural Lyon County, Kan., causing structural damage to homes (pictured).
The number of impoverished people in Americas suburbs surged 64 percent in the past decade, creating for the first time a landscape in which the suburban poor outnumber the urban poor, a new report shows. Around Kansas City, patterns of poverty have been quietly shifting for some time.
The 2013 session of the Kansas Legislature nears an end with the chief justice of the state Supreme Court accusing a leading senator with political coercion. Meantime, efforts are picking up steam to force appellate judges into retirement and to build separate civil and criminal appeals courts.
Now in their senior years of college, more than half of the 125 in the first class have fallen out of college or are not on pace to graduate within five years. From the moment the foundation launched its first class as seventh-graders in 2003, it knew the critical measure of its investment would come now, 10 years later.
Dark clouds brewed Sunday over the Power & Light District, but that didnt stop the Downtown Art Annual. More than a dozen presenters at the Downtown Art Annual folded their tents even before Sundays showcase began.
Two men suffered critical injuries in two early Sunday morning shootings in Lawrence that police believe are related.