Six different Storm Chasers had a multi-hit game Thursday night as Class AAA Omaha whipped Round Rock 14-1.
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole will make three public appearances on Monday. He’s expected to make short remarks at each stop and spend the rest of the time chatting informally with those who come out to see him.
Apr 18, 12:42 PM
Two services, one in Kansas City, Kan., will be held for William “Pee Wee” Summers, the longtime basketball official who died last week.
Apr 18, 10:43 AM
Joplin residents will soon be able to seek shelter from storms in safe rooms across the city, school district officials said.
Apr 18, 12:04 AM
The streak began in the sixth inning of a 5-1 Royals victory, when James Shields left Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler numb with a 92-mph fastball at the thighs. Six batters later, third baseman Matt Dominguez stared at a 90-mph fastball at the knees, and Shields had his seventh strikeout in a row. The string of consecutive punchouts, five of them looking, nearly matched the franchise of eight set by Blake Stein in 2001. Instead, Shields settled for a 12-strikeout performance that was his best as a Royal.
Apr 18, 4:59 PM
I wrote earlier this week that if the Missouri basketball job came open (which it has), the Tigers would definitely have interest in Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall (duh) and that the Mizzou job might be a fit. I stand by that, although I’m surprised Frank Haith left Missouri on Friday to take the vacant Tulsa job. I figured Haith would have stayed one more season in Columbia, get fired, and then the Tigers would pursue Marshall.
Apr 18, 3:40 PM
If Leticia Romero chooses to transfer from Kansas State, she will have to without the university’s blessing. Romero, a star guard on the Wildcats’ women’s basketball team, said Friday that an appeals committee denied her request for a transfer. She can still enroll at another school, but she won’t be eligible for an athletic scholarship for a year.
Apr 18, 12:31 PM
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.
Apr 18, 6:55 AM
A burglary suspect broke his leg while trying to flee from police after a homeowner found him inside a Missouri house.
Apr 18, 5:50 PM
The Royals added at bat to the roster when they recalled Jimmy Paredes from Class AAA Omaha to replace outfielder Jarrod Dyson, who was placed on the bereavement list because of a death in the family.
Apr 18, 1:06 PM
For years, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been the best membership recruitment the NRA could hope for: a walking, talking, Big Gulp-banning embodiment of government overreach. And look what he’s done now, given the NRA yet another gift on the eve of their national convention.
Apr 18, 11:15 AM
A 14-year-old girl told police was waiting at a bus stop near West 87th Terrace and Nall Avenue when the man told her to get into his truck.
Apr 18, 4:49 PM
With Frank Haith expected to officially accept the Tulsa job, MU athletic director Mike Alden doesn’t have to worry about firing a man three (or four) years into the job. The school owes him no separation pay and, actually, as part of his contract, Haith will have to pay Mizzou $500,000 for leaving. Alden should use the money as a signing bonus for a better coach.
- Frank Haith introduced at Tulsa; Tim Fuller will serve as MU’s interim coach
- Frank Haiths departure is a reminder of a stupid NCAA rule
- Possible candidates for Missouris basketball job
- Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith reportedly will take Tulsa job
- Video: Blair Kerkhoff talks about potential MU hoops coaches
Apr 18, 5:22 PM
A memorial service took place in the packed sanctuary of the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, celebrating the lives of Reat Griffin Underwood, 14, and his 69-year-old grandfather, physician William Lewis Corporon.
Apr 18, 5:32 PM
The district’s administration is still recommending that the district sell the vacant school to Foutch Brothers Real Estate, Superintendent Steve Green confirmed to The Star this week.
Apr 18, 12:34 PM
So Frank Haith is leaving Missouri for Tulsa, which makes perfect sense if he is either a) an oil tycoon, or b) a basketball coach entering a hot-seat season without much confidence.
Apr 18, 8:52 AM
Pizza parlors, doughnut stores and other restaurants could get a tax break under legislation passed by the Missouri House.
Apr 18, 5:28 PM
“I’m not running for anything,” the former senator said. But, man, is he acting like it. Here’s your chance to greet an American original.
Apr 18, 6:29 PM
A 27-year-old Grandview man has been charged in the recent series of highways shootings, Jackson County prosecutors said Friday. Mohammed Whitaker (at right in the photo) was charged with 18 felony counts related to 9 incidents. Charges included shooting into a motor vehicle and hitting a victim.
- Police link 12 Kansas City-area highway shootings
- Driving scared: Spate of random highway shootings has KC motorists looking over their shoulders
- Video: Grandview man charged in highway shootings
- Video: Suspect in highway shootings arrested
- Video: Mohammed Whitaker transferred from police headquarters to Jackson County Jail
Apr 18, 11:54 AM
The first look at the DeBruce Center, the new home for James Naismith’s original “Rules of Basket Ball,” is here. The University of Kansas, which will hold a groundbreaking for the project on May 2, released a photo of the new 32,000-square-foot building that will sit just northeast of Allen Fieldhouse.