Eighteen thousand arena seats. Sixteen thousand first-class hotel rooms. Three hundred fifty air-conditioned buses. Five thousand volunteers. Those requirements and scores of others are included in a document recently sent to Kansas City and more than a dozen other cities. Kansas City convention officials say the to-do list is long but not impossible to meet.
Mayor Sly James says three important low-income housing projects are now in question because of the Boeing deal, which benefits the eastern side of Missouri. He and others say there was no discussion or consultation about using or bartering low-income housing tax credits to finance the deal.
Seven Kansas City Democrats contend a newspaper report shows “deceitful and questionable actions” in the bid process that awarded CEE-Trust the contract to prepare a long-range proposal for Kansas City Public Schools.
Missouri executed Allen Nicklasson on Wednesday night for killing a Good Samaritan who stopped to help him and his friends after their car stalled on Interstate 70 in 1994. It was the state's second execution in three weeks. Nicklasson, 41, was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m. Wednesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre.
The questions keep nagging: Whats appeasing a middle-class itch to give back and whats substantially helping? Does the broader picture even matter when the wind chill is 9 degrees?
Prosecutors charged Brian G. Grimmett Jr. of Kansas City with assault of a law enforcement officer and resisting a lawful stop.
Travell D. Miller, 17, of Kansas City, is charged with sodomy, attempted sodomy, sexual abuse and two counts of assault.
City workers cleaning up debris in a desolate area Dec. 4 found the body of Brandis R. Ruetz, 31, in an area apparently used as an illegal dumping ground for trash and tires.
Shawn David Dodd is accused of stealing a pickup truck in Olathe and leading police on a chase that ended when he crashed into another vehicle in Overland Park.
Authorities said they have not determined what caused the blaze that claimed the lives of 3-year-old Roger Garrison and 1-year-old Ashton Garrison. The fire at 9634 Shach Creek Road, near Route O, was reported at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday.
FreeWheels For Kids will collect used bikes from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bike Source, 3701 W. 95th St. in Leawood, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Velo+, 13440 Santa Fe Trail Drive in Lenexa.
A former Sprint executive told police he was trying to kill himself when he drove his pickup truck across the grassy median of a New Hampshire highway and slammed into an SUV, killing the expectant Vermont couple inside, prosecutors said Wednesday.
As Trappist monks age and go to their reward, no young monks in their order are coming to replace them. But young Cistercian monks, arriving from Vietnam, will keep the oven going. The Ozarks abbey sells 30,000 fruitcakes a year.
Now the pressure falls back on lawmakers and policymakers to either fix or eliminate the law, which would compel Kansas City Public Schools to pay tuition and transportation costs for students who choose to depart to neighboring districts in the 2014-2015 school year.
The committee Friends of KCI questions the city’s plan to possibly replace the three-terminal configuration at KCI with a single new terminal. The petitioners want to place their initiative on the April ballot, asking voters to prohibit the city from furthering any plan to demolish or replace any passenger terminal at KCI without voter approval.
A special district committee is recommending that Crestview and Winnwood elementary schools adopt a calendar for 2014-2015 that would add 31 days of school in the summer, district officials announced.
Jodie Stallard was named an honorary Kansas Highway Patrol trooper for her actions in August after a bus rolled over in Bonner Springs. It is the patrol’s highest civilian honor.
The state of Missouri is awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on whether it can proceed with the execution of death row inmate Allen Nicklasson.
Most of the 850,000 pounds of marijuana stems from the discovery of two massive, apparently wild marijuana fields in August.
The body discovered Monday afternoon was that of missing graduate student Gianfranco Villagomez-Saldana. The body of the 23-year-old man was found in the grass outside a home at 837 Avalon Drive.
Jon David Couzens, whose case prompted a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese that resulted in a $2.25 million settlement, is suing the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. The lawsuit alleges that Catholic League President Bill Donohue published false statements about Couzens in news releases.
Eight Democratic lawmakers on Monday called on Chris Nicastro to resign as Missouris education commissioner, accusing her of abusing her power. In response, Peter Herschend, the president of the states Board of Education, said people are reacting prematurely to an evolving process to change the Kansas City Public Schools.
The fire at 9634 Shach Creek Road in rural Orrick, Mo., near Route O, was reported at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday. Randy Garrison, the boys’ father, told broadcast reporters Tuesday night that the victims were 3-year-old Roger and 1-year-old Ashton.
Sarah Snow, a former Kansas City councilwoman and the city’s first woman candidate for mayor, died Saturday in her sleep at age 91. People fondly remember Snow, who was defeated in 1975 by incumbent Mayor Charles Wheeler, as a devoted advocate for the Northland and for the city as a whole.
Sam Montague is 101 “and a half,” says his daughter Lisa Montague. When a father lives that long, the half-years become vitally important to count. Dementia has taken some of Montague’s ability to recall the events of his life, but it’s a long list that deserves recognition from Kansas Citians.
The community at St. Teresas Academy was devastated Monday by news that a former student and star basketball player was killed in an auto accident. Rebecca Lueke was killed when she lost control of the vehicle she was driving west on Interstate 435 just east of North Congress Avenue.
The body was found as few blocks from where the student was last seen.
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The Jackson County Legislature on Monday approved a contract that formalizes Kansas Citys commitment to pay $2 million per year to maintain Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums through 2030. The City Council approved the measure two weeks ago.
An education fund has been established for the son of the man who was killed in the arrowhead parking lot.