The mother of 16-year-old Tabitha Brewer and the daughter of 71-year-old Shirley McKeown never got to bury their loved ones because their bodies were never found. Now both cases have the same investigator, Kansas City Police Sgt. Everett Babcock. “If I ever got murdered,” said his former supervisor, “I would want him on my case.”
Sophia Hoffman and Kush Sharma started something two weeks ago they didn’t get to finish. After 23 other contestants in the Jackson County Spelling Bee went out, Sophia and Kush went toe to toe, vowel for vowel, etymology for etymology, for 47 more rounds. Come Saturday for these two, the talking ends and the words begin.
Jackson County prosecutors want detectives to do more work before deciding whether to file criminal charges against the 19-year-old in the shooting death of Kristofor A. Washington in an industrial area Tuesday.
Kansas City now prohibits drunk people from carrying guns, but Missouri law allows it unless the weapon is discharged negligently. City laws can’t be more restrictive, so the council was advised to alter the local ordinance to match. Mayor Sly James and six colleagues said they could not support adopting what they saw as bad state law.
An attorney for Cordish, the Baltimore-based developer of the Power & Light District, said the lawsuit accusations “are complete fabrications and 100 percent false.”
They are asking for information about any woman who had been close to delivering a child in February or March, as well as any suspicious circumstances concerning that child’s birth.
Rep. Bill Sutton, a Gardner Republican, said he filed papers with the Kansas Disciplinary Administrator alleging that Joseph Hatley failed to properly represent the school board in the meeting in which Superintendent Bill Gilhaus and two other school district officials were fired.
Please confirm numbers with state lottery officials.
The American Airlines flight 4222 from Chicago was parked away from the terminals. Passengers were evacuated but the aircraft and luggage have to be searched.
Missouri filed a lawsuit last month seeking to strike down a California law barring the sale of eggs produced by hens kept in cages that don’t meet that state’s size and space requirements.
Kansas legislators are finished considering new legal protections this year for those who opposing gay marriage on religious grounds but will debate the issue in 2015, the state Senate's top leader said Thursday.
Overland Park firefighter Jason Kelley had been planning his proposal to girlfriend Stephany Pace for months. He didnt plan, however, to be in a national contest. Friends and family were so touched by a video of their proposal that they suggested the couple enter the Pop the Question contest for the Today Show.
That screening found that the oxygen level in Cassandra Foster’s first child, Sophia, was dangerously low. It was the first step to discovering that Sophia had numerous critical heart defects. Sophia is healthy now, and her mother wants every newborn in Kansas to get the same test. But the American Heart Association says Kansas isn’t moving nearly as fast as it should to make that possible.
More than 200 farmers and landowners in the Missouri River basin have sued the federal government, accusing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of improper decisions that they say led to costly flooding. The landowners say the corps de-emphasized flood control in favor of protecting fish and wildlife. That choice, they say, led to floods and an unconstitutional taking of their land.
A man’s shooting death in a parked car Tuesday snapped the streak, which was one day short of the longest stretch in the last 10 years for consecutive days without a homicide, according to data kept by The Kansas City Star. The longest stretch was recorded from June 3 to July 3 in 2007.
Carolyn A. Wyatt’s petition alleges that she has suffered a lack of representation because the at-large District 1 commissioner’s position remains open. The seat has been vacant since Mark Holland became mayor last spring.
Prosecutors allege that Melvin L. Frierson, 31, stole five bundles of undelivered mail and numerous items of outgoing mail after accosting the carrier at his mail truck about 1 p.m. Tuesday at 2311 E. 44th St.
Kansas pleaded that it didnt mean to condone discrimination against gay people. Legislators, even some of the folks who voted for the daffy religious freedom bill, decried it when faced with the national embarrassment the thing ignited. Can we get that in writing? How about by a vote through the Legislature?
Jenkins legislation would suspend the health care laws fine of $95 or 1 percent of taxable income imposed on Americans who dont purchase insurance policies for 2014. The bill isnt likely to even get a vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
Measures would help microbreweries and allow grocers and convenience stores to phase in sales of strong beer, wine and liquor. Opposition has come from retail liquor stores and beer wholesalers.
A woman would have to wait three days after seeing a doctor before she could get an abortion under legislation endorsed Wednesday by the Missouri House.
Two college biology students discovered the body inside a research cave at Pertle Springs, a public recreation area owned by the university.
Because of budget cuts, the “Blue Book” has been available only online recently, but now hard copies of the official state manual will be published by the Missouri Press Association.
Union Station ended a fourth year in a row with a seven-digit cash surplus in 2013. The continued turnaround after a decade of deficits comes as station officials are making plans to mark the centennial of the depots construction later this year.
Foot and mouth disease is so highly contagious it can be spread on a gentle breeze or the tires of farm machinery. The disease, which affects cattle and other hooved animals, was eradicated in the U.S. more than 80 years ago. But a government proposal to import fresh beef from Brazil — where the disease is still active — has ignited fears of a new epidemic that could cost the U.S. cattle industry billions of dollars.
It depicts a district whose top leadership was feuding and making a series of missteps as its schools were about to fall from full accreditation in 2012. Then-board president Breman Anderson Jr. was, according to the auditors, arranging contracts and moving to reassign top administrators mostly on his own while scrambling to contest some $150,000 in claims for unpaid vacation and sick leave by retired superintendent Marge Williams.
Overwhelming majorities in the Missouri House and Senate have signed off on separate bills. To become law, one or both of the bills would still have to wind its way through the other legislative chamber. But any bill would go into effect only if the Kansas Legislature or governor enacted a similar measure in the next two years.
Nateriel Beaver, who attends Hickman Mills Junior High School, last was seen getting off a school bus about 3 p.m. Friday near her home in the 7300 block of East 109th Street. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at at 816-474-TIPS or the Police Departments Crimes Against Children Section at 816-234-5150.
One of Kansas City’s leading ladies of philanthropy urged hundreds of community leaders to follow their true passions in deciding how to focus their volunteer energy and talents. Her advice to the busy people in the audience was to listen to their hearts.
The number of such cases in the Kansas City area remains low but appears to be increasing as spy cameras become cheaper and harder to detect, police said. Prosecutors have filed charges in three cases since December.