The Kansas City area might be spared the worst of a winter storm that brought freezing rain to the area during Friday morning’s commute.
In the season of giving, what would you do if you won $400 million? The Star heard all sorts of answers Thursday about what people would do if these two powerful forces Christmass spirit of giving and a jackpots instant wealth fell into each others arms.
Federal prosecutors say they are charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets.
The legal action is necessary, Kansas City school board President Airick Leonard West said, to “protect our scholars from chaos” of student transfers.
The gunman knocked on the victim’s window, pointed a handgun at him and ordered him out of the vehicle. After the victim complied, the carjacker drove off. The vehicle was found an hour later.
The female was brought here from Los Angeles to breed. She was discovered unresponsive Thursday morning. Zoo veterinarian Kirk Suedmeyer said the ape, a 24-year-old named Intan, probably died of heart failure, but pathology tests are pending.
The workers are accused of receiving unemployment benefits while working.
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The fire was discovered about 2:30 a.m. Thursday at the house near East 106th Terrace and College Avenue. The family of a Kansas City police officer escaped safely. The parents and nine children, who ranged in age from 2 to 16, escaped by crawling through a window in the master bedroom onto the roof of a sunroom.
In the wild, wild world of flamingos, one expatriate Kansan a 2005 escapee from the Sedgwick County Zoo has now become somewhat of a gadabout. Last week, Massachusetts birder Neal Hayward spotted the bird known as No. 492, the number on the birds leg band basking in the ocean spray off the Texas coast with a friend.
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.