Authorities are searching for a middleman who is believed to have purchased guns for F. Glenn Miller Jr., the avowed anti-Semite accused of killing three people outside Jewish facilities last weekend. As a convicted felon, Miller is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm. Such a gun-buying go-between represents a vexing problem for law enforcement.
Like pieces of a puzzle, Kansas City police used tips about an erratic driver, a fingerprint from a plastic bag of shell casings and a bullet from a house that was shot last year to link Mohammed Whitaker, 27, to a series of recent highway shootings. Jackson County prosecutors announced 18 felony charges against Whitaker involving nine separate shootings. Whitaker remained in jail Friday in lieu of a $1 million cash-only bond.
Some parents in Topeka are asking the school district to reconsider plans to have first lady Michelle Obama speak at a graduation ceremony.
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.
In the world of high-stakes gambling, the edge between clever play and cheating can be thin and arguable. A lawsuit says poker superstar Phil Ivey, playing baccarat, took advantage of an alleged defect in cards manufactured by Gemaco to cheat the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J., out of nearly $10 million. And a British casino that withheld $12 million in winnings from Ivey for what it claims was the same type of cheating scheme is now being sued by the card player. I
“We want to push back the darkness,” said the Rev. Karen Lampe of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, where more than 3,000 friends and family members remembered the lives of 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood and his 69-year-old grandfather, William Corporon.
At least one bullet came close to truckers working outside.
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Driver suffers serious leg and feet injuries when his motorcycle strikes a tree in Lee’s Summit.
Every morning, seven days a week, former state representative Don Dahl would join friends for coffee and breakfast at the Wendy’s in Hillsboro.
Pizza parlors, doughnut stores and other restaurants could get a tax break under legislation passed by the Missouri House.
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.
Fleeing car breaks down in south Kansas City and its four occupants are arrested. Chase follows home break-in near Freeman, Mo.
An overflow crowd attended the nearly two-hour service at St. Peters Catholic Church. Mourners included members of the several communities that LaManno, 53, touched during her life, including the Childrens Center for the Visually Impaired.
City had cited Charlie “Tuna” Conrad for painting a green line down Fourth Street on March 15 before Tonganoxie’s St. Patrick’s parade. Various “leprechauns” have done the deed since the late John McCaffrey started the parade in the late 1980s.
Language about respecting free speech may be added to policy, which says a university CEO can discipline employees, up to termination, for social media communications that affect the school’s ability to carry out its functions. Some have said the policy is too strict.
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The Missouri Department of Conservation says a group of prairie chickens has been brought to the state from Nebraska. Forty-five chicks were released at the Dunn Ranch Prairie in northwest Missouri, the department said Wednesday. This is the second year of a three-year program to help repopulate the endangered species.
A small-town Missouri mayor's public support of a Kansas shooting suspect has led to the resignation of one of his elected colleagues.
Federal arts grant money is going mostly through the Mid-America Arts Alliance.
I think its important for us to continue on as before, Debby Winkel, 64, of Olathe said Wednesday, the first day the Jewish Community Center opened after two people were fatally shot there and a third person was killed at a second Jewish community site in Overland Park. I think we owe it as a show of support for those families who lost loved ones and to show support for one another.
On Wednesday, the General Assembly passed a bill incrementally cutting taxes by $620 million over at least five years, a measure Gov. Jay Nixon will probably veto. On Thursday, a Senate committee is expected to back a bill asking voters to raise the state’s sales tax by a penny for 10 years to fund updates to transportation infrastructure — money likely to rebuild I-70 nearly from Illinois to Kansas.
After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation aimed at providing health insurance coverage of services for hundreds of children with autism, starting next year.
The occupants of a minivan reported that one of the vehicle’s windows may have been shot out Wednesday afternoon while driving along Bruce R. Watkins Drive at 59th Street in Kansas City. None of the four people in the van was injured.
Clergy of different faiths, joined by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, delivered messages of hope and unity Thursday before more than 1,300 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park. A pall has been cast over our great nation, Holder said. We gather today not in joy, but in solemn reflection. The overall message, however, was focused on the power of love and unity to combat hatred and evil.
Thousands of fans who were disappointed by the cancellation of the Miley Cyrus show on Tuesday can hope she will return on another date, but as of now, no plans have been announced to reschedule the Sprint Center show or tonight’s show at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Police said more details will be released at a 1 p.m. press conference. Kansas City police raided a Grandview residence Thursday afternoon and arrested a man suspected in the series of shootings on area roadways that injured three people and put drivers on edge for nearly two weeks.
After much anticipation, work will start next month on the extensive Johnson County Gateway Project, a complete overhaul of the Kansas 10, Interstate 35 and I-435 interchange that will last until the end of 2016. The three-year, $288 million undertaking is the largest highway project ever done in Kansas.
One difficulty of hate-crime laws can be the high legal standards. Some call for proving not only that a murder had occurred, but at the same time that bias was the motivation. If reasonable doubt exists on either, the whole case could implode. Better to get the conviction and then offer the judge or jury the ability to upgrade the sentence if indeed the crime had been motivated by hate.