The former president’s yacht, the USS Williamsburg, has had one tow line in the grave for 20 years, about as long as it has been deteriorating at a shipyard in northern Italy. But hope remains among those who would like to see the 243-foot vessel returned to glory. The price, however, is high, and rust is merciless.
Bridges in Kansas: D-plus. Dams in Missouri: D-minus. Overall infrastructure across both states: Does C-minus earn anyone a star? Civil engineers are tough graders. A few gathered in Kansas City on Wednesday to deliver a report card that pretty much stank.
A Senate committee issued a report showing that poor compounding practices have persisted even since last fall, when a meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections killed 55 people and sickened about 700.
The City Council’s Public Safety Committee endorsed a renewal of the contract with American Traffic Solutions, the red-light camera vendor. The full council votes on the contract Thursday.
A proposal to relax some downtown design standards to accommodate a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market had sharply divided the city. The Board of Aldermen approved the zoning change 6-4 after a long meeting.
Three years after her brief but dramatic turn as the budget-slashing, union-rattling, performance-driving chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public schools, Michelle Rhee still draws a passionately polarized crowd, as demonstrated Wednesday night at the Plaza branch of the Kansas City Public Library.
“Road to War: World Power and Imperialism 1904-1914” includes objects as well as photographs and other materials that shed light on the state of the world in that era. The new display will be open during Memorial Day events.
House Republicans turned down a plan from Republican senators that would have set the sales tax on groceries at 5.7 percent while taxing other items at 6.25 percent. The current 6.3 percent tax is scheduled by law to fall to 5.7 percent in July.
The suit by the former U.S. attorney for western Missouri was filed Monday in the district thats home to the IRS office embroiled in a national controversy for its targeting of conservative political groups for extra scrutiny as they sought tax-exempt status. He said it was the first suit to be filed in connection with the much-criticized handling of applications for 501 (c)(4) status.
Would be robber Martron E. Bailey, who pleaded guilty Wednesday, wore an orange construction helmet and left upon learning that someone watching a security monitor wouldnt open the door to a Kansas City bank.
The 10-week-old baby died in a Kansas City hospital after suffering broken bones, a fractured skull and brain damage.
Prosecutors also charged Michael A. Mosley, 23, of Kansas City, with shooting a firearm from a vehicle and two counts of armed criminal action in connection with the May 16 death of his friend, William L. Crawford, 24.
Kansas Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts on Wednesday cheered the Air Forces decision to pick McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita as the home for new refueling tankers. The Air Force will make an official announcement later Wednesday morning after it informs the congressional delegations from the states involved of the decisions.
Gordon Parks Elementary School can remain open at least through June. A circuit court judge on Tuesday granted a temporary stay sought by the school after state education officials voted last week to pull the schools charter.
Despite the violent upheaval that Moore, Okla., endured Monday afternoon when a monstrous tornado slashed through the city, many of the people who lost much insist that their worries pale in comparison with the sadness they feel for the innocents whose young lives have come to define the towns tragedy.
House and Senate negotiators restarted tax talks on Tuesday. They plan to meet again Wednesday with hopes of reaching a compromise that could bring the legislative session to an end.
Court records allege that Cornelius Coleman, 32, struck the woman about 12 times with a belt, attempted to choke her with the same belt, hit her about five times with a separate studded belt, burned her with a methamphetamine pipe and placed a gun in her mouth. Coleman also allegedly forced her to urinate on herself.
Aldermen pave the way for the store in a 3 a.m. vote after a long meeting that drew a standing-room-only crowd. The key issue was whether the city should relax design requirements in its downtown area.
They allege that Bishop Robert Finn and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph aided and abetted the Rev. Shawn Ratigan as he sexually abused and engaged in “child pornographic offenses” with two young girls while Ratigan was employed as a priest. Last week the diocese settled a similar case for $600,000.
The Republican-dominated House approved the bill on an 83-28 vote. The GOP-controlled Senate approved it last week. The measure now goes to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
U.S. Supreme Court struck down automatic life without parole for young murderers, but Missouri lawmakers failed to find an alternative.
The Kansas City districts safe schools task force was already planning to meet Tuesday night to review crisis-management plans for the districts 34 schools. The devastating tornado Monday in Moore, Okla., might have given members a tighter focus.
Relief organizations and Kansas’ emergency management division are urging people to donate cash to help with Oklahoma relief efforts.
Paul L. Kannarr, 58, is accused of using a minor girl to produce child pornography six times between December 1999 and September 2000. Kannarr is tentatively scheduled for a parole hearing in November.
A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph.
Tomas Young, the paralyzed Iraq war vet who announced earlier this spring that he was ready to die, said Monday that he has decided to live for now.
Bruce Cole, the former CEO of Mamtek, faces fraud and forgery charges after plans for a plant in Moberly, Mo., collapsed in 2011. The project was financed with $39 million in bonds issued by Moberly’s Industrial Development Authority.
After less than six months on the job, the director of the Missouri Department of Social Services resigned Monday.
Lucas Barnes Webb died of blunt force trauma on Oct. 15. The Department of Social Services released the documents nearly three months after The Star initially requested them.
Taz Anguiano, 22, of Kansas City, is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action after the May 13 shooting death of Charles J. Dunnington. Finesse O’Banion of Independence was charged with the same offenses last week.