Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr., also known as F. Glenn Miller, appeared at his arraignment on capital murder and first-degree murder charges at the Fred Allenbrand Criminal Justice Complex Adult Detention Center in New Century, Kansas on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Miller is charged with three shooting deaths at Jewish locations in Overland Park on Sunday, April 13th.

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Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr., also known as F. Glenn Miller, appeared at his arraignment on capital murder and first-degree murder charges at the Fred Allenbrand Criminal Justice Complex Adult Detention Center in New Century, Kansas on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Miller is charged with three shooting deaths at Jewish locations in Overland Park on Sunday, April 13th.

Suspect in shootings at Jewish centers shows that hate is hard to handle

For years, Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. was a man of many angry words as he spewed his hatred of Jewish people. But he managed to stay out of the courtroom, and law enforcement officials didn’t see signs that he would erupt in violence, as prosecutors say he did a week ago in Johnson County.


The former King Louie West building has needed expensive stabilization work since the Johnson County Commission purchased it in 2011.

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The former King Louie West building has needed expensive stabilization work since the Johnson County Commission purchased it in 2011.

Future is uncertain for suburban icon King Louie

The former bowling alley and ice rink closed five years ago. Johnson County taxpayers now own it, but some are fuming about that, noting that the $3.6 million the county spent to purchase and stabilize the facility over the last 30 months could have been used to address other public needs.

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FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech.

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Michigan’s ban on affirmative action

The Supreme Court accorded voters more leeway to challenge affirmative action as justices gave the green light to a Michigan measure that bans preferential treatment in college admissions based on race or ethnicity. In a fractured decision, the court said it lacked the authority to interfere with the political decision made by Michigan voters in 2006 when they amended their state’s constitution.

E-cigarette industry awaits looming federal regulation

Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. The Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes as early as this month.

Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is coming to KCI

The entry of Spirit promises new competition for Southwest Airlines, which has become the dominant carrier in Kansas City with more than 40 percent of the market. It creates the possibility for travelers that the two airlines will directly compete for business to such cities as Chicago.

LOCAL

Bank robber shot during holdup is sentenced to prison

Michael S. Oliva was sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison for trying to rob a Missouri bank last year. Oliva’s holdup of the bank in Trimble, Mo., was halted by a bank employee who shot him in the face.

SPORTS

Defense, bullpen betray Royals in 5-3 loss to Indians

The defense and bullpen form the bedrock of this Royals team. Both proved faulty on Wednesday night in a 5-3 loss to the Indians in Cleveland as an RBI double by Jason Kipnis in the seventh inning was the difference. The Royals (10-10) and Indians play again on Thursday afternoon with a chance to salvage a four-game split. They have lost three of their last four.

Student support builds for fired Chrisman girls basketball coach

A player-led movement to bring back a fired William Chrisman High School girls basketball coach is headed to the hallways. A week after 11 students wrote letters to the Independence School District Board of Education, voicing their anger and confusion over the firing of Lindsay Thompson, the players and coach said they have received no clear explanation from school or district administration as to why she was dismissed as coach.

BUSINESS

Get rid of old drugs Saturday

Participating locations are listed at www.dea.gov. Click on “Got Drugs?” The annual event, which runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is designed to provide free, environmentally responsible ways to dispose of prescription drugs and eliminate possible misuse.

Area scientists fight virus killing pigs by the millions

The virus poses no threat to humans who eat pork or those who work around pigs. But when swine herds contract the disease, virtually every piglet born for a month or more will die of severe dehydration. It has been found in 28 states, including Kansas and Missouri. The loss of pigs is expected to increase the cost of pork products 10 to 20 percent by the end of this year.

U.S. stocks edge lower after a six-day rise

Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies. A surprise drop in new home sales also weighed on the broader market.

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Former KC-area winemakers flourish in vineyards of Pacific Northwest

Kansas City is known for its contributions to cuisine, music, art and sports. So why not wine? Indeed, Kansas City has played parent to skilled winemakers who have gone on to craft excellent wines and wineries in the Pacific Northwest and are contributing to those Washington and Oregon’s burgeoning reputations for distinctive wines.

Her selfish son is ignoring his own child

DEAR ABBY: My 23-year-old son, “Wayne,” who is single, has a 3-year-old son. We didn’t learn about the child until he was more than a year old, when Wayne was asked to take a paternity test. Luckily, we have been able to form a good relationship with our grandson’s mother and see him often. However, our son has shown no interest. He pays child support but has little interaction.

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