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.


Carol Spencer became the first University of Kansas Hospital patient to receive an heart monitor implant in a clinic instead of a procedure room. The incision on April 10 didn’t require bandages, and the monitor is smaller than a pinky finger.

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Carol Spencer became the first University of Kansas Hospital patient to receive an heart monitor implant in a clinic instead of a procedure room. The incision on April 10 didn’t require bandages, and the monitor is smaller than a pinky finger.

Remote monitoring of patients expands the medical frontier

It may not be long before many of us are being watched over by distant health care professionals as we go about our lives. There’s a booming new market in remote patient monitoring technology that promises to change the way we diagnose perplexing conditions, manage recently hospitalized patients and care for the frail elderly.

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In 2014, the Boston Marathon is a very human race

This year’s marathon will be a celebration of the sport a year after two pressure cooker bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring more than 260. Sixteen people lost limbs. Qualifying for this year’s marathon was tougher than ever after last year’s tragedy created so much interest in the race. But five Kansas City area runners made the cut. Each brings a special story to Boston.

Families flee Kansas and Missouri so sick kids can get medical marijuana

Otis Reed will soon move from Kansas to Colorado so he can get marijuana every day. Otis is 2. He and little ones like him who suffer hundreds of seizures a day have become the new face of America’s discussion about marijuana. A growing number of health professionals say medical marijuana, specifically an oil extract called Charlotte’s Web, can help those children. The big question is, why do these families have to move to Colorado to get it?

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Man shot at Raytown gas station

No suspects were arrested in the early morning shooting Sunday. The victim was treated for his wound and released from a hospital.

Remote monitoring of patients expands the medical frontier

It may not be long before many of us are being watched over by distant health care professionals as we go about our lives. There’s a booming new market in remote patient monitoring technology that promises to change the way we diagnose perplexing conditions, manage recently hospitalized patients and care for the frail elderly.

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Documents detail another delayed GM recall

General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.

Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.

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Oak Grove artist Russell Joy finds his passion in stained glass

A few of Russell Joy’s stained glass windows are at businesses, restaurants and homes, but mostly they’re at churches, lighting up sanctuaries and chapels, cavernous and intimate, across the Kansas City area. Their themes are sacred and their styles range widely. They tell a story. They say a prayer. They stir a sensation. They do what stained glass does: twinkle, glow, radiate, illuminate.

This year’s Symphony Designers’ Showhouse is a stylish home of note

The first goal of any showhouse is to raise money for a nonprofit. The second is to give designers a chance to play with trends and showcase their design chops. Many of this year’s trends have been skillfully applied by local designers to put a fresh modern twist on a stately and traditional home to produce the 45th annual Symphony Designers’ Showhouse at 1256 West 59th St.

MAKING THE GRADE: KC AREA SCHOOL SCORES

By district and school, both public and private: Results of state testing mandated by federal law, including demographic information, profiles and more.

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