Once a hotbed of dangerous crime, the area near The Paseo and Independence Avenue is now a lively immigrant neighborhood on the upswing. Kids — young Somalis, Mexicans, Bhutanese, Vietnamese, Burmese — pass their summers playing ball in the streets and parks, filling the air with shouts and laughter.
Becky Bieker testified Monday in a Johnson County courtroom as a preliminary hearing began for three of the four defendants accused in the death her husband, Jon Bieker, with whom she owned the Shawnee gun store She’s A Pistol. Londro E. Patterson III, Nicquan K. Midgyett and Hakeem W. Malik are charged with murder and other crimes in the Jan. 9 attempted robbery that turned into a shootout between the Biekers and the assailants.
Three decades after the original “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” the Griswolds are still fresh and funny. “The new vacation will stand on its own,” Rusty says in a bit of self-referential assurance. And it does.
One Direction has become one of the most popular topics for online fan fiction and is just one of the many aspects of the British boy band’s robust fandom. The band performs Tuesday at Arrowhead Stadium.
Enter for your chance to be 1 of 3 winners of a $100 Visa Gift Card Courtesy of the Ethnic Enrichment Festival August 21st through August 23rd at Swope Park in Kansas City, MO. Adults are just $3 and Kids 12 & under are free!
Seats in the Missouri General Assembly once held by Sen. Paul LeVota, Rep. Noel Torpey and Rep. John Diehl are vacant, and there’s evidence that for partisan reasons Gov. Jay Nixon has not called special elections to fill them. This means some voters could be unrepresented in Jefferson City until January 2017.
The Chiefs announced that the traditional Red Friday celebration instead will be a Red Thursday extravaganza — on Thursday, Sept. 17. That’s when the Chiefs’ home opener against the Denver Broncos will be played on national TV.