Thousands of college basketball fans are in Kansas City this week for the Big 12 Tournament. Our readers share their favorite places to indulge in everything from burnt ends and ribs to fluffy doughnuts, authentic Italian pizza and fresh margaritas.
Missouri takes on Texas A&M at noon in Atlanta for a spot in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals. Click here to follow live stats, plus updates and analysis from The Star's Tod Palmer.
Malaysian authorities expanded their search for the missing jetliner westward toward India on Thursday, saying it may have flown for several hours after its last contact with the ground.
- 25 Under 25 awards banquet
- West Bottoms Warehouse Weekend: Saturday
- Gala of the Royal Horses attendees
- Leprechaun Lane 5K/10K
- First Friday in the West Bottoms
- 2014 KC Gem & Mineral Show
- Greater KC Int'l Auto Show
- Network After Work: March 6
- Sporting KC Takeoff
- Beads, Beans & Beer
- Johnson County Home & Garden Show
- Hotel & Lodging Association Recognition Dinner
The Big 12 quarterfinals tipped off at 11:30 a.m. in the Sprint Center with Kansas State taking on Iowa State before KU plays Oklahoma State. The late games are Oklahoma-Baylor at 6, followed by Texas-West Virginia. Click to follow live stats, analysis, updates and more.
A suspected drunken driver fleeing police crashed through barricades early Thursday morning at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, slamming into a crowd outside a nightclub, killing a man and woman and injuring 23 people, five critically. He eventually crashed and tried to make a getaway on foot. A police officer shocked him with a stun gun and took him into custody.
We cried when a Facebook friend posted the news on Wednesday: Chumlees dead. Now we feel kinda stupid. Austin Chumlee Russell, our favorite dude on the History channel hit TV show Pawn Stars, is actually alive and well, he wants everyone to know.
A day after losing five key players, the Chiefs signed two free agents Wednesday — linebacker Joe Mays and guard Jeff Linkenbach.
Police identified the victim as Seth Boyer, 36. The Olathe man was an Avila University graduate who had won awards in the college category at the KAN Film Festival.
The museum is installing the artwork by Kansas City native Robert Morris in the southeast corner of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park on the museums grounds. Workers have begun installing dozens of 7-foot-high, 1-inch-thick glass panels that will form a 50-by-50-by-50-foot glass triangle with a maze of interior glass walls.
KC native Kevin Ellis' first pro goal gives Sporting 1-0 win over Cruz Azul in CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal
Kansas City native Kevin Ellis scored the first professional goal of his career Wednesday night at Sporting Park, a well-timed strike to lift Sporting Kansas City to a 1-0 victory against Mexico’s Cruz Azul in the opening leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series. The two teams will conclude the series next Wednesday at Cruz Azul.
Darryl DMC McDaniels always wanted to be the Hulk. Erudite scientist one minute; mighty green behemoth the next. McDaniels is actually transforming into a superhero albeit in the pages of his debut comic book DMC. He will appear and sign copies of his new project this weekend at Planet Comicon at Bartle Hall.
Microsoft hopes the video game Titanfall will win over enough buyers to pump up sales of Xbox One, the companys flagship gaming console. Xbox One sales are trailing those of a machine from Sony, Microsofts main rival.
Dont believe Andrew Wiggins when he says hes not thinking about the NBA. In fact, if youre a KU fan, relish the fact that he is. For in so doing, he can elevate his game, and the Jayhawks, during this critical month of March.
Casting Barack Obama as a president run amok, the House voted on Wednesday for a bill that would expedite congressional lawsuits against the chief executive for failure to enforce federal laws.
A little less than three weeks shy of Opening Day, the Royals have yet to deem Yordano Ventura worthy of the starting five. He continues to duel with Danny Duffy, who offered an encouraging three-inning performance on Sunday against the Rockies. But Ventura delivered an emphatic, 4 1/3-inning statement in a 3-1 victory over the Athletics on Wednesday.
The complaint says that in June 2012, Odessa Gun & Pawn sold a .45-caliber pistol to Colby Sue Weathers and that Weathers used the gun to fatally shoot her father. The store’s operators should have heeded a warning from the daughter’s mother not to sell a gun to a person in such an unsettled psychological state, says the Legal Action Project of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Blogs and columns
- BuzzChatter Thursday: Republicans crowing about their big win in Florida
- Davis exaggerates teacher layoff figures
- Libertarians hold KC area debate Thursday
- Huelskamp to join Roberts for KC-area funder on St. Patrick’s Day
- BuzzChatter Wednesday: Feinstein rips CIA for searching Senate committee’s computers