KC police: Suspect in highway shootings arrested

Kansas City police have arrested a Grandview man suspected in a series of shootings that have occurred on area roadways since early March, according to Police Chief Darryl Forté. He was arrested late Thursday afternoon in the 6000 block of East 136th Street of Grandview, which is just east of Insterstate 49 and south of the Three Trails Crossing area where seven shootings happened.

Mizzou basketball coach Frank Haith heads to Tulsa to talk about job

Tulsa asked for and was given permission by Missouri’s athletic department to talk with current Tigers basketball coach Frank Haith, an MU official told The Star. Haith left Columbia for Tulsa, Okla., around 4 p.m. Thursday, and shortly after, ESPN and CBS Sports reported Haith had already agreed in principle to take the Golden Hurricane’s job.

Healing is the message at interfaith service for victims of Sunday’s shootings

Clergy of different faiths, joined by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, delivered messages of hope and unity Thursday before more than 1,300 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park. “A pall has been cast over our great nation,” Holder said. “We gather today not in joy, but in solemn reflection.” The overall message, however, was focused on the power of love and unity to combat hatred and evil.

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Amid good financial report, Chipotle plans first price increases in three years

Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos. The Mexican food chain said Thursday that it would raise prices for the first time in three years as its popularity continues to soar. Menu boards with the new prices should start rolling out in coming weeks and be in place at all restaurants by this summer.

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

Kansas City chamber names its top 10 small businesses of the year

The top 10 were announced at a private event at Boulevard Brewing Co. The event — presented by Intrust Bank — was part of the chamber’s annual small business celebrations. One of the top 10 will be crowned the Kansas City 2014 Small Business of the Year and receive the Mr. K Award at a luncheon May 29.

Armed robber was never told to report to prison

After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

Joe Biden posts selfie with Barack Obama on new Instagram account

Since joining Instagram on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden has wasted no time posting an inside look into the vice presidency and even snapping a selfie with his pal the president. The White House even announced Biden’s new social media presence on their blog, saying, “The VP's Instagram followers will have access to behind-the-scenes photos from the road and around the White House.”

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