Stand-in purchase of guns in Johnson County shootings is a puzzle

Authorities are searching for a middleman who is believed to have purchased guns for F. Glenn Miller Jr., the avowed anti-Semite accused of killing three people outside Jewish facilities last weekend. As a convicted felon, Miller is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm. Such a gun-buying go-between represents a vexing problem for law enforcement.

Casino says defect in cards made by Blue Springs company led to big wins

In the world of high-stakes gambling, the edge between clever play and cheating can be thin and arguable. A lawsuit says poker superstar Phil Ivey, playing baccarat, took advantage of an alleged defect in cards manufactured by Gemaco to cheat the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J., out of nearly $10 million.

Manhunt is detailed as Grandview man is charged in area highway shootings

Like pieces of a puzzle, Kansas City police used tips about an erratic driver, a fingerprint from a plastic bag of shell casings and a bullet from a house that was shot last year to link Mohammed Whitaker, 27, to a series of recent highway shootings. Jackson County prosecutors announced 18 felony charges against Whitaker involving nine separate shootings. Whitaker remained in jail Friday in lieu of a $1 million cash-only bond.

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Frank Haith introduced at Tulsa; Tim Fuller will serve as MU’s interim coach

Frank Haith is officially the new basketball coach at the University of Tulsa after he was introduced Friday during a news conference. About two hours earlier, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden confirmed Haith’s move and said MU assistant Tim Fuller would serve as interim coach.

Amazing races: Find the perfect-themed 5K for you

Nowadays, a plain old footrace is sounding a little blah. In the universe of themed races, color is big. Color Foam is coming up in May, and so is the Color Run, the daddy of all painted races, which started way back in 2012. But it’s not only about color.

FC Kansas City focuses on finishing

FC Kansas City, which plays the Washington Spirit on Saturday, has a motto for this season of “Finish It” and although it is early, Andonovski and Holiday found themselves looking for a little more bite, or killer instinct.

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