Royals starter Yordano Ventura struck out six Rangers across six innings of one-run baseball Friday night in Arlington, Texas, as the Royals won for the fifth time in seven games on the road. Billy Butler and Josh Willingham both had solo homers.
Rather than hire an outside firm with no ties to the university to look into what Gov. Jay Nixon called “troubling” findings by The Star, the University of Missouri System’s board of curators turned to the same accounting firm that has served as the system’s internal auditor for many years.
This “motion picture review” of MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz” appeared Sunday, Aug. 20, 1939, in The Kansas City Star. The film played a one-week exclusive engagement starting Aug. 18 at Loew’s Midland theater, 1228 Main St.
It’s been a year since Myeisha Turner and her 3-year-old daughter, Damiah White, were killed in their Kansas City home. Dozens of community members, public officials and police officers gathered Friday morning at a central city park to plead for someone to step forward and put a child killer behind bars.
About half of the 60 people prosecuted nationwide to pass electronically faked business checks have been charged in Kansas City and Springfield, Mo. One was convicted in a trial this week. The crime cost area banks $1 million and banks nationwide more than $10 million.
There are now 13 cases from Kansas under investigation and at least five from Missouri. The infections have been caused by HPeV3, one of a group of viruses, called human parechoviruses, that have emerged in recent years as an important cause of a variety of ailments in very young children.
Renovation that will create more than 200 apartments is expected to begin in October. NorthPoint Development, the project’s developer, still has to complete development agreements with the authority and Kansas City, but the Riverside company does not expect any problems.
Cheeses from Homestead Creamery of Jamesport, Mo., Green Dirt Farm of Weston, Mo., Baetje Farms of Bloomsdale, Mo., and Goatsbeard Farm of Harrisburg, Mo., won awards at the American Cheese Society competition. Meanwhile Uplands Cheese announced that it wouldn’t make one of the most celebrated American cheeses, Rush Creek Reserve, because of concerns over regulatory changes.
Thrust into the national spotlight brightly focused on Ferguson, the Missouri governor has not provided effective or fully engaged leadership in a time of crisis for the state, especially for residents of the St. Louis area.
Nick Cannon has confirmed that he and Mariah Carey have been living apart for several months but that’s probably all we’ll hear from him on the subject for a while. Reports suggest that Carey has all but muzzled him from saying anything more.