Three years ago, three people, including two children, died from electrocution at Lake of the Ozarks. Much of the blame landed on shoddy wiring and lack of regulation. Another person died June 21. Electricians say not much has changed since 2012.
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Area cities have missed opportunities to fully address what may be the deadliest form of bistate border-hopping — conflicting, uncoordinated police pursuit policies in more than 60 departments across a six-county, two-state metropolitan area.
Kansas officials are investigating the state’s treatment of 30-year-old Brandon Brown, a mentally ill man who is accused of murder. He was treated at the state hospital in Osawatomie just three days before he allegedly beat a man to death.
The Mennonite Church USA, meeting in Kansas City, is one of three Christian denominations this week to debate using the power of the purse to pressure Israel to withdraw from occupied territories. But a Jewish group calls the churches’ discussions misguided.
The Star’s Vahe Gregorian joined CineSport’s Noah Coslov to discuss the Royals starting pitching situation as well as Gregorian’s column which looked back at the tragic death of former Chiefs running back Joe Delaney.
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure got a little profane late Wednesday in a Twitter trash-talk exchange with T-Mobile leader John Legere — who fired back Thursday. Claure obviously is willing to up the ante on social media in his attempt to take the Overland Park-based company to a higher level.