Several people detained by KC police at march to protest Ferguson decision

From church pews to a downtown civic park, area citizens vented their anger and outrage at a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Several people were arrested Tuesday night as about 100 protesters marched through the Country Club Plaza and to Westport.


Chiefs’ Jason Avant happy to reunite with Andy Reid, has chip on his shoulder

Jason Avant, the newest Kansas City Chiefs receiver, says the biggest reason for his excitement about joining is the team is the presence of coach Andy Reid and receivers coach David Culley. Both were with him in Philadelphia.

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American Royal halts plan to raze Kemper Arena and replace it with events center

The American Royal this week sent a letter to Councilman Ed Ford, chairman of the council’s planning and zoning committee, saying it was pulling its proposal. The letter made clear that the American Royal has been stung by negative public and media reaction to its proposal.

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Cheese and wine pair perfectly as a prelude to Thanksgiving feast

To get ready for the Thanksgiving kickoff to the holiday season, we asked certified cheesemonger Lincoln Broadbooks to pick five perfect cheeses for a pre-feast cheese board. We then shared his selections with wine expert and Star columnist Doug Frost, who came up with wines to complement each.

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UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton is Kansas Citian of the Year

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce gave its highest civic honor to Leo Morton, chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, at its annual dinner. The award is given annually to a person whose “civic contributions and achievements have reflected the insight, creativity and consciousness necessary to build and maintain” a high-quality urban community.


KC area grandparents step in to raise kids, reflecting national trend

About 10 percent of children younger than 18 are growing up in households headed by a grandparent, twice as many as in 1990. These grandparents want to keep their grandchildren out of foster care, leading them to shore up their energy, dip into their savings or retirement funds, postpone travel and make room for a second family in their homes.

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