KC area: Be ready for torrential rain, flash flooding Wednesday night

Strong to severe thunderstorms could develop over the Kansas City area Wednesday night, bringing the risk of flash flooding. The National Weather Service expects these storms to “be very efficient rain producers.” The main risks are winds of 60 to 70 mph, golf-ball-sized hail and flooding.

The Star hires Pulitzer winner to head editorial board

Colleen McCain Nelson, who was a summer intern at The Kansas City Star in 1995, will return this fall as vice president of the newspaper’s editorial board. She received a Pulitzer with two others for their editorials at The Dallas Morning News and currently covers Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The Star also is hiring Eric Nelson, her husband, to head its digital operations. For both, the move from jobs in Washington, D.C., marks a return to roots.

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Harrisonville High School student struck and killed by vehicle after school

Harrisonville High School freshman Corey Turner, 14, was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by another student while Turner was walking home after school on Tuesday. Ray Carter, owner/landlord of the house the vehicle also struck, describes the after-school traffic he and neighbors have witnessed and the need for a four-way stop sign. Video by John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star
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Harrisonville High School student struck and killed by vehicle after school 1:29

Harrisonville High School student struck and killed by vehicle after school

Raytown High Schools will give a car away to two students 2:39

Raytown High Schools will give a car away to two students

Dogs and cats displaced by Louisiana flooding arrive in Virginia 4:46

Dogs and cats displaced by Louisiana flooding arrive in Virginia

Opening arguments heard in rapper killing 1:50

Opening arguments heard in rapper killing