Oklahoma Joes is smoking out its barbecue competition: The local joints ribs were just named Americas Best by The Daily Meal. In a city renowned for its pork ribs, the ones at Oklahoma Joes are simply the best, proclaims the national foodie website, which gushes about the ribs deeply burnished shade of red and picture-postcard-perfect looks. Do you agree? Vote in our poll for your favorite KC ribs.
In the aftermath of an NCAA Tournament meltdown, and the loss of five starters from a Sweet 16 team, KU basketball coach Bill Self added the final pieces to what could be considered his finest recruiting class in Lawrence. Here’s what Andrew Wiggins, Tarik Black and the rest of the class bring to the Jayhawks and a stab at a starting lineup for next season.
To more than a few grateful residents who live alongside the aging couple on Cottonwood Drive and Whispering Oaks Boulevard in Moore, Okla., Jerry and Linda Woods are true angels. A sign spray-painted on the crumbling bricks of the Woods’ home, in the midst of a devastated landscape of twisted cars and crushed homes, tells why: “Thank You Jerry U Saved My Family Lives.”
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Fans crowded into Midland Theater on Wednesday night in downtown Kansas City for the sold-out Soundgarden concert. Highlights of the concert included Hunted Down from Soundgardens debut 1987 recording and the punk blast of Kickstand.
When high school student Zach Sobiech learned he didn't have much longer to live, his mother suggested he write letters to tell his loved ones goodbye. Instead, the Minnesota teenager turned to writing music - and his farewell song, "Clouds," became a YouTube sensation that has attracted more than 4 million views.
DJ K-Rokk, aka DJ Drama, provided the soundtrack to the great night at Tanner's in Waldo where plenty of people enjoyed the late-night food and drinks.
As recent evidence shows in Raytown and Lee’s Summit, Wal-Mart usually gets its way by wooing public officials with the possibility of future tax revenues and wearing down its opponents.
OK, so you have relatives coming in from out of town this summer. You want to show them what a neat place Kansas City is, but there are so many things to do, and you’re not sure how to pick and choose. Save this list, and you’ll have a perfect itinerary no matter when or how long the interlopers stay.
Tamba Hali, who had nine sacks last season, one fewer than Justin Houston, isn’t ready to concede his Chiefs sack title permanently, but didn’t sound confident he would get it back this year, either. “As an athlete, I can’t compete with the kid,” Hali said of Houston. “He’s that much better.’’ But Hali also says the Chiefs as a whole will have more sacks this season.
Bridges in Kansas: D-plus. Dams in Missouri: D-minus. Overall infrastructure across both states: Does C-minus earn anyone a star? Civil engineers are tough graders. A few gathered in Kansas City on Wednesday to deliver a report card that pretty much stank.
The former president’s yacht, the USS Williamsburg, has had one tow line in the grave for 20 years, about as long as it has been deteriorating at a shipyard in northern Italy. But hope remains among those who would like to see the 243-foot vessel returned to glory. The price, however, is high, and rust is merciless.
Belying its reputation as a pitchers park, the math shows a trend toward the hitters at Kauffman Stadium. That ought to be good news for the home team, which has labored at the plate for much of this season. The Royals are scoring and allowing slightly fewer runs at home than on the road, but the advanced metrics indicate that Kauffman shouldnt take the blame, or credit.
The City Council’s Public Safety Committee endorsed a renewal of the contract with American Traffic Solutions, the red-light camera vendor. The full council votes on the contract Thursday.
Updated May 22: This man is wanted for burglary. If you have information about any of these fugitives, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477), go to KCCrimeStoppers.com, or text TIP452 plus message and send to 274637. All calls are anonymous.
The Hangover Part III brings a little mystery back to the franchise by reinventing the formula. Theres no wedding nor missing groomsman this time. No actual hangover from which to recover. Instead, the film is more a caper than a comedy.
A full house crowded into the Plaza Library to debate education reform with Michelle Rhee, author of the new book “Radical.”