Mizzou’s Josh Moore tackled cancer before tackling gridiron stardom

Missouri freshman defensive tackle Josh Moore was diagnosed with cancer at age 8. Eleven years later, the Olathe North grad is a rising star for the Tigers. He also shares a special bond with MU coach Gary Pinkel, who announced Nov. 13 that he had follicular lymphoma and would resign after the season.

Area turkey day racers beat the rain

More than 10,000 people started their Thanksgiving with one of the five road races throughout the Kansas City area. Organizers at each run said their event was wrapped up before any hard rain fell.

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Despite Thursday's steady cold rain, Kansas Citians gathered to watch the 86th annual Plaza Lighting Ceremony at the Country Club Plaza. KC native and bestselling author Gillian Flynn was the guest of honor on hand to "flip the switch" to begin the holiday season and lighting up the Plaza.