Steve Steiner’s Chicago Street Lights attracted hundreds of visitors, generated thousands in charitable donations and exasperated several neighbors. This Christmas, the lights that began on Chicago Street now can be found on Steiner Way.
There's an 80 percent chance of wintry precipitation this weekend in Kansas City, which means the Chiefs ― who face the Colts at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday ― might be playing in inclement weather for the second time in three weeks.
It’s been 20 years since Missouri rallied past Illinois in triple overtime in the most famous battle in the Bud Light Braggin’ Rights series. The Tigers’ thrilling 108-107 victory set the bar pretty darn high for the 33rd edition at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
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- Liberty North 43, St. Thomas Aquinas 31
- Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith leads the team
- Entertainment Justin Bieber, Usher, Jaden Smith, Adele
- Union Station Holiday Cheer
- Friends of Special People Christmas party
- Night Train Run toy-wrapping party
- Jingle Bell Run/Walk
- Liberty Winter Carnival
- Down Syndrome Guild Holiday Party
- Kris Kringle 5K & Holiday Extravaganza
- Public Enemies Pancake Breakfast
- Acoustic Christmas concertgoers
- Roller Warriors Girls Flat Track Derby
- Pipefitters union Local 533 Christmas Party
- Ugly Sweater Run
After sitting laying out his freshman year, Landen Lucas was beginning to think that he might have to wait another season to break into the regular rotation. “I didn’t know if I was really going to get a chance,” he said. But last Saturday night in the Jayhawks’ 80-63 victory over New Mexico, Lucas scored two points and grabbed five rebounds in 10 minutes, giving Kansas some increased production as the team’s fourth big man.
Royals designated hitter Billy Butler was back in Kansas City on Friday to do a little Christmas shopping, but took time out to laud the club for its recent acquisitions and express optimism about 2014.
The Wildcats haven’t faced a ranked opponent yet this season. A victory against Gonzaga would validate their recent success. A loss means they would have to prove themselves in conference play.
Warning: You’re about to experience cuteness overload. But ’tis the season, after all.
The Star is partnering with Harvesters on a virtual food drive to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money donated in the KC Challenge goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program.
Aviation Technical Services plans to lease 607,000 square feet at the huge base and invest $7 million in the facility. It said the operation could eventually grow to 1,000 jobs.
Ex-captain Jimmy Nielsen will coach the Oklahoma City club during its inaugural year in the third-tier of American soccer. Also on Friday, Sporting KC announced a new contract for goalkeeper Eric Kronberg.
Do the superintendents trust Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro to serve their best interests in the drama ahead? Blue Springs Superintendent Paul Kinder summed up their answer: “No.”
They’re bright yellow, cost about $30 each and contain an illustration of a bicyclist catapulting over the handlebars. And they’re intended to send a clear message: Bicyclists beware. The streetcar tracks can send you somersaulting.
The person of the year? The most overhyped story? The most underappreciated? Here are your answers.
Dugan Arnett's story of a Maryville teen's sexual encounter sparked nationwide fury, as did a rodeo clown's portrayal of President Barack Obama at the Missouri State Fair. Both stories were among the most read this year, but readers were interested in more than controversy. Other top stories included Kanye West's performance at Sprint Center, the clearing of an underground homeless camp and Miss Kansas Theresa Vail's opera singing.
Kelly Luck writes: Every year the same old talking heads trot out the traditional yule narrative: Liberals and dark, swarthy foreign types are colluding to swipe Christmas and replace it with Nonspecific Ecumenical Winter Joy Period.
The other day, Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe became a bit of a cult hero among a lot of us who write about sports for a living. Headlines dont always capture the essence of a piece, but this one was pretty good: Your sports columnist is here to write, not root.
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