Yordano Ventura gets first big-league win as Royals beat Astros 4-2

Yordano Ventura picked up his first big-league victory as the Royals beat the Astros 4-2 on Tuesday night in Houston. Ventura limited Houston to a pair of runs in seven innings. He struck out seven. He threw 101 pitches. It was the fifth start of his career, and yet another example of the dynamic potential that so tantalizes this organization.

Witness of Jewish center shooting chased gunman

Paul Temme chased the gunman while on the phone with police, then locked eyes with the man. The shooter raised a handgun and fired at least once. What upsets Temme more than getting shot at, he said, is the bigotry and the hatred behind the shootings. “It’s horrifying to see, the actual remnants” of that bigotry, he said.

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Watch DOGS volunteers lend a helping paw in Johnson County schools

The Watch DOGS — Dads of Great Students — puts volunteers in classrooms with the aim of being a positive male influence and an unobtrusive security presence. The national program, part of the Kansas City-based National Center for Fathering, was started in 1998 with the goal of making schools safer but has evolved to include academic support and direct interaction with students, catching on across the country in the process.

AMC Town Center theaters get a seven-figure face-lift

Movie theaters are facing increased competition for consumers’ entertainment dollars, but a seven-figure renovation of the 18-year-old AMC Town Center 20 in Leawood is designed to get consumers off the couch and into the theaters by “elevating the experience.”

Boston Marathon updates: Best of the Web

The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings was marked with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured and those who rushed to help them. Here's a round-up of stories and videos published throughout the nation on the anniversary.

Miss the 'Blood Moon' eclipse last night? See it here

During the eclipse early this morning, the moon’s appearance changed from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and gray. This eclipse is the start of a lunar eclipse tetrad, a series of four consecutive total eclipses.

Homicide victim predicted his own demise

Two days before Javonte Slayden was lured out of a relative’s house and fatally shot in Kansas City, he gave a photo of his alleged killer to a friend. If anything happened to him, Slayden told his friend on April 4, look for the people in the photograph to be responsible, according to court records. One of the men in the photo, Deandre Whitley, 22, of Kansas City, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Northland sites keep history alive

History isn’t always framed or boxed or bound. It is alive in the Northland at sites like the James farm, Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site and Shoal Creek Living History Museum. 816 North set out to discover the area’s living history sites and the people who are breathing life into the tales of legendary and ordinary Missourians.

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