Air crash that killed 2 from Leawood still raises safety issues

Two passengers from Leawood were among the 49 killed on Aug. 27, 2006, when a Comair plane took off from the wrong runway in Kentucky and crashed. Despite a decade of technological advancements, 3-D “synthetic vision systems” in airline cockpits have yet to be fully approved by the FAA; they’re still uncommon in large commercial airliners. Pilots say similar systems could avert such tragedies.

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At-risk youth build tiny house duplex for the homeless

YouthBuild KCK and Kim Wilson Housing Inc. of Kansas City, Kan., have partnered to build a tiny duplex at the “Bring Kansas Home” Kansas Housing Conference being held in Overland Park. Once the finishing touches are completed, the house will be donated to the Wesley House program in Pittsburg, Kan., for use as temporary emergency housing.
Joe Ledford, Leah Becerra The Kansas City Star
At-risk youth build tiny house duplex for the homeless 1:30

At-risk youth build tiny house duplex for the homeless

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Crews repair Olathe power lines after Wednesday storm

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High school football programs lacking tradition search for success in other ways

One man killed, another wounded in Kansas City's 72nd homicide of the year 0:58

One man killed, another wounded in Kansas City's 72nd homicide of the year