Funeral services for local historian Joelouis Mattox will be Thursday at Bethel AME

Funeral services for local historian and former newspaper columnist Joelouis Mattox will be held Thursday at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Kansas City.Mattox was found dead last week inside of his home in south Kansas City. The cause of death has not been released but friends and neighbors said Mattox had been ill for some time.

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KC-area shops selling hemp oil face uncertain legal landscape

Stores selling low-THC cannabis oil made from marijuana plants are opening in the Kansas City metro area despite serious doubts about the legality of the product.
Andy Marso The Kansas City Star
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KC-area shops selling hemp oil face uncertain legal landscape

At rally for animal shelter, mayor suggests what to tell opponents of Question 3 1:19

At rally for animal shelter, mayor suggests what to tell opponents of Question 3

Royals pitcher Ian Kennedy pleased with spring and ready for home opener 3:23

Royals pitcher Ian Kennedy pleased with spring and ready for home opener

Royals manager Ned Yost on the second base competition 1:23

Royals manager Ned Yost on the second base competition