Bet you didn’t know that Chiefs coach Andy Reid once dreamed of being a sportswriter

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid entertained the idea of being a sportswriter when he was in college at Brigham Young, even writing a column for the Provo Daily Herald. Football became his life, but he still loves to write and values the meaning of words — which helps explain why he is so cautious with the media despite his previous interest in being part of it.

Tenth birthday in KC is extra special for British boy beating back cancer

A party Saturday celebrated Alex Goodwin’s 10th birthday, which British doctors didn’t expect him to see. His father sought help in America, where doctors at the University of Kansas Hospital and Children’s Mercy Hospital have teamed on his care and local law enforcement officers have embraced him. Here, the Ewing’s sarcoma cancer has fallen silent.

Mayor: 'Heroes' died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant

Police say they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who intervened when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train.

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Avenue of Flags honors veterans

Workers installed over 1,300 flags on Friday at the Floral Hills Cemetery, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd. in Kansas City. The Avenue of Flags display will be up over the Memorial Day weekend.
Keith Myers kmyers@kcstar.com
Avenue of Flags honors veterans 1:12

Avenue of Flags honors veterans

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Naked Florida man steals truck with swan sculpture in back

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Tenth birthday is a milestone for British cancer patient Alex Goodwin

Chiefs coach Andy Reid was a prose pro as a sportswriter at BYU 1:55

Chiefs coach Andy Reid was a prose pro as a sportswriter at BYU