Authorities say Joseph Jesse Aldridge, 36, traveled to four homes in the dark of night Thursday, shooting people multiple times with a .45-caliber handgun. He left seven dead, including some relatives, and one wounded before killing himself.
In a halftime festivity initially intended to surprise James McGinnis and honor his homecoming from a rehabilitation hospital in Nebraska, McGinnis’ next move instead surprised those in attendance. With the aid of his father, he stood up from his wheelchair and took a step. Then another. Then another. In a matter of moments, Senior Night had transformed into James McGinnis Night.
A Shawnee gun store opened for business Friday, almost two months after co-owner Jon Bieker was shot and killed during an attempted robbery. A crush of customers and well-wishers greeted Becky Bieker, who felt an obligation to reopen.
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Even if Billy Butler left Kansas City for his new job with the Oakland A’s on good terms, even if he understands this game is a business, the reality still gnaws at him. He spent eight seasons as a Royal, but it is the last month that sticks with him.
Leonard Nimoy, world famous to “Star Trek” fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy’s son, Adam, says the actor died Friday morning in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Campaign events were canceled Friday. So was a planned trade mission by Gov. Jay Nixon to Cuba. A replacement for Schweich was named, but only on a temporary basis. And the Missouri Republican Party’s chairman worked to dispel rumors that he had engaged in a whisper campaign targeting Schweich’s religion — a charge Schweich made to reporters by telephone just moments before allegedly taking his own life.
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker lashed out Friday afternoon after a circuit judge in St. Louis ruled that a 2014 constitutional amendment put on the ballot by the gun-loving Missouri General Assembly can’t prohibit a felon from possessing a weapon.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. On Thursday night, a picture of a dress was worth a million tweets as social media went berserk debating whether the dress was #whiteandgold or #blueandblack.
Quite simply, Kansas City’s defense was a shell of its former self in 2014. A unit once renowned for its consistency, ability to stifle shots and scoring chances, and stick together while pressing a high defensive line collapsed after the World Cup.