<![CDATA[KC Breaking News, Sports, Weather & More | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/ en-us Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:47:40 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:47:40 CDT Homepage 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Alex Gordon moment in World Series becomes new mural, with real Crossroads residents in the picture http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article80015552.html#storylink=rss Muralist Jason Harrington is painting a World Series mural at 17th and Oak streets

It depicts Alex Gordon’s tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 1 against the Mets

Those fans in the stands are real people from the Crossroads area

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Thu, 26 May 2016 09:33:26 CDT

Multiple storm fronts aim for KC, and some could be severe http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article80015842.html#storylink=rss Scattered showers and thunderstorms will dissipate by midmorning Thursday

The storms are expected to redevelop Thursday afternoon

Strong to severe storms possible from 3 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday

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Thu, 26 May 2016 09:34:10 CDT

Silpada Designs now says it has been losing money since 2010 in deciding to close http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article79765712.html#storylink=rss Changing lifestyles made retail jewelry parties in the home harder to hold, reps harder to recruit

Business remained profitable, but a “stark realization” it was not sustainable led to shutdown

Many of its 200 employees were let go, and sales representatives have through July 31 to sell Silpada jewelry

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Wed, 25 May 2016 09:49:43 CDT

Dashcam catches moment Riverside officers save man from deadly leap into Missouri River http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article80000657.html#storylink=rss Riverside police prevented a man from jumping Monday into the Missouri River

Dashcam video recorded three officers trying to talk the man off the bridge’s wall

An officer grabbed the man as he began to push himself off the wall

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Thu, 26 May 2016 07:48:34 CDT

As the TSA takes heat over long airport lines, KCI travelers take it easy http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79795177.html#storylink=rss Congressional committee grills the TSA’s top administrator

But national screening woes so far have not been a concern at Kansas City’s airport

Some 208,000 passengers will fly in and out of KCI over the long Memorial Day weekend

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Wed, 25 May 2016 11:55:57 CDT

New West Bottoms Kitchen will have a Southern flair http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article79933872.html#storylink=rss The family-owned restaurant will serve such items as BLTs with fried green tomatoes and blackened meatloaf

It is taking the former Frank’s gourmet hot dogs spot at 1623 Genessee St.

A June 2 opening is scheduled

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Wed, 25 May 2016 18:43:24 CDT

Houses damaged but small town spared after Kansas tornado http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article79996052.html#storylink=rss A large tornado that the National Weather Service said was on the ground for about 90 minutes damaged or destroyed as many as 25 houses in a rural area of northern Kansas and came within a mile of hitting a small town.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 06:54:05 CDT The Associated Press

New plan for Metcalf South property includes Lowe’s store http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article79839897.html#storylink=rss Plan would raze Metcalf South Shopping Center and build a Lowe’s plus smaller retail stores

Future of K-Mart/French Market center across 95th Street is not yet decided

Earlier multiuse proposal was opposed by Overland Park city planners

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Wed, 25 May 2016 14:29:19 CDT

Kansas City police shoot woman after long standoff in park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79900517.html#storylink=rss The woman was armed with a gun and suicidal, police said

She was shot in the chest and taken to a hospital

Police said the woman had raised the gun toward an officer

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Wed, 25 May 2016 16:59:57 CDT

Dontari Poe, all 346 pounds of him, tackles yoga along with some Chiefs teammates http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article79900377.html#storylink=rss Yoga has helped the defensive tackle become more fit

Poe missed training camp last year with a back injury

Teammates Marcus Peters and Jeremy Maclin have also mastered a few yoga poses

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Wed, 25 May 2016 16:59:24 CDT

Last day of classes canceled after fire damages Prairie Creek Elementary in Olathe http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79996972.html#storylink=rss Lightning sparked the overnight fire, investigators say

No injuries were reported and officials were still assessing the damage to the building

The school will let people know when it’s safe to pick up personal belongings

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Thu, 26 May 2016 07:08:30 CDT

Bow and arrow in hand, Zach Garrett has sights set on Summer Olympics in Rio http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article79907987.html#storylink=rss Archery has taken 21-year-old from Wellington, Mo., to cusp of Games

He’ll seek to qualify for U.S. team this weekend in Florida

He’s currently in second place in the U.S. cumulative standings

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Wed, 25 May 2016 17:24:34 CDT

KC Fire Department report is step toward making necessary changes to firefighting culture http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article79928997.html#storylink=rss Firefighting takes courage, but bravery unchecked can risk significant losses

Recently released report by Kansas City Fire Department about two deaths shows change is needed

But changing firefighting culture will be a Herculean task

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Wed, 25 May 2016 18:27:51 CDT

KC chamber names K12itc as its top small business of the year http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article79825272.html#storylink=rss K12itc provides customized technology solutions and services for K‐12 school districts

It received the Mr. K Award, named after Ewing Marion Kauffman, founder of Marion Laboratories and original owner of the Royals

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Wed, 25 May 2016 13:31:01 CDT

KC streetcar service resumes after suspension over electrical concern http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79805282.html#storylink=rss An official observed smoke coming from the ground near an electrified streetcar pole

Crews had been laying conduit for a new streetlight

Buses carried passengers along the route during interim

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Wed, 25 May 2016 12:19:48 CDT

The promise and frustration of Big 12 expansion, seen as inevitable by many and needless by some http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article79790137.html#storylink=rss The league is (finally) in a strong negotiating position

That’s great! The expansion candidates are less great

Meetings next week are generally seen as the most important yet

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Wed, 25 May 2016 11:30:52 CDT

Two months later, Kansas City police continue to investigate honor student’s death http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article79747107.html#storylink=rss Daizsa Laye Bausby was found dead March 21 in a south Kansas City motel

The medical examiner ruled her death a homicide

“It’s a waiting game at this point,” police said

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Wed, 25 May 2016 07:52:57 CDT

Dillon Gee falters, Royals miss chance for sweep in 7-5 loss to Twins http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article79864852.html#storylink=rss Right-handed starter allows six runs in four-plus innings

The loss was the first against Minnesota in six games

The Royals, 24-22, will return home to face the Chicago White Sox

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Wed, 25 May 2016 15:30:22 CDT

Authorities: 20 homes damaged, no injuries in Kansas storms http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article79735827.html#storylink=rss About 20 homes were damaged Wednesday night in a rural area of northern Kansas after a large tornado passed through but there were no immediate reports of injuries, the state Highway Patrol said.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 00:24:00 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article79735827.html
Five Kansas City area spellers are eliminated from national bee http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article79941357.html#storylink=rss Four were cut because of written test despite spelling their words correctly

The other area entrant, Samuel Cheslik from Peculiar, was eliminated in the onstage rounds

Samuel, 14, said he didn’t recognize the word given to him, “unconscionable”

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Wed, 25 May 2016 19:09:57 CDT

Sen. Richard Burr: HB2 ‘too expansive’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article80018247.html#storylink=rss NC senator tells Huffington Post that GOP lawmakers went too far

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Thu, 26 May 2016 09:48:57 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article80018247.html
Bernie Sanders lists Hillary Clinton criticisms he doesn’t raise http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article80017262.html#storylink=rss Vermont senator says he is not running a “scorched earth” campaign

Sanders cites “major, major areas” where he could have criticized Clinton

Sanders and Clinton are campaigning in California ahead of June 7 primary

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Thu, 26 May 2016 09:41:04 CDT

Dashcam video shows Riverside police stopping man from taking deadly leap off bridge http://www.kansascity.com/news/article79910872.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 07:56:06 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/article79910872.html ‘Am I psycho?’ Strange Google searches, state by state http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article80033267.html#storylink=rss A new map reveals the weird and wacky things people in every state have searched for on Google over the last 12 years

Kansans want to know how to make meth. Missourians wonder whether they’re ‘psycho’

Ah, but Texans aren’t sure where the Internet is, and Kentuckians seem clueless about where babies come from

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Thu, 26 May 2016 10:59:48 CDT

West Point grad from Haiti salutes 'American Dream' http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article79994127.html#storylink=rss The second lieutenant was a leader in his class of 950; he’s headed to flight school

A photo of him at graduation, tears streaming down his face, has gone viral

‘May God bless America, the greatest country on earth’ he posted on Facebook

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Thu, 26 May 2016 06:12:06 CDT

Sen. Harry Reid: Lazy Congress is letting mosquitos ravage http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article80032957.html#storylink=rss Democrats want Republicans to cancel congressional recess

They say key issues, like funding for Zika, must be taken care of

Reid says Congress barely works

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Thu, 26 May 2016 10:58:39 CDT By Teresa Welsh


Artist creates Royals Mural featuring Alex Gordon http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article80015027.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 09:34:34 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article80015027.html ‘I was sure that the bear would pounce on me’ – hiker recounts attack in the Smokies http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article80006002.html#storylink=rss The experienced hiker was asleep in his tent when the bear first attacked

The bear bit him in the leg – through the tent wall

The hiker shouted and punched to make the bear go away. But he kept coming back

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Thu, 26 May 2016 08:38:31 CDT

Five things to watch at Kansas high school track and field state meet http://www.kansascity.com/sports/high-school/article80027922.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 10:33:58 CDT

American Royal World Series of Barbecue Sauce Contest attracts record number of sauces http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article79897977.html#storylink=rss 450 entries in five categories competed for grand prize

All samples are judged with meat and without

The Best Barbecue Sauce on the Planet trophy will be presented Oct. 30

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Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT