MidAmeriCon II, a world science fiction and fantasy convention, brought authors, astronauts, costume creators, artists, role-playing gamers and more to the Kansas City Convention Center for five days. Fans got to meet George R.R. Martin, Hugo Award-winning author and creator of "Game of Thrones" Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.
We used Kansas City's World War I Museum as the backdrop to ask Whitney Terrell about his latest novel, "The Good Lieutenant." Terrell explains why he chose a somewhat unusual protagonist for this war story: a female first lieutenant leading a platoon of male soldiers in Iraq.
Blue Valley Northwest High School student John Albers was remembered at a candlelight vigil on the playground of Sunset Ridge Elementary School in Overland Park Sunday evening. Albers was shot and killed by a police officer responding to a call at his home Saturday night.
A person was shot and killed by an Overland Park police officer Saturday evening when police responded to a call about someone reportedly attempting to harm themselves. The incident happened near England Street and 149th Terrace.
Kansas City police are investigating a double shooting that left one man dead and a woman hospitalized. The Sunday morning shooting in the 2700 block of Denver Avenue left a car riddled with holes. Police are asking anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
Three stories, 5034 square feet, 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, this mansion, built in 1915 in Sunset Hill neighborhood near Loose Park in Kansas City, Missouri, is picked by Kansas City Symphony Alliance as the Designers' Showhouse this year. Check out how it looks like before it being renovated by 30 local designers between January and April.
Second grade students at Boone Elementary School in the Center School District take a field trip through the Grand Canyon and view a fiery lava flow through the use of virtual reality glasses. They were using Google Expeditions.
On the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate. Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending on Saturday. Critical government functions will continue, with uniformed service members, health inspectors and law enforcement officers set to work without pay. But if no deal is reached before Monday, hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be furloughed.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan says the partial government shutdown is "inflicting needless uncertainty on our country" and he is blaming it on Senate Democrats. He said that the Democrats are holding the government hostage to win protections for younger immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Democrats, on the other hand, are blaming the shutdown on Republicans, who control Congress and the White House.