After 15 years of leading Johnson County Community College's award-winning culinary team to competitions around the world, chef Felix Sturmer is retiring. Known for teaching the finer points of making terrines, pates and other fancy fare, he shares his favorite places to buy a great loaf of crusty bread.
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JCCC's Felix Sturmer is a gem of a chef
Mother of accused rapist and victim's advocate speak on sex crime trial in Holton, Kan.
Kansas City Interim Police Chief David Zimmerman talks about violent crime
Interim Kansas City police chief speaks on violent crime and the community
Star photographer David Eulitt showcases his favorite photos
Big Slick hosts visit with kids at Children's Mercy
Big Slick’s hosts kid around and share the love at Children’s Mercy
Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle and David Koechner kick off Big Slick Weekend
Standoff with man barricaded in home ends peacefully
Overland Park police involved in standoff with resident
At KCK organization, food-assistance applications down in Trump era
Wendy Ewing defends her son, Jacob Ewing, as he faces allegations of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy. His trial begins Monday, June 26, 2017, in Holton, Kan. Michelle McCormick, an advocate for victims of sex crimes, shares perspective on how the alleged crimes are dividing this Kansas town.
Interim Kansas City Police Chief David Zimmerman said the Police Department is looking at ways to combat the surge of violent gun crimes in recent months. "We will be deploying some of our assets that are flexible and we are looking forward to getting that fully implemented, " Zimmerman said at a community meeting on June 5, 2017, at the Southeast Community Center in Kansas City. "Hopefully, it will have some impact on violent crime, especially in certain areas in the city. We are constantly looking at ways to try to retool what we are doing." Video by Tammy Ljungblad/The Star.
Actors Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Eric Stonestreet and Rob Riggle visited patients from Children's Mercy Hospital on Friday, the benefactors of the Big Slick celebrity fundraising weekend, in its 8th year of raising money for the hospital.
Hometown celebrities descended on Children’s Mercy hospital Friday morning to spread the word about their Big Slick Celebrity Weekend fundraiser and spread a little love among the patients and families there. “Real happiness comes from being able to do something that doesn’t benefit yourself,” said Paul Rudd, who with fellow actors and Big Slick hosts Rob Riggle, Eric Stonestreet and David Koechner gave a news conference at the hospital before a meet-and-greet session with patients.
We're kicking off the summer with Chow Town Live from Mugs-Up, an Independence drive-in famous for root beer floats called Black Cows and loose-meat sandwiches called Zip Burgers. Owner Anna Hinojosa shows The Star's Sarah Gish the operation from behind the counter.
Will and Kim Hammond, of Overland Park, and their neighbors say they’ve long complained about drivers using Switzer Road as a race course. Police say 21-year-old Alec Haith, of Leawood, died June 18, 2017, when he was driving a BMW sport motorcycle at excessive speeds on the winding road and lost control. Video by: Allison Long | firstname.lastname@example.org and Joe Robertson | email@example.com
Jason Seber, an assistant conductor with the Kansas City Symphony, talks about the intricacies of playing John Williams' score for the Harry Potter movie. He is not the conductor for this show but has conducted other such concerts.
Ride 4 Gabe is a cross-country mission following a cyclist in the Race Across America to bring attention to Duchenne muscular dystrophy and a recent price increase in a drug treatment for the disorder.