In the wake of a protest by members of the Westboro Baptist Church, high school students and staff greeted fellow students with messages of peace, love, and positivity on Friday at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village. Students choose not to confront the Westboro clan and instead focus on positivity in the halls as students began their school day. This is the third time Westboro has chosen to picket near the high school.
Annetta Authorlee asked the public for help in solving her son’s murder on Thursday at the Kansas City Police Department headquarters. Police are investigating the murder of John C. Jones, 34, whose body was found in an overturned and bullet-riddled car on Nov. 1, 2017 near East 16th Street and Lister Avenue. A $5,000 reward is being offered. Video by: ALLISON LONG and GLENN RICE
Repair crews began ripping up the pavement shortly after lunch on Thursday to repair a water main break on Oak Street just south of 63rd Street. The lack of water forced the nearby Heirloom Bakery and Hearth to close for the day.