The jail that occupies the top floors of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City has not been used for nearly 40 years, but images from the archives of The Kansas City Star show how the facility got a reputation as a place where no one wanted to be.
Reports of shocking brutality, filth and incompetence within the walls of the Jackson County Detention Center have sparked multiple investigations and no shortage of controversy and embarrassment since the FBI started looking into reports of guards abusing prisoners two years ago. Now some public officials are calling for construction of a new, larger jail.
Zeke Crozier of Overland Park suffered a traumatic brain injury when his Army helicopter crashed while he was serving in Afghanistan. His recovery has included making art with bottle caps and he has started a business, Handy Cappin, making pieces for people across the country.
In a monthly feature, Kansas City Star photojournalists showcase some of their favorite images from their recent work. Watch highlights in this video. Music: Light Thought var 2 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons.
Chow Town Live visits In-a-Tub, a Northland tradition that's famous for its fried tacos. The Star's Sarah Gish talks to In-a-Tub president Aaron Beeman about the taco shop's history, favorite menu items and, of course, powdered cheese.
The American Jazz Museum kicks off the ambitious three-day Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival. Museum executive director Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner describes her vision for a world-class destination event.