Star columnist Jeneé Osterheldt and Features Editor Sharon Hoffmann took a ride on a zip line at the Go Ape treetop adventure course at Swope Park. They had to traversed a combination of rope ladders, zip lines, Tarzan swings and a variety of other treetop crossings in order to complete the course on opening day.
With Memorial Day weekend coming up, Judith Fertig and Karen Adler, cookbook authors of "Red, White and 'Que" (Running Press), demonstrated five tips for a successful grilling at Smoke 'n' Fire in Overland Park.
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.
Dr John Doane at Discover Vision Center led seven years of FDA trials on a new type of laser eye surgery. The surgery, which is already popular overseas, was approved in September and Doane is now training other surgeons on it.