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Government & Politics

Here’s one of the first Republicans to defend John Lewis after Trump’s tweetstorm

Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder was one of the few Republicans Saturday to voice support for Georgia Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon who found himself the subject of a barrage of critical tweets from President-elect Donald Trump. Lewis, 76, had questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s election, in which he lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton by almost 3 million votes but won the electoral vote.

Crime

Kansas City area homicides for 2017

Here is a list of the homicides reported this year in the Kansas City area, the victims and when and where they died. The most recent homicides are at the top of each city’s list.

Government & Politics

KCATA poised to unveil ambitious office development plan

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and Briarcliff Development Co. are working with the city manager of Kansas City on an agreement for an ambitious office development project at Third Street and Grand Boulevard in the River Market. Briarcliff will seek an anchor tenant but has pledged not to engage in the economic development border war or poach a major company from the Kansas side.

National

Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon, dies at 82

Cernan, commander of NASA’s Apollo 17 mission, set foot on the lunar surface in December 1972 during his third space flight. He became the last person to walk on the moon on Dec. 14, 1972, tracing his only child’s initials in the dust before climbing the ladder of the lunar module the last time. It was a moment that forever defined him in both the public eye and his own.

Videos

This is how potholes are formed

In the winter, potholes are a constant challenge for drivers. This video from the Utah Department of Transportation shows how potholes form because of winter weather.
Utah Department of Transportation
This is how potholes are formed 0:51

This is how potholes are formed

Chiefs fans defy weather for playoff game 0:53

Chiefs fans defy weather for playoff game

Kansas trooper’s dashcam shows semitrailer losing control on I-70 0:41

Kansas trooper’s dashcam shows semitrailer losing control on I-70

Kansas City hit with freezing rain, slick roads 2:39

Kansas City hit with freezing rain, slick roads