Missouri

Grand jury may hear varying accounts of Ferguson shooting

A grand jury prepared to hear evidence Wednesday in the case of the shooting of Michael Brown. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was scheduled to visit Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with FBI agents who have been conducting a civil rights investigation into the shooting.

Local

State review faults Missouri education department’s handling of CEE-Trust contract

The department stumbled several ways when it hired Indianapolis-based CEE-Trust a year ago to propose a complete overhaul of Kansas City Public Schools, a state auditor’s report says. Department emails and bidding documents showed how the foundation and Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro had been communicating for months in 2013 and had originally hoped that the department could hire CEE-Trust without a bid process.

Crime

Kansas City man is charged in wife’s traffic death

Jackson County prosecutors allege that Terrence L. Aaron was driving under the influence of alcohol and had a revoked driver’s license on May 23 when the car he was driving went out of control and hit a pole along Bannister Road near Interstate 435. The crash killed 43-year-old Veronica Lynn Wilson-Aaron.

Crime

Leavenworth man is convicted of being a monster under the bed

Earl Brockington Jr., 35, was convicted of robbery, criminal restraint, domestic battery, intimidation of a victim and criminal trespass. According to prosecutors, Brockington entered the house of his children’s mother and hid under a bed for several hours to spy on the family.

Grand jury may hear varying accounts of Ferguson shooting

A grand jury prepared to hear evidence Wednesday in the case of the shooting of Michael Brown. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was scheduled to visit Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with FBI agents who have been conducting a civil rights investigation into the shooting.

Consignment sales’ super bargains make for merry moms

Sale events like Rhea Lana’s in Overland Park this week are high-tech, highly organized operations bringing together hundreds of sellers, thousands of buyers and tens of thousands of carefully checked-for-wear kids clothing, gear and toys.

Super bargains make for merry moms

On tax-free weekend in Blue Springs, the artificial-grass floor of Sports City is not covered with cleats and soccer balls, but rather with rows and rows of children’s clothing, strollers, toys, cribs and other gear. Dozens of moms, grandmas and even a few people who just like to shop line up for the chance to get first choice at the pickings of used items available for the Kid’s Closet Connection Fall Sale event.

Grand jury may hear varying accounts of Ferguson shooting

A grand jury prepared to hear evidence Wednesday in the case of the shooting of Michael Brown. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was scheduled to visit Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with FBI agents who have been conducting a civil rights investigation into the shooting.

Consignment sales’ super bargains make for merry moms

Sale events like Rhea Lana’s in Overland Park this week are high-tech, highly organized operations bringing together hundreds of sellers, thousands of buyers and tens of thousands of carefully checked-for-wear kids clothing, gear and toys.

Super bargains make for merry moms

On tax-free weekend in Blue Springs, the artificial-grass floor of Sports City is not covered with cleats and soccer balls, but rather with rows and rows of children’s clothing, strollers, toys, cribs and other gear. Dozens of moms, grandmas and even a few people who just like to shop line up for the chance to get first choice at the pickings of used items available for the Kid’s Closet Connection Fall Sale event.

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‘A scary time’ for newborns and parents during local outbreak of virus

Human parechovirus, HPeV3 in medical shorthand, is a commonplace illness among children that can take a dangerous turn into meningitis when infants are infected. So far this year, Children’s Mercy has treated about 20 cases. Six of the HPeV3 cases at Children’s Mercy have been among infants 14 days old or younger. Three infants have had severe meningitis.

Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."

‘A scary time’ for newborns and parents during local outbreak of virus

Human parechovirus, HPeV3 in medical shorthand, is a commonplace illness among children that can take a dangerous turn into meningitis when infants are infected. So far this year, Children’s Mercy has treated about 20 cases. Six of the HPeV3 cases at Children’s Mercy have been among infants 14 days old or younger. Three infants have had severe meningitis.

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Two lawsuits arising from fatal party bus crash in KCK settled

The lawsuits stemmed from the May 2013 death of 26-year-old Jamie Frecks, who fell from a bus operated by Midnight Express that was traveling on Interstate 35. A Wyandotte County district judge last month found that the owners and operators of Midnight Express were negligent and responsible for Frecks’ fall from the bus.