<![CDATA[Latest KC News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/ en-us Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:58:03 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:58:03 CST News 60 KC police officer adopts Chihuahua mix he helped save from overheated car http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article29606359.html#storylink=rss Jeff O’Rear and his partner found the 6-month-old dog near death inside a sweltering vehicle Saturday, sprawled inside its kennel and tongue dangling when they rescued it. O’Rear and his wife kept the adoption a secret from their two daughters until Wednesday.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:37:47 CDT

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Canoeists set record in paddling 340 miles from Kansas City to St. Charles, Mo. http://www.kansascity.com/news/article29563720.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:19:08 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article29563720.html Campaign will promote safety near Kansas City streetcars http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article29555569.html#storylink=rss Now that all the track is in place for Kansas City’s new downtown rail route, the Streetcar Authority board is preparing to roll out its Respect the Rail public safety campaign that boils down to this: Don’t get hit by a streetcar.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:55:09 CDT

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Registered sex offender in Olathe faces new child porn charges http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article29560411.html#storylink=rss Christopher Lee Greenwood is charged in Johnson County with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:34:29 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article29560411.html
Demoted trooper who spoke out after Brandon Ellingson’s death says Missouri attorney general has conflict http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article29575237.html#storylink=rss Sgt. Randy Henry, who criticized the patrol after the drowning of a handcuffed Iowa man, said it is a conflict of interest for Attorney General Chris Koster’s office to represent the patrol in Henry’s appeal when it is also representing troopers and commanders in civil litigation related to the drowning.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:12:07 CDT

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Texas company asks Missouri for a rehearing on the Grain Belt Express http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article29569060.html#storylink=rss Nearly a month after the Missouri Public Service Commission rejected Clean Line Energy’s plan, the company has filed for another hearing. Clean Line wants to build a $2.2 billion transmission line to carry Kansas wind power across Missouri to Eastern power grids. Environmentalists support the plan, but farmers call it a land grab.

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Homicide victim was a kind and generous business owner and father http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article29524969.html#storylink=rss Michel G. Ziade, the owner of a medical transportation company, was fatally shot Tuesday outside the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. His family remembers him as an amazing father to his 5-year-old daughter and as a respected employer.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:00:18 CDT

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Teresa Hensley enters the Missouri attorney general race as Sen. Scott Sifton drops out http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article29609113.html#storylink=rss Teresa Hensley, a Democrat and a former Cass County prosecutor, had returned to her family’s Raymore law office earlier this year after losing a re-election bid in November. Another Democrat, St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman, and two Republicans also are running for the office.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:11:01 CDT

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Spokesman: Disturbance breaks out at Ferguson meeting http://www.kansascity.com/news/article29618455.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:47:54 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article29618455.html Missouri State Fair to get $4 million for repairs, upgrades http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article29522005.html#storylink=rss Nearly $4 million in improvements are set to be made to the Missouri State Fairgrounds.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:58:14 CDT

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After recovering from injured wing, a great horned owl returns to the wild at Longview Lake Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article29505607.html#storylink=rss Kimberly Hess, director of the Lakeside Nature Center in Kansas City, which took care of the female owl while she mended, said it’s wonderful to see the bird fly again. She praised her staff, which nursed the bird back to good health.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:26:19 CDT

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Kansas City is a finalist for a grant that would revitalize an Independence Avenue neighborhood http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article29463565.html#storylink=rss The Choice Neighborhoods grant of up to $30 million would help rejuvenate the area around and near the deteriorating Chouteau Courts public housing complex on Independence Avenue. Kansas City is one of nine finalists.

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Uber can now pick up passengers at KCI http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article29415331.html#storylink=rss Uber drivers are now able to pick up passengers that summon them at Kansas City International Airport. Until now, Uber could drop off departing passengers, but arriving passengers were picked up by taxicab drivers who waited at an approved taxicab dispatch area.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:44:41 CDT

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Dave Helling: Charitable groups are edging closer to the political arena http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/article29407249.html#storylink=rss The government provides a tax break for charitable donations because charities do good things and they need money. It comes at a cost, however. The federal government will forgo about $250 billion in revenue over the next five years to provide the deduction.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:34:00 CDT

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Police seek man for questioning in homicide near University of Kansas Hospital http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article29368543.html#storylink=rss Police want to talk to Willie E. Parker about the shooting that occurred just after noon Tuesday in the 3900 block of Rainbow Boulevard. Parker should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:45:48 CDT

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160-pound, 15-foot python killed in rural Missouri neighborhood http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article29409310.html#storylink=rss A giant snake has finally been killed in eastern Missouri’s Warren County after terrifying a neighborhood for several days.

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Health services company will add 500 jobs in Kansas City by Sept. 8 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article29643367.html#storylink=rss TriWest Healthcare Alliance has chosen a site near Kansas City International Airport for a major business expansion.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:26:00 CDT

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Diane Stafford: Involuntary part-time workers aren’t happy http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29645539.html#storylink=rss It makes a big difference if you’re working part-time because you want to or if part-time is all you can get. Part-timers by choice generally are satisfied with their work lives, a survey finds.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:47:52 CDT

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Not guilty plea entered in federal court for church shooting suspect http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article29645698.html#storylink=rss White man accused of gunning down nine churchgoers faces 33 federal charges, including for hate crimes.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:49:14 CDT

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Palestinian infant killed in suspected militant Jewish settler attack http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article29626654.html#storylink=rss Firebombing condemned as terror attack

Attackers scrawled a Jewish star and Hebrew graffiti on the house reading “Revenge!”

Israeli president asks nation to do ‘soul searching’ over Jewish terror

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:17:39 CDT

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Pinochet covered up burning death of US resident, says report http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article29650165.html#storylink=rss Newly published U.S. documents reveal Chilean dictator’s role in the burning death of a 19-year-old photographer.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:48:43 CDT

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: Three characteristics of successful small-business owners http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/talking-business/article29666110.html#storylink=rss Successful small-business owners are as different in personality as they are in appearance. Some of them are risk-takers and some are risk-averse. Some organized and some not. But from years of observing and training business owners across the country, I have found that successful small-business owners do share three characteristics.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:32:08 CDT

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Area restaurants temporarily shut down by health departments for July 31 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29665888.html#storylink=rss Area food establishments temporarily shut down by the health departments for violations and reopened after passing follow-up inspections: Amore Dolci Bakery, Applebee’s in Shawnee, Chili’s in KCK, Coffee Cake KC, G&S Convenience Store, Hong Kong Supermarket, Old Town Pizza, and Twisted Asian.

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Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article29665495.html#storylink=rss Baltimore reached a milestone on Friday with 43 homicides in July.

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Kansas DCF: Single adults won’t be barred from being foster parents http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article29645533.html#storylink=rss A Kansas Department for Children and Families official said Friday that the state will continue to allow qualified single adults to serve as foster parents for abused and neglected children, but she said her agency isn’t ready to say whether it will allow married same-sex couples to do so.

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Take Five Coffee + Bar closing in Overland Park’s Corbin Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article29661763.html#storylink=rss Take Five Coffee + Bar plans to close Aug. 15 after just a year in Corbin Park. The owners cite the lack of foot traffic on the center’s south side, plumbing issues and a new Starbucks in mega sports store Scheels, just to the east. But the landlord disagreed, saying Corbin Park restaurants are exceeding expectations.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:46:38 CDT

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Hillary Clinton takes aim at Jeb Bush at National Urban League conference http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article29653522.html#storylink=rss Clinton didn’t name Bush when she spoke to the annual conference, a civil-rights organization that welcomed five 2016 presidential contenders. But she referred to the “right to rise” — the name of a political action committee raising money for him — and to Bush’s recent suggestion that the next president could “phase out” Medicare.

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Sly James adds to mayor’s authority in proposing new, expanded committee structure http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article29661157.html#storylink=rss New committee chairs, named Thursday, can’t assume their jobs until the full council approves Sly James’ restructuring of the standing committee blueprint. It will take seven votes to do so.

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Zimbabwe: American lion killer’s extradition being sought http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article29627449.html#storylink=rss American hunter has said he relied on his guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

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Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article29655868.html#storylink=rss U.S. military commanders not disputing assessment from intelligence agencies

Group’s staying power raises questions about approach to the threat

Upcoming effort “promises to test the mettle” of Iraq’s security forces

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