<![CDATA[Latest KC News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:22:06 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:22:06 CST News 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Alex Gordon moment in World Series becomes new mural, with real Crossroads residents in the picture http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article80015552.html#storylink=rss Muralist Jason Harrington is painting a World Series mural at 17th and Oak streets

It depicts Alex Gordon’s tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 1 against the Mets

Those fans in the stands are real people from the Crossroads area

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Thu, 26 May 2016 09:33:26 CDT

Authorities: 20 homes damaged, no injuries in Kansas storms http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article79735827.html#storylink=rss About 20 homes were damaged Wednesday night in a rural area of northern Kansas after a large tornado passed through but there were no immediate reports of injuries, the state Highway Patrol said.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 00:24:00 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article79735827.html
As the TSA takes heat over long airport lines, KCI travelers take it easy http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79795177.html#storylink=rss Congressional committee grills the TSA’s top administrator

But national screening woes so far have not been a concern at Kansas City’s airport

Some 208,000 passengers will fly in and out of KCI over the long Memorial Day weekend

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Wed, 25 May 2016 11:55:57 CDT

Five Kansas City area spellers are eliminated from national bee http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article79941357.html#storylink=rss Four were cut because of written test despite spelling their words correctly

The other area entrant, Samuel Cheslik from Peculiar, was eliminated in the onstage rounds

Samuel, 14, said he didn’t recognize the word given to him, “unconscionable”

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Wed, 25 May 2016 19:09:57 CDT

Missouri dancer, 15, a cancer survivor with a backward leg, inspires millions worldwide http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article79539952.html#storylink=rss Bone cancer at age 9 led Gabi Shull of Warrensburg to have rare rotationplasty surgery, turning her leg backward

There have been 27 million views of a video of Gabi dancing en pointe with a prosthetic

“A lot of people tell me I’m an inspiration. … I don’t see it yet”

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Tue, 24 May 2016 13:00:38 CDT

Kansas City police shoot woman after long standoff in park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79900517.html#storylink=rss The woman was armed with a gun and suicidal, police said

She was shot in the chest and taken to a hospital

Police said the woman had raised the gun toward an officer

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Wed, 25 May 2016 16:59:57 CDT

Former NBA player Kermit Washington is charged in KC with fraud, identity theft, obstructing justice http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article79757987.html#storylink=rss Washington also is charged with interfering with internal revenue laws

An attorney for Washington said he is innocent of the charges

He is most known for a 1977 on-court punch that almost killed another player

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Wed, 25 May 2016 09:15:18 CDT

KC streetcar service resumes after suspension over electrical concern http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79805282.html#storylink=rss An official observed smoke coming from the ground near an electrified streetcar pole

Crews had been laying conduit for a new streetlight

Buses carried passengers along the route during interim

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Wed, 25 May 2016 12:19:48 CDT

KCK firefighters will raise money for family of slain detective http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79833882.html#storylink=rss Brad Lancaster was fatally shot May 9

Firefighters will take donations over the Memorial Day weekend

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Wed, 25 May 2016 14:11:04 CDT

KC Fire Department report is step toward making necessary changes to firefighting culture http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article79928997.html#storylink=rss Firefighting takes courage, but bravery unchecked can risk significant losses

Recently released report by Kansas City Fire Department about two deaths shows change is needed

But changing firefighting culture will be a Herculean task

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Wed, 25 May 2016 18:27:51 CDT

Family court judge to decide whether KC teen will face adult charges in murder case http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article79866107.html#storylink=rss Certification hearing for teen accused in shooting death is held Wednesday

Teen is charged in the Feb. 15 shooting death of Jaiair Strong

Judge said he would take the issue under advisement

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Wed, 25 May 2016 15:32:22 CDT

Two months later, Kansas City police continue to investigate honor student’s death http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article79747107.html#storylink=rss Daizsa Laye Bausby was found dead March 21 in a south Kansas City motel

The medical examiner ruled her death a homicide

“It’s a waiting game at this point,” police said

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Wed, 25 May 2016 07:52:57 CDT

KU is terminating professor who used N-word in class http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79538132.html#storylink=rss Fallout over Andrea Quenette’s use of the word began last fall

A group of her students said in a letter to the university that Quenette was racially insensitive, defensive and confrontational

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Tue, 24 May 2016 12:50:44 CDT

University of Missouri System launches diversity audit http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article79730032.html#storylink=rss The University of Missouri System has announced that it will conduct an audit of diversity and inclusion policies and procedures.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 00:18:21 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article79730032.html
Driver is fatally shot during struggle with police in Peculiar http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article79742542.html#storylink=rss A Cass County deputy tried to stop the driver along Interstate 49

The driver’s vehicle fled north and struck a tire deflation device deployed by a Peculiar police officer

The driver was fatally shot during a struggle with the deputy and officer

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Wed, 25 May 2016 07:02:26 CDT

Feud leads to fatal KC shooting, prosecutors say http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article79828462.html#storylink=rss Daniel L. Wilson is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tyrone London

The shooting happened Friday morning in the 4600 block of Willow Avenue

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Wed, 25 May 2016 13:48:41 CDT

In Hiroshima, no expectation of apology from Obama http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article80060102.html#storylink=rss Residents want Obama to see what they see, and amplify the call against nuclear arms

President will visit park with monuments marking the first atomic bombing

Obama will lay a wreath, deliver remarks on brief trip to peace memorial park Friday

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Thu, 26 May 2016 12:49:44 CDT

Trump faces hard sell on trade, immigration in blue Washington state http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article80054412.html#storylink=rss Trump wants to get tough on Chinese trade, but China is the state’s top trading partner

His plan to seal borders may hurt farmers who depend on illegal immigration for labor

State Republicans in Congress split; no endorsements from Reichert, Herrera Beutler

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Thu, 26 May 2016 12:26:11 CDT

‘Blue Lives Matter’: Push to raise penalties for violence against cops http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article80058187.html#storylink=rss Louisiana governor to sign bill extending hate crimes protection to the state law enforcement and first responders

Critics say the so-called Blue Lives Matter push is political slap at Black Lives Matter

Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado has introduced a national ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill

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Thu, 26 May 2016 12:42:02 CDT

Sen. Richard Burr: HB2 ‘too expansive’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article80018247.html#storylink=rss NC senator tells Huffington Post that GOP lawmakers went too far

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Thu, 26 May 2016 09:48:57 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article80018247.html
Bernie Sanders lists Hillary Clinton criticisms he doesn’t raise http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article80017262.html#storylink=rss Vermont senator says he is not running a “scorched earth” campaign

Sanders cites “major, major areas” where he could have criticized Clinton

Sanders and Clinton are campaigning in California ahead of June 7 primary

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Thu, 26 May 2016 09:41:04 CDT

The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the US http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article80104332.html#storylink=rss Researchers found a person in the us carrying a bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort

It’s an alarming development that could mean ‘the end of the road’ for antibiotics

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Thu, 26 May 2016 14:55:50 CDT

The Bernie Sanders-Donald Trump debate is on — for now http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article80065447.html#storylink=rss The Republican presidential candidate reaffirmed Thursday he would be willing to debate Sanders

Sanders’ campaign manager challenged Trump on television Thursday to “not chicken out”

Sanders has been angling for a debate against frontrunner Hillary Clinton before California’s primary in June

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Thu, 26 May 2016 13:11:33 CDT

Tornado watch issued as multiple rounds of storms aim for KC http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article80015842.html#storylink=rss A tornado watch has been issued for the Kansas City area

The storms were expected to redevelop Thursday afternoon

Strong to severe storms possible from 3 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday

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Thu, 26 May 2016 09:34:10 CDT

‘Am I psycho?’ Strange Google searches, state by state http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article80033267.html#storylink=rss A new map reveals the weird and wacky things people in every state have searched for on Google over the last 12 years

Kansans want to know how to make meth. Missourians wonder whether they’re ‘psycho’

Ah, but Texans aren’t sure where the Internet is, and Kentuckians seem clueless about where babies come from

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Thu, 26 May 2016 10:59:48 CDT

Republican National Committee officials deny reports that Journey will play at convention http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article80096837.html#storylink=rss Politico published a story Thursday claiming Journey would perform at a post-convention concert

The concert cost $750,000, according to Politico

Republican National Committee officials call the reports 100 percent false

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Thu, 26 May 2016 14:40:10 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article80096837.html
Pup-arazzo: Dog with camera chronicles happy canines at parks http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article80050362.html#storylink=rss Minneapolis-area family put a GoPro on the dog in January

Tula, a rescue dog, has since become social media’s best friend

Her owners now feel pressure to improve the photos

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Thu, 26 May 2016 12:05:18 CDT By Rochelle Olson

Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Kidnapper pleads guilty in Leavenworth County shooting death of 5-year-old Cadence Harris http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article80062152.html#storylink=rss Marcas McGowan admits killing the girl during shootout with police

He pleaded guilty to kidnapping resulting in death

Conviction carries life sentence in federal prison

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Thu, 26 May 2016 12:58:06 CDT

KC Streetcar’s robust ridership prompts added weekend service http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article80105002.html#storylink=rss Despite service issues, ridership has still exceeded expectations

Service suspensions still under investigation

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Thu, 26 May 2016 14:56:52 CDT

Hillary Clinton wins Kentucky recanvass over Bernie Sanders, takes state http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article80059282.html#storylink=rss Sanders asked for a reexamination of vote totals<topline_sep>

Clinton had 1,911 more votes

A recanvass is not a recount

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Thu, 26 May 2016 12:46:42 CDT By Teresa Welsh