<![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 A history of Kansas City homicides and violent crimes, mapped by neighborhood http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article59645186.html#storylink=rss Kansas City police created a slideshow of crime maps and trends

Presentation Tuesday showed the history of violence since 1960

A map shows the locations of various gangs in the city

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Kansas City Public Schools officials offer master plan for district http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59706866.html#storylink=rss Wendell Phillips, AC Prep schools will see big changes

Realignment plan has been in the making for two years

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KC payday lenders Scott Tucker and Richard Moseley Sr. indicted in federal crackdown http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article59551056.html#storylink=rss The men operated payday loan businesses that charged high interest rates and misled customers, authorities allege

Tucker allegedly exploited more than 4.5 million people and collected interest as high as 700 percent, the indictment alleges

Moseley allegedly spent millions of dollars obtained from victims on such things as vacation homes and luxury automobiles

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Two KC brothers ordered to stand trial in slaying of Olathe rapper http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article59529181.html#storylink=rss Prosecutors presented more evidence in case against Dale and James Willis

They are charged in the shooting death of Jurl Carter, 24

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On-demand shuttle service will start serving KC commuters next month http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59645286.html#storylink=rss KCATA has entered a pilot program to provide service

KCATA will be working with Bridj of Boston and the Ford Motor Co.

It is scheduled to launch in early March, with riders using their cellphones to request rides

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Jury finds for police in motorcycle wreck http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59648716.html#storylink=rss Ryan Jaye Jordan died when his motorcycle hit a patrol car

Jordan’s blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit

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It’s clear Backpage.com would rather fight with Senate than stop sex trafficking http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article59683581.html#storylink=rss Backpage.com is an online classified service

It wants to test how far it can stretch the First Amendment as a shield

Senate will likely vote to approve holding the company in civil contempt

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Kansas House moves ahead with budget-balancing plan http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59671646.html#storylink=rss After five hours of debate, lawmakers give initial approval to fill budget gaps

Plan gives corrections officers a raise, addresses delayed payments to KPERS

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Big downtown Kansas City TIF plan is coming to an end http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article59555666.html#storylink=rss Civic Mall TIF plan began in 1994

Only one TIF project in the plan remains active

Improvements within area boosted properties’ assessed values

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Financing is set for Westport Middle School reuse project http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article59652341.html#storylink=rss Sustainable Development Partners is moving ahead on the conversion

Site will become Westport Commons: An Innovation Workspace Campus

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Dashcam video shows Missouri Highway Patrol trooper pulling woman from burning car http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59588791.html#storylink=rss A speeding car ran a stoplight and broadsided a car driven by 60-year-old Becky Crawford of Belton

Trooper Jim Thuss pulled her from the burning car

Thuss, helped by an off-duty deputy, carried Crawford to safety

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Kansas City man is killed in fiery wreck in Belton http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59665726.html#storylink=rss Grant White, 23, died in a traffic accident Tuesday night in Belton

His vehicle rolled down an embankment near Interstate 49 and Missouri 58

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Oregon refuge occupier is arrested on Kansas warrant http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article59537391.html#storylink=rss Brandon Dowd is being held in connection to a theft case

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Suspect in Independence kidnapping is arrested http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article59616551.html#storylink=rss Morgan County sheriff’s deputies found Michael P. Snider in central Missouri

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KCK police identify two people found shot to death http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article59565046.html#storylink=rss Micky Burke and Leslie Jacobson were found dead Tuesday inside a residence in the 1800 block of North 76th Street

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New KCI: four concepts, one billion-dollar decision http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59391019.html#storylink=rss After two years of discussions, leaders are zeroing in on a plan to send to the Kansas City Council

Two concepts envision renovating Terminals A and B, and two would raze Terminal A and build a new terminal

Kansas City voters will get their say, but none of the plans would bring a tax increase

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California residents live on the edge of crumbling cliffs http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59943131.html#storylink=rss Crumbling cliffs have forced dozens to leave their California homes

Some residents came home from work to find yellow ‘restricted use’ tags on their front doors

Many forced-out residents say they feel abandoned

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How GOP candidates are trying to win South Carolina http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59937141.html#storylink=rss Republican hopefuls banking on family history, religious ties, added staff

Feb. 20 primary tests strategy to win South’s first primary

Many pitches aimed at Christian evangelical voters

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Kansas Senate rejects changing date for allowing concealed guns on campus http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59904406.html#storylink=rss Current law says universities must allow concealed firearms starting in 2017

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Watch tonight’s Democratic presidential debate here http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59910301.html#storylink=rss It’s the 2nd time Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will engage one on one

It’s the last debate for them before a series of primaries around the country

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Albert Einstein was right: Gravitational waves are finally detected http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article59934266.html#storylink=rss Earthbound detectors pick up “chirp” of two black holes colliding

Scientific finding ranks up there with Galileo, experts say

“Ripples” traveled a billion years before reaching Earth last fall

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Judge rules downtown KC convention hotel proposal should not go to voters http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article59900671.html#storylink=rss City wins victory over petitioners who wanted a public vote on the project

No word yet on whether plan’s critics will appeal

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Indonesia warns messaging apps to drop same-sex emoticons http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article59928591.html#storylink=rss Indonesian government tells instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples

Human Rights Watch urges Indonesian president to protect gay and lesbian rights

Homosexuality is a sensitive issue in the Muslim-majority nation

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KC requesting $10M bond issue for demolishing 800 dangerous buildings http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59900391.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:27:33 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59900391.html Kansas City lands another tech company http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59920041.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:48:49 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59920041.html World powers announce plans to implement cease-fire in Syria http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article59904596.html#storylink=rss Plan is an attempt to halt civil war, deliver humanitarian aid

Cease-fire will not apply to groups designated as terrorists

US Secretary of State John Kerry says details still being worked out

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Amrith Samuel win 2016 Olathe Spelling Bee http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59901846.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:32:18 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59901846.html Photo gallery: Olathe Spelling Bee http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59906241.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:41:48 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article59906241.html Theft charges against former Lee’s Summit assistant city manager are dismissed http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59903771.html#storylink=rss Daren Fristoe resigned in 2014

He was charged with stealing nearly $121,000 from a previous employer

The case was dismissed Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court

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Uber to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuits http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article59945306.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:50:48 CST The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article59945306.html