<![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 Platte County man charged with killing four of his family members, burning their bodies http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article86191912.html#storylink=rss Grayden Lane Denham, 24, was charged Friday in the quadruple homicide

Killed were his grandparents, sister and nephew

Denham had been a person of interest since the Feb. 19 deaths

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Supreme Court abortion decision resonates for Missouri, Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86291867.html#storylink=rss Both states have similar restrictions to Texas measures struck down Monday

Planned Parenthood explores options to fight Missouri law

Kansas provisions are under injunction pending trial

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Teen’s wage disparity at KCK pizza shop fires up equal-pay debate — and Hillary Clinton http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86226237.html#storylink=rss Bonner Springs teen Jensen Walcott has become an accidental champion for equal pay for women in recent days

Walcott compared her wage at a Legends pizza place with that of her male friend and learned that she was making less

When she asked management about it, she was fired

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Victims of weekend’s fatal tumble off I-435 remembered as outgoing people with great senses of humor http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86233537.html#storylink=rss Police release the names of those killed in Saturday car crash on Interstate 435

Calleb M. Lugano, 22, of Overland Park, and Tu’iemanu Ripley, 21, of Warrensburg, Mo., died in the accident

Two other passengers, both University of Central Missouri students, remain in the hospital

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:47:23 CDT

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Kansas City police officers wreck as they speed to an emergency http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86211617.html#storylink=rss The crash happened about 10:30 a.m. Monday at 77th Street and Prospect Avenue

The officers were responding to an emergency call; one vehicle struck the other while making a left turn

Both were hospitalized, one in serious condition

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Missouri gun bill veto sets up showdown between Democratic governor, Republican legislature http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article86235987.html#storylink=rss Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the bill because it would eliminate need for a permit to carry a concealed firearm

The Republican-dominated General Assembly approved the bill with a veto-proof majority

Lawmakers will return to Jefferson City on Sept. 14 to consider whether to override Nixon’s veto

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:59:42 CDT

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‘He’s still trying to get away’: Parole opposed for KCK cop killer http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article86206757.html#storylink=rss Officer Jeff Young was hit by a car in 1988 and died in 1989

Darryl L. Lewis is serving a sentence of 20 years to life in prison

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:42:04 CDT

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Gov. Sam Brownback signs bill aimed at keeping Kansas schools open http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article86297822.html#storylink=rss Law likely satisfies state Supreme Court’s directive to increase funding to poor school districts

Schools had faced threat of closing this week if bill was not passed

Support of legislation was nearly unanimous

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:28:34 CDT

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KC man accused of stabbing his sister to death because she wouldn’t share drugs http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article86204422.html#storylink=rss Michael L. Mathews, 49, is charged with second-degree murder

Police responded to a reported cutting just before 10 a.m. Saturday in the 5500 block of Paloma Avenue

Ayishia Shakir, 57, had stab wounds to her upper body

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:36:27 CDT

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Gay, lesbian activists take on the gun lobby http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article85859117.html#storylink=rss Slaughter of LGBTQ people in Orlando, Fla., quickly had activists organizing around a new cause: gun violence

#DisarmHate became the slogan, an acknowledgment that easy access to weaponry had turned anti-gay sentiment lethal

LGBTQ organizations come to the issue with experience in changing public opinion

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Woman, man show up at Kansas City hospital with gunshot wounds http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article86345652.html#storylink=rss The victims told police they were shot near 23rd Street and Interstate 70 or Monroe Avenue

The man suffered serious injuries; the woman’s injuries were not life-threatening

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Two teenagers die in Missouri 291 crash http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86159732.html#storylink=rss A single-vehicle crash caused parts of Missouri 291 to close early Monday morning from Truman Road to U.S. 24

Two teenagers died, and two others are in the hospital

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 06:26:53 CDT

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School libraries shift toward innovation areas, but librarians fear for what’s lost http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article85810532.html#storylink=rss More hands-on “maker spaces” are appearing in grade-school libraries

The nationwide “maker movement” aims to sharpen science and creative skills, encourage teamwork

But one district librarian urges the Shawnee Mission school board to keep kids engaged in books

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:29:28 CDT

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoes bill allowing concealed carry without training http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article86150657.html#storylink=rss Nixon, a Democrat, said the legislation would “make Missouri less safe”

The bill also contains a provision creating a “stand your ground” law

Both the House and Senate passed the legislation with enough votes to override Nixon’s veto

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:01:16 CDT

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Two people killed, two hurt after car plummets off I-435 overpass in KC http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86075187.html#storylink=rss The vehicle ran off the overpass Saturday night and landed on Gregory Boulevard

The driver, a 22-year-old Overland Park, man, and front-seat passenger, a 21-year-old Warrensburg woman, died at the scene

The three passengers were students at the University of Central Missouri

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Catholic bishop in Kansas City apologizes at special service for church sex abuse victims http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article86125322.html#storylink=rss Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. called the special Service of Lament

He asked for forgiveness in order for victims and survivors to heal

A team will review diocesan policies

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Massive ark attraction set to open in Kentucky http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86348797.html#storylink=rss The ark is 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, 51 feet tall

Some log beams are 3 feet in diameter, 50 feet long

Ark Encounter opens in Williamstown, Ky., July 7

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:41:36 CDT

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Oops! City’s new illegal fireworks fine on hold until July 14 http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86355102.html#storylink=rss Modesto, Calif., had expected to issue $1,000 citations for illegal Fourth of July fireworks

Clerical error means ordinance allowing citations won’t take effect until July 14

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Rescuers must try again to free entangled blue whale http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86358487.html#storylink=rss 70-foot-long whale entangled in fishing line from crab pots

Rescuers cut away some rope Monday, but couldn’t reach flipper

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Mom fatally shoots intruder in daughter’s bedroom http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86352347.html#storylink=rss Woman returns to Portland, Ore., home with children

She fatally shoots an intruder found in her daughter’s bedroom

Unclear why slain man, 59, had broken into the home

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Winning lottery numbers for Monday, June 27 http://www.kansascity.com/news/lottery/article86350487.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:00:24 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/lottery/article86350487.html ‘Dance Moms’ star guilty of hiding assets, sneaking cash into U.S. http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86338327.html#storylink=rss Abby Lee Miller pleads guilty to hiding $755,000 from creditors

Star of ‘Dance Moms’ cable show also smuggled money into U.S.

Miller could face up to 30 months in prison

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US Navy turns to cloud technology to reduce drunken driving http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86363642.html#storylink=rss An American sailor has tapped a cloud-based technology for mobile phones to make it easier to have volunteers take turns driving drunk friends home, an initiative that has curtailed drunken driving among the Navy ranks.

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Christie backs plan to hike gas tax, cut sales tax http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86202957.html#storylink=rss In an early morning vote Tuesday the Democrat-led Assembly, with Republican Gov. Chris Christie' support, passed sweeping legislation to raise New Jersey's gasoline tax by 23 cents per gallon while funding road and bridge work and slashing the sales tax from 7 percent to 6 percent.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:58:01 CDT By MICHAEL CATALINI ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86202957.html
Airbnb sues San Francisco over new short-term rentals rules http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article86360792.html#storylink=rss Airbnb has sued the city of San Francisco over a new law requiring short-term rental companies to remove unregistered hosts from their websites.

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Oakland council bans coal shipments, citing health risks http://www.kansascity.com/news/article86223897.html#storylink=rss The Oakland City Council voted unanimously Monday night to kill a plan to use a proposed marine terminal to transport Utah coal to Asia, calling such shipments public health and safety hazards. Backers argued the project would bring needed jobs to an impoverished part of town.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:54:01 CDT By JANIE HAR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article86223897.html
The Latest: Girl survives Colorado crash that kills family http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article86208207.html#storylink=rss The Latest on the deadly crash between a minivan and an Amtrak train in Colorado (all times local):

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Girl, 4, is sole survivor of van-train crash in Colorado http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article86157237.html#storylink=rss A 4-year-old girl was the only member of her family to survive after their minivan was hit by an Amtrak train at a crossing with a history of problems in southern Colorado.

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Judge: Mississippi law creates inequality for gay marriage http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article86281377.html#storylink=rss Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, under a ruling a federal judge handed down Monday.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:34:00 CDT By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article86281377.html
US medical schools expand training to curb painkiller abuse http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86361402.html#storylink=rss At first, the woman tried to hide her painkiller problem. She told the doctor that she still had pain from her past pregnancy, and that she just wanted a refill on her pain medication.

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