Superheroes from around the metro area greeted one another Sunday night as they gathered at the Target store in Mission to shop for Christmas gifts for patients at Children's Mercy Hospital. Using about $17,000 in donations collected by Elite Comics in Overland Park, the superheroes, including Captain America, Thor, Snow White and Prince Charming packed cart after cart with toys and goodies for Christmas. William Binderup, owner of Elite Comics, says he gets weepy around the young patients, so he will let the superheroes deliver the goods. Donations are still being accepted at Elite Comics, 11842 S. Quivira Rd. in Overland Park through Dec. 22.
Norton Heights Community of Christ church in Kansas City's Northeast area put 136 white crosses in the ground bearing the names of Kansas City's homicide victims this year. The church will add a 137th cross when it learns the victim's name.
Independence Police Officer Tom Wagstaff was honored at an event at First Baptist Church of Blue Springs Saturday in the second part of his 'Hero's Homecoming.' Video by Jill Toyoshiba and Rick Montgomery.
Hundreds of supporters greeted Independence Police Officer Tom Wagstaff upon his arrival at police headquarters Friday Dec. 8, 2017. Wagstaff was shot in the head during a home burglary in March and spent months rehabilitating at a Nebraska facility. Video by Jill Toyoshiba, Glenn Rice and Toriano Porter.
If you've ever wanted to jump into a pool of sprinkles, or swing on a banana swing while eating a chocolate covered frozen banana, a new museum on Miami Beach is waiting for you. The Museum of Ice Cream is opening on Collins Ave. in Miami Beach with plenty to taste and room to play.
Jennifer Pallone's son Andy, of O'Fallon, has a chromosomal abnormality called 15Q24, resulting in developmental delays, some mild orthopedic problems, a hole in his heart and low muscle tone, his mother says. He was the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with the disorder and he is the oldest in the world with it.
Rhoda Young of Norfolk, Va., saw a house on fire and immediately went into full TV journalist mode on Facebook Live, creating a video that has made her something of a sensation. (Warning strong language)
When Greg Orman announced that he's running for Kansas governor as an independent earlier this week, there were talks about how it could impact Democrat's chances of winning. Here's how five Democratic candidates responded to this question at a public forum hosted by The Star at Johnson County Library Thursday night.
52-year-old Desiree Collins is suing the St. Paul Police Department after she was attacked by a K-9 while taking out the garbage in the early hours of September 23. According to a report by Pioneer Press, the dog was accompanied by officers who were searching for two male burglary suspects. The officers ordered the dog to release Collins and tried to activate the K-9’s electronic shock collar, but their efforts only caused the dog to apply more pressure until it was finally physically removed.
Was it just good marketing or was it a throw down move when Crossroads newcomer Papa Kenos Pizzeria placed a billboard directing customers to their store on the side wall of longtime Crossroads pizzeria Pizzabella?