Blue Valley Northwest High School student John Albers was remembered at a candlelight vigil on the playground of Sunset Ridge Elementary School in Overland Park Sunday evening. Albers was shot and killed by a police officer responding to a call at his home Saturday night.
A person was shot and killed by an Overland Park police officer Saturday evening when police responded to a call about someone reportedly attempting to harm themselves. The incident happened near England Street and 149th Terrace.
Kansas City police are investigating a double shooting that left one man dead and a woman hospitalized. The Sunday morning shooting in the 2700 block of Denver Avenue left a car riddled with holes. Police are asking anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
Second grade students at Boone Elementary School in the Center School District take a field trip through the Grand Canyon and view a fiery lava flow through the use of virtual reality glasses. They were using Google Expeditions.
On the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate. Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending on Saturday. Critical government functions will continue, with uniformed service members, health inspectors and law enforcement officers set to work without pay. But if no deal is reached before Monday, hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be furloughed.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan says the partial government shutdown is "inflicting needless uncertainty on our country" and he is blaming it on Senate Democrats. He said that the Democrats are holding the government hostage to win protections for younger immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Democrats, on the other hand, are blaming the shutdown on Republicans, who control Congress and the White House.
Truman Library in Independence was closed on Saturday due to the government shutdown. Visitors from Klamath Falls, Ore., about 1,700 miles away, drove up and found the doors locked. A person who answered the phone at the library said they did not know when the library would reopen.
Sights and sounds from the Women’s March 2018-Lawrence Still Marching event in Lawrence on Saturday. The event was one of dozens organized across the country to commemorate the one-year anniversary of protests held after President Donald Trump's inauguration. Organizers said the event was aimed at celebrating the political accomplishments of women in the past year and looking ahead to upcoming elections.
Six sets of twins, known as "The Diaper Dozen," were born three years ago at Saint Luke's East. Five of the sets reunited Jan. 19 to celebrate their third birthdays, marking the first time they had been together since their stay at the hospital in Lee's Summit. The sixth set lives in Florida.
Rep. Stephanie Clayton from the 19th district apologized to a woman who said her daughter had her KanCare services reduced and an administrative law judge ruled against her daughter because the mother reported KanCare to state legislators.
In the wake of a protest by members of the Westboro Baptist Church, high school students and staff greeted fellow students with messages of peace, love, and positivity on Friday at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village.