A new study finds that Lego sets have become more violent over the last three decades. The study looked at the number of weapons included in Lego kits produced since 1978. It found “exponential increases of violence over time.”
Hank Herrmann, chief executive of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. for 11 years, is retiring from the Overland Park-based mutual fund and money management company after a 45-year career there. He will be succeeded Aug. 1 by Philip J. Sanders, senior vice president and chief investment officer.
The Kansas City streetcar had to suspend service Monday afternoon after it experienced an issue with a track switch at Union Station. Shortly before 6 p.m., a streetcar that had come partially of the rails was pulled back onto the tracks by a tow truck. The streetcar resumed service shortly before 9 p.m.
Facebook uncovered no evidence that it suppressed news about conservative issues in its "trending topics" feature, the social media firm wrote Monday in a letter to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D.
If the deal is approved, the seed business and North American headquarters would be in St. Louis. The merger would create an industry giant whose products include antibiotics, genetically modified crops and pesticides.
A Rockhurst University employee is seeking a class-action lawsuit against the school, saying it was reckless and willful in exposing personal identification data in W-2 forms to phishing scammers last month.
The House on Monday defeated legislation that would require cellphone companies to provide users’ location data to law enforcement in case of an emergency. The Kelsey Smith Act is named for an Overland Park teenager who was kidnapped and murdered in 2007.
Ron Mix, a former Charger and Raider elected in 1979 to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, pleaded guilty Monday in Kansas City to tax fraud. The California lawyer specializes in worker compensation cases.
A Kansas City nonprofit has acquired the former Flying Hospital jumbo jet and is getting ready to fly it to Kansas City. TriStar History and Preservation will modify the Lockheed L-1011 to support science, technology, engineering and math programs to spark interest in aviation among preteens and teens.
When it is finished, the approximately 130 acres of the former Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club in Prairie Village — bounded by 91st and 95th Streets and Roe and Nall avenues — will be transformed into single and multi-family dwellings, senior living and an inn with 5,000 square feet of retail, plus a park that will be the largest in northeast Johnson County.
Memorial Day practically screams for a cookout, especially in a grill-loving, barbecue-crazed town like Kansas City. That said, other affordable, patriotic weekend activities in and around the area could double as excellent learning opportunities for the kids.