Marge Harlan, who started the town’s black history library, had the cabin built to help people make peace with their past. Despite her good intentions, she’s found that nobody much likes it — it’s too much a reminder of a painful heritage. People think her heart is in the right place, even if her slave cabin isn’t.
Twelve cats and kittens found abandoned in an alley, tightly packed inside two small, filthy plastic kennels, are being cared for at the KC Pet Project. The shelter is swamped with cats and is asking for help.
Routine exams found 32 kids in and near Salina, Kan., with high lead levels, sparking a state probe. Residents wonder whether to blame the drinking water, a battery factory, old houses or something else. And while the frustration eats at them, a pediatrician says the “Flint influence” may be heightening concerns.
The City Council on Monday night approved an increase in the mill levy to build and staff a new fire station and to add one police officer, a street inspector and a property codes enforcement officer. The tax increase will generate nearly $1.8 million a year.
Joshua Myers, 32, faces a charge of first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle. He also faces two counts each of assaulting a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action. He also faces one count of fleeing from police.
Updated July 26: This man is wanted on a Lee's Summit warrant for burglary of a residence. . If you have information about any of these fugitives, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477), go to KCCrimeStoppers.com, or text TIP452 plus message and send to 274637. All calls are anonymous.
Tyler Smallwood was acquitted by a Cass County jury Friday. Forrest Fuller, 25, was found shot to death in a rural Peculiar cemetery. Mathew Volland, of Raymore, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 years.
All three Baton Rouge police officers killed in the July 17 shooting have been laid to rest. According to Long’s autopsy, he died of multiple gunshot wounds from the shootout with police. Long’s family, of Kansas City, now prepares his funeral.
A 26-year-old Lawrence man shot and wounded by police in 2014 was found guilty of charges stemming from when he leveled a loaded shotgun at the officer. Zachary James Ortiz was convicted Friday in Douglas County court of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer.
Donald Trump promised not to throw a “boring” political convention like ones he’d seen in the past. He promised a convention full of celebrities — and then social media slammed him because B-lister Scott Baio was the most high-profile celebrity in Cleveland. No ifs, ands, or buts about it, the Democrats have already staged the most star-studded convention — if that counts for anything.
Former President Bill Clinton spoke to the Democratic National Convention on behalf of his wife’s quest for the White House. The event came with the particular, and voluminous political baggage of both Hillary and Bill Clinton in the oddest of election years. His speech was woven around their love story.
Hundreds of protestors backing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders staged a sit-in at the media tent of the Democratic National Convention on the day Hillary Clinton became the first presidential nominee of a major American political party.