The Columbia school has an unusual arrangement with a no-kill shelter. The college gives students $3,000 scholarships and the shelter pays for the animals’ food, toys, leashes and litter while the students foster animals that are up for adoption.
The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted that the craft was a Zodiac CH601XL, which is a small kit plane. The crash occurred near Pleasanton, Kan., which is on U.S. 69, about 60 miles south of Kansas City.
A male chimpanzee born Friday at the Kansas City Zoo made his first public appearance Tuesday as the troop of primates enjoyed the warm weather. Zoo officials said the mother, a 40-year-old named Rachel, was keeping the baby close to her, so it may take patience for visitors to see the newborn.
The painting, “Utah Highlands,” was a class gift to Shawnee Mission High School from students in 1957. Alumni earlier this year asked about its whereabouts. Now it will be on long-term loan to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. It will return to the public eye in late April in the Enid and Crosby Kemper Rotunda in the museum’s American Wing.
Hannah S. Kennish, a 13-year-old girl from Montrose, Mo., had communicated online for four months with Raymond C. Vallia, the man who is now charged with her kidnapping, authorities said. Her family did not know about the social media relationship. The two were found in New Mexico on Monday afternoon, hours after an Amber Alert had been issued.
To raise money for early childhood education programs in the state, Raise Your Hand for Kids wants to raise Missouri’s tobacco tax 50 cents to to 67 cents per pack. But the group may have competition as other causes set their sights on increasing what is the lowest tobacco tax in the nation. It also faces resistance from the state’s gas stations and convenience stores.
The principal of a Wichita high school under attack for its practice of awarding different athletic letters to special-needs students posted a letter on the school’s website late Sunday. In the letter, East High School Principal Ken Thiessen expressed frustration about “horrible comments from people who have no idea what East High is really all about.”
If movies and television have taught us anything about criminal defense attorneys, it’s that the job requires a certain obnoxiousness and showmanship — or, at the very least, an easy willingness to skirt the rules. But during his tenure practicing law in Kansas City, J.R. Hobbs has established himself as more Atticus Finch than Saul Goodman.
Often Catholic high schools in urban cores across the country eventually moved or closed as their parishes joined the suburban migration. By holding its ground, Bishop Ward, 708 N. 18th St., strikes an unusual pose on the parochial school landscape.
Concern over a lack of job prospects may have convinced Spence Jackson to take his own life over the weekend, his final note suggests. “I’m so sorry,” the note said. “I just can’t take being unemployed again.” The note confirms what a Jackson friend told The Star on Monday — that Jackson, 44, was worried about future employment after Missouri auditor Tom Schweich committed suicide Feb. 26.
Raymond Chandis Vallia III, 55, of Albuquerque, N.M., faces a kidnapping charge in connection with the Sunday disappearance of 13-year-old Hannah Sue Kennish of Montrose, Mo. According to court records, Vallia’s wife told investigators the two had separated after she found that he was involved in an online relationship with a teen. She gave authorities his cellphone number, his address and a description of his black 2013 Ford F-150.
Is there anything more delightful and innocent than an Easter egg hunt? The short answer is yes because I’ve been to a couple that had more in common with a mud-wrestling throwdown at a bar during dollar beer night than a springtime frolic through a meadow dotted with wildflowers, butterflies and hand-dyed eggs.
Third-graders from Woodland Elmentary School take a daylong field trip to Olathe City Hall and public works building, where they learn about the various city departments — and run pint-sized council meeting.