Here’s how U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, reacted to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate. “It’s just a terrific selection. We now have a ticket that signals that they are the grown-ups.”
Kansas City police conducted a sobriety checkpoint until the early hours Saturday and stopped 245 vehicles. Officers arrested nine people on suspected driving under the influence. One motorist was ticketed for driving under a suspended or revoked license.
One person was transported to a hospital Saturday morning in a four-vehicle accident. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the accident occurred about 7:54 a.m. at Interstate 35 and Lamar Avenue. Two northbound lanes were still blocked at 8:50 a.m.
Cathay Williams, the only female Buffalo Soldier, has been honored with a monument in Leavenworth. During the dedication on Friday, Kansas lawmakers praised Williams. The Buffalo Soldiers were the first African-American soldiers after the Civil War.
Carl Woodley of Kansas City struggles to understand his stepson’s rampage in Baton Rouge, La. Long wouldn’t talk to Woodley about his time as a Marine serving in Iraq but said he had been diagnosed with PTSD.
Playing Pokémon Go, the smartphone app game that lets users hunt for the virtual creatures in the real world, poses a real risk to patients, visitors and employees, according to a memo sent to employees of University of Kansas Hospital. Other hospitals and health care centers agree.
Tobacco 21 ordinances raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21. Fifteen metro cities have passed the ordinances ahead of schedule, largely because of partnerships between public health advocates and the business community.
Willie O. Zimmerli is accused of pretending to be a police officer. A motorist said a man in a Crown Victoria showed a gun and said, “Slow it down for me, buddy.” The Ford Crown Victoria was allegedly outfitted with red and blue lights, a spotlight and a CB radio.
Jamaal Lewis made his first appearance in Wyandotte County and was charged with capital murder after allegedly shooting Kansas City, Kan., police Capt. Robert D. Milton. This video intentionally has no audio per the instructions of the judge. (video by Pool).