Annual fundraisers have provided scholarships to Latina women attending Rockhurst University. After this year’s event, the Olivia Raya Foundation will have enough money to award scholarships in perpetuity, Sylvia Raya says.
Figuring out a way to help loved ones facing Ebola has been on the minds of many Kansas Citians from West Africa. With the support of Jewish Vocational Services, Kansas City’s West African communities, which are normally independent from one another, have united to form the Committee Against the Spread of Ebola, or CASE.
If the agreement is approved by the city’s leaders and the YMCA’s board of directors, the center will become the region’s largest YMCA. North Kansas City would remain the owner of the 96,000-square-foot community center at 1999 Iron St.
Thirteen Raymore-Peculiar High School students were taken by ambulance to hospitals following the accident, which occurred just after 4 p.m. Monday at Southwest Ward and Southwest Stuart roads. One student had serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The others were released after treatment.
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With traffic expected to be congested around the Truman Sports Complex beginning around midday Tuesday, the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging baseball fans to arrive early to Kauffman Stadium for Game 1 of the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants.
The injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. The accident occurred Monday afternoon near Lee’s Summit West High School. The bus was carrying the Raymore-Peculiar High School girls volleyball team to a tournament.
Seven Kansas City women from the fields of philanthropy, politics, ethics, education, business and civic leadership — Marjorie Powell Allen, Kay Barnes, Myra J. Christopher, Adele Hall, Shirley Bush Helzberg, Dorothy H. Johnson and Martha Jane Phillips Starr — will be inducted March 13 into the new Starr Women’s Hall of Fame at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
The body was found about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near 85th Street and Hickman Mills Drive, Police Chief Darryl Forté tweeted. The cause of death was not immediately determined. No other details about the body were made available.
A national Republican group dropped $200,000 into a race for Cole County judge in which Brian Stumpe is trying to unseat Democrat Pat Joyce. The court includes the Missouri Capitol, so the outcome of the race could have vast consequences for the entire state.
Due to the World Series, the time of this Saturday’s Worship Through the Arts concert at Liberty United Methodist Church has changed. British composer Will Todd will conduct the concert at 3 p.m. instead of 7 p.m., as previously planned.
Jackson County prosecutors charged Kelly J. Lewis with first-degree murder in the Sept. 20 shooting of Dominique Johnson, 23. According to Jackson County court records, Lewis was placed on probation in 2012 after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the April 2010 killing of Helen Ragan of Kansas City.
Established in 1867, Kansas State School for the Blind is perched on a hilly, leafy 10-acre campus at 1100 State Ave. in Kansas City, Kan. Like any other learning institution, the school focuses on preparing students for a viable career — except that its student body is blind and visually impaired, and, aside from a small on-campus population, is scattered throughout the state.