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A reminder of a painful heritage, slave cabin in Sedalia is shunned

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.

Crime

Updated July 26: Kansas City Crime Stoppers' Most Wanted

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.

Crime

Lawrence man guilty of threatening officer with shotgun

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.

The Buzz

Clinton talks Clinton, Bubba makes the case for Hillary

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.

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New RoKC in North Kansas City will have you climbing the walls

The North Kansas City business ROKC is a climbing gym that features indoor bouldering and climbing.
Jill Toyoshiba jtoyoshiba@kcstar.com
New RoKC in North Kansas City will have you climbing the walls 1:02

New RoKC in North Kansas City will have you climbing the walls

Kansas City officers targeted by gunfire 0:39

Kansas City officers targeted by gunfire

Kansas City, Kan., police Capt. Robert Melton laid to rest at Leavenworth National Cemetery 1:31

Kansas City, Kan., police Capt. Robert Melton laid to rest at Leavenworth National Cemetery

Funeral service for Kansas City, Kan., police Capt. Robert Melton 3:26

Funeral service for Kansas City, Kan., police Capt. Robert Melton

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