Eventually a 46-mile corridor will retrace parts of three National Historic Trails and will stretch from Sugar Creek to Gardner. Advocates say businesses such as cafes and bike shops will open to serve trail travelers. The National Park Service has taken an interest because of the history of the project, which is still a few years from completion.
The Kansas City community said goodbye Tuesday to the Rev. Pat Tobin, who died Friday at age 86. In March, Tobin celebrated 60 years as a Catholic priest. “Father Pat” worked alongside Mother Teresa in the 1960s and kept an image in his mind from that experience.
The court gave its blessing to school funding legislation passed in a special session last week. The legislation was in response to the court’s June 30 deadline and ensures that Kansas schools will stay open.
Early Monday morning, roughly an hour before two teenagers lost their lives in a fiery car crash that two other passengers survived, Excelsior Springs police stopped the same group of male teenagers on St. Louis Avenue, near Sycamore Street.
There was surprise last week when Kansas lawmakers quickly wrapped up their special session on school finance. There will be astonishment if they can figure out how to find hundreds of millions of additional dollars for schools if the courts order them to do so.
The Missouri Western District Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Progress Missouri that argued the state Senate violated the Sunshine Law when it repeatedly blocked the group from recording public committee hearings.
Nixon, a Democrat, said he vetoed the bill because it could result in a commission with no members from the general public, essentially turning control of water quality over to industries that cause water pollution. He called the bill a “blatant attempt to limit public oversight in favor of regulated interests.”
The two students died when the car they were in tumbled off Interstate 435 on Saturday night. A vigil is planned for Eugenie Tu’iemanu Ripley on Thursday. A memorial service is planned for Caleb M. Lugano on July 6.
Jacob A. Arnold, 20, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison. The sentence will run concurrently with the 15-year sentence previously imposed for a child molestation conviction in Clay County Circuit Court.
Eric G. King, who espoused anarchist and anti-government views, used a hammer to break out a window and hurled two Molotov cocktails at the building on 31st Street just west of Main Street early on the morning of Sept. 11, 2014. The building was unoccupied and neither device ignited.
Adam C. Scott faces criminal charges that accuse him of swiping a transport van parked in front of a terminal at Kansas City International Airport, then driving it to the Wheeler Downtown Airport, where he tried to fly a private jet to Miami.
Federal prosecutors in Kansas City said the sentences handed down were the culmination of a two-year investigation into the criminal activities of the group, which was responsible for distributing more than $1 million worth of cocaine.
Shyreif Carter, 19, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder, attempted robbery and two counts of armed criminal action. His brother Teandre Carter, 21, had pleaded guilty earlier this month to the same charges, as well as receiving stolen property. The victim, Shawndray Key, was found fatally shot inside a vehicle on April 9 last year.
A driver whose vehicle ran into the back of an Overland Park police vehicle early Tuesday was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Overland Park police said the incident occurred about 3:20 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. 69 near 119th Street.
North Kansas City, a longtime hub for industrial activity, has undergone a renaissance in recent years as new businesses move into old warehouses and repurpose them. Now the city has an incubator, called iWerx, to keep that momentum going.