<![CDATA[Local News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:25:04 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:25:04 CST Local 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Hey, Kansas City: Singer Joe Jonas wants to give you a doughnut http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article87107532.html#storylink=rss Joe Jonas and his band DNCE are passing out free doughnuts at Doughnut Lounge on Friday

Doughtnut-giving starts at 4 p.m.

DNCE opens for Selena Gomez on Friday evening at the Sprint Center

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Update: Detour in place after fatal motorcycle crash shuts down northbound I-635 at Metropolitan Avenue http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article87132607.html#storylink=rss A motorcyclist crashed on northbound I-635 at Metropolitan Avenue

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Hundreds of grown-ups learn about life from an 8-year-old Merriam boy http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86992292.html#storylink=rss Dominic Matthew Johnson’s insight, laughter and attitude buoyed hundreds

Though brain cancer took his life, it never took away his smile

He brought a diverse group of people together as supporters

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Kansas City’s new superintendent has his first day on the job http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article87126092.html#storylink=rss “I am absolutely ecstatic to be here,” said Superintendent Mark Bedell

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Kansas City is a rare market of broadband competition in a fast-consolidating world http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article86939492.html#storylink=rss Google Fiber, Time Warner Cable, AT&T and Consolidated Communications are all fighting for customers

Cable company mergers change the dynamics between those who produce entertainment and those who sell pay TV service

Increasingly, customers buy all their communications services from a single company’s bundle

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Genesis Health Clubs will close three area fitness centers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article86922162.html#storylink=rss Two are in Johnson County and one is in the Northland

The clubs are set to close at 3 p.m. Saturday

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Fatal motorcycle crash briefly shuts down I-70 east http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article87087177.html#storylink=rss A motorcycle crash shut down eastbound Interstate 70

The road was cleared by 6 a.m.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:35:13 CDT

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Raytown City Hall and police department closed for airborne health hazard http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article87057822.html#storylink=rss City’s police will continue to respond to calls

Air quality testing found volatile organic compounds

City Hall will be closed Friday; the police headquarters won’t open until the problem is solved

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Kansas teens fired for discussing unequal pay find new jobs http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article87004872.html#storylink=rss Two weeks ago, Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed were let go from their summer jobs for discussing wages

The National Labor Relations Board says it’s illegal to fire employees for sharing pay information

Walcott and Reed said they didn’t expect the story to receive national attention

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:44:39 CDT

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Kansas City police and parents of a slain child warn against celebratory gunfire http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article87028207.html#storylink=rss Police knock on doors where they know shots are fired

Blair Shanahan Lane, 11, died of a stray bullet in 2011

Advanced audio equipment tells police where and when guns go off

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:03:06 CDT

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Latest government warning: Beware of raw cookie dough http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86898287.html#storylink=rss This warning is about flour, not eggs

Uncooked flour can contain E. coli

Flour from a General Mills plant in KC was the likely source of an E. coli outbreak this year

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MU will pay $2.2 million to federal government to settle health care case http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article87003547.html#storylink=rss A federal investigation that began in 2011 found that two doctors made false claims on billing statements

The settlement reimburses Medicare and other federal health care programs

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Man is impaled by sharp object in backpack after falling in Shawnee http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86829867.html#storylink=rss The man was alert and conscious when he was taken to a hospital

No foul play is believed to have occurred

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Fatal crash occurs on U.S. 71 near 55th Street http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86835907.html#storylink=rss The vehicle hit a sign and guardrail, overturned and caught fire

Kansas City police officers saw the flames and attempted to put out the fire, but they were unsuccessful

The driver died at the scene

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Belton woman shot outside strip mall, police say http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article87153532.html#storylink=rss Belton police responded to a woman shot outside a Belton strip mall, according to media reports

The mall is located off Highway 58 and Congress Avenue

Kansas City police are searching for a suspect who fled in a car

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Masked man robs Olathe Wendy’s employees http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article87128317.html#storylink=rss A man in a mask accosted two Wendy’s employees as they left work Friday morning

He took the women inside the store and grabbed their purses

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Trailwatch: Bugs, beards, bombs and a hunting license for ISIS http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article87090157.html#storylink=rss This week’s campaign topics: ISIS, the Chinese, mosquitoes

Gov. Jay Nixon’s gun bill veto becomes GOP talking point, as expected

Both sides in Missouri Senate race swat at Zika funding fiasco

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Leon's Thriftway: An old grocery store that feeds a Kansas City neighborhood http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article87112927.html#storylink=rss Leon’s Thriftway at 4400 E. 39th in Kansas City might be the oldest black-owned grocery store in the country

Leon Stapleton got the store after the riots following the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination in 1968

“Mr. Leon,” 90, still comes in daily. Customers, many of them poor and without cars, rely on the store

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Update: Police investigate suspicious death at 80th Street and Longwood Avenue in Kansas City, Kan. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article87089252.html#storylink=rss Police are investigating a suspicious death at 80th Street and Longwood Avenue

Cause of death is unknown at this time, according to police chief

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:03:49 CDT

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Grandview police investigate shooting on Spring Drive http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article87087712.html#storylink=rss A Grandview man was shot on Spring Drive on Thursday night

His injuries did not appear to be life-threatening

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TheChat: Candidates scream `Help!’ to donors http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article86847677.html#storylink=rss And...Sen. Roy Blunt launches new Facebook advertising feature

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:21:00 CDT

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When should you rat on a co-worker? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article86848547.html#storylink=rss Exercise common sense over paranoia

Report dangerous behavior to authorities

Burden is on employers and employees

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Kansas teens stunned by national attention to being fired over equal pay complaints http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86987607.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:09:53 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86987607.html Man who carjacked and kidnapped a south KC man gets 45 years in prison http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article86902377.html#storylink=rss Robert C. Caldwell was sentenced in federal court

He will have no chance of parole

Caldwell pleaded guilty to the 2015 kidnapping

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Bonner Springs teacher is charged with possessing cocaine http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article86837692.html#storylink=rss Karen Kay Marshall resigned from Bonner Springs Elementary School on Thursday

District described her as a “long-term” employee

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Kansas City man is charged with involuntary manslaughter in fatal car wreck http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article86923792.html#storylink=rss Ramone D. Akins is charged in the death of Dwayne Horn Jr.

The March 6 crash happened at 56th Street and Prospect Avenue

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Bids are still sought to reuse former Kansas City middle school http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article86905887.html#storylink=rss Robeson Middle School site is offered for redevelopment

Property is the former Jewish Community Center in south KC

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Federal authorities arrest suspect in bank robberies http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article86924832.html#storylink=rss Jesse Bud Leaverton was arrested early Thursday near Republic, Mo.

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Former Johnson County massage therapist is found guilty of sexually motivated crime http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article86927997.html#storylink=rss Freddy Perez-Cartagena pleaded no contest in August 2014 incident

It involved a female customer at the Shawnee massage parlor where Perez-Cartagena worked

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Cleaver: Banning gun purchases by terror watch listees not a Second Amendment issue http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article86963152.html#storylink=rss The House will take up gun legislation, Republicans are reportedly told

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat, says the Second Amendment should not be an issue in the debate

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