<![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 United Way refocus means some programs will lose funds http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79666962.html#storylink=rss Officials say there won’t be major changes

But some programs currently funded won’t fit new plan

Funding for next three years will be decided in April

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Bates County girl, 12, dies after being pinned under horse at rodeo http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article79521267.html#storylink=rss Kalee Chandler had just finished her barrel racing run Saturday when her horse went down

She was rushed to a hospital and died of her injuries

The Butler, Mo., community is mourning a girl who “always had a smile on her face”

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Olathe woman accused of huffing gas is charged with murder in fatal wreck http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79675517.html#storylink=rss Angeline B. Shelor is charged with murder in the August wreck

The head-on collision in Olathe killed a 77-year-old woman

Shelor was charged with abusing toxic vapors

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Kansas City school board will vote Wednesday on budget http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79646977.html#storylink=rss District administrators propose spending about $1 million less than last year

The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at 1211 McGee St.

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Former federal employee convicted of using money orders stolen during investigation http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79668497.html#storylink=rss A computer forensic examiner in training pleaded guilty to wire fraud

Byron Gorman was accused of using stolen money orders in court

Gorman battled unpaid medical bills

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New report cites missteps that led to deaths of two Kansas City firefighters http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article79641902.html#storylink=rss Report says department’s aggressive approach is a strength and a weakness

Better supervision on the fire ground needed, report says

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KC Fire Department makes 14 safety recommendations from deaths of two firefighters http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79654772.html#storylink=rss The department released a report on the deaths Tuesday

John Mesh and Larry Leggio died in a building collapse Oct. 12

The report calls for a policy on building collapse zones

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Area students brace for start of national spelling bee Wednesday http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79658022.html#storylink=rss They draw inspiration from previous winners, Johnson County sisters Vanya and Kavya Shivashankar

The Scripps National Spelling Bee begins Wednesday night in Washington

The finals are Thursday

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Richard Myers will speak at Memorial Day ceremony at WWI museum http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79512327.html#storylink=rss Address will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the National World War I Museum and Memorial

Veterans and active duty military personnel are admitted free to museum all weekend

Half-price admission for the general public

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Overland Park residents say city failed to live up to 2008 annexation promises http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article79654942.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 18:20:10 CDT

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The Device Shop carves out a niche among incubators http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article79653767.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 18:17:06 CDT

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Riverside police prevent man from jumping into Missouri River http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79485182.html#storylink=rss The incident began about 10 p.m. Monday on northbound I-635 on the Missouri River bridge

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For these Americans, sewing the Stars and Stripes is a labor of love http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79632792.html#storylink=rss Those who help others fly the star-spangled banner are in demand

And other kinds of flags are also popular

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Man dies when his car rolls over him in Kansas City, Kan. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79486332.html#storylink=rss The victim was Cleo Williams Sr., 62, of Kansas City, Kan.

He recently was promoted to executive chef of the Hilton Garden Inn in KCK

Incident happened Tuesday morning at 10th Street and Washington Boulevard

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A childhood devoid of school lunches and VBS http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article79560602.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 14:28:46 CDT

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Editorial: Reject GOP extremists on Aug. 2 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article79658962.html#storylink=rss Johnson County’s moderate Republicans have a big task ahead of them

They need to convince voters to oust ultra-conservatives in the primary

Along with Gov. Sam Brownback, extremist GOP forces have ruined the state’s finances

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How allowing euthanasia and assisted-suicide would save lives http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article79623387.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 16:55:36 CDT

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I haven’t put a photo in an album since 2007. Let that sink in. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article79658357.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 18:31:06 CDT

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$1.2 million theft from Garmin is alleged against woman accused in another embezzlement http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article79582592.html#storylink=rss Patricia Webb was indicted in U.S. District Court in Kansas City

Webb was charged earlier this year with embezzling more than $300,000 from Black & Veatch

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A glimpse of what Meadowbrook park, development will have to offer http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article79525397.html#storylink=rss Groundbreaking marks the start of construction on park, homes, hotel

Park would be largest in northeast Johnson County

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The J Bar serves elegant culinary mash-ups in an Olathe hotel http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article79653037.html#storylink=rss The J Bar opened in Embassy Suites in January

The bar and restaurant serves food influenced by Korean and Mexican cuisine

Try the cheesesteak egg rolls and the blue masa fried chicken

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Margaret Lamkin had to fight for her life after eating tenderized beef http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article79508997.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 10:32:22 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article79508997.html Crews cut massive bridge girders at the Johnson County Gateway interchange http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79549762.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 13:48:23 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79549762.html Kansas City man is charged in chase that included gunshots fired at police http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article79593912.html#storylink=rss Raymond P. Vassie faces 11 felony charges after high-speed police chase

Josh Black is charged with holding up a south Kansas City store with Vassie

Police chase ended near 63rd Street and Bruce R. Watkins Drive

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A tribute to my son’s second-grade teacher http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article79609632.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 16:48:31 CDT

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KU is terminating professor who used N-word in class http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79538132.html#storylink=rss Fallout over Andrea Quenette’s use of the word began last fall

A group of her students said in a letter to the university that Quenette was racially insensitive, defensive and confrontational

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Cause of Kansas City streetcar derailment is still under investigation http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article79602257.html#storylink=rss Track switch area near Union Station had a problem Monday

Track switch is now working as expected

The streetcar wasn’t damaged

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Missouri dancer, 15, a cancer survivor with a backward leg, inspires millions worldwide http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article79539952.html#storylink=rss Bone cancer at age 9 led Gabi Shull of Warrensburg to have rare rotationplasty surgery, turning her leg backward

There have been 27 million views of a video of Gabi dancing en pointe with a prosthetic

“A lot of people tell me I’m an inspiration. … I don’t see it yet”

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Former NBA player Kermit Washington is arrested in KC-based federal investigation http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article79561167.html#storylink=rss Washington was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles

He is known for a 1977 on-court punch that severely injured Rudy Tomjanovich

A news conference is scheduled for Wednesday

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Police investigate shooting in south Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article79486892.html#storylink=rss Shooting occurred early Tuesday in the 9900 block of Walnut Street

Victim was shot multiple times

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