<![CDATA[Local News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/ en-us Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:59:13 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:59:13 CST Local 60 Residents say ‘no’ to possibility of transferring Guantánamo detainees to Fort Leavenworth http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33823968.html#storylink=rss More than 200 crowded Gov. Brownback’s town hall meeting on the issue in Leavenworth. Said Leavenworth Mayor Lisa Weakley: “We do not want this mission This is putting a huge target on our community.”

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Middle school is evacuated briefly in Hickman Mills district http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33735621.html#storylink=rss A student at Smith-Hale Middle School sprayed unidentified contents from a can into a confined classroom. Eight people — six students and two adults — complained of difficulty breathing and were treated at hospitals.

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Photo gallery: Miller trial in day 3 of penalty phase http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33757668.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:53:28 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33757668.html Kansas lawmakers approve new panel to study school standards, financing http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article33614304.html#storylink=rss The K-12 Student Success Interim Study Committee, made up of House and Senate members, was charged with studying education goals known as the “Rose standards” as well as “the best funding mechanism by formula or other criteria” for Kansas schools.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill expresses food desert frustration and seeks action http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33496608.html#storylink=rss Sen. Claire McCaskill, who brought her Missouri Agriculture Tour to Kansas City’s Nutter Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center, said that on one day she can be out talking to hog farmers and chicken ranchers about their successes, yet the next day she is hearing about people’s inability to get healthy food.

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Kris Kobach’s proposed voter registration time limit damages rights, speakers say http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article33422076.html#storylink=rss Most speakers at a hearing in Topeka oppose Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s proposal to throw out voter registration applications after 90 days. But a county election commissioner said the 90-day limit made sense as a matter of efficiency.

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Pedestrian sustains life-threatening head injury after being struck by city truck in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33365688.html#storylink=rss The pedestrian sustained serious head injuries when struck by the truck.

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Imprisoned killer of abortion doctor George Tiller touts shady tax scheme on YouTube http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33224172.html#storylink=rss Scott Roeder, who was sentenced to 50 years without parole for shooting George Tiller to death in 2009, says in an audio-only interview that the tactic would strip Planned Parenthood of its funding “without waiting for the states and federal government to do it.”

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Kansas sales tax receipts trail expectations in August report http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article33244212.html#storylink=rss The state paid out $22.3 million in “unanticipated” income tax refunds for August. Those refunds plus other decreases sank August revenue to more than $30 million below expectations. That was offset by budget adjustments announced last month, bringing the shortfall to about $6 million.

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How old is your heart? This calculator will tell you http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33196599.html#storylink=rss Most American have hearts that are aging faster than they are, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Based on risks associated with smoking, being overweight or having high blood pressure or diabetes, average American adults have hearts about 6.6 years older than their chronological age.

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Missouri legislators will hurt our future if they deny higher education aid to some immigrant students http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article33287304.html#storylink=rss This month, the Republican-dominated General Assembly is intent on overriding Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a proposed ban on the state-funded A+ Scholarship being awarded to undocumented immigrants. The problem is that it would hurt students who have a lawful presence through the Department of Homeland Security.

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George Hansen of Leawood withdraws as Kansas commerce secretary nominee http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article33151098.html#storylink=rss Hansen cited “extensive business dealings” between a family member and the Commerce Department. “The governor needs a full-time secretary of commerce, not one who would have to recuse himself continuously to avoid perceptions of a conflict of interest,” Hansen said in a statement.

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Fire damages Kansas City, North apartment building http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33132150.html#storylink=rss An early fire Tuesday forced residents out of a Kansas City, North apartment. No one was injured in the blaze.

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KCK man sets racial strife and harmony to music to honor Quindaro http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33064863.html#storylink=rss America Patton is tackling the complex issues of slavery, freedom and contemporary racial tension in America by producing an album of meaningful music. “I want to be a voice of hope,” Patton said. “We don’t have to remain divided. We don’t have to go about it in a violent way. There is another alternative.”

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Police seize pocket knife, rebar after road rage incident in Ottawa, Kan. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article33913185.html#storylink=rss A road rage incident in Ottawa, Kan., left one man injured and another in custody after police collected a pocket knife and a section of rebar from the scene.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 23:46:24 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article33913185.html
Kansas City police investigate shooting near Swope Parkway http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article33908268.html#storylink=rss Kansas City police searched for a man who shot a person Thursday night near E. 58th Street and Swope Parkway.

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Gov. Brownback says “no” to Gitmo prisoners in Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33890700.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:19:28 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33890700.html Photo gallery: Star Shots, best photos from Sept. 3 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33892476.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:20:40 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33892476.html Photo gallery: Town hall meeting in Leavenworth about Guantanamo Bay detainees http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33874725.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:11:57 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article33874725.html Police investigate shooting during Independence home invasion http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article33683763.html#storylink=rss Police investigated a home invasion before dawn Thursday in Independence that left one person shot and in critical condition. The incident occurred shortly before 5 a.m. near East 20th Street and South Scott Avenue.

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Reward grows to $3,000 in Kansas City, North, shooting of mother and daughter http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article33754905.html#storylink=rss A Northland mother and her teenage daughter were shot July 7 in the 10300 block of North Virginia Avenue. The 14-year-old daughter remained hospitalized Thursday but continues to improve. Her 46-year-old mother left the hospital several weeks after the shooting.

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Two donors drop $700,000 into Eric Greitens’ unofficial campaign for Missouri governor http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article33693141.html#storylink=rss The Republican reported a $500,000 donation from the Michael L. Goguen Trust, based in Menlo Park, Calif., and a $200,000 donation from McKinley Financial Partnership in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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‘If I could push a button, every Jew in the world would disappear,’ F. Glenn Miller Jr. says in court http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article33737223.html#storylink=rss In the third day of testimony in the penalty phase of F. Glenn Miller Jr.’s capital murder trial, he reiterated his hatred of Jewish people, views that fueled the shooting spree that killed three people at Jewish centers in Overland Park last year. Prosecutors are seeking a death sentence. Miller asked jurors to instead sentence him to life in prison.

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Arrest made in Merriam 7-Eleven holdup, shooting http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article33703281.html#storylink=rss Merriam police expect criminal charges to be filed Thursday in Johnson District Court against a suspect in the shooting of a store clerk.

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TheChat: Jeb Bush (finally) goes on the offensive against The Donald http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article33366783.html#storylink=rss And...Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill dismisses those protesting genetically modified food

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Northland’s new Red Crown Cafe has Bonnie & Clyde tie-in http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-business/article33609186.html#storylink=rss Red Crown Cafe has opened on the sixth floor of the Ambassador Building at KCI. It plays up its connection to the Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Cabin, where Bonnie & Clyde hid out, and offers such items as Bonnie’s salad, pulled pork sandwiches and brownies topped with Amaretto Chantilly Cream.

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