<![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 Lee’s Summit police examine early morning accident, death http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26277433.html#storylink=rss Police in Lee’s Summit, Mo., are investigating an early-morning accident and the death of the car’s driver.

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Death again stirs dock safety concerns at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26201008.html#storylink=rss Three years ago, three people, including two children, died from electrocution at Lake of the Ozarks. Much of the blame landed on shoddy wiring and lack of regulation. Another person died June 21. Electricians say not much has changed since 2012.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:47:10 CDT

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KC police investigate pair of overnight armed robberies http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26236204.html#storylink=rss Two robberies after midnight may be related, authorities say.

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Independence police identify victim of motorcycle crash http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26231215.html#storylink=rss Independence police have identified the victim of a motorcycle accident in that community this week.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:13:09 CDT

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Officials issue blue-green algae warning for 6 Kansas lakes http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26214913.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:58:50 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26214913.html Churches debate pulling investments to fight what some call Israel’s ‘occcupation of Palestine’ http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article26194027.html#storylink=rss The Mennonite Church USA, meeting in Kansas City, is one of three Christian denominations this week to debate using the power of the purse to pressure Israel to withdraw from occupied territories. But a Jewish group calls the churches’ discussions misguided.

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Independence man killed in motorcycle crash is identified http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26189155.html#storylink=rss The incident occurred Tuesday night on Powell Road north of Truman Road.

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Mission’s ‘driveway tax’ is ruled illegal by Kansas appeals court http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26116954.html#storylink=rss The court ruled that the fee imposed on developed property in the city is an illegal excise tax under state law. The city had argued the revenue source was a fee, not a tax. The city is evaluating its options.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:19:56 CDT

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Cities promote biking, while trying to ease peril from trucks http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26169043.html#storylink=rss Heavy trucks like 18-wheelers and box trucks, along with garbage and dump trucks, make up a fraction of the vehicles on the road, but they are involved in a disproportionate share of accidents that kill bicyclists and pedestrians, according to federal data. The problem is worst in cities.

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Kansas City streetcar costs are comparable to other cities http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26148769.html#storylink=rss Kansas City’s downtown streetcar construction cost was somewhat higher than Portland’s but below that of Tucson and Cincinnati, according to a streetcar lobbying group. The project is on budget and should be open to the public in time for the Big 12 basketball tournament next year.

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Police seek dog that bit man in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26093911.html#storylink=rss A blond woman with a red shirt was walking the dog that bit a man Thursday morning at Roe Park.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:20:51 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26093911.html
National Weather Service confirms three tornadoes touched down in Kansas City area http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26013937.html#storylink=rss Multiple tornadoes apparently ripped through Lee’s Summit before 7 p.m. Wednesday and put the Kansas City area on edge before sunset. The Lee’s Summit Police Department said in a news release about 8:10 p.m. that it had no reports of injuries.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:27:54 CDT

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KC area police pursuits create danger for many amid a crazy quilt of policies http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26040007.html#storylink=rss Area cities have missed opportunities to fully address what may be the deadliest form of bistate border-hopping — conflicting, uncoordinated police pursuit policies in more than 60 departments across a six-county, two-state metropolitan area.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Photo gallery: Storm cleanup in Lee's Summit after tornado hit http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26063464.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:03:40 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26063464.html Boat dock electricity Issues a common danger http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26230861.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:16:48 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26230861.html Protesters gather outside Kansas City store where teen was shot by clerk http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article26202385.html#storylink=rss The 16-year-boy remained hospitalized Thursday after the Tuesday afternoon shooting at 59th Street and Prospect Avenue. Demonstrators now want the convenience store kept closed permanently. The teen had walked out of the store with a package of cookies he didn’t pay for.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:06:59 CDT

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Photo gallery: Star Shots, best photos from July 2 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26210938.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:57:32 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26210938.html State examines its role in south-central Kansas homicide case http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26143351.html#storylink=rss Kansas officials are investigating the state’s treatment of 30-year-old Brandon Brown, a mentally ill man who is accused of murder. He was treated at the state hospital in Osawatomie just three days before he allegedly beat a man to death.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:54:19 CDT

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TheChat: Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson promises a better Capitol culture for women http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article26208703.html#storylink=rss And...the number of projects in Missouri’s five-year road plan is way down

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:05:00 CDT

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Innocent victims of police pursuits in Missouri are often out of luck http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26040346.html#storylink=rss Even in cases where officers allegedly violated local policy, innocent victims of police pursuits in Missouri may still have a hard time proving their cases.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Defendant in Jewish center shootings wants judge removed from case http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article26131501.html#storylink=rss F. Glenn Miller Jr. says District Judge Kelly Ryan is obstructing justice by not allowing him online access to prepare his defense. Miller also said that he believes Ryan is a Mason and thus is unable to give him a fair trial. He also predicted that the judge will rescind the previously granted permission to represent himself.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:26:25 CDT

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Baseball historian KayCee greets fans, talks baseball at Royals FanFest http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26132815.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:37:58 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26132815.html Hillary Clinton is coming to Kansas City for the National Council of La Raza conference http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26077267.html#storylink=rss The Democratic presidential candidate — a former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady — is scheduled to appear at the conference at the Kansas City Convention Center on Monday, July 13.

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Video: Tornado forms over Lee's Summit http://www.kansascity.com/incoming/article26032030.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:13:31 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/incoming/article26032030.html Tips for taking photos of fireworks from Star photographer John Sleezer http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/eyewitness/article26118013.html#storylink=rss Fireworks are fun to watch (and maybe even more fun to shoot off) but can be tricky to photograph, whether you’re using a traditional camera or a mobile device. In lieu of this weekend’s events, here are some tips from Star photographer John Sleezer on how to capture fireworks successfully.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:59:45 CDT

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Local winner of Lenexa barbecue battle is veteran Pitmaster http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article26098297.html#storylink=rss “Never go into a contest expecting to win,” Grand Champion Rod Gray says. “If you do, you’re going to wind up sad and miserable most of the time. There’re lots of good cooks out there who’ve been doing it a long time and they’re out to win, too.”

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:31:12 CDT

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Olathe’s concerts in the parks are a high-flying success http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article26079223.html#storylink=rss The family-friendly event, held Friday nights throughout the summer, raises money for Olathe charities.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:49:33 CDT

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‘Secret Garden’ blooms in the park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article26076430.html#storylink=rss “The Secret Garden” follows Mary, a 10-year-old orphan who is sent to live with her uncle in his English mansion. She endures an unhappy existence until she discovers a magical secret garden on the mansion grounds and ultimately heals her dysfunctional family with her love.

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Therese Park: Hobby marries creativity to artistic demands http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article26065441.html#storylink=rss Once your project grabs you and demands what it wants to become in your hands, you and your project are bonded to be true in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, and together you take a journey to the unknown.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:22:17 CDT

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TheChat: Even Hillary Clinton gets stood up for White House meetings http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article26040709.html#storylink=rss And...incoming Missouri Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge explains why there are so many dissenting opinions in legal cases

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