<![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 High hopes, lingering doubts on board for KC streetcar public grand opening http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/kc-streetcar/article74689092.html#storylink=rss After years of planning and hard work, KC’s streetcar prime movers finally seeing results

Businesses filled with both anticipation and apprehension about how it will work

Touristy froufrou or transformational?

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Mother raped with daughter by her side tells her harrowing story http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article74723677.html#storylink=rss The 30-year-old was raped by strangers who broke into her Independence apartment

She has been public about the assault, posting on Facebook, gathering support from friends

Editor’s note: This story contains details of a rape

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Kansas lawmakers negotiate deal to close the state’s budget gap http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article74881322.html#storylink=rss The plan would delay a payment to the state pension system

One provision would shield K-12 public schools from state spending cuts

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Teams pull Boeing 757 jet for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74889817.html#storylink=rss Thirty teams competed to roll a FedEx plane 12 feet at Kansas City International Airport

The annual event is a fundraiser for the charity

Teams raised more than $80,000

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Manny Lopez, a longtime Kansas City restaurateur, dies at age 77 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74875142.html#storylink=rss He hung tough during the early days of Manny’s Mexican Restaurant in the 1980s

Death comes as restaurant gears up for Cinco de Mayo

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102-year-old founder helps Kansas City club for women celebrate 70 years http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74913307.html#storylink=rss The Saturday Night Sixteen Club was founded in 1946

African-American ladies of the time had few options for socializing

Mila Banks is the only surviving member of the original 16

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Donald Trump faces setback in Missouri as GOP, Democrats name convention delegates http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article74936522.html#storylink=rss Republicans and Democrats in Missouri have picked their congressional district-level delegates for the July conventions

Some Donald Trump delegates in Missouri are believed to support Sen. Ted Cruz

Kansas Democrats picked at-large delegates Saturday

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Songs of toads produce questions without answers http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article74872017.html#storylink=rss Maybe some were singing for the pure joy of being toads on such an evening

Maybe some had been told they had nice voices

In the end, no one knows but the toads

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Motorcyclist killed in wreck on Truman Road in Independence http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74974987.html#storylink=rss Motorcyclist dies after hitting a vehicle on Truman Road

Second motorcyclist is also injured

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Family wanted: Shane hopes for a home http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74871497.html#storylink=rss Shane, 10, would like to be adopted by a family with other children

To learn more about adoption, go to www.adoptkskids.org or call 877-457-5430

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Kansas appeals court: Evidence stands despite defunct law http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article74874047.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:38:02 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article74874047.html Policies meant to deport criminal illegal immigrants failed in the case of Pablo Serrano-Vitorino http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article74708627.html#storylink=rss Man accused of Kansas and Missouri slayings would have been first priority under federal program

But various missteps kept him out of reach of federal authorities before March shootings

Mistakes highlight questions about coordination between local and federal agencies

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Kansas House votes to keep income tax exemption for businesses http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article74778342.html#storylink=rss After a 20-minute debate, 45 representatives vote to repeal the exemption while 74 vote no

Critics say rule contributes to state’s budget hole

Some legislators opposed to Brownback’s tax policies still vote against repeal, say bill doesn’t go far enough

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Olathe middle school play honors injured classmate http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article74796702.html#storylink=rss Play benefits Children’s Mercy Hospital and honors classmate who was hospitalized there for seven weeks

Prairie Trail students to perform “The 9 Worst Breakups of All Time” on May 12

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Photo gallery: Star Shots, best photos from April 30 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74977152.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:43:11 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74977152.html Pull a Plane raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74906262.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:03:58 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74906262.html Photo gallery: Star Shots, best photos from April 29 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74838002.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:26:46 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74838002.html Photo gallery: Pull a Plane raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74915812.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:01:51 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74915812.html Seven House members from JoCo, WyCo vote to reimpose small-business tax http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article74844892.html#storylink=rss Lots of political calculations dictated how lawmakers voted

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Fourth Fridays expanding in Olathe http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article74793727.html#storylink=rss New this year is the addition of themed days

Organizers are increasing partnerships with businesses and organizations

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Embezzler's Ford GT brings $285,000 at auction http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74548182.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:03:20 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74548182.html Ferrari 430 Scuderia goes from 0 to $218,000 in 2 minutes http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74635467.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:51:34 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74635467.html LGBT advocates protest Kansas transgender bathroom bill http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article74718912.html#storylink=rss Proposal will lead to harassment of transgender students, protesters say

“Let us pee in peace,” says one transgender teen

Supporters say measure would prevent “embarrassment, shame and psychological injury to students”

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KC man with foot fetish faces sexual abuse charges http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article74685247.html#storylink=rss Stephan C. Richardson is charged in Jackson County Circuit Court

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Stolen Royals billboard figure has been found http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article74629207.html#storylink=rss The 14-foot figure was recovered Friday morning

It appears thieves brought it back to area near where it was taken

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KC Streetcar advocates talk about the positives for the transit system http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article74194652.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:02:27 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article74194652.html Testimony reveals Lee’s Summit woman was stabbed or cut 49 times http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article74762997.html#storylink=rss Tanya Chamberlain was killed Nov. 1

Two teens are charged with first-degree murder

Judge will determine certification status for both teens next Friday

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After wreck in KC, paraplegic driver is found with a gun in his lap http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article74627752.html#storylink=rss William L. Williams had been driving by using an ice scraper to operate the pedals

The paroled murderer faces new charges for having the weapon

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Taylor: 'I'm not embarrassed, I'm not afraid' http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74751622.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:24:05 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74751622.html KU’s diversity, equity and inclusion need improvement, report says http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74660272.html#storylink=rss Advisory group: University must address errors of commission and omission and institutional inequities

KU’s Office of the Provost established the group last fall to examine discrimination and intolerance

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