The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station has finished its biggest upgrade since it was opened in 1999. When it reopens to public this Saturday, the planetarium will feature a new 4K projection system, new sound system, new soft reclining seats as well as a spaceship lobby area.
Shelly Yang The Kansas City Star
Union Station has a 'world-class planetarium now'
Historic images of life inside the old jail in the Jackson County Courthouse
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The jail that occupies the top floors of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City has not been used for nearly 40 years, but images from the archives of The Kansas City Star show how the facility got a reputation as a place where no one wanted to be.
Reports of shocking brutality, filth and incompetence within the walls of the Jackson County Detention Center have sparked multiple investigations and no shortage of controversy and embarrassment since the FBI started looking into reports of guards abusing prisoners two years ago. Now some public officials are calling for construction of a new, larger jail.
The TSA Precheck streamlines and speeds up the passenger screening process at security checkpoints at airports. Passengers enrolled in the program do not need to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets.
Construction of Dick and Joyce Robinson's dream home in Cass County halted in 2002 because of restrictions from an adjoining military storage and training site. The couple have battled the government to finish the home and now say they plan to be buried there.
"Butterfly Angels," a short documentary film, captures the healing powers of the Butterfly Garden & Outlook. The green space provides restorative features for the community. The film was released on the sixth-anniversary of the tornado: May 22, 2017.
One teenager died after a driver heading eastbound on Troup Avenue at North 13th Street in Kansas City, Kan., on Jan. 30, 2015, struck four teens. KCK activist Tamika Pledger was charged with involuntary manslaughter and three counts of aggravated battery after allegedly running her car into the group of teens.