It took two years of fighting red tape into months of excavating concrete and water but Russ Nielsen was determined to find out what was inside this long ago decommissioned missile launch complex in central Missouri.
Police moved to evacuate a Kansas City mobile home village after flood monitors warned that the cresting Blue River and storm sewers were ready to breach. It turned out that the river crested without a breach.
Widespread rainfall Monday totaled more than 4 inches of rain, but some areas reported as much as 9 inches. Kansas City International Airport reported 6.14 inches of rainfall for the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Rainfall data by National Weather Service.
Overland Park Fire Department officials are staged at 151st Street just west of Kenneth Road waiting for floodwaters to recede before attempting to rescue a family of seven stranded on the roof of their home near 155th Street and Kenneth Road.
An Overland Park family climbed to the roof of their house near the Blue River on Tuesday to escape floodwaters that surrounded their home. They were rescued after spending eight hours there. Video by Tammy Ljungblad and Rich Sugg
The Confederate Memorial at 55th Street and Ward Parkway in Kansas City will be removed after being vandalized on Friday and boarded up on Sunday. The Missouri Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy asked the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department to move the monument to a safer location after it was defaced with graffiti on Friday.
Clouds may leave solar eclipse spectators disappointed across Missouri. There will be some lucky locations where the clouds will break in time to view the eclipse, but it's hard to predict exact location. (Video by Robert A. Cronkleton and Scott Canon)
The Confederate Memorial at 55th Street and Ward Parkway in Kansas City will be removed after being vandalized on Friday. The Missouri Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy asked the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department to move the monument to a safer location after it was defaced with graffiti on Friday.
Brookside Toy and Science store saw a long line of at most four blocks of people coming to buy eclipse glasses the last weekend before August 21. Five dollars per pair, the store owner Jim Ward estimated 25,000 pairs have been sold out.
The Confederate memorial at 55th Street and Ward Parkway was spray-painted by vandals overnight. Kansas City Parks and Recreation employees used a solvent and a power washer to clean away most of the graffiti. Local resident Quentin Brown says the memorial represents hate and Ken Shipley calls for its removal.