On the first day of school, Citizens of the World Kansas City, a new charter school, opened Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, with about 192 students filling 8 classrooms with kindergarten and first-graders. The charter school at 3435 Broadway in Kansas City serves an economically and racially diverse student population. For the first year, the charter school, which is sponsored by Missouri Charter Public School Commission, will offer kindergarten and first grade, with plans to add grade levels and students in the coming years.
Tammy LjungbladThe Kansas City Star
New charter school opens in midtown Kansas City
Teenager found dead in KC driveway after car crashes into house
Raw video: Body found in driveway after vehicle crashes into KC house
Handmade goods created and sold during Maker Faire at Union Station
Big Slick celebs show their stuff on the red carpet
Opposition in Kansas City to Senate health bill ramps up as vote nears
Mother of accused rapist and victim's advocate speak on sex crime trial in Holton, Kan.
Kansas City Interim Police Chief David Zimmerman talks about violent crime
Interim Kansas City police chief speaks on violent crime and the community
Dramatic California road rage incident caught on driver's camera
Woman runs down cyclist in road rage attack
Kansas City police respond to an SUV crashing into Brush Creek
Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle and David Koechner kick off Big Slick Weekend
Big Slick Celebrity Weekend hosts Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle and David Koechner, along with their celebrity guests, greeted fans on the red carpet Saturday morning before heading in for their bowling tournament in Overland Park.
Wendy Ewing defends her son, Jacob Ewing, as he faces allegations of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy. His trial begins Monday, June 26, 2017, in Holton, Kan. Michelle McCormick, an advocate for victims of sex crimes, shares perspective on how the alleged crimes are dividing this Kansas town.
Interim Kansas City Police Chief David Zimmerman said the Police Department is looking at ways to combat the surge of violent gun crimes in recent months. "We will be deploying some of our assets that are flexible and we are looking forward to getting that fully implemented, " Zimmerman said at a community meeting on June 5, 2017, at the Southeast Community Center in Kansas City. "Hopefully, it will have some impact on violent crime, especially in certain areas in the city. We are constantly looking at ways to try to retool what we are doing." Video by Tammy Ljungblad/The Star.
Chris Traber was driving on the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita when he witnessed a dramatic road rage incident involving a motorcyclist and the driver of a sedan. He started recording as the incident escalated. Police are investigating.
Surveillance video shows a motorist using her car to chase a cyclist and ram him into a tree after an argument over her use of a cellphone while driving. The woman, Justine Henshaw-Bryan, 25, has been sentenced to three years in jail for causing serious injuries to the cyclist in London of last year.
Will and Kim Hammond, of Overland Park, and their neighbors say they’ve long complained about drivers using Switzer Road as a race course. Police say 21-year-old Alec Haith, of Leawood, died June 18, 2017, when he was driving a BMW sport motorcycle at excessive speeds on the winding road and lost control. Video by: Allison Long | email@example.com and Joe Robertson | firstname.lastname@example.org