Environmentalists have sampled air around the BNSF rail yard in the Argentine neighborhood. Preliminary results reveal levels of diesel exhaust high enough on some days to send the elderly to the hospital or raise the death rate among residents. Railroad officials question the validity of the data.
A former Superfund site north of Metropolitan Avenue and west of the 18th Street Expressway is suddenly turning into a bright spot for the neglected eastern part of Kansas City, Kan. The 41,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opening there Sept. 10 is not a Supercenter, but it will sell groceries and merchandise and employ as many as 95 people.
The Kansas City, Kan., water park announced that the ride is now slated to open June 29. According to a news release, Verrückt “is now functional and a few operational tweaks are ongoing.” Guinness World Records has called it the world’s tallest waterslide at 168 feet 8 inches.
From lemon-scented espresso to jungle juice-style cocktails made with tropical-flavored rum, this list of iced Crossroads Arts District drinks will keep you cool this First Friday — and all summer long.
Unbound, formerly the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, provides one-on-one sponsorships of children and elderly people in 21 developing countries. The victims were an 85-year-old woman and 81-year-old man. Their sponsors were from outside the Kansas City area.
Federal authorities on Wednesday accused a 54-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman of bilking the government of more than $587,000 in fraudulent Medicaid payments. Authorities allege that personal care attendant Doris Betts documented more than 750 workdays that exceeded 24 hours. The longest was 39.5 hours, prosecutors said.
An early morning crossover crash killed two people Thursday along Kansas 10 near De Soto. The crash happened when a pickup headed west on K-10 crossed the median and collided with a car in the eastbound lanes.
Carolyn A. Wyatt’s petition alleges that she has suffered a lack of representation because the at-large District 1 commissioner’s position remains open. The seat has been vacant since Mark Holland became mayor last spring.
One study said the Leavenworth factory is the second most profitable of the nation’s seven federal electronics recycling factories, and the inmate workers say they benefit greatly from the program. “We like to say that our finished product is a worker who won’t come back,” said Phil Sibal, a senior Federal Bureau of Prisons administrator in Washington, D.C.
A man is being held in Leavenworth County jail on possible charges relating to the fatal shooting of a 58-year-old man who was found inside a travel trailer at a house in rural Leavenworth County. The man died at the hospital from the wounds.
Jummon Rahaman, 14, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Oct. 7 crash that killed 14-year-old Casey Knight and critically injured another teenage girl. Rahaman is also charged with felony theft and aggravated battery.