After weeks of discord in the Missouri Senate that has paralyzed the chamber, Democratic Sen. Kiki Curls of Kansas City and Republican Sen. Bob Dixon of Springfield sing "Kumbaya" during debate on May 3, 2017.
Jason HancockThe Kansas City Star
Missouri senators sing Kumbaya
Eric Greitens sworn in as Missouri's 56th governor
New House Speaker Ron Ryckman talks about challenges facing Kansas
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback talks about the 2016 presidential election
Four former Kansas governors advocate for state Supreme Court justices
Lawmakers get sweaty for dog safety
Parents behind Kelsey Smith Act react to bill’s rejection in Congress
In this promotional video produced by California Assembly Republicans on May 16, 2016, lawmakers advocate for Assembly Bill 797, which would allow people to break dogs out of hot cars. From left, they are Assembly members Kristin Olsen of Riverbank, Ling Ling Chang of Diamond Bar and Marc Steinorth of Rancho Cucamonga.
Missey and Greg Smith of Overland Park, Kan., discuss the U.S. House’s failure to pass the Kelsey Smith Act, a bill named after their daughter who was abducted and murdered in 2007. The couple traveled to Washington, D.C., for the May 23 vote, thinking it would be the culmination of an almost decade-long quest to get the bill passed. The legislation would require cell phone companies to quickly provide the location of a wireless phone if police think the phone’s owner is in serious danger.
We're kicking off the summer with Chow Town Live from Mugs-Up, an Independence drive-in famous for root beer floats called Black Cows and loose-meat sandwiches called Zip Burgers. Owner Anna Hinojosa shows The Star's Sarah Gish the operation from behind the counter.
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org and Joe Robertson | email@example.com
Jason Seber, an assistant conductor with the Kansas City Symphony, talks about the intricacies of playing John Williams' score for the Harry Potter movie. He is not the conductor for this show but has conducted other such concerts.
Kansas City police on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, released surveillance video of the incident showing the robbery in the 7700 block of Wornall Road; a man and woman were accosted by a man armed with an assault-style handgun. A second assailant appears moments later.