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.
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.
Heavy rains caused extensive flooding near 103rd and Wornall Road Thursday morning. Overnight storms dumped heavy rains across the Kansas City area, leading to serious flooding, several closed roads and water rescues.
The Star's Sarah Gish and Chow Town Live go to Arthur Bryant's Barbecue, 1727 Brooklyn Ave. in Kansas City, to learn the secrets of the iconic restaurant's mouthwatering 'cue. General manager Willis Simpson demonstrates how he makes burnt ends.
Shortly before 8:30 a.m., Chris Donna-Louise Carle and Brian Darby were rescued by firefighters, emerging through the roof of the business near 103rd Street and Wornall Road. They became trapped when water quickly rose and broke through a wall of their business. Firefighters rescued others early Thursday when people got caught in vehicles and buildings as flash flooding affected the region.