The jail that occupies the top floors of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City has not been used for nearly 40 years, but images from the archives of The Kansas City Star show how the facility got a reputation as a place where no one wanted to be.
Reports of shocking brutality, filth and incompetence within the walls of the Jackson County Detention Center have sparked multiple investigations and no shortage of controversy and embarrassment since the FBI started looking into reports of guards abusing prisoners two years ago. Now some public officials are calling for construction of a new, larger jail.
Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney unveiled President Trump’s FY18 Budget. “We looked at this budget through the eyes of the people who are actually paying the bill,” Mulvaney said.
President Donald Trump reaches out for First Lady Melania's hand, and she seems to swat it away in a subtle moment at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. The event was a welcome ceremony by Israeli President Rueben Rivlin and Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu.
Former FBI Director James Comey announced the FBI investigation into Russia and the 2016 election on March 20. Just seven weeks later, he was fired. Here's a timeline of the many twists and turns that have happened since.
Representatives of engineering firm Burns & McDonnell talked to Kansas City Star journalists Thursday after giving a presentation to the Kansas City Council on their proposal to replace Kansas City International Airport with a privately funded, single-terminal version. Video by: ALLISON LONG and LYNN HORSLEY | The Kansas City Star
Supporters celebrated the release of Chelsea Manning from Fort Leavenworth military prison Wednesday on the Plaza at the J.C. Nichols Fountain in Kansas City. Manning was convicted in 2013 of espionage after disclosing secret U.S. government files to WikiLeaks and sentenced to 35 years in prison. She served seven years in prison before President Barack Obama commuted the bulk of her remaining sentence. Video by: ALLISON LONG and RICK MONTGOMERY | The Kansas City Star