Special Reports

Special Reports

Kansas City Zoo: Penguins

For the first time in more than 50 years, the Kansas City Zoo will feature an exhibit full of penguins. Four different species will inhabit the zoo's new $15 million exhibit — its most expensive undertaking yet.

Special Reports

Small town strong: the story of Overbrook, Kan.

Pundits have been writing America’s small-town obituaries for decades, yet towns hang on for reasons that seem hazy from a distance. So a Kansas City Star reporter spent much of the year in a small Kansas town to see what keeps small towns going in 2013. What he discovered included poultry swaps, volunteer fire fighters and coffee at the BP.

Local election results

View our election page to see results from yesterday.

Videos

Boy rescued from attic now an honorary deputy

The Johnson County Sheriffs Department made Govi Eastwood an honorary deputy on November 5, 2016. Officers from the department rescued the boy from the confines of his mother's attic in 2010.
Keith Myers The Kansas City Star
Boy rescued from attic now an honorary deputy 2:55

Boy rescued from attic now an honorary deputy

Sexual assault survivors: Believe us, protect us, educate, act 1:30

Sexual assault survivors: Believe us, protect us, educate, act

Geony: 'I wish people would take a stand even if they don't have a connection' 6:42

Geony: 'I wish people would take a stand even if they don't have a connection'

Sheila: 'What he did to me...was the smallest part of what happened' 5:24

Sheila: 'What he did to me...was the smallest part of what happened'