Lake Drowning

Lake Drowning

Missouri to pay millions for student’s drowning in handcuffs

The settlement, reached earlier this week and announced Thursday morning, ends a civil lawsuit Brandon Ellingson’s family filed in federal court nearly two years ago. The family alleged that Trooper Anthony Piercy — as well as the state and Missouri Highway Patrol — were liable for the young man’s death in the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Clouds clear in time for students to view eclipse

With their eyes protected by eclipse glasses, students at Winnwood Elementary School in the North Kansas City School District, watched the solar eclipse together with their teachers from the playground of their school on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at 4531 N.E. 44th Terrace in Kansas City. The once-in-a-lifetime event provided a hands-on learning experience for the students who have been studying the eclipse for the past month. The eclipse on Monday is the first total solar eclipse to cross the breadth of the continental United States in 99 years.
Tammy Ljungblad and Rick Montgomery The Kansas City Star
Clouds clear in time for students to view eclipse 1:51

Clouds clear in time for students to view eclipse

Solar eclipse diamond ring 'looks like heaven' 1:31

Solar eclipse diamond ring 'looks like heaven'

MU students enjoyed long duration of totality on first day of school 0:55

MU students enjoyed long duration of totality on first day of school

Chicken 'N Pickle revelers celebrate solar eclipse in North Kansas City 1:41

Chicken 'N Pickle revelers celebrate solar eclipse in North Kansas City