When cancer patient Alexander Goodwin came to Kansas City from England five months ago he faced an uncertain future. After surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for his Ewing sarcoma the 10-year-old looks forward to growing stronger and working with birds of prey.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid entertained the idea of being a sportswriter when he was in college at Brigham Young, even writing a column for the Provo Daily Herald. Football became his life, but he still loves to write and values the meaning of words — which helps explain why he is so cautious with the media despite his previous interest in being part of it.
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.
Dr John Doane at Discover Vision Center led seven years of FDA trials on a new type of laser eye surgery. The surgery, which is already popular overseas, was approved in September and Doane is now training other surgeons on it.
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.
Zeke Crozier of Overland Park suffered a traumatic brain injury when his Army helicopter crashed while he was serving in Afghanistan. His recovery has included making art with bottle caps and he has started a business, Handy Cappin, making pieces for people across the country.