Welcome to The Kansas City Star’s Morning Rush, where we get you ready for the day ahead.
Here’s what you need to know:
Toni Anderson video
Toni Anderson, giggling and apparently intoxicated, was pulled over by a North Kansas City police officer the night she died. Recently released dashcam footage showing the interaction raises the question: Why did the officer let the impaired woman go? Glenn Rice, Ian Cummings and Steve Vockrodt report.
Kelsey Ryan reports that out-of-town business travelers are least satisfied with Kansas City International Airport. Leisure travelers are more satisfied with the airport, which is currently the subject of a new design proposal.
Ariana Grande concert bombing
The most recent mass attack on innocent civilians in Manchester during an Ariana Grande concert prompted discussions of terror attacks on our view of the world. Eric Adler and Katy Bergen spoke with numerous citizens and event operators in the area. One said, “(Terrorists) want, sort of, a public fear of this. So you don’t want to feed into that, but at the same time, you don’t want to be in a dangerous situation.” Click here for the latest news from England.
Kansas records in Adrian Jones case
Records obtained by The Star from the Kansas Department for Children and Families show hotline calls and investigations still didn’t save Adrian Jones, the 7-year-old killed in November 2015. One caller said the family’s children were being spanked until their butts bleed, Laura Bauer reports.
Patrick Mahomes’ ‘big’ week
Sam Mellinger writes that the Chiefs hope to have Patrick Mahomes sit out this year and play Alex Smith. “Mahomes is a spectacular talent, though very raw, so it figures that the more time they’re able to give him to learn and refine, the better he’ll be.”