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200 officials search Jackson County jail
Multiple law enforcement agencies Monday searched the Jackson County Detention Center in the early morning hours Monday, Mike Hendricks reports. Kansas City police officers, FBI agents and Jackson County sheriff’s deputies were among the 200 law enforcement officials who arrived on six city buses as dawn broke.
Big Slick, big bucks
At the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend auction, organizers announced a new record, $1.75 million, to benefit the Cancer Center at Children’s Mercy, Aaron Randle and Sharon Hoffmann report. Homegrown celebrities and their friends gathered in Kansas City over the weekend to have some fun and raise money for a good cause.
Secret extreme vetting of immigrants
After a hellish 17 months of not knowing what held up his application, a Muslim man was approved for citizenship, Mike Hendricks reports. “I think they have an overall approach to try and slow down immigration by Muslims to the United States,” lawyer James O. Hacking III said.
Dorsey management style factor in firing, say sources
Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt’s decision to fire general manager John Dorsey was fueled, in part, by concerns about his internal communication and management styles, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation who spoke to The Star on condition of anonymity. As one of the sources said while describing how Dorsey had removed two front-office executives without much explanation: “John does stuff and doesn’t tell people why.” Another source said Dorsey’s personality could “rub people the wrong way.” Terez A. Paylor reports.
What’s next for Missouri’s Kander?
Missouri Democrat Jason Kander spent last week knocking on voters’ doors, shaking hands, giving speeches and snapping selfies with eager young campaign volunteers. He’s not running for office, though. Or is he? Lindsay Wise, Bryan Lowry and Alex Roarty report.