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Morning Rush: Jackson County jail search, Big Slick record, Chiefs’ GM Dorsey firing

Eric Stonestreet went out into the audience to thank the couple who bought his “Modern Family” package during Saturday night’s Big Slick Celebrity Weekend auction at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City.
Eric Stonestreet went out into the audience to thank the couple who bought his “Modern Family” package during Saturday night’s Big Slick Celebrity Weekend auction at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City. Special to the Star

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:

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.

Multiple law enforcement agencies searched the Jackson County Detention Center in the early morning hours Monday, June 26, 2017.

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.

Many of the Big Slick celebrity guests who walked the red carpet in 2017 will return in 2018. Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle and David Koechner host.

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.

Behrang "Benny" Pakzadeh, who was born in Iran and came to the U.S. for his doctoral degree in 2006, recently became a U.S. citizen after a long battle with immigration officials.

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.

A list of significant events in the Andy Reid-John Dorsey era with the Kansas City Chiefs, which ended Thursday after four-plus years following Dorsey’s departure as general manager.

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.

Michelle Smith: 816-234-4356, @michellesmithkc

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