Snow blankets the metro area

A homeowner in Prairie Village clears snow from the driveway early Saturday morning after a winter storm blanketed the area in snow. Power outages were reported in many parts of Kansas City, including Prairie Village.
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A homeowner in Prairie Village clears snow from the driveway early Saturday morning after a winter storm blanketed the area in snow. Power outages were reported in many parts of Kansas City, including Prairie Village.

Laura Bauer came to The Star in 2005 after spending much of her life in southwest Missouri. She’s a member of the investigative team focusing on watchdog journalism. In her 25-year career, Laura’s stories on child welfare, human trafficking, crime and Kansas secrecy have been nationally recognized.

Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017. She can be reached at 816-234-7909.