Doomsday KC

Doomsday KC

Brief storm left many long-lasting impacts

About 10:30 on the morning of May 11, 1886, the skies above downtown Kansas City changed from radiant blue to murky green, a sight that witnesses would never forget. A giant cloud formation barreling in from the southwest paused over the south bank of the Missouri River, casting darkness onto Lathrop School at Eighth and May streets.

Man drives vehicle into river and disappears at Kaw Point Park

Emergency responders converged on the banks of Kaw Point Park in Kansas City, Kan., after reports that a male drove a vehicle into the river and has not resurfaced as of Friday night.