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.

Person found fatally shot inside Independence home on South Sterling Avenue

Police responding to reports of a shooting found a person dead inside an Independence home late Wednesday. Officers warned neighbors that persons involved in the shooting might still be in the immediate neighborhood.