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Update: A 71-year-old woman who was reported missing Monday night has been located and is safe, Kansas City police said Tuesday morning in a news release. Original report: Police are asking for help in locating Bertha Celestine, a 71-year-old woman last seen on Feb. 26 in Kansas City. Celestine ...
Seven months after floodwaters demolished Coach's Bar & Grill in south Kansas City, a plan is in the works to reopen it about a mile to the north. Mike Crist, owner of the former All Saints Episcopal Church at 9201 Wornall Road, wants to rezone the 4.7-acre property from residential to business. Coach's ...

Few are escaping this cold and flu season unscathed. The Kansas City Zoo announced this week that Gracie, the baby chimpanzee born in KC on Jan. 9, has fallen ill with a life-threatening viral infection. Around a month after she was born, keepers removed her from the zoo's troupe of chimpanzees, ...
The shooting occurred after the victim, who was driving a green truck, ran a stop sign on Denver Avenue and crashed into a white SUV headed eastbound on 23rd Street, Kansas City police said. Police believe the shooter was not involved in the crash and shot the driver of the green truck after the driver ...
The St. Louis circuit attorney's office released a list of evidence Tuesday in its indictment of Gov. Eric Greitens for felony invasion of privacy, including a photo of the alleged victim. But Greitens' attorneys say the photo is “a publicly-posted professional headshot” and is not the alleged photo that is at the heart ...
But now, Mayor Donald Roberts earns far more than the mayors of Overland Park, Olathe, Lenexa and other much bigger cities. And his council colleagues say ... “The mayor's position is very non-traditional,” said Edgerton City Administrator Beth Linn, who earns $140,700. “Mayor Roberts has been the ...

A Platte County bank robbery suspect was arrested Tuesday after a high-speed police pursuit that ended in central Kansas City. The FBI said that the robbery occurred about noon at a U.S. Bank branch in Edgerton. A short time later, officers spotted a suspect vehicle on Interstate 29 heading south toward ...
KC Rising analyzes Kansas City's economic growth based in part on three key metrics: gross domestic products, number of quality jobs and median household income. Kansas City's position in all three categories, which is generally in the middle among 31 cities, dropped slightly from the year before.
A lawsuit filed last week alleges a Kansas City school allowed a violent felon to pick up a 14-year-old student, who was taken to a motel and raped. Feb. 19, 2018, at ... The Kansas City Star reports the girl was in class in May 2010 when Roy Andrews told the school her parents wanted him to pick her up.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police suspect that a weekend shooting in Kansas City, Kansas, that left one dead and seven injured was gang related. KSHB-TV reports that the shooting happened Saturday night at a packed venue for a local musician. Police say one of the victims died at a hospital and that ...
Several celebrities have stayed in the presidential suite atop The Fontaine Hotel, but marketing manager Brianne Lowrey won't divulge names. Except one. “Cher was one of the first ones to stay in this particular suite and a funny story is she brought in an exercise machine — it was one of those shake ...
Smith and his friend Carrington Harrison, a Kansas City sports talk radio host, created a GoFundMe account #KCKidstoWakanda. ... “It takes a village. Really it does,” Smith said, adding that he and Harrison might not have been able to make their idea real without support from around the Kansas City metro ...
A Kansas City lawyer officially launched an independent bid for U.S. Senate on Thursday, entering a race that could decide which party controls the chamber next year. Independent Craig O'Dear will compete for votes with U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, the Democratic incumbent, and the eventual Republican ...
A French automotive technology supplier plans to open a $60 million production facility and bring 300 jobs to the Kansas City area. ... The news comes after the Kansas City region has endured closings of the Harley Davidson motorcycle facility and Proctor & Gamble's in Kansas City, Kansas, so far this ...
Three years ago, Border Brewing Co. opened in the East Crossroads, which is quickly becoming Kansas City's craft beer central. Torn Label Brewing Co., Double Shift Brewing Co. and Brewery Emperial are nearby. So is International Tap House — aka iTap — a beer bar with hundreds of brews to choose ...
An hours-long standoff at Argosy Casino and Hotel ended peacefully after police went inside a hotel room where a man was allegedly holding a woman hostage, media outlets reported early Friday. The man was taken into custody, and no injuries were reported. Riverside police were working a possible ...
Charles Xavier Conley, a winner of Syfy's Cosplay Melee, is among the cosplayers scheduled to attend Kansas City's Planet Comicon 2018. Credit Courtesy of Charles Xavier Conley / PlanetComicon.com. How big is too big? There's no such thing this weekend, with entertainments whose sheer size and/or ...

Supporters of Medicaid expansion in Kansas testified this week at a Senate committee hearing in hopes that Colyer, Kansas' new governor, will be more open to Medicaid expansion than the last. But Colyer has given no indication that he will be any different from his predecessor when it comes to Medicaid ...
There's been no movement on medical marijuana in Kansas for years, even as dozens of other states have legalized it, and there's no indication ... The story of a Baldwin City, Kan., family that moved because of their son's seizures inspired a bill legalizing low-THC “hemp oil” that passed the Kansas House ...
... leaving the state of Kansas with the intent to avoid prosecution. Trahan, 24, was charged by Wyandotte County prosecutors in December with four counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and three counts of breach of privacy, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After three years of discussions, an ordinance regulating Airbnb rentals will finally head to the full Kansas City Council for a vote. A fourth and final public hearing was held on the matter Wednesday. Planning and Zoning committee members outlined the latest rendition, which would ...
HCA Midwest Health, which owns eight hospitals in the Kansas City area, will move its headquarters from Kansas City to Overland Park after receiving an undisclosed tax incentive package from the state of Kansas. The move was announced Wednesday by the Kansas Department of Commerce, which ...
A 21-year-old Kansas City man is accused of shooting a man at a city park Monday and leaving him in critical condition. Rathell Q. Ross is charged with assault and armed criminal action in connection with the shooting shortly after 1:30 p.m. Monday at Oak Park, near 44th Street and South Benton Avenue.
A former Joplin, Mo., middle school teacher has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to the sexual exploitation of a minor. The indictment alleges that Amanda Ruth Schweitzer, 38, of Joplin, used a minor to produce child pornography from March 1 to March 29, 2017. The indictment also ...
Kansas City fire crews rescued a 4-year-old boy Monday afternoon who had been left in a running car that rolled into Brush Creek in near freezing temperatures. Police and fire crews were called to the area near 47th Street and Prospect Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. Police learned that the child's mother had ...
The children had not yet been born when a bomb hit the village and the grandmother and her own children fled. ... Say recalls that she and her husband used to make weekly trips to the Kansas City International Airport to greet newcomers, but now such trips are rare; in September no one came at all.
Thirteen homeless veterans got a look Monday at the furnished tiny houses in Kansas City that they will call home for the next six to 12 months. The Veterans Community Project also got a chance to show the public the first phase of the “Veterans Village” taking shape at 89th Street and Troost Avenue.
Lawrence Public Schools has a new superintendent and he hails from Kansas City. Anthony Lewis, assistant superintendent of school leadership for Kansas City Public Schools, has been chosen to lead Lawrence schools. Lewis begins his new job on July 1. Kansas City Superintendent Mark Bedell ...
Last December, the Kansas City, Missouri, City Council voted in an 8-5 decision to privatize sidewalks, as recently reported in NextCity. ... Jane Jacobs wrote in the The Death and Life of Great American Cities that for city streets, “there must be a clear demarcation between what is public space and what is ...
Kansas City police are investigating a double shooting Sunday that left one person dead and another injured. The shooting was reported about 1:15 p.m. near 16th Street and Elmwood Avenue. Arriving officers did not find any victims or suspects. But minutes later, two shooting victims arrived at a hospital ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One family that escaped a house fire in Kansas City Friday said God guided them to safety. Flames gutted the three-story house near 40th Street and Chestnut Avenue early Friday morning. Ten people from four families lived at the house, six of which were children. Nine of these ten ...
On maps, Kansas City sits at the eastern edge of the Great Plains. On balance sheets, it's atop a mountain of debt and pension obligations. City Hall's credit card carries a balance of $1.5 billion in tax-supported debt, about triple what it was at the turn of the century. It comes to $3,100 in unpaid bills for every ...
Plans for a University of Missouri-Kansas City Downtown Conservatory have taken a tremendous blow, with a main contributor pulling a pledge to fund nearly a fourth of the $96 million project. The Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation has withdrawn its $20 million pledge, a move that could set back, if not ...
Eric Greitens' disdain for higher education and Kansas City's arts community continues to have consequences. ... is just one example of the governor's determined efforts to destabilize the University of Missouri System and of his refusal to be a partner in development in one of the state's two major cities.
I think they're the best egg rolls in town. Princess Garden — Sichuan noodles. With pork, chicken and shrimp and a black bean sauce. Princess Garden — dry-cooked chicken with pancake. Similar to moo shu; served with hoisin sauce. Princess Garden — orange chicken. With broccoli and pea pods.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Using surveillance cameras, an investigator working with the city captured images of what appears to be a USPS worker illegally dumping loads of mail off the side of the road in a neighborhood near 71 Highway and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard. According to the report from the city ...
The Kansas City Council is considering a proposal to bar employers from asking job applicants to check a box on applications disclosing their criminal pasts. Jan. 26, 2018, at ... More than 150 cities and counties have passed measures that bar businesses from asking job applicants about criminal history.
Wichita businessman Abdul Arif says he hopes his new restaurant will be “very subtle” but also similar to Hooters or Twin Peaks. Shocker Knockers and Perky Jugs are among the names he's considering. Arif says he wants his restaurant to appeal to millennials, who are “much more sensitive to sexual ...
“Woodbury Corporation has been vested in Kansas City for years, and we are excited about this potential opportunity to work with the City of Olathe,” the company said in a statement Tuesday. “We are working with the current land owners of the Great Mall site about a redevelopment solution. However, as ...
Firefighters of the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department were paid $920,000 for work they didn't do in 2017 because of a practice known as shift trading, a payroll analysis by the Unified Government has found. The shift trading, the report said, also posed safety risks from fatigued firefighters. UG Mayor Mark ...
Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed one of his most vocal critics in the Missouri legislature to the state's Public Service Commission. State Sen. Ryan Silvey, a Kansas City Republican, won a second four-year term in the state Senate in 2016. If he's confirmed to the commission by his fellow senators, he would ...
That's how the new owners of The Pitch describe their acquisition of the Kansas City alternative magazine, which was announced Tuesday. Carey Media, LLC, says it closed a deal to buy The Pitch from Tennessee-based SouthComm on the final day of 2017. SouthComm bought the magazine in 2011.
Here are area restaurants with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations, with highlighted links to some original public record reports by city or county health inspectors. Restaurants correct most violations at the time of the original inspection or shortly thereafter. Links to the follow-up inspections ...
But other cities seem to be making inroads. The murder rate in the nation's 30 biggest cities dropped more than 5 percent in 2017, while Kansas City's rate jumped nearly 20 percent. In 2018, Kansas City leaders must learn everything they can about how those cities addressed their violent crime problems, ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The numbers are hard to ignore. So far in 2017, Kansas City police have investigated 135 homicides. Police records show at least 115 of the deaths are gun-related. Wednesday, city leaders plan to review accepting a $1 million federal grant to join a nationwide initiative to fight back ...
The Kansas City Chiefs are an iconic NFL franchise. Not because of a slew of championships, but because of a fanbase that has become synonymous with devotion, noise and passion. For the second year, FanSided is unveiling the top 250 fanbases in the world, ranging from teams to entertainers, shows ...
Annual Meeting and Benefit Gala: Friends of Yates will celebrate 104 years of service by hosting Holiday at the Apollo, there will be a social hour, lunch and a silent auction along with live entertainment, 11:30 a.m., Jack Reardon Conversation Center, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., 913-321-1566.
"We need to be sure we're making a careful prudent investment for the citizens of Kansas City." Since they drafted the ordinance last week, more documents have been made available to them. Wednesday, there will be a public hearing in City Hall for further discussion. Equity investor Steve Rattner and ...
The Oakland Raiders will hit the road this weekend to begin the final quarter of the regular season against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Sunday's game will conclude the season series between these two longtime AFC West rivals, as the Raiders won ...
A Kansas City man is facing a possible life in prison after being convicted of several sex crimes against children. Dec. 5, 2017, at 1:18 p.m.. Kansas ... The Kansas City Star reports that court documents show Garcia was accused in February 2016 of sexually assaulting three girls. The children's mother took two of the girls to ...


 

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