Heather Hollingsworth

Man charged with killing 2 in central Missouri campground

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man has been charged with killing two people at a central Missouri campground after he was evicted.... Read more

Missouri dad accused of shaking his infant twins, killing 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri father who admitted shaking his 3-month-old twin daughters so severely that one died and the other... Read more

EPA proposes expanded use of new herbicide, Enlist Duo

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed more than doubling the number of states allowed to use a new... Read more

Missouri jail inmate from Kansas City charged with raping woman in her cell

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A male inmate at a Missouri jail was charged Wednesday with raping a female inmate after another inmate... Read more

Schools receive request for after-school Satan clubs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After-school religious clubs appear to be the next venture of a national group that sought to install a... Read more

Extreme weather paves way for Kansas, Oklahoma fires

KANSAS CITY — An unusually wet summer followed by an unusually dry winter created the ideal conditions for the wildfires that have... Read more

Some standardized testing on hold in more than dozen states because of Internet problems at KU

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Standardizing testing is on hold in more than a dozen states because of Internet problems at the University... Read more

Appeal of fired University of Missouri educator rejected

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Missouri’s Board of Curators upheld its decision to fire an assistant professor whose run-ins with... Read more

Wichita police: Former Cowboys RB Joseph Randle hit 3 with car

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was jailed Monday in his hometown of Wichita after police said he hit three people... Read more

Missouri sues closed Kansas City charter school for $3.7M

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri has sued a now-closed Kansas City charter school to recover $3.7 million the state paid the school... Read more

Woman faces new charges in blaze that killed 2 KC firefighters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman was indicted Friday on additional charges in a fire that killed two Kansas City firefighters and... Read more

New Kansas school named after Eisenhower opens in his boyhood home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new elementary school named after President Dwight D. Eisenhower has opened in his boyhood home of Abilene,... Read more

Audit finds closed Kansas City charter was overpaid $4.3M

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City charter school was overpaid at least $4.3 million in the two years before it closed... Read more

Opponent of Japanese-Americans' WWII treatment to be honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Relatives of a civil rights attorney being honored posthumously this week with a Presidential Medal of Freedom for... Read more

Man guilty in purchase of gun used in Jewish site killings

KANSAS CITY — A southern Missouri man has admitted to lying while purchasing one of the shotguns that a white supremacist used... Read more

FCC to consider further cutting cost of calls for inmates

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Federal Communications Commission is moving to further limit how much companies can charge for phone calls made... Read more

Kansas ends volatile 2014 with 154 same-sex marriages

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Reports show that 154 same-sex couples wed in Kansas during a volatile period in late 2014, months before... Read more

Bodies exhumed after concerns raised about Missouri burials

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two graves have been opened after a southern Missouri mortuary worker raised concerns that three bodies had been... Read more

Pope Francis appoints bishop to Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph

Pope Francis has appointed a bishop to the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in Missouri, permanently replacing a cleric who was convicted... Read more

Supremacist rambles about motive for KC area Jewish site murders

OLATHE — Jurors who convicted a white supremacist of killing three people at suburban Kansas City Jewish sites heard more of his... Read more

Judge: Jewish center shooter can't use 'necessity...

OLATHE - A judge rejected a white supremacist’s effort Friday to argue in court that the killings of three people at two... Read more

Kansas City approves minimum wage rise to $13 by 2020

Kansas City’s minimum wage will rise to $13 an hour over about four and a half years under an ordinance that council... Read more

KC's minimum wage would rise under draft ordinance

The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s minimum wage would rise to $13 an hour over eight years under a measure... Read more

FTC announces settlement in Kansas City-area payday lending scheme

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Operators of a Kansas City-area based payday lending scheme would be banned from offering loans under a settlement... Read more

Flooding causes July Fourth headaches at Missouri parks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Flooded areas in nearly a dozen rain-soaked Missouri parks are closed to visitors for the July Fourth weekend,... Read more

USDA proposes healthier fare for child, adult day cares

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal program that feeds millions of low-income children may be overhauled for the first time in almost... Read more

Kansas Supreme Court overturns DNA testing denial in KCK case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned a lower court’s denial of a man’s request to conduct DNA... Read more

Shorter waits reported at VA hospitals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fewer Kansas veterans are experiencing long waits for care at VA hospitals and clinics than their counterparts in... Read more

Kansas City district considers overseeing charter school

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City school district said Friday that it is looking into sponsoring a charter school, after state... Read more

Deputy coroner details victims' wounds in Kansas City-area Jewish site shootings

OLATHE — A white supremacist accused of gunning down three people at Jewish sites in Kansas will go on trial for capital... Read more

Suspect declared 'Heil Hitler!' after Jewish site shootings in Overland Park

OLATHE — A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared “Heil Hitler!” and asked how many... Read more

ACLU protests mentor program for male students in Lawrence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on the Lawrence school system to suspend a mentoring program for... Read more

Study: $18B to divert Missouri River to irrigate farms in western Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Building a 360-mile aqueduct to reroute water from the Missouri River to irrigate crops in western Kansas where... Read more

Records: Cellphone, DNA linked man to sex assault

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A damaged cellphone and DNA evidence were used to connect a man accused of raping and fatally burning... Read more

Kansas now issuing gender-neutral marriage forms suitable for same-sex couples

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas has begun issuing gender-neutral marriage forms amid ongoing litigation over its same-sex marriage ban.

Copies of the new... Read more

Man charged with running down Muslim teen in court

The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man charged with deliberately running down a Muslim teenager outside a Somali community... Read more

Kansas City teen's death investigated as possible hate crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Friends of a Muslim teenager who was run down and killed in a crash that’s being investigated as... Read more

ACLU sues over Missouri headlight-flashing ticket

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued a Kansas City suburb for pulling over a driver for... Read more

Little change expected in premiums for exchange in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas consumers signing up for health insurance on the federally-run online marketplace will pay about the same next... Read more

Former Fort Hays president objects to Brownback campaign mailer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Fort Hays University President Edward Hammond said Sunday that he didn’t give permission for his image and... Read more

Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Military personnel are investigating at the site in southeast Kansas where an Oklahoma Air National Guard fighter jet... Read more

Same-sex marriage in limbo in Kansas

Wedding plans of gay couples across Kansas were in limbo Thursday, with all but one of the state’s 105 counties refusing to... Read more

At least 8 quakes shake Kansas so far this week


At least eight earthquakes have shaken Kansas during the same week that a panel commissioned by Gov. Sam Brownback announced there isn’t... Read more

Kansas school task force recommends discussing consolidation

A new Kansas school efficiency commission on Friday recommended conducting a study of ways that districts can combine administrative operations as consolidation... Read more

Army Corp releases more water into Missouri River, hopes to avoid floods

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The amount of water released into the lower Missouri River began increasing this week after August runoff was... Read more

State ordered to turn over documents from 'In Cold Blood'

A Kansas judge has ordered the state to turn release more documents to people fighting to write a book about the 1959... Read more

Kansas fossil hunter unearths baby T-rex in Montana

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas fossil hunter has unearthed the remains of what is believed to be a half-grown Tyrannosaurus rex... Read more

Judge declines to dismiss Kansas school funding case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal judge has decided not to dismiss a northeast Kansas lawsuit challenging the state’s cap on how... Read more

Brownback: New judge selection process should be extended

OVERLAND PARK — Gov. Sam Brownback says recent changes in how Kansas Court of Appeals judges are chosen have led to a... Read more

Groups ask Missouri governor to nix endangered fish project

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ten groups are asking Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to put the brakes on a project that’s designed to... Read more

Survey: States sticking with Common Core standards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Education officials in most of the states that have adopted Common Core standards say they will go forward... Read more

Parks Service faces decision on Brown site foundation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Park Service is reviewing a report that could lead to penalties being levied against a foundation... Read more

Civil suits filed in priest misconduct case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two new civil lawsuits were filed Tuesday in a priest misconduct case that led to the conviction of... Read more

Manhattan pain physician faces fed charges

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas doctor was charged Tuesday with operating a pill mill for painkillers and antidepressants after police and... Read more

Missouri Republicans: Don't worry about wildlife

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four Republican members of Missouri’s congressional delegation contend the federal government should put less attention on wildlife preservation... Read more

Snowstorm tracks I-70 with snow, wind

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Few signs of spring are being found in parts of the Midwest as a snowstorm tracks eastward mostly... Read more

K-State vying for drone testing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas State is part of a team of three universities and multiple businesses vying to be picked by... Read more

Debate stalls environmental efforts on Missouri river

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Federal efforts to create thousands of acres of shallow-water Missouri River habitat to help an endangered fish species... Read more

More states push retention of struggling readers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Flunked, retained, held back.

Whatever you call it, increasing numbers of states are not promoting students who are struggling... Read more

Topeka school security head requests semi-auto rifles

The head of security for the Topeka school district is asking the board to give all its officers access to high-powered semi-automatic... Read more

Social media among threats to greeting card makers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Say it is your birthday or you have just had a baby, maybe got engaged or bought your... Read more

Audio tours of civil rights sites begin in Topeka

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Historic sites in Topeka are working together to offer audio tours of attractions ranging from a Statehouse mural... Read more

Kansas officials anticipate retention policy push

A national push to have more struggling readers repeat a grade is generating interest in Kansas.

With the 2013 session still months away,... Read more

Experts: Remedial college classes need fixing

OVERLAND PARK — Each year, an estimated 1.7 million U.S. college students are steered to remedial classes to catch them up and... Read more

Disgraced teacher wants license restored

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former Kansas middle school teacher who served prison time on a federal drug charge has asked to... Read more

Body of missing man found in refrigerator

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man reported missing in Missouri more than a year ago was found dead inside a refrigerator in... Read more

Ks. grain elevator cited for serious violations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The federal government cited a Missouri grain company Thursday for willful safety violations and proposed a hefty fine... Read more

Three Kansas districts receive some waivers from NCLB

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three Kansas school districts have received some but not all of the waivers they sought from the No... Read more

Court to review decision in funeral protest ban

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal appeals court agreed Wednesday to take another look at whether a St. Louis suburb can enforce... Read more

WSU expert: Boeing uncertainty slows economy

The uncertainty surrounding the Boeing Co.’s plans for its Wichita defense facility will reverse two or three months of economic progress and... Read more

Review puts future of Boeing facility in question

Government officials said they are alarmed and none too pleased that Boeing Co., which has promised to bring thousands of jobs to... Read more

Food issues persist for ranchers as temps cool

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ranchers are being urged to watch what they feed their cattle this fall and winter because some drought-stressed... Read more

Brown Foundation leader under fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It sounded like such a perfect fit: The daughter of the lead plaintiff in the Brown v. Board... Read more

Missing baby's age makes her difficult to find

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The reported sightings have come from as far as California, people just certain they have spotted the blond-haired... Read more

Cadaver dog finds 'hit' at missing baby's home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An FBI cadaver dog reacted to the scent of a dead person inside the Kansas City home where... Read more

Indicted bishop plans to continue leading diocese

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Calls for Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Finn to resign started even before last week, when he became the... Read more

Talking to inmates costly for families, attorneys

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kimberly Scardina-Gomez has pawned jewelry and even skipped paying the electric bill so she can afford for her... Read more

Corps pegs 2011 flood damage at $2B

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Army Corps of Engineers estimates it will cost more than $2 billion to repair the damage to... Read more

Fossil hunters think find could be a first

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two Kansas fossil hunters say they think they found something new while digging in Montana.

Jim Kirkland, a state... Read more

Sand shortage causes concern for flood fighters

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The supply of sand used to fill hundreds of thousands of bags needed to fight off the swollen... Read more

Levees in northern Missouri breached, overtopped

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several levees in northern Missouri were failing Sunday to hold back the surge of water being released from... Read more

Kansas schools face surge in fire code citations

Cash-strapped Kansas school districts are outraged by a costly surge in citations for fire code violations.

A code that has been on... Read more

Ks. seeks waiver from 'No Child' law

The federal government should allow Kansas schools to stop chasing an “elusive” goal of having 100 percent of students fare well on... Read more

Journalism classes will still get extra cash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Student newspapers and yearbooks aren’t going away anytime soon in Kansas — despite earlier fears that vocational funding... Read more

Study blends therapy, money help

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tensions at home were mounting after Jeremy Field lost a second construction job as the recession hit.

He... Read more

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