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  • SungWoo Lee — the biggest Royals fan in South Korea — returning for World Series

    10/18/2014 3:40:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | Oct. 18, 2014 | David Brown
    SungWoo Lee — the biggest Royals fan in South Korea — returning for World Series By David Brown 14 hours ago Big League Stew KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals were a big deal in South Korea, at least for one fan living there, long before they made the World Series. SungWoo Lee said he's been a Royals fan for 20 years, which any other baseball fan could tell you were lean times for the club until their recent playoff push. Lee saw his first Royals games in person at Kauffman Stadium this season after getting vacation time...
  • Vanity

    10/15/2014 4:05:53 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 50 replies
    There is a rumor that the Kansas City Royals are bound for the World Series. Hard to believe, but true.
  • Watch live: KU Hospital updates status of patient with Ebola-like symptoms

    10/14/2014 1:06:31 PM PDT · by Columbo · 8 replies
    University of Kansas Hospital officials to release an update on a patient being treated for Ebola-like symptoms. Watch the news conference live.
  • Kansas patient at risk for Ebola

    10/13/2014 4:02:39 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 105 replies
    KANSAS CITY, Kan.—The University of Kansas Hospital reports an individual called and then came into the hospital early this morning with a high fever and other serious symptoms. Because the patient had recently worked on a medical boat off the west coast of Africa, the patient was immediately isolated on a special infectious disease unit and is undergoing tests. Hospital staff met the patient wearing personal protection equipment and followed the hospital’s plan for this kind of illness.
  • Health officials: 'Extremely unlikely' Kansas City patient has Ebola

    10/05/2014 9:26:44 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    KCTV5 ^ | Oct. 5, 2014 | Chris Oberholtz
    The Kansas City Health Department said they are monitoring and keeping a close eye on a patient who may have contracted a contagious virus. Spokesman Jeff Hershberger said it is extremely unlikely that this person has Ebola because of their travel history and lack of symptoms. It is unknown at this time what the patient is suffering from or if anyone else is sick.
  • Patient quarantined in Kansas City

    10/04/2014 10:12:47 PM PDT · by jodster36 · 145 replies
    KCTV5 ^ | KCTV5
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KCTV5 reports an apartment building in Kansas City, MO. is being sealed off Saturday night, and a source close to KCTV5 says it's because a person who lives there is sick with something contagious. Police at the apartment building told KCTV5 that all or part of the medical facility the person was taken to is now quarantined as well. The person was taken to Rockhill Research Hospital. No one at the hospital will confirm what the person has at this time. We'll continue to follow this developing story, and bring you updates as we get them.
  • Respiratory virus suspected in Midwest children’s hospitalizations

    09/06/2014 5:08:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    fox4kc.com ^ | 04:14pm, September 6, 2014
    The virus causes symptoms like a cold, except worse, and is prompting up to 30 children a day to seek care at one Kansas City hospital, where about 15% of the youngsters were placed in intensive care, officials said. In a sign of a possible regional outbreak, Colorado, Illinois and Ohio are reporting cases with symptoms similar to the same virus and are awaiting testing results, according to officials and CNN affiliates in those states. In Kansas City, about 450 children were recently treated at Children’s Mercy Hospital, and at least 60 of them received intensive hospitalization, spokesman Jake Jacobson...
  • Brandon Howell , man charged in Tuesday homicide, accused and acquitted of 1998 double murder

    09/03/2014 2:57:15 PM PDT · by Mercat · 26 replies
    Kshb ^ | 09/03/2014 | Ryan Kath
    The man suspected in Tuesday’s triple homicide in Kansas City has been accused of murder before. But in 2009, a Jackson County jury acquitted Brandon Howell of double murder charges in a high-profile case. Now, five years later, Jackson County authorities say Howell is responsible for a shooting rampage in a quiet south Kansas City neighborhood. Howell was charged Wednesday with three counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Susan Choucroun, Darrel Hurst and Lorene Hurst, said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker during a news conference. He was also charged with other counts related to Tuesday's shooting, including...
  • Family's outrage after drunk hit-and-run driver is sentenced to just 120 DAYS

    07/13/2014 5:30:49 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | , 13 July 2014 | ASHLEY COLLMAN
    ( Family's outrage after drunk hit-and-run driver is sentenced to just 120 DAYS in prison for killing man who lost wife and daughter in similar incident ) A drunk driver who killed a 57-year-old motorcyclist when he sped through a red light last year will only have to spend 120 days in prison - a light sentence that has infuriated the victim's already heartbroken family. Ronald O'Kelly, 25, plead guilty to charges of involuntary vehicular manslaughter due to intoxication and fleeing the scene on Friday, in connection with the tragic April 2013 accident that killed Kansas City man Leroy 'Buddy'...
  • Joe Montana to Play in Final Football Game at Candlestick in 'Legends of Candlestick' Flag Football

    04/28/2014 4:09:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Apr 28, 2014
    The final football game ever in San Francisco's Candlestick Park will be played this summer by a team of 49ers greats, led by four-time Super Bowl winner Joe Montana. Montana, who played quarterback on the 49ers from 1979 to 1992, will suit up once again on July 12 to take on an all-star team led by famed Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, organizers said at a news conference in the waterfront restaurant Epic Roasthouse this morning. The 49ers played their last game at Candlestick in December and will debut at the under construction Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara for the...
  • BOB DOLE SAYS US SHOULD SEND WEAPONS TO UKRAINE

    04/21/2014 1:21:58 PM PDT · by bkopto · 39 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | staff
    Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole said Monday that the U.S. should send weapons, including tanks, to Ukraine to help it resist Russia's moves on its territory and to send Russian President Vladimir Putin a strong message. The 90-year-old Republican Party icon and former U.S. Senate majority leader said Putin "has sort of sized up" Democratic President Barack Obama and "concluded that he's not a strong leader." Dole's comments came as Vice President Joe Biden began a high-profile visit to Ukraine and only days after an announcement in Geneva that talks between Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European...
  • Kansas City Highway shooter held on $1 million bail

    04/21/2014 10:58:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    www.cbsnews.com ^ | 19 April 2014 | Staff
    Police in Kansas City are thanking the public for information that led to the arrest of a man in connection with a series of highway shooting that wounded three people. Prosecutors have charged 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker for at least a dozen shootings in the Kansas City area over the last month. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
  • KANSAS CITY HIGHWAY SHOOTER ARRESTED

    04/18/2014 9:15:15 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 17,2014 | Jim Hoft
    Twenty cars were shot at in the past month. Three people were injured. Local 10 reported: For more than a month, motorists around Kansas City, Missouri, have worried about something besides traffic jams and potholes. Someone had fired a gun at as many as 20 motorists on major roads and highways. Three people were shot, none with life-threatening injuries. A news conference expecting to reveal details of the case was scheduled Friday, a day after Police Chief Darryl Forte announced a man was taken into custody in connection with the shootings. The suspect’s name won’t be released until charges have...
  • [T]he moments before police officer fatally shot newlywed firefighter in downtown KC

    02/26/2014 8:38:36 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 170 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | February 25, 2014 | Donna McGuire
    As he lay bleeding on a downtown Kansas City street, newlywed Anthony Bruno mouthed “Don’t let me die” to a bystander who had rolled him on his back to check two gunshot wounds. On the pavement nearby, Police Officer Donald Hubbard felt himself drifting in and out of consciousness. Blood dripped from his broken and battered face. He tried to get up but fell back. The bystander, who happened to be a critical care nurse in a hospital trauma unit, could not find Bruno’s pulse. She asked Hubbard to apply pressure to Bruno’s wounds while she began chest compressions. Hubbard...
  • Parents revolt against public schools leave buildings empty

    01/31/2014 1:28:43 PM PST · by usalady · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | Martha
    As those in power continues to hang onto the 19th century model of education or accept Common Core indoctrination for their students, parents are moving toward becoming the “deciders” as they chose charter and private schools, homeschooling, and online programs, it is leaving thousands of empty school buildings all across America. According to a recent study among the cities with vacant school buildings are
  • Missouri lawmakers to consider raising speed limit

    01/09/2014 11:04:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    FOX 4 News ^ | January 8, 2014 | John Pepitone
    BELTON, Mo. — As Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City Wednesday, one of many issues they are expected to consider is raising the state’s speed limit. Along Interstate 49 here, the speed limit is 70 miles an hour, but that could jump up to 75 if this proposal becomes law. A southwest Missouri lawmaker wants drivers in the Show-Me State to be able to go faster on rural highways. Rep. Mike Kelley from Lamar, further south on I-49, wants to raise the speed limit to 75 miles an hour on 4-lane highways away from the cities. Currently Missouri’s speed limit...
  • Man says police officer threatened to kill his dogs

    12/04/2013 2:44:32 PM PST · by Altariel · 45 replies
    Fox 4 (Kansas City) ^ | November 27, 2013 | Abbey Eden
    <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City man says he’s been terrified since an encounter with police on Monday evening. He says officers came to his home in southeast Kansas City looking for people he’d never heard of and when he refused to let them inside, things turned ugly.</p>
  • MO:Woman Shoots Intruder, Claims Sex Crime, Reporter Links Homicide to Handguns

    11/15/2013 6:52:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    All homicides should be investigated to determine if they were justified or not.  In this case the woman claims that she was assaulted, was able to access her defensive firearm, and then shot the offender.   If the investigation shows that she did not know the offender, the shooting is likely justified.  From kctv5.com: According to police, a woman in her 60s answered a knock at her door and a man who she didn't know asked for someone the woman had never heard of. When she told him he had the wrong house, the man reportedly forced his way inside. Once...
  • Alert: FBI Investigating Threats to Midwest Water Supply Systems: “On High Alert”

    10/19/2013 3:31:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/19/13 | Mac Slavo
    Reuters reports that the FBI and other agencies are in the process of investigating multiple threats to Midwest Water Supply Systems. Specifically, the FBI has named Wichita, Kansas as a target, but utility facilities have also been put on alert in other Midwestern cities. (Reuters) The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation learned of the threats in the past two days and has contacted the water supply facilities and law enforcement offices for the municipalities, said Bridget Patton, a spokeswoman for the FBI office in Kansas City, Missouri. Patton declined to discuss the nature of the threats or the number of...
  • Another Terrorist In Kenya From Kansas City

    09/22/2013 1:04:01 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 18 replies
    KansasCity.com ^ | 9/22/2013
    Terrorists in Kenya mall attack reportedly include 27-year-old from KC September 22 A terrorist group known as Al-Shabaab is claiming responsibility for the Kenyan mall attack and has released several names of the terrorists. Read more Breaking News The names include a 27-year-old who says he is from Kansas City. More to come. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/09/22/4500557/terrorists-in-kenya-mall-attack.html#storylink=cpy
  • Vince Gill Confronts Fringe Groups and Gives Country Some Cred

    Vince Gill did something on Sunday that not many country singers are willing to do: he courted controversy. Prior to a concert in Kansas City, Missouri, Gill confronted protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, who were picketing outside his concert to protest his divorce and remarriage, which they hold to be nothing more than a form of adultery. The church, which is nonaffiliated, has also protested against gays and Jews and at the funerals of U.S. soldiers killed in combat, in the belief that God is punishing the nation for its immorality. At Kansas City’s Kauffman Center...
  • Police identify intruder shot to death by a Northland homeowner

    09/08/2013 4:08:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | September 5, 2013 | CHRISTINE VENDEL and GLENN E. RICE
    Robinson allegedly stole three vehicles in a pre-dawn crime spree that ended with his death inside a residential garage in the 9000 block of North Garfield Avenue in Kansas City, North. He allegedly fought with the homeowner, who killed him with two shotgun blasts after Robinson stole keys and tried to drive off in the family’s vehicle. The homeowner’s wife held their child and hid in a closet while calling 911 after Robinson broke into their home, police said.
  • Kansas City home owner shoots, kills intruder with shotgun

    09/04/2013 10:41:09 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Fox 4 ^ | September 4, 2013 | Sarah J. Clark and Kathy Quinn
    <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An early morning home invasion ended with the suspected intruder shot and killed.</p> <p>Police said a home owner in the 9000 block of N. Garfield in Kansas City, Mo., shot a man who broke into his home just after 5:30 Wednesday morning. The shooting victim suffered life-threatening injuries and died inside the residence. He was 20 years old. Police have not released his identity.</p>
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • 3 arrested at KC Zoo: Big crowds, big fights

    04/08/2013 9:24:21 PM PDT · by mykroar · 56 replies
    Fox4KC.com ^ | 4/8/2013 | Michelle Pekarsky and Rob Low
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two women and a teenage boy were arrested Sunday afternoon after a series of fights marred Free Day at the Kansas City Zoo. Kansas City, Missouri Police arrested 40-year old Minnie Davidson for resisting arrest. Another woman, Drucilla Davidson, 20, and a 15-year old boy were both charged with assault on a police officer. The largest fight took place at closing time in the parking lot near the main entrance. But Mary Summers from Independence, Mo., told FOX 4 there was also a huge brawl earlier in the day in the Africa section of the zoo....
  • High School To Collect Students’ Hair For Mandatory Drug Testing

    02/02/2013 7:59:46 AM PST · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    KMOX ^ | January 30, 2013 | Staff
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBS St. Louis) — A Kansas City high school will begin collecting hair from students to conduct mandatory drug tests. KSHB-TV reports that Rockhurst High School will start the random drug testing during the 2013-14 school year. “Our point is, if we do encounter a student who has made some bad decisions with drugs or alcohol, we will be able to intervene, get the parents involved, get him help if necessary, and then help him get back on a path of better decision making, healthier choices for his life,” Rockhurst Principal Greg Harkness told KSHB-TV. The school...
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
    memory hole reminder The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2004/10/27207/#615wufvA5oZXKuWK.99
  • Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium on lockdown after 2 shootings, (by KC Chiefs Player) reports say

    12/01/2012 8:09:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2012
    DEVELOPING: Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs, was placed on lockdown early Saturday morning after local reports of two shootings at the stadium.
  • Man dead, woman wounded at Kauffman Stadium

    09/14/2012 5:03:08 PM PDT · by ShorelineMike · 1 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9/14/2012 | Matt Campbell / Christine Vendel
    Kansas City police are investigating a double shooting — apparently an attempted murder and suicide — this afternoon in the parking lot at Kauffman Stadium.
  • Woman, 84, raped; husband, 93, savagely beaten inside home

    08/10/2012 8:55:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    WSMV ^ | 08/10/2012 | Dave Jordan, DeAnn Smith
    KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - An elderly couple is recovering Tuesday after they were brutally beaten inside their south Kansas City home. The woman was also raped, according to a police report. Tony L. Putman, 18, of Kansas City was charged with six felonies Tuesday afternoon. The charges include one count of rape and two counts of robbery. The couple's ordeal began about 1:30 p.m. Monday when a man broke into their home near 73rd Street and Campbell Avenue. Entry was gained through a basement window, which was broken. The 93-year-old man was home alone when the suspect began to...
  • KC teen charged with robbing, raping 84-year-old woman

    08/01/2012 10:28:58 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 58 replies
    kshb.com ^ | Posted: 07/31/2012 | By: 41 Action News Staff
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City teen has been charged with raping and robbing an 84-year-old woman. Tony L. Putman, 18, was charged Tuesday with forcible rape, second-degree robbery and felonious restraint. The alleged victim told police that she came home from running errands on Monday afternoon when she heard her 93-year-old husband moaning. When she went upstairs, she said the suspect tied her hands and demanded money. After she gave him several hundred dollars, he raped her and drove away from the house in her vehicle. The woman's husband, who had been hit in the face and tied...
  • Lidia's: The Search for New York Nirvana in Kansas City

    07/31/2012 2:09:15 PM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 2 replies
    Jeanette Pryor ^ | July 31, 2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    My husband was so homesick for Brooklyn that I resolved to find a New York-style restaurant here in Kansas City, a sort of “home away from home.” It would have to serve real Italian food, employ very loud waiters and feature at least one New York accent. In such a place an exile might find relief from the excesses of politeness, tranquility and non-homicidal drivers that plague the Midwest. Research beat a quick path to Lidia’s owned by the star of P.B.S.’s famed Lidia’s Italy. For weeks I poured over every cookbook the woman ever published. Culled from Kansas City’s...
  • Lidia's: The Search for New York Nirvana in Kansas City

    07/31/2012 2:09:12 PM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 28 replies
    Jeanette Pryor ^ | July 31, 2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    My husband was so homesick for Brooklyn that I resolved to find a New York-style restaurant here in Kansas City, a sort of “home away from home.” It would have to serve real Italian food, employ very loud waiters and feature at least one New York accent. In such a place an exile might find relief from the excesses of politeness, tranquility and non-homicidal drivers that plague the Midwest. Research beat a quick path to Lidia’s owned by the star of P.B.S.’s famed Lidia’s Italy. For weeks I poured over every cookbook the woman ever published. Culled from Kansas City’s...
  • Kansas City couple questions drug raid

    07/19/2012 3:27:34 PM PDT · by Altariel · 15 replies
    KCTV 5 (Kansas City) ^ | July 18, 2012 | Chris Oberholtz and Betsy Webster
    KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A Kansas City couple says the DEA busted down their front door, and they did absolutely nothing wrong. The address the DEA searched was in fact the one they got a warrant for, but the concern is about what sent the federal agents there - a photo and the GPS info attached to it. Shanila Jimerson was already suffering from wrist and knee pain when agents told her to hit the floor, and a panic attack set in. "All I seen was an AK and they say open the door," Jimerson said. "I started telling...
  • Jogger’s unexplained slaying stuns Missouri city (Duh... because he was white, Sherlock?)

    05/21/2012 8:00:13 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/18/12 | CNN Staff
    Harry Stone was on one of his usual jogs in a Kansas City suburb shortly before 7:30 a.m. Sunday when an approaching car slowed down and a passenger shot him. The vehicle kept going without stopping, and Stone, 60, later died at a hospital. Nearly a week later, police in Raytown, Missouri, say they have no suspects, and no one has any idea why he was targeted. He wasn’t robbed. He didn’t have any known enemies. And a gang-initiation hit appears implausible, Raytown police Capt. Ted Bowman said. “Even grasping at straws and imagining motives, we have been able to...
  • Jogger, 60, is gunned down in broad daylight by drive-by shooter who targeted him at random

    05/20/2012 5:33:48 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A 60-year-old man out for his morning jog in a quiet suburb of Kansas City was gunned down in a drive-by shooting that appears to be a purely random murder. It has been one week since someone in a passing car fired a single shot that struck Harry Stone. The car never slowed down and the driver continued speeding along, leaving Mr Stone to die on the side of the road in Raytown, Missouri. A law enforcement task force convened in the wake of the shooting suggested the killing could be some kind of gang initiation. However, police in the...
  • Two Intruders Break In, Woman Finds Gun, Kills One(MO)

    04/10/2012 6:53:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    fox4kc.com ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Michelle Pekarsky
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A young man died Monday afternoon after a woman says she shot him in self-defense after he put a gun to her head and locked her in a closet. Police say two young men, in their teens knocked on the woman’s door and asked to see a man. When the woman at the house in the 5800 block of Garfield told the men he wasn’t there, police say the men forced their way in, pointed a gun at the woman’s head, and put her in a closet. While they rummaged through her house, the woman, who...
  • Bank wants Missouri Rep. Cleaver [D-MO] to pay $1.5 million on car wash loan

    04/07/2012 12:46:12 PM PDT · by Justaham · 23 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 4/6/12 | Steve Kraske and Dave Helling
    U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's car wash headache is raging once again. The bank that loaned the Kansas City congressman and his wife $1.3 million in 2002 to buy the Grandview Auto Wash at 12204 Blue Ridge Extension is now demanding payment of more than $1.5 million, after the Cleavers repeatedly fell behind on repaying the loan. The suit, filed last week in Jackson County Circuit Court, said the demand for repayment came after three attempts to delay foreclosure. Bank of America also is seeking attorney’s fees and a receiver to protect collateral. “The Cleaver Company failed and refused, and continues...
  • Was Boy in K.C. Fire Attack Burned by His School's Racist Teaching?

    04/03/2012 7:48:02 AM PDT · by forty_years · 36 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | 07 March 2012 | SELWYN DUKE
    The boy raised his hand, eager to answer the question. “What would you know about it?” exclaimed the teacher dismissively. “You’re not our race.”This was not dialogue from a Hollywood movie. According to a woman named Melissa Coon, it was what a teacher at East High School in Kansas City told her 13-year-old son, Allen, when he attempted to answer a question during Black History Month. Coon identifies that teacher as Mrs. Karla Dorsey, who is black; Allen is white.As has already been reported, Allen was a victim of a vicious racial attack last week in which two older black...
  • Mother of teen who claims set on fire says 'we're being brushed off'

    03/27/2012 12:45:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    ksla.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | DeAnn Smith & Amy Anderson
    KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The mother of a 13-year-old boy who says he was set on fire by two teens said Monday that her son is having a difficult time after he suffered first-degree burns. "It's hard for him," the boy's mother told KCTV5 Monday. "It's hard for us as a family having to deal with this." Other media outlets have identified the boy's mother. KCTV5 is not doing so because the boy is a minor and no one has been charged. Part of the police investigation has included attempting to verify the veracity of the boy's claims. This...
  • Teen Set on Fire in Racial Attack; Media Silent

    03/01/2012 10:55:20 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 68 replies · 82+ views
    The New American ^ | 01 March 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    “This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.” So spewed the attackers of Melissa Coon’s 13-year-old son, as they doused him with gasoline and set him alight. Police, they say, are “investigating” whether this is a hate crime. Yes, and I’m investigating whether the media is biased and if hate-crime law is applied equally. I’ll get back to you on that — in about two paragraphs. The attack on the boy took place on the east side of Kansas City, Missouri. Fox 4 Kansas City provides some (sanitized) details, writing, “The victim is a student at...
  • Kansas slashes food aid for children of illegal immigrants

    01/21/2012 11:52:44 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Jan. 22, 2012 | LAURA BAUER
    Pedro moved to the Kansas City area about 13 years ago and has held the same job for 11. Though he sometimes struggles to pay bills, he knows most people think he should receive no public aid. He’s an illegal immigrant. He doesn’t deserve handouts. He understands that. “I’ve never asked for anything for myself,” said Pedro, who didn’t want his last name used to protect his family. “Never. I just work. Work hard.” A new debate swirling around Kansas, though, isn’t about Pedro. It’s about two of his three children. They were born here, and one day they will...
  • KC police decline to reduce parade costs for Occupy group

    12/23/2011 2:54:30 PM PST · by MissouriConservative · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | December 23, 2011 | MARK MORRIS
    If members of Occupy Kansas City want to march in the streets next week, they’ll need to pay a $4,100 fee for police protection, police commissioners announced Friday. ****snip**** Members of the movement have camped peacefully for months in a city park south of the Liberty Memorial. At a meeting earlier this month, a lawyer representing the group asked the police to waive the cost of having officers shut down traffic near Ninth and Main streets. The lawyer, Gina Chiala, said the march would be called “The death of the social safety net,” would involve about 100 people and would...
  • Missouri woman found fused to recliner in home

    11/09/2011 2:24:22 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.9, 2011 | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban Kansas City woman was left sitting in a vinyl recliner for so long that her skin had fused to the chair and she had to be pried out to be taken to a hospital after suffering an apparent stroke, authorities said. Carol F. Brown's adult son told a state official he had left his 74-year-old mother in the chair for five days without helping her get up to use the bathroom or bathe because he was honoring her wishes to die in her Independence home, according to court documents that described the woman...
  • Southwest Flight Lands After Cockpit Break-in Try (Ali Reza Shahsauri, Muslim...)

    10/18/2011 5:52:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/18/11 | Associated Press
    <p>A man has been arrested after witnesses reported that he became unruly while aboard a Southwest Airlines flight.</p>
  • Cain Wins Near-Majority in Presidential Straw Poll of National Federation of Republican Women

    10/03/2011 5:28:48 AM PDT · by Isara · 129 replies
    NFRW ^ | October 2, 2011 | NFRW
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In a presidential straw poll taken at the National Federation of Republican Women’s (NFRW) 36th Biennial Convention on Oct. 1, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain took a near-majority of the vote. Cain received 48.9 percent of the 505 total votes cast, with Rick Perry placing a distant second and Mitt Romney placing third. The poll featured nine Republican presidential candidates. ... Herman Cain – 48.9% Rick Perry – 14.1% Mitt Romney – 13.3% Newt Gingrich – 12.5% Rick Santorum – 6.9% Michele Bachmann – 1.4% Ron Paul – 0.6% Gary Johnson – 0.4% Jon Huntsman –...
  • Federal Authorities Probe Possible Terror Threat Around 9/11 Anniversary, Sources Say

    09/08/2011 4:40:57 PM PDT · by Vernon · 50 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 08, 2011 | By Mike Levine
    <p>DEVELOPING -- Federal authorities have come across what they believe may be a credible threat to the U.S. homeland surrounding the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, several sources tell Fox News.</p>
  • Thousands see crash that kills veteran pilot (Bryan Jensen)

    08/21/2011 10:30:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | August 20, 2011 | Mike Hendricks and Glenn E. Rice
    The pilot of the biplane that pancaked into the runway at Wheeler Downtown Airport before a stunned air show crowd Saturday described himself as obsessed with flying. Bryan Jensen grew up on a farm in Iowa, took his first flying lesson when he was 13, soloed on his 16th birthday and as an adult flew jumbo jets for Delta Air Lines, according to a website promoting his passion for aerobatic flying. He’d been a stunt pilot the past 15 years, when not in the captain’s seat of a 747.
  • Police: 3 Teens Injured In Plaza Shooting

    08/15/2011 7:54:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | August 15,2011 | kmbctv
    "Kansas City police said three teenagers were wounded in a shooting on the Country Club Plaza, intensifying talk about whether there should be a curfew in places like that in Kansas City. KMBC 9's Justin Robinson reports."
  • Police arrest dozens of protesters at Honeywell site in south Kansas City (Anti-nuke hippies)

    05/02/2011 1:50:09 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies
    Kansas City police arrested more than 50 protesters this morning as they peacefully marched onto the construction site of the billion-dollar Honeywell plant that will produce parts for nuclear bombs. Police warned the protesters several times to leave, but they refused. Police said the group waited until news cameras arrived and then walked in an orderly fashion toward the plant’s gates. When company officials closed the gates, the protesters surrounded a truck that was trying to leave the property. Protesters held hands and sang hymns before going peacefully with officers. Police transported the arrestees to police headquarters using a police...