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Activists Hold Community Memorial Service For Slain Kansas City Transgender Woman

Activists and LGBT community members held a memorial service for Tamara Dominguez, a 36-year-old transgender, Latina woman who was brutally run over three times in a parking lot Aug. 15. Dozens showed up to the service in Westport, which was organized by the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project and Una Lucha KC. Many placed red roses, a favorite of Dominguez's, on a pedestal next to an alter covered in candles and pictures. Randall Jenson with the Anti-Violence Project helped organize the...
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Hurricane Katrina's Impact On Kansas City

Kansas Citians who responded to the storm share memories and perspectives. We also retrace the musical pipeline from New Orleans to KC.

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Scott Hamilton On Being Happy

Olympian and cancer-survivor Scott Hamilton has overcome his share of challenges. Trace his incredible journey and find out how it shaped his outlook on life.

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Northland Little Store Owner Says New Food Truck 'Pod' Could Mean Trouble For Business

If you've been to Macken Park in North Kansas City recently you may have found yourself suddenly surrounded by food trucks. That's because of a of trial food truck "pod" program the city hopes will bring new tastes and visitors to North Kansas City. The Northland News reported last week that not everyone from North Kansas City is excited about this new gathering spot. Phil Shaver, the co-owner of The Little Store and Cafe, says the food truck "pod" could disastrously affect his historic...
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A former emergency room nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital has filed a federal “whistleblower” lawsuit alleging that the hospital falsified patient records to obtain higher Medicare and Medicaid payments.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. on behalf of Megen Duffy alleges that top hospital officials knew about the fraud, which began in 2007, and threatened to fire employees who objected.

A Johnson County, Kansas, jury is deliberating capital charges against Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., the white supremacist accused of killing three people last spring in an anti-Semitic shooting spree.

Cross had to be removed from the courtroom after the 17-member panel was whittled down to 12. He objected to how the court selected the alternates, by picking numbers out of a box.

But Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan, with whom Cross has clashed frequently, reminded Cross he agreed to the selection procession at an earlier hearing.

courtesy of A to Z Theatrical Supply and Service

After five decades in the Waldo neighborhood of Kansas City, A to Z Theatrical Supply and Service has moved to a long-vacant building in East Brookside. 

The company's new location at 800 East Meyer Boulevard — a former synagogue, and then later, a Pentecostal Church — combines retail space with a warehouse and shop.

A to Z got its start in 1959, and opened the 6,000-square-foot Waldo location in 1961. President Alex Perry says the company outgrew the space several years ago. 

Bill Brownlee / Plastic Sax

For decades, Kansas City's jazz community has celebrated Charlie Parker's birthday with a musical tribute at his grave site in Lincoln Cemetery.  In recent years that's taken the form of a "21 Sax Salute" — only with a lot of instruments besides saxophones, and a lot more than 21.

Susie Fagan / Heartland Health Monitor

A former emergency room nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital has filed a federal “whistleblower” lawsuit alleging that the hospital falsified patient records to obtain higher Medicare and Medicaid payments.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. on behalf of Megen Duffy alleges that top hospital officials knew about the fraud, which began in 2007, and threatened to fire employees who objected.

Amy Mayer

Farmers and agriculture officials are gearing up for another round of bird flu this fall, an outbreak they fear could be worse than the devastating spring crisis that hit egg layers and turkeys in the Midwest, wiped out entire farms and sent egg prices sky-high.

The potential target of the highly pathogenic avian flu this fall could be broilers, or meat chickens, as the outbreaks have been triggered and carried by wild birds, which will be flying south in great numbers this fall through several U.S. flyways.

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Mike Wilson, of Independence, Missouri, has a hectic schedule — he works long hours as a mail delivery driver, and he's married with three kids (with one more on the way).

So Wilson sneaks in time to write when he can.

"Late, really really late, or really really early," he explains. "(I write) before they're awake, or when they're asleep, when I get home."

Wilson’s work has been published in literary magazines such as The Allegheny Review and Midwestern Gothic, as well as on Tweed’s fiction blog.

Johnson County

University of Missouri-Kansas City students with a valid student ID can now ride Johnson County's bus lines for free.

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority expanded the service as part of its new focus on regional transportation since former Kansas City, Kansas Mayor Joe Reardon was hired as president.

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Fans of the NBA are mourning the death of Darryl Dawkins, the man known to many fans (and himself) as 'Chocolate Thunder.' Dawkins played 14 seasons in the NBA in the 1970s and 1980s, playing for Philadelphia, New Jersey, Utah and Detroit.

He died Thursday of an apparent heart attack in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was 58.

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Updated, 4:25 p.m. Friday:

The trial for accused Jewish Community Center shooter Frazier Glenn Cross Jr. will enter a second week.

Cross took the stand Friday to present his case, which included a long-winded rant about a Jewish plot to end the white race and a detailed retelling of what happened in the Jewish Community Center parking lot on April 13, 2014.

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