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Kansas City Schools Slammed With Lawsuit Over Transfers

Posted 02.27.2012 | Education

Five suburban school districts have filed suit to stop student transfers from Kansas City Public Schools to their districts until various issues like ...

Stranger With Big Heart Puts Diamond Ring in Salvation Army Kettle

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2012 | Weird News

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Talk about ringing in the holidays. An anonymous donor dropped a diamond and sapphire ring worth $2,000 into a Salv...

Amusement Parks Near Kansas City: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Chris Wessling | Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel

Amusement parks in Kansas City offer visitors a fun-filled way to spend a few hours or an entire day. From roller coasters to thrill rides to water ra...

Give Me Your Rich; Keep Those Poor Huddled Masses Away

Randy Turner | Posted 01.22.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

During the days State Sen. Cunningham's committee was in session, not one witness was called to address the real problem that faces students in these schools -- poverty.

Lawyer: Stolen Cell Phone Proves Baby Lisa's Parents Are Innocent

Posted 11.14.2011 | Crime

A lawyer representing the parents of missing Missouri baby Lisa Irwin says that a call made on a cell phone stolen the night the child vanished proves...

Following Through

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 01.08.2012 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Let's invest in our kids with affordable accessible arts experiences for the greater good of our society -- not a novel idea by any means, but a valid and easily realized one.

Baby Lisa Timeline: New Details About The Hours Before Infant's Disappearance

Posted 01.03.2012 | Crime

New details about the hours before Lisa Irwin's disappearance have painted a clearer picture of the missing Missouri infant's final night in her Kansa...

In the Halloween Queen's Court: A Conversation with Elvira, aka Cassandra Peterson

Dan Lybarger | Posted 12.30.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

At 60, Cassandra Peterson has practically become the Santa Claus of the 31st of October, so it was surprising to get a one-on-one conversation with her in costume last Thursday.

Baby Lisa Billboards Raise Awareness Of Missing Infant

AP | By BILL DRAPER | Posted 12.30.2011 | Crime

By BILL DRAPER, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nearly a decade ago, a suburban Kansas City man desperately searching for his teenage daughter...

The Catholic Church And Child Abuse: Deja Vu All Over Again

Michael Ruse | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Too often, established religion does make possible evil things and clearly the Kansas City situation is one such case. The authority and attitude of the bishop makes what happened all too possible and common.

FAA Halts Flights As Police Search For Baby Lisa Continues

Posted 12.18.2011 | Crime

As investigators searched a wooded area for missing Missouri infant Lisa Irwin on Tuesday, the FAA reportedly implemented a temporary flight restricti...

Lawyer: Baby LIsa's Mom Was Drunk, But Has 'Nothing To HIde'

AP | MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER | Posted 12.18.2011 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police said Tuesday that the parents of a missing baby have not sat down face-to-face with investigators since Oc...

Baby Lisa's Parents Hire Attorney Who Defended Joran Van Der Sloot

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Associated Press) -- The mother of a missing Kansas City baby said Monday that she was drunk when her daughter disappeared, may have...

WATCH: Mom Says She Was Drunk When Baby Lisa Vanished

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.17.2011 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The mother of a baby who went missing from her Kansas City home two weeks ago says she was drunk when the girl disappeared. Deb...

WATCH: Family Of Missing Baby Lisa Irwin Releases Home Videos

Posted 12.14.2011 | Crime

Relatives of Lisa Irwin, a 10-month old baby who was allegedly stolen from her crib, posted home videos of the infant on YouTube to help the search. ...

Many Searches, Few Clues In Baby Lisa's Disappearance

AP | MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER and BILL DRAPER | Posted 12.12.2011 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Associated Press) -- Authorities searching for a missing baby in Kansas City have marched shoulder-to-shoulder through acres of wood...

Arrest Of Baby Lisa's Mother 'Inevitable,' Irwin Family Says

Posted 12.11.2011 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Associated Press / The Huffington Post) — Kansas City authorities searched a cistern at a vacant house Tuesday but came up empty a...

Statistics Show Missing Mo. Baby Unlikely Taken By Stranger

Posted 12.09.2011 | Crime

By BILL DRAPER, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Decades of statistics on infant abductions in the U.S. suggest one of the least likely scenar...

FBI Searches Landfill For Missing Missouri Baby

AP | By MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER | Posted 12.08.2011 | Crime

By MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- FBI agents scoured a Kansas landfill for the second time this week as the search for ...

Mom Of Missing Baby Says Police Accused Her

Posted 12.07.2011 | Crime

By MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The mother of a 10-month-old girl who went missing from their Kansas City home said ...

Parents Of Missing 10-Month-Old Stop Cooperating

AP | MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER and BILL DRAPER | Posted 12.06.2011 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The parents of a missing 10-month-old Missouri girl are no longer cooperating with investigators, police said late Thursday &...

Returning to Kansas City

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

At a time when most cities are reducing investment in the arts, how refreshing it is to be in Kansas City where the arts are flourishing.

Recovery Schools Chief Defends Record In Kansas City

The Detroit News | Jennifer Chambers | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

The new leader of a Michigan recovery system for failing schools defended his record in Kansas City on Wednesday, a day after the district he used to ...

Kansas City Here It Comes: A New Nuclear Weapons Plant!

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Lawrence Wittner

Should the U.S. government be building more nuclear weapons? Residents of Kansas City, Missouri don't appear to think so, for they are engaged in a bitter fight against the construction of a new nuclear weapons plant in their community.

Source: Ex-NYPD Officer Detained At KC Airport

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 11.12.2011 | Travel

By BILL DRAPER, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man has been detained after he tried to get through security at Kansas City's main airport w...