Frazier Glenn Cross, the suspect in Sunday's shootings, is being held at the Johnson County Detention Center without bond. Kristi Bergeron, of the District Attorney's Office in Johnson County said he will not be arraigned Monday.
He will face both federal and state charges.
Updated 10:36 a.m.:
The Children's Center for the Visually Impaired released this statement:
For decades, Troost Avenue has symbolized racial separation, income disparity and vast differences in home value as well as frequency of crime. But it's only a street. And at one time, it happened to be quite a prosperous street.
Hosted by Monroe Dodd, this discussion explores the specific decisions, both national and local, that laid the groundwork for Troost's transformation into a major metropolitan divide. Personal stories from a longtime resident contribute to this conversation.
1940 was a pivotal year for Kansas City. Tom Pendergast’s rule through corruption and debauchery had crumbled, leaving the new local government to reform a city hungry for jazz and liquor.
On Thursday's Up to Date, we examine how Kansas City was different in the World War II era. On the way, we take a look at how the “Paris of the Plains” changed from a den of iniquity to the city we know today.
The Missouri River is a significant natural resource for our community. It is a place for recreation and enjoyment, and it provides farmers with water for their crops. The "Big Muddy" is also home to a diverse ecosystem, including the pallid sturgeon. On today's Central Standard, we discuss the history of the Missouri River, its wildlife and efforts to protect it.
Spring has arrived in the Midwest and there are many wonders of nature to explore in our area. On today's Central Standard, our Kansas City nature experts discuss spring peeper and western chorus frogs, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, plus some natural features that really shine in the spring.
Also, our experts suggest ideal locations in and around Kansas City to enjoy the new season's natural beauties.
Below are some great spots to explore nature and see wildlife in the spring:
Middle of the Map Fest starts tonight with the music portion in Westport. The festival will continue with forum next weekend and wrap up with film April 16-20. On today's Central Standard, a Middle of the Map Fest co-founder discusses what to expect from local and national musicians in Kansas City this weekend. Plus, KCUR's Laura Ziegler is here with Royals predictions for this week's Tell KCUR.
Chris Haghirian, co-founder of Middle of the Map Fest
Right off the bat, you know one thing about everyone who’s part of the 49-63 neighborhood coalition — a collective of residential associations in Kansas City, Mo. They all live between 49th and 63rd Streets.
It’s their east–west borders that may be most interesting, however. Those lines are Paseo and Oak.
Eds note: This is the first in an ongoing series called “Going to Kansas City” in which we share the personal stories of how people came to Kansas City — and why they stayed.
"I don't think it really hit me until the day we left," says Natalie Skadra of her move from Durham, N.C., to Kansas City in 2006. "I cried. Like tears that I don't normally cry. It was a very difficult, painful move."
But things have changed since that day more than seven years ago.
The nation’s largest education and advocacy group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has recognized Children’s Mercy Hospital for its progressive policies toward LGBT patients, employees, and families.
The Human Rights Campaign will honor Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, Mo., with the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Award.
In an age before the internet—and in an environment that in some ways promoted isolation and disconnection—African-Americans in Kansas City in the early 20th century still found ways to find connection and community.
Churches and social clubs have been called the “glue” that held the black community together, alongside families and schools, and a new exhibit at the Black Archives of Mid-America chronicles some of that important history.
Michael Sweeney, collection librarian for the Black Archives of Mid-America
Eds note: This look at the Troost corridor is part of KCUR's months-long examination of how geographic borders affect our daily lives in Kansas City. KCUR will go Beyond Our Bordersand spark a community conversation through social outreach and innovative journalism.
We will share the history of these lines, how the borders affect the current Kansas City experience and what’s being done to bridge or dissolve them.
Mayor Sly James delivered his state of the city address Monday to around 400 high school students at Park Hill High School in Kansas City, Mo.
Part of the Mayor's message involved teens and raucous crowds on the Plaza and at the Zoo. James says young people are a strategic investment.
“It’s clear to me that young people need to have some level of guidance. They need good role models. They need solid direction. They need hope," said James. "They need a quality education and they need to know somebody out there gives a damn about them."
What do you want to know about Central Standard's new host, Gina Kaufmann? Tweet us your question at the #TellKCUR hashtag. We'll ask listener questions during a live interview with Gina at 10 a.m. Thursday on kcur.org.
Saundra Hayes is a resident of Manheim Park situated on the east side of Troost in Kansas City. In this edition of 90-Mile View, Saundra and Steve Kraske talk about the effects the Green Impact Zone has had on her neighborhood and what it will take to keep the momentum built by the project going.