Kansas City, Mo. – Fifteen criminal charges dealing with rapes in and around the Waldo area are filed against one man. They are not for crimes last year and this, but for attacks more than 25 years ago. Law enforcers are very careful what they say about the freshest assaults.
Kansas City Police Chief Jim Corwin will only call 52 year old Bernard Jackson a 'person of interest' in the five rapes between last September and this February.
Kansas City Symphony executive director Frank Byrne returns with some favorite new classical music recordings. His picks include music from composers Antonio Salieri, Pablo de Sarasate, Igor Stravinsky, Richard Wagner, and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Like the crack of a champagne bottle against the bow of a ship, a menagerie of actors, artists and musicians are launching a new performance space within the skeleton of a an old car showroom this weekend. Called The Living Room, it's the newest venue in the Crossroads District to house a mix of performance styles. And when the yet unnamed company invited reporters down to the space for a preview recently, KCUR's Steve Walker took the bait.
Kansas City, Mo. – The Kansas City city has tentatively agreed to support Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders' transit plan.
Sanders and TranSystems consultant Jim Terry told the council Thursday that by using existing and abandoned rail routes, the tri-county Missouri side of the metro area can have a 134-mile rail-based transit system for about a billion dollars - 8 million a mile.
The system could be expanded to include Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, and would be based on a Union Station hub.
Jefferson City, Mo. – A revised bill that would require insurance companies to cover some of the cost of therapy for children with autism has passed the Missouri Senate.
The bill mandates that health insurance companies provide up to $45,000 a year in coverage for kids with autism age 18 and younger. That's $10,000 a year less than the original Senate bill, and it drops those ages 19 and 20 from being eligible.