Five former Chiefs players sued the team over the long-term effects of football field concussions. Attorney Kenneth McClain said his clients won't get much relief under an earlier NFL settlement. McClain adds that the suit is possible because of a particular provision of Missouri law and that it is possible the St. Louis Rams will face a similar lawsuit
Sporting KC prepares for MLS soccer championship game
The Chiefs made it nine in a row. Kansas City won a big convention. And Jackson County turned down the idea of a sales tax for medical research. Those are some of the stories we revisit on KCUR's Saturday News Review.
Sales tax proposals soundly defeated
Eighty-four percent of Jackson Countians who voted Tuesday voted against a half-cent sales tax for medical research.
A school funding lawsuit by Shawnee Mission District parents survived a dismissal attempt. Kansas City bought four streetcars. And former Congressman Ike Skelton died. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
The Chiefs were number one. And the Kansas City, Missouri School District got another accreditation disappointment. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
Sexual assault used to be such a taboo issue that it wasn’t even covered by the media. Those affected by sexual assault would often hide in shame, but as it has becomes more public, young people are flocking to their Facebook and Twitter accounts to call names and take sides.
The Chiefs set a record. Phill Kline indefinitely lost his Kansas law license. And a Maryville rape case got national attention, thanks to Kansas City reporters. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.
Special prosecutor to reopen Maryville teen rape case
The Kansas Supreme Court listened to arguments on school funding. Overland Park voters extended a sales tax. And tax incentives were approved for Kansas City's biggest office complex ever. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.
Council approves Bannister renewal incentives
Cerner estimates the cost of its Bannister Mall area redevelopment project at $4.3 billion, more than half of which is underwritten by tax breaks from Kansas City and the State of Missouri.
The Kansas City Star recently changed the way visitors to their website can comment on stories. Commentors must now login to the system using a Facebook account, and their comments will be displayed using the name and photograph attached to that account.
"Facebook has a vested interest in making sure that the people using Facebook are real people," says Derek Donovan, public editor at the Kansas City Star. "This site is, or at least tries to be aggressive about weeding out fake accounts and also spamming accounts."
The Missouri Supreme Court looked at the state's school transfer law. Day traffic on the health insurance exchanges. And the shutdown idled thousands of Kansas City federal workers. Steve Bell recaps those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
Shutdown furloughs most of KC's 27,000 federal employees
The legislature overrode 10 Jay Nixon vetoes, but couldn't reverse the vetoes of tax cuts and gun rights bills. And sentencing day came for a former priest who took lurid pictures of little girls. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
Former priest Ratigan gets 50 years
Defrocked priest Shawn Ratigan was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison.
The Hall Family Foundation pledged a big grant with strings attached and leaders listened as area citizens spoke their mind on a WalMart, a retirement home and military involvement in Syria. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.
Kansas City got a $20 million grant for the downtown streetcar system. And the Kansas City city council decided on a slightly scaled back new crime lab. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.
Council approves bonds for compromise-size crime lab
City council finance chair Jan Marcason said “the best minds in the city” tried and tried to figure out how to build the 71,000 square-foot crime lab Kansas City, Missouri police wanted, but just couldn't come up with an acceptable way to pay off the bonds.
Governor Sam Brownback appointed an appellate court judge, but wouldn't identify the candidates he considered. And Kansas City schools got a much-improved report card. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week.
KC schools show gains; but no accreditation this time
A city councilman fessed up to sexting. A rodeo clown sparked a nationwide controversy. And a federal agency blamed the JJ's Restaurant fire on a drilling contractor. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories.
Contractor Cited in Plaza Blast And Fire
OSHA fined the company that broke the gas line that led to the February Plaza explosion and fire $161,000 and put them on a list of severe safety violators.
The contract drilling company suspected of opening a gas line before JJ’s Restaurant blew up in February will fight OSHA sanctions and fines. One woman was killed in the explosion at the edge of Country Club Plaza.
A redevelopment plan for the Bannister mall site moves ahead. The immigration debate heats up in Topeka at a forum hosted by Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins. A new fund aims to increase digital literacy in Kansas City.
Ford put another 900 workers on the Claycomo line. And challengers of Kansas City's downtown streetcar system were rebuffed by another court. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories.
Family and friends come and go as they pay their respects at Elmwood Cemetery, but one visitor lived on the grassy grounds her whole life.
Ella was a two-year-old deer born in the courtyard of one of Elmwood's mausoleums. The volunteers who run the cemetery, located at Truman Road and Hardesty Avenue, say they don't know exactly where she came from. About three months after she was born, her mother strayed away from the grounds and was struck by a car.
Cerner Corporation announced plans for a major redevelopment of the old Bannister Mall site. And the city reveled in the glory of another All-Star Game. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.
MLS All-Star Game makes its point: KC is a big soccer town
The Kansas City, Missouri council votes to join the race for the GOP convention. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is looking at separate rules for voting in state and federal regulations. Missouri is letting people choose to ban themselves from winning the lottery.
The Major League Soccer All Stars fall to AS Roma 3-1 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. A crowd packs a hearing in southern Mo. over the federal Blueways designation. The Kansas City council passes a bullying ordinance.
Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones says it’s unlikely that they will attempt to override a veto of a tax bill. On the day of the Major League Soccer all-star game, Sporting Kansas City is prepared for more growth in local soccer. Three children were hurt after a vehicle crashed into a daycare building.
Wells are running dry in western Kansas as the drought enters its third year. Some 150 fast food workers kicked off a two-day strike Monday. Major League Soccer All Stars arrived in Kansas City for the All Star game.