More than a quarter of Missouri's population lives in rural areas. The series "My Life, My Town" documents the lives ofteenagers from small Missouri towns. These are the youth who make up the future of rural life -- IF they decide to stay.
When South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan on July 9th 2011, it was the outcome of a peace deal that ended Africa’s longest running civil war; a war that resulted in millions of lives lost to ethnic and religious warfare. On this Central Standard, we explore the community of Sudanese refugees who now live in Kansas City.
By her own admission, Michelle Obama is first and foremost a mother. However, as the first African-American First Lady of the United States, history is sure to see her as more, advocate and champion included.
Newspaper publisher Sarah Kessinger keeps a close eye on the goings-on in her neck of the woods, in and around Marshall County, Kansas so it didn't escape her notice when an area resident made it to national TV.
After the two snowstorms that slammed Kansas City, even the bravest of winter weather enthusiasts found their schedules disrupted. A lot of people spent their snow days digging their way out. But besides shoveling, many locals did something unanticipated, whether it was dealing with the loneliness of a power outage, or kicking back to play Call of Duty.
Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 10:48 am
Nearly $152,000 has been donated online to help Billy Ray Harris, a homeless man in Kansas City who returned an engagement ring to the woman who accidentally left it in a cup he uses to collect change.
Judging by the lineup at the bar a few blocks from JJ’s last night, you might think you were at the longtime establishment. A lot of employees and regulars met up at Coal Vines on the Plaza, including James Potter.
The best eye-witnesses to the explosion at JJ’s yesterday were also the people who were in the most danger – the restaurant’s workers. Bartenders, busboys, a hostess and others were the last ones out of that burning building.
Up To Date's Steve Kraske talked Wednesday morning with David Frantze, co-owner of JJ's restaurant. A gas explosion Tuesday evening caused a fire that destroyed the restaurant, killing at least one person and injuring at least 14 others.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
David Frantze: Steve, it’s been a pretty rough time for the entire JJ’s family.
The last time Patricia Porsche was with us we learned why she became homeless by choice. When we left off Trish had just worked her way back to being employed and out of a women's shelter. Today we hear the rest of her story.
When we first met Officer Nicole Wright last December we learned why this Kansas City, Mo. native chose to serve on the force and in the neighborhood where she grew up. Today Nicole returns to tell us about her first call of a day back in January that turned out to be her last call of the day.
At the corner of Roe Avenue and Johnson Drive facing Shawnee Mission Parkway, if you look to north side of the street, you see Roeland Park. There are sparsely inhabited businesses, including a cremation center and weight loss store, facing a weed- and dirt-filled lot on the Mission side of Johnson Drive. This empty lot will be the new Walmart and Gateway Development expected to open in 2014. It will close the Roeland Park Walmart store located 8/10 of a mile away down Roe Avenue. Walmart is the number one sales tax generator in Roeland Park.
Kansas City is the home base for several big religious groups, like the Church of the Nazarene and the Community of Christ Latter Day Saints Church. But our city can also boast being the hometown of a saint.
Being raised to be self-sufficient, gaining the rank of Sergeant during six years of military service and maintaining employment as an experienced office worker doesn't add up to homelessness for most of us. Before 2007 Patricia Porsche probably would have agreed with you.
Maybe 2009 wasn't the best year to decide to become a full-time dairy farmer but Eric Neill had waited long enough. Despite the economic downturn and some severe weather, Eric exhibits the optimism for which farmers and ranchers are known.