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Kearney middle school instructor Mindy Gray wins state STEM honor

Educator honored: Kearney Middle School teacher Mindy Gray has been named the 2017 Outstanding Project Lead the Way Gateway Teacher. She has been with the district since 2006 as the Gateway to Technology instructor. Gateway to Technology is a program for middle-school students designed to encourage


Platte County's Ben Ferrel Museum gets in the holiday spirit

The Ben Ferrel Museum, 220 Ferrel Street in Platte City, has been decorated for the holidays, using traditional holiday decorations dating from the 1800s. The Museum, which was built as a home in 1882 by Frederic Krause, will be open for a free tour from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 22. Tickets for admission

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2017-11-18 05:55:00

KC company comes to Liberty couple's rescue in time for Thanksgiving after previous contractor disappoints

LIBERTY, Mo. -- The last time Fox 4 Problem Solvers visited Eric and Sabrena Flickinger's Liberty home, their brand new patio had serious issues. "It's very depressing looking at it," said Sabrena, pointing to the rough and uneven surface. The Flickingers had paid thousands of dollars for what was t

FOX4KC.COM - 2017-11-18 04:05:13

Judge won't dismiss lawsuit tied to fiery Jeep Liberty crash

The family of a pregnant woman who died in a rear-end crash while in a Jeep Liberty has cleared a hurdle in a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler. A federal judge in Detroit refused to dismiss a lawsuit Thursday filed by the estate of Kayla White. The 23-year-old Detroit-area woman was killed in 2014 when


Butler man killed in single vehicle rollover on I-49

CASS COUNTY, Mo. - A 23 year-old Butler man was killed in a single vehicle rollover on I-49 near the Harrisonville exit early Sunday morning. The Missouri Highway Patrol says Alexander M. Jenkins was driving a 2004 Jeep southbound on I-49 when he traveled off the left side of the roadway, hit a guar

KSHB.COM - 2017-11-19 13:40:25

Independence man charged after leading police on chase, threatening officer with rifle

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - An Independence man is facing charges after threatening a Lee's Summit officer with a rifle after a police chase Friday. Richard Connely, 30, was charged in Jackson County with first-degree assault and armed criminal action, prosecutors said. Around 4:30 a.m. Friday, officers rec

FOX4KC.COM - 2017-11-18 03:59:36

'Scooter gang' of teens stealing property from Kansas City homes and cars has residents frustrated

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - They're speeding on scooters and stealing whatever they can. Some Kansas City residents say the "scooter gang" has been around for years - but it couldn't be that long, judging by their age. Now, mounting evidence might actually get these kids caught. A group of contractors were b

FOX4KC.COM - 2017-11-17 22:52:24

Kansas City baby defying the odds after being born at 21 weeks & six days

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Premature birth is the number one killer of babies, and for the first time in eight years, March of Dimes says more children are being born prematurely. Walk into the NICU at St. Luke's and you'll find little Eliora. She is nearly eight pounds, and her parents say she is a mirac


Suit aims at insurance companies

Major health insurance companies are accused of putting profits over patients suffering from Lyme disease in a lawsuit filed recently in a Texarkana, Texas, federal court. The suit alleges companies including Blue Cross, Kaiser and Aetna violated RICO and anti-trust laws when conspiring with physici

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-19 05:53:06

Surgeon will cover use of new technology

The CHRISTUS St. Michael Center for Joint Replacement will present a free community luncheon seminar, "Total Knee Replacement: The Latest Technology" at noon on Dec. 1 in the North Conference Center at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, 2600 St. Michael Drive, Texarkana, Texas. Dr. Harold Weems, or

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-18 05:01:11

Local church safety in the spotlight

Approximately 100 people attend the church security and active shooter training course Thurs-day night at the Texarkana, Texas, Police Department's training center. (Photo courtesy of Tiffany Brown) Scores of area pastors and church staff members filled the Texarkana, Texas, Police Department's tra


Court affirms sentence of Cass County man who filmed girl in shower

The 6th District Court of Appeals in Texarkana has affirmed the conviction and two-year prison sentence assessed to a Cass County man who secretly filmed his girlfriend's daughter undressing in a bathroom. Jared Wade Dee was found guilty of invasive video recording by a Cass County jury in April and


PLACE lectures slated for today and Monday

Dr. Del Doughty, dean of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education, will present "Comic Improv: The Migration of an Idea" at 11 a.m. today in University Center 326 on the A&M-Texarkana campus at 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas. In his lecture, Doughty will trace the history of improvisation


Dillard's reopens its doors

Dillard's department store celebrated its grand reopening Thursday morning at Central Mall with a ribbon cutting, drawings and gift cards from $10 to $500 for the first 200 people through the door. The 42,000 foot expansion and complete remodel of the existing store allows for space to feature more


Arkansas side weighs rate hike for trash collection

The cost of garbage collection could increase for Texarkana, Ark., residents beginning next year. At its regular meeting Monday, the city Board of Directors will consider an increase of $2 per month in its residential solid waste collection fee. Richardson Waste II requested a rate increase of $1 in

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-19 05:25:58

Hearing cleans up trial record

A Texarkana woman sentenced last year to life without parole for murdering a fellow square dancer was back in Miller County, Ark., for a court hearing Friday afternoon. Virginia Ann Hyatt, 69, sat in a wheelchair as a member of the Miller County Sheriff's Office pushed her into the courtroom Friday

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-18 06:18:58

Warrant issued for witness in Ventura murder trial

A warrant was issued for a woman expected to appear as a witness in the retrial of a Ventura man accused of murder, according to Ventura County Superior Court records. The onetime girlfriend of defendant Michael Bresnak failed to appear in court Thursday as the prosecution was calling witnesses to

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-11-18 09:16:20

Oxnard checkpoint snares 8 accused of DUI

Oxnard police made eight arrests of drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at a checkpoint Friday night, authorities said. The event ran from 8 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday. Officers first set up in the southbound lanes of Ventura Road near Devonshire Drive, between Gon

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-11-19 00:09:39

Affordable housing and parking issues plague two Oxnard condo projects

A couple of condominium projects planned in Oxnard needed approval this past week and council members expressed qualms about both. On a split vote, the council approved a 50-unit townhome project on a vacant lot on the corner of Wooley Road and Harbor Boulevard. Instead of building five affordable h

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-11-19 16:07:07

Carpenters' tunes return with vinyl remasters

In AP exclusive, Richard Carpenter discusses the resurgence in popularity of the vinyl record, new Carpenters vinyl remasters, and he reflects on the enduring popularity and legacy of the music created with his late sister Karen. (Nov. 16) AP Carpenters fans have a dozen reasons to be on top of the

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-11-19 19:00:03