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Students at these Missouri schools will go four days a week, adding to a trend

Two Missouri school boards this week adopted a four-day school week for students - adding to the increasing number of districts opting for a nontraditional schedule. In the 2018-19 school year, students in Plattsburg, in Clinton County north of Liberty, and Warsaw, in central Missouri, will start at

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-03-23 19:49:00

Man charged in connection to death of child on Schlitterbahn waterslide

KANSAS CITY, Kansas - A man has been charged in connection to the 2016 death of Caleb Schwab on the Verruckt Waterslide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Tyler A. Miles, 29, has been charged with one count of felony involuntary manslaughter in Wyandotte County District Court. He's scheduled to make his fi

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-03-23 18:31:42

Glass pipe discovery smokes out meth conviction

A rural Effingham man is possibly facing some prison time after he was convicted on a felony drug charge Friday in district court. Glen E. Ballard, 58, pleaded guilty to one felony count possession of methamphetamine in connection with residue discovered on a glass smoking pipe that belonged to him.

ATCHISONGLOBENOW.COM - 2018-03-23 20:01:00

Redmen track looking to continue success

Strength in numbers will be a key theme for the Atchison High School track and field team once again this season. AHS has 10 seniors leading the way and many of them have state-qualifying experience. Head Coach Nic Stillwell will rely on Arhianna Franklin, Talia Rawls, Libby Harper, Teagan Hanson on

ATCHISONGLOBENOW.COM - 2018-03-24 17:16:00

Western to host city election candidates

Buy Now Primary candidates running for mayor and City Council took part in a forum at Missouri Western State University on Jan. 30. Candidates running in the general election have been invited back for another forum next week.File photo Candidates running for mayor and city council positions will me

NEWSPRESSNOW.COM - 2018-03-23 21:37:00

Care worker facing mistreatment charge

ATCHISON, Kansas - A staffer at an Atchison care facility faces a felony charge in connection with an incident involving an elderly man who is reportedly a patient there. Tammy L. Puckett, 38, faces one count of mistreatment of a dependent adult. Police arrested Puckett Thursday night at Medicalodge

NEWSPRESSNOW.COM - 2018-03-23 21:54:00

Former Schlitterbahn executive facing manslaughter charge in Verruckt death

Tyler Miles is being held in the Wyandotte County Jail Updated: 1:10 PM CDT Mar 23, 2018 A former Schlitterbahn executive is facing a manslaughter charge. Tyler Miles was booked in the Wyandotte County Jail Friday morning just before 10 a.m. He is being held on a $50,000 bond. A statement from t

KMBC.COM - 2018-03-23 18:10:00

Traffic stop results in three arrests

Three people were arrested for drug-related offenses following a traffic stop in north Leavenworth, a police official said. Three people were arrested for drug-related offenses following a traffic stop in north Leavenworth, a police official said. The traffic stop occurred at about 11:50 p.m. Tuesda

LEAVENWORTH TIMES - 2018-03-23 13:17:58

U.S. Route 36 Project to Begin

OSBORN, Mo. - A resurfacing and realignment project in DeKalb and Caldwell counties is set to begin soon. Contractor crews from Herzog Contracting Corporation, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, plan to begin the first phase of this multi-phase project on Monday, March 19. The f


U.S. Bank robbed inside Truman Medical Center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - FBI agents said a suspect managed to rob a bank inside Truman Medical Center. Police and FBI were called to the hospital just after 10 a.m. Wednesday on a reported bank robbery at the U.S. Bank. An FBI spokeswoman said the suspect approached the counter and demanded money. He told


Kansas City man identified as victim in Wednesday homicide in Independence

Independence police on Thursday identified a 30-year-old Kansas City man as the victim of a fatal shooting reported Wednesday night in the 16600 block of East 28th Place. Christopher A. Harris Jr. was found shot and killed late Wednesday in front of a home, according to police. Detectives were loo


Plattsburg artist prepares for solo showing in 2019

Before Laurel DeFreece and her husband, Kenny, moved out here, the couple used spray paint to mark the dimensions of their future home - how the kitchen door would open up into the prairie grass, the windows that would face toward the Little Platte River, and how Laurel's studio would sit in the hou


Race to the wire in PA: Trump embarrassment or close call?

The icing of a cake at the election returns party has an image of Republican Rick Saccone, right, and his wife Yong Saccone in the center at the ballroom of the Youghiogheny Country Club as a crowd awaits returns in the special election for the Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District seat vacated b


Trees placed in lakes for fish habitat

Katie Peterson | Staff Writer Volunteers from the Fort Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club, Boy Scout Troop 366 and local fishing clubs helped Larry Stoafer, Rod and Cun Club fishing coordinator, prepare and place more than 100 Christmas trees into Merritt and Smith lakes March 11. Neil Bass, natural resou


Two people found dead in burning house on Kansas City's East Side, reports say

Firefighters found two people dead inside a burning house on Kansas City's East Side, according to reports. The house appeared to have been divided into two apartments. The people on the lower level escaped unharmed. This Google Maps Street View image is from August 2014. Google Maps Firefighters fo