UMKC Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal spoke to the Star's Editorial Board on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, about the ongoing investigation into allegations of student exploitation by School of Pharmacy Professor Ashim Mitra. Professor Mitra has been suspended.
The Plaza Lighting Ceremony began in 1925 when the head of the Nichols Company maintenance operation, Charles Pitrat, placed a single six-foot strand of light bulbs across the doorway of the Plaza’s first building.
On Oct. 21, 2018, a Kansas City police van slammed into three vehicles, killing 17-year-old Chandan Rajanna, on Interstate 435 near Stadium Drive. Here's a re-creation of the accident according to the police report.
While hearing comments from Triveece Penelton, a city planner with Kansas City consulting company Vireo, Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp says 'I don’t what you to think I’m picking on you, because we’re part of the master race.'
Leavenworth Co. Commissioner Louis Klemp comments on Robert E. Lee, slavery, Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington and Abraham Lincoln during an eight minute response while the commission was discussing holidays during a Nov. 30, 2017 meeting.
The Camp Fire began on Nov. 8, 2018, and has since become the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Drone footage shows the fire destruction, with home after home lost, in Paradise, California.