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A Safe Haven for Former Prostitutes
January 9, 2011
Veronica's Voice, an organization founded by Kristy Childs, received an anonymous donation to establish a new home (location undisclosed) called Magdalene Manor as a safe haven for women and girls trying...
A Steady Site for Chitchat and Food: Browne's Has Been at Same Location for 100 Years
September 22, 2001
Photo and article about the history of Browne's Market and Deli, operating at 3300 Pennsylvania Avenue since 1901 and owned continuously by the Browne family, Irish immigrants.
Cause of School Fire Unknown
January 21, 2011
Damage to the unused Thacher Elementary School was estimated at $50,000. Located at Independence and Quincy avenues in the Northeast area, the school has been closed since summer 2009. The original structure...
Christ the King School to Close
April 15, 2013
Brief article on plans to close Christ the King Catholic School at 85th Street and Wornall Road after the end of the 2012-2013 academic year. The decision to close the school after 68 years of operation...
Church Owner is Trying to Forestall Wrecking Ball
December 18, 2010
Article about the Holy Name Catholic Church, located at 23rd Street and Benton Boulevard. Construction began on the church in 1911 and was completed in 1928 after a delay in funding. Now the structure...
Driving Like Crazy
November 21, 2014
Article announces that the corner of the building located at 401-403 Oak Street has collapsed after being struck by a car that was fleeing from police on the morning of Thursday, November 20, 2014. Witnesses...
Flood Heads This Way
June 8, 2011
Residents of Parkville, Missouri, piled up sandbags in preparation of flood waters that could surpass the records set in the 1993 flood. Includes a sidebar "Flood Forecast" which has a map and figures...
Forte Sworn in As KC Police Chief
October 14, 2011
Darryl Forte was sworn in as Kansas City's first black police chief at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center.
Gateway to the Past
October 10, 2007
Katie Allison tries to garner monetary support to save the crumbling brick and iron columns on the southwest and northwest corners of Meyer Boulevard and Wornall, the eastern entrance to Greenway Fields...
Half a Century on the Front Line
December 31, 2011
Article about Kansas City's longest serving firefighter, Louie Martin, who after 51 years has decided to retire. His last shift happened to be Thursday night's fire at the Westport Presbyterian Church....
History Lost In Blaze
December 30, 2011
The 107-year old Westport Presbyterian Church caught fire on December 29, 2011, devastating the community gathering place. Being one of the oldest churches in Kansas City, the congregation has gathered...
Miller Questions Witnesses
June 11, 2015
Article is about the courtroom examination of F. Glenn Miller Jr., who killed three people during a shooting spree at the Jewish Community Center and the Village Shalom care center in Overland Park, KS....
Museum, Neighbors at Odds Over Club
April 2, 2008
Article examining the dispute between the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Rockhill Tennis Club. The museum owns the tennis club property and wants to relocate offices to the club and use the surrounding...
Raging Fire Leaves KC Mosque in Ruins
March 1, 2011
A fire on February 28, 2011, destroyed a mosque located at 4608 St. John Avenue in the Northeast area of Kansas City. The mosque was housed in the former Gladstone Hall that was "built in 1914 and once...
Retired Judge Dean Dies
August 30, 2011
Retired Jackson County Circuit Judge K. Preston Dean II died August 27, 2011. “As an assistant Missouri attorney general, Dean headed that office’s criminal division and supervised a number of lawyers,...
These Bridges Could Be Yours – For Free
March 25, 2014
Article on the uncertain futures of the Platte Purchase and Fairfax bridges that span the Missouri River, connecting Wyandotte and Platte counties on U.S. 69. The bridges were originally constructed in...
Time to Pack Up, But a Few Resist
July 16, 2012
Article on the dispute over the the area from 26th to 27th Streets between Brooklyn and Prospect Avenues that will be razed for the new Police Department East Patrol station and crime lab. The majority...
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