Most talked about Kansas City Star stories

Sheriff: Using grenades made Missouri strip club raid safer — The Pulaski County sheriff is defending the use of flash-bang grenades in a raid on a cabaret club that had 50-60 people inside.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @RWMann: Boom boom room MT @NYTjamescobb: Missouri sheriff says tossing flash-bang grenades into strip club made raid safer.…

Oct 24, 2014

In Missouri, sheriff says tossing flash-bang grenades into strip club made raid safer.…

Omar Infante battles through pain and emerges on offense for Royals — Omar Infante's World Series homer Wednesday night offered a glint of hope for a Royals club always in need of offense. After months of shoulder discomfort and ineffective at-bats, Infante hopes he can again resemble the player the Royals thought they acquired in free agency last winter.
Oct 24, 2014

Omar Infante says he has been taking oral doses of Toradol to help with the pain in his right shoulder.…

Two dead, including gunman, in high school shooting near Seattle — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least one person and wounding four other students, officials said. The gunman also died in the attack.
Oct 24, 2014

Shameless NRA, gutless Congress and gun nuts everywhere have more blood on their hands today.…

Could the World Series turn Kansas elections toward Republican incumbents? — Research suggests that when local teams do well, the glow of victory boosts the re-election chances for incumbents, which would be good news for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts.

Chiefs safety Eric Berry is questionable for Sunday’s game vs. Rams — Chiefs coach Andy Reid said safety Eric Berry, who has missed the last four games with a high ankle sprain, will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Diane Stafford: Learning about a job-specific online degree option for some adults — Online education isn't for everyone, but people in some professions, notably teaching, information technology, nursing and business, may find value through Western Governors University.
Oct 24, 2014

Online degrees aren't for everyone, but here's an option for "adult learners" in some professions.…

Democrat Davis losing ground to Brownback in Kansas governor’s race — After lifting the spirits of Kansas Democrats eager to oust conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback over his aggressive tax-cutting experiment, challenger Paul Davis appears to be losing ground as the state's GOP loyalties and a hail of negative television ads take their toll.
Oct 24, 2014

Or ... not.… MT @KCStar Democrat Davis losing ground to Brownback in Kansas governor’s race:…

Easy Halloween costumes that just scream 2014 — Angelina Jolie's wedding dress? The Ice Bucket Challenge? Dare we say it: Ebola? Here are ideas that reflect the current zeitgeist. (Or should we say frightgeist?)

Driver smashes Oklahoma Capitol’s Ten Commandments statue — Someone drove up a ramp near the Oklahoma Capitol steps overnight and into a disputed granite monument of the Ten Commandments, smashing it to pieces in an apparent act of vandalism, authorities said.
Oct 24, 2014

Somebody drove into & destroyed the controversial 10 Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol.…

Live chat: Talk Chiefs with Terez A. Paylor at noon today — Terez A. Paylor, who covers the Kansas City Chiefs, for The Star, will be answering questions about the team in a chat at noon today. Leave your questions here.
Show 7 more tweets from Terez Paylor, Terez Paylor and others...

A memory unleashed: There was a victory parade in Kansas City, and I saved Willie Wilson’s life — Well, I know a 2014 victory parade is not a done deal, but my mind drifted back recently, and I decided it was time to tell this story. It seems fitting, after 29 years, to finally put it down for posterity. Few people can say what I've got to say.

Sam Brownback’s hypocritical attack on Kansas Supreme Court re-opens ugly murder case wounds — Gov. Sam Brownback is desperately throwing mud at the Kansas Supreme Court in the final days of his campaign, while re-opening ugly wounds in a Wichita murder case. It's an appalling place for his race against Democrat Paul Davis to be at this point in time.
Oct 24, 2014

Think Sam Brownback couldn't slink any lower in his desperate campaign? Think again.…

Oct 24, 2014

Sam Brownback's hypocritical attack on Kansas Supreme Court re-opens ugly murder case wounds… @KCStar