Monday, January 31, 2011

Tynisha Story gets life in prison for New Year's Day 2010 murder

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Tynisha Story: Convicted killer.
  • Tynisha Story: Convicted killer.

The woman who committed Kansas City, Kansas' first homicide of 2010 won't be getting out of prison for at least 25 years.

Tynisha Story was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years for shooting and killing

19-year-old Lakeasha D. Ross on New Year's Day 2010.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , ,

At Kansas City's City Market you can get fruit, vegetables ... married?

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:16 PM

There are only a few free City Market weddings left!
  • There are only a few free City Market weddings left!

Although the historic City Market has been, for 157 years, a gathering place for regional farmers selling fresh produce and local customers looking for fruits and vegetables, this Valentine's Day will feature something different in the facility's heated pavilion: a minister, flowers, a red carpet, and the opportunity to be married between noon and 3 p.m.

This will be the third year that the City Market has offered a limited number of free weddings on the property, conducted in 15-minute intervals, giving the bride, groom and wedding party the opportunity to shop and even eat lunch in one of the City Market's restaurants.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , ,

Bruce Cunningham and Roland Mitchell III accused of killing Orlando Smith outside of party

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Bruce Cunningham is facing murder charges.
  • Bruce Cunningham is facing murder charges.

Orlando Smith was running for his life in a parking lot after a teen dance party let out. Witnesses told police they saw Bruce Cunningham and Roland Wayne Mitchell III chasing the 19-year-old, firing a handgun at him.

Smith was found dead in a parking lot near 15th

and Holmes just before 1 a.m. January 17. Between 150 and 200 people were at the party, which was just letting out at the time of the killing.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , ,

Admira Hamidovic pleads guilty in strangling death of Giovanni Martinez-Carino

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Admira Hamidovich admitted her role in the strangling death of a KCK teen.
  • Admira Hamidovich admitted her role in the strangling death of a KCK teen.

Giovanni

Martinez-Carino was strangled to death last May, and now one of his killers has pleaded guilty to murder charges.

Admira

Hamidovic, 22, pleaded guilty Friday to her role in killing the 18-year-old last year. She also pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , ,

Getting a big, hot dose of 'Jewish penicillin'

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Overland Park's Congegation B'nai Jehudah hosts a chicken-soup cook-off every year.
  • Overland Park's Congegation B'nai Jehudah hosts a chicken-soup cook-off every year.


For the fifth year in a row, Congregation B'nai Jehudah in Overland Park has hosted a chicken-soup competition as a "fun-raising" event for its members, says development director Deborah Goldstein. I've been invited to judge the entries for several years, and yesterday's cook-off -- with both amateur and professional categories -- had perfect timing. I have a cold.

The judges were mostly nonprofessionals, though there was at least one current chef present and two former restaurant owners, Gary and Mary Schanzer, who are now out of the culinary business.


Continue reading »

Tags: , , ,

Tracey Jones, bus driver, gets 15 days in jail for accident that killed Mason Adams

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Mason Adams died in a bus accident.
  • Mason Adams died in a bus accident.

Tracey Jones was driving the school bus that hit and killed 16-year-old Mason Adams in November. Jones, 23, failed to defog her windows, so she didn't see Adams in the crosswalk. For that deadly mistake, Jones was sentenced to 15 days in jail, two years of probation and 200 hours of community service, according to the St. Joseph News-Press. But she hasn't gotten the forgiveness of Adams' friends and family.

Bridget Blasi, Adams' mother, reportedly told the court that she cannot

forgive Jones. "She isn't in my mercy or the mercy of the court."

Continue reading »

Tags: , ,

Jerome Henry stabbed to death in Kansas City, Kansas

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Jerome Henry was stabbed to death in KCK Friday.
  • Jerome Henry was stabbed to death in KCK Friday.

UPDATE: Curtis V. White has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of 49-year-old Jerome K. Henry the victim of Friday's homicide. White is in the WyCo jail on $100,000 bond.

Original Story: A man was stabbed to death in Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday evening. We have only bare-bones info at this time. Here's what we know:

Kansas City, Kansas, police were called to a stabbing in the 1900 block of North 18th Street around 8:50 p.m. Officers arrived to find a black man in his 40s with stab wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , ,

Now hiring: The Pitch needs a part-time Web editor

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:30 PM

pitchlogo.jpg

The Pitch, Kansas City's award-winning weekly newspaper and second-largest news site, is looking for a part-time online editor.

The position, which is 10 hours a week, mixes writing, editing, traffic

analysis, content and social-media management, and other tasks. The ideal candidates will have professional

experience in some of those areas and a passion for all of them. Familiarity with HTML and blogging platforms required. (Additional freelancing opportunities may also be available.)

Send a resume, three relevant work samples, links to social-media profiles, and a short note explaining yourself to: Joe Tone, editor. No phone calls, please, unless you're calling about our bribery policy. (Hint: We don't have one.)

Dinosaur named for KU grads Celina and Marina Suarez

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Geminiraptor suarezarum was named after twin KU grads.
  • Geminiraptor suarezarum was named after twin KU grads.

I'm not sure there is anything cooler than having a dinosaur named after you. Count KU grads and identical twins Celina and Marina Suarez among the coolest people ever after the two had a new species of dinosaur named for them.

Geminiraptor suarezarum, "one of the oldest dinosaurs of its type ever identified in North America," will be named for the 29-year-old identical twins and geochemists, who discovered the birdlike raptor's bones in Utah in 2004.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , ,

Weegee's corpses, 'The Red Ceiling' and eight other found-art album covers

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 11:50 AM

Two of William Eggleston's photos adorn our favorite found-art album covers.
  • Two of William Eggleston's photos adorn our favorite found-art album covers.

Great photographs and paintings are often crafted by established artists for album covers; but just as often, they're picked up by musicians who happen to come across them. Sometimes the images are used untouched, and sometimes they are manipulated, but all are great at capturing the musician's work visually -- or a least, providing vivid, eye-catching packaging.


Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Most Popular Stories

Recent Comments

Slideshows

All contents ©2014 Kansas City Pitch LLC
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of Kansas City Pitch LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.

All contents © 2012 SouthComm, Inc. 210 12th Ave S. Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SouthComm, Inc.
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Website powered by Foundation