This is sure to be traumatizing. St. Joseph police say a car hit by a freight train in Chillicothe on Tuesday had a 10-year-old at the wheel. The girl was driving her father and four other children, The St. Joseph News-Press reports, when the car became stuck on the tracks, and the train smashed it. Amazingly, nobody was injured.
Police say Erin Graves initially told police that he was driving the car when the accident happened. The paper reports that Graves told authorities that his foot slipped off the brake and onto the gas, causing the accident. A probable-cause statement for Graves' arrest alleged, "When confronted with witnesses' statement that a small, blond-haired
girl was driving the car at the time of the crash, E.G. (Erin Graves)
admitted that he allowed (his daughter) to drive."
The third, and final, installment of Mark Lowrey's popular pianist-meets-hip-hop event, Mark Lowrey vs. Hip Hop, goes down tonight at Crosstown. But fret not: Lowrey says he'll continue to work with hip-hop musicians in the future. Here's the lowdown on tonight's show.
We wrote about hip-hop/party collective Team Bear Club this past fall. They're generally a Lawrence-centric crew, but starting this Saturday, they're broadening their horizons to Kansas City. Westport, specifically, where once a month they'll be throwing a Bear Club party at the Union. We caught up with head dude Phil Canty (also known as Morri$) to chat about what to expect.
Former Missouri Speaker of the House Rod Jetton has admitted that he hit a woman in the face and choked her before and during a sexual encounter in November 2009. The admission came Thursday as Jetton agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor assault, the Southeast Missourian reported.
The 43-year-old Republican was facing felony assault charges, but the former political heavyweight won't be spending anytime in the slammer. He gets probation and has to write the victim a $950 check.
I first heard the Kottonmouth Kings when I was in high school. One of my friends -- cheerleader, straight A's, not a pot smoker -- played one of the band's albums for me. "Aren't they great," she said with a beaming smile, her voice full of excitement. A boy she liked had turned her on to them. Suddenly everything had changed.
About a year ago, chef Alex Pope got a call from his brother-in-law Mike, asking Pope if he was interested in brewing some beer.
"He decided he wanted to do it and asked me because he knows I'm up for anything in the kitchen," Pope says."Well, that and I have all the pots and pans."
That casual phone call opened up a whole new culinary pursuit for Pope, as the duo has spent a number of weekends working their way through the entire beer spectrum. Yesterday, Pope admitted that you might catch him in the drive-through at Pancho's enjoying a cabeza burrito. And on Wednesday, he explained how cooking was in his blood.
CNN's Anderson Cooper spoke with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon yesterday to find out why the identification and release of Joplin tornado victims' bodies is taking so long. In one case, Cooper said that a family was told it would take two weeks for a family to get in to identify the body of their child.
Nixon told Cooper that help is on the way, and the process should be speeding up. He also told a horribly timed joke about looting. "We're in the Show-Me State, but we're not in the Take-Me State." Cooper wasn't amused. Watch the video after the jump and also see the list of people still missing.
Kanrocksas is shaping up to have a line-up a little deeper than previously expected (the recent addition of the Diplo and Switch dance-hall project Major Lazer certainly bumped me off the fence). But it's certainly not for everyone. However, for those whose tastes run a little twangier but don't feel like making the trek to Manhattan for Country Stampede, there's another new festival taking place this summer. The Show-Me Music and Arts Festival runs the weekend of June 17-19 and features country stars Trace Adkins, Sawyer Brown and Tim McGraw, as well as classic rockers REO Speedwagon and American Idol's Kellie Pickler.
Now that Kansas City is getting comfortable with food trucks, it's time to get even more experimental and appropriate the concept of the food flea market from Brooklyn, New York.
Eater NY covered the opening of Smorgasburg (as did The New York Times) -- the foodie complement to the Brooklyn Flea -- in Brooklyn this past weekend. And with everything from pickles on sticks to salad in a cone, the gathering of craft-food producers seems worthy of imitation.
Cortez Williams graduated from Paseo Academy on Sunday. Someone snuffed out his life just a couple of hours after the ceremony. Williams was found shot in the head inside a vehicle in the 4900 block of East 40th Terrace around 8:27 p.m.
Witnesses saw Williams driving southbound when another vehicle approached and opened fire on Williams, who crashed into a concrete barrier. He died Thursday. The 18-year-old's slaying is the 35th in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2011.
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