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Tornado damages or destroys hundreds of homes in Missouri town

A tornado destroyed or damaged 200 to 300 homes in a small town east of Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday but caused no injuries, officials reported. The tornado touched down in Orrick, Missouri, at 5:45 p.m., damaging a school and a Baptist church, said Collin Stosberg, public information officer for…

Suspect in Kansas City highway shootings faces 18 felony counts

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – A man who went on a weeks-long shooting spree on Kansas City, Missouri, highways has been charged with 18 felony counts, including firing into vehicles and striking occupants, prosecutors said on Friday. Mohammed P. Whitaker, 27, who was arrested on Thursday at…

White supremacist charged with hate crimes in Kansas Jewish center killings

By Carey Gillam OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (Reuters) – The suspect in the Passover Eve killings of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City is a former Ku Klux Klan leader with a history of hatred for Jews, law enforcement officials said on Monday. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, faces…

Kansas City firefighter shot dead at his wedding reception by off-duty police officer

A Kansas City firefighter at his wedding reception was shot by an off-duty policeman early Sunday morning. According to police, the officer who shot Anthony Bruno was in uniform, but working an off-duty job when he responded to a report of an assault on a cab driver. A member of…

Kansas City restaurant explosion caught on tape

Video surfaced Wednesday of an explosion that rocked a restaurant in Kansas City this week. It shows the building suddenly splintering as a fireball three stories high belches out from inside, shattering windows a block away. The Tuesday blast at JJ’s Restaurant reportedly killed one person and injured 15. Remains…

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