Ian Cummings, The Kansas City Star

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The Kansas City Star

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Past articles by Ian:

Arson investigator probes church fire in Kansas City, Kansas

Arson investigators are probing a fire that damaged a church Saturday night in Kansas City, Kansas. Fire damaged Wyandotte Tabernacle Church at 1229 South 59th Street, according to police. → Read More

Someone opened up a lot of people’s mailboxes in Olathe. Police are looking for them.

Numerous mailboxes were found opened, with mail scattered in the street, in Olathe Sunday morning, according to police. Police were called about 7 a.m. to the area of 1100 North Purdom Street. → Read More

Vandalism knocks out elevator on Town of Kansas Bridge at Berkley Riverfront park

Vandalism has caused the closure of the elevator on the Town of Kansas Bridge at Berkley Riverfront park, according to Port KC officials.The elevator connects the bridge to the park trail along the Missouri River. → Read More

Missouri man missing, others injured after boat crash at Lake of the Ozarks

A man was missing and several other people were injured after a boat crash Saturday at the Lake of the Ozarks, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. The wreck was reported about 10 p.m. at the four-mile mark of the Osage Arm of the lake. → Read More

Lighting strikes homes in Overland Park, Lee’s Summit, starting fires during storms

Lightning hit two homes and started fires during storms in the Kansas City area overnight.The first fire was reported Saturday night when lighting struck a fourplex in Lee’s Summit. The second was reported Sunday at a house in Overland Park. → Read More

Tornado that touched down near Mound City, Missouri, left half-mile damage path

A tornado that touched down near Mound City, Missouri, Saturday was rated at EF-0, according to the National Weather Service. A report from the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill said the tornado touched down about 4:22 p.m. → Read More

Police locate mother of toddler who was found wandering KC street Saturday night

Police on Sunday said detectives located the mother of a toddler who had been found the night before wandering unsupervised in Kansas City. The boy, about 2 years old, had been found about 10:15 p.m. Saturday near 31st and Charlotte streets. → Read More

KC man accused of shooting at teenagers in car, killing 17-year-old driver in April

A Kansas City man is accused of shooting at two teenagers in a car in April near 63rd Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, killing the 17-year-old driver, Deontae Campbell. Tracy D. French, 25, is charged in Jackson County with second-degree murder. → Read More

ATF asked to help investigate after device explodes in car in Kansas City, Kansas

The Kansas City, Kansas, police and fire departments have asked the ATF for help in investigating at car explosion. Kansas City, Kansas, Police Chief Terry Zeigler said on Twitter that the department’s bomb unit was requested to assist the fire department at 61st Street and Leavenworth Road. → Read More

Carjacker fired at victim during Sunday morning attack in KCK, then ran away: police

Police were looking for a man who allegedly fired a gun at a victim during an attempted carjacking Sunday morning in Kansas City, Kansas. The man tried to take the victim’s minivan shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday at 22nd Street and Metropolitan Avenue. → Read More

Flooding closes streets, highways in Kansas City and the region; more rain expected

After hours of rain Monday night and Tuesday morning, flash flooding blocked streets and highways around the Kansas City region. Flooding was reported in Independence, Grandview, Kansas and other areas. More rain is expected from storms Tuesday. → Read More

Paul Rudd hosts SNL and gives a ‘best man speech’; will soon be in KC for Big Slick

Paul Rudd, weeks away from returning to Kansas City to host Big Slick Celebrity Weekend fundraiser for Children’s Mercy Hospital, hosted the season finale of “Saturday Night Live” last night. Rudd recently starred in the Marvel movie “Avengers: Endgame.” → Read More

‘Give him the max’: Survivors follow trial of suspected KC serial killer Robert Gross

When Robert Gross was convicted Wednesday of stalking and federal firearms crimes in the U.S. District Court in downtown Kansas City, victims and survivors were watching for the verdicted. Gross, suspected but not charged in murders, could face 55 years in prison. → Read More

Fire on roof of Kansas City apartment building started accidentally by worker: KCFD

A fire on the roof of an apartment building Saturday in Kansas City caused some damage but no injuries, according to the Kansas City Fire Department. Crews responded about 11 a.m. Saturday at a three-story apartment building near West 38th and Wyandotte streets. → Read More

Kansas Legislature OKs law to stop repeat of Leavenworth judge child ‘aggressor’ case

The Kansas Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would prevent judges from reducing the sentences of child sex offenders because their victims are “aggressors” or participants. The Kansas City Star had reported on the such a case in Leavenworth in Feburary. → Read More

Dirt bike rider suffers critical head injuries from wreck in Northland neighborhood

A dirt bike rider suffered life-threatening head injuries Saturday after crashing a bike in a Northland neighborhood, according to police. Police were called shortly after 8 p.m. to the scene of the wreck near 88th Street and North Spruce Avenue. → Read More

Man who allegedly shot at Leawood police was intoxicated, threatened to hurt himself

A man who was reportedly intoxicated and threatening to hurt himself allegedly fired shots at police officers Saturday night at a home in Leawood. Police had been called about 10 p.m. to the home near 135th Street and Mission Road to check on the man → Read More

Brawl at Worlds of Fun drew about 300 teenagers and multiple police agencies: KCPD

Several large fights, involving a total of about 300 teenagers, broke out at the Worlds of Fun amusement park Saturday night, according to Kansas City police. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded. → Read More

Man found shot and killed in Kansas City

A man was found shot and killed Saturday night near 81st Street and Wabash Avenue in Kansas City, according to police. Police were called to the area about 10:30 p.m. and found the man on the sidewalk. → Read More

Photos show person of interest, vehicle linked to slaying of teenager in Kansas City

Photos released by homicide detectives Monday showed a “subject of interest” and a vehicle linked to the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Friday night, according to Kansas City police. Clinton Holman Jr., who was found shot in the 4300 block of Indiana Avenue. → Read More