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The Kansas City Star

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Past articles by Matt:

Beloved Harry Truman impersonator and retiree of Nelson-Atkins museum has died

Raymond Starzmann brought history to life in Kansas City by portraying former president Harry S. Truman and other historical characters. He died at age 73 of complications from surgery. → Read More

‘KC-MO!’: Kansas City native wows on NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ joins Kelly Clarkson’s team

Kansas City native Rizzi Myers gave viewers of NBC’s “The Voice” a geography lesson on the state line that separates Missouri and Kansas. She also joined Kelly Clarkson’s team. → Read More

Giraffe, 9, dies of ‘acute spinal cord injury’ in freak accident at Kansas City Zoo

An adult giraffe at the Kansas City Zoo died of an “acute spinal cord injury” after getting its head caught inside the giraffe barn. Hamisi had fathered two babies at the zoo. → Read More

Bulky trash pickup halted in Kansas City after 9,000-plus calls to clean up tree limbs

Kansas City’s bulky item pickup service remains suspended as crews concentrate of collecting fallen branches and limbs from the mid-January snowstorm. → Read More

From Instagram to Animal Planet: KC native ‘goes wild’ with his veterinary skills

Evan Antin, a 2003 Blue Valley North high school graduate, was named “Sexiest Beast Charmer” in 2014 by People magazine. He now has his own TV show on Animal Planet called “Evan Goes Wild.” → Read More

Missourians named Trump know bullying; a former Mizzou student got ‘death threats’

A Clay County woman named Trump who was forced to leave the University of Missouri because of “death threats” can sympathize with a special guest of the State of the Union address, her father says. → Read More

Super Bowl ad includes ‘headstrong’ Missouri woman who marries couples anywhere

Head & Shoulders’ Super Bowl commercial will feature “headstrong” entrepreneurs including Nancy Kerr, whose KC Weddings 2 Go business in Independence offers to marry people at unusual locations. → Read More

Man in critical condition after shooting Saturday at 73rd and Prospect

A man is in critical condition after a shooting Saturday at 73rd Street and Prospect Avenue. → Read More

Missouri GOP elects Hoflander of Higginsville to be state Republican chairwoman

The Missouri GOP on Saturday elected Kay Hoflander of Higginsville to be chairwoman of the state Republican committee. → Read More

Olathe man charged with murder in 75-year-old woman’s death

A 51-year-old Olathe man, Raymond McManness, has been charged with murder after police found a 75-year-old woman had died under suspicious circumstances in her home on South Cardinal Drive. → Read More

‘It feels so undiscovered’: Why Kansas City is a top 10 small city for making movies ranks Kansas City as one of the 10 best places for filmmakers to live and work. KC native David Dastmalchian, who shot a film in KC, explains why. → Read More

KU professor Kevin Willmott nominated for Oscar for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

University of Kansas film professor Kevin Willmott is nominated for an adapted screenplay Academy Award for “BlacKkKlansman.” The film is up for six nominations, including best picture and director (Spike Lee). → Read More

Kansas City’s ‘Walking Wall’ artwork will block a road by Nelson-Atkins for 3 weeks

A “Walking Wall” installation at Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art by Andy Goldsworthy will create a permanent addition to the Sculpture Garden. But it will close Rockhill Road from May 12 to June 3. → Read More

Man injured in dirt bike crash in Arenacross event has died of his injuries

The dirt bike rider in crash at Nitro Arenacross at Hale Arena died from his injuries, according to a Facebook post by the tour chaplin. → Read More

Kansas City police investigate fatal shooting of man Monday in 5300 block of Oakleaf Drive

Kansas City police are investigating the fatal shooing of a man Monday in the 5300 block of Oakleaf Drive. → Read More

Rally time: Chiefs cheerleaders, bar crawl, tickets to AFC game part of KC Live! party

A big Chiefs rally with cheerleaders, giveaways, drawings for free tickets and field passes will kick off at 5 p.m. Saturday at KC Live! in the Kansas City Power & Light District. → Read More

High-powered telescopes will be set up at Union Station for ‘super blood wolf moon’

The Gottlieb Planetarium will set up high-powered telescopes in front of Union Station on Sunday night for free public viewing of the “super blood wolf moon.” → Read More

KCI air traffic controllers protest: How the shutdown is making flying less safe

Air traffic control union members are passing out leaflets at Kansas City International Airport protesting the partial federal government shutdown, saying it’s affecting safety of aircraft and procedures. → Read More

First king penguin hatched from egg laid at Kansas City Zoo. Check out its name

The first king penguin from an egg laid at the Kansas City Zoo hatched Sunday, Jan. 14. The hatchling has been named Blizzard because it arrived during a snow storm. → Read More

How did Arrowhead Stadium get its name? We answer a reader’s KCQ

Arrowhead Stadium was named by former Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt. The team’s name can be traced back to former Kansas City Mayor H. Roe Bartle and a contest. The idea of adding a roof Arrowhead has come up. → Read More