There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Kansas City, Kansas.
Kansas City is the third-largest city in the state of Kansas, the county seat of Wyandotte County, and the third-largest city of the Kansas City metropolitan area. It is part of a consolidated city-county government known as the "Unified Government" which also includes the cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 145,786. It is situated at Kaw Point, which is the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers. It is commonly referred to as "KCK" to differentiate it from Kansas City, Missouri (which is often referred to as "KCMO").
Kansas City, formed in 1868 and incorporated in October 1872. The first city election was held October 22, 1872, by order of Judge Hiram Stevens of the Tenth Judicial District, and resulted in the election of Mayor James Boyle. The mayors of the city after its organization have been James Boyle, C. A. Eidemiller, A. S. Orbison, Eli Teed and Samuel McConnell. John Sheehan was appointed Marshal in 1875, by Mayor Eli Teed. He was also Chief of Police, having a force of five men. In June 1880, the Governor of Kansas proclaimed the city of Kansas City a city of the second class with the Mayor Samuel McConnell present. James E. Porter was Mayor in 1910. It was one of the nation's 100 largest cities for many US Census counts, from 1890 to 1960, including 1920, when it had over 100,000 residents for the first time. In 1997, voters approved a proposition to unify the city and county governments creating the Unified Government of Wyandotte County.
Kansas City is situated in "Tornado Alley", a broad region where cold air from the Rocky Mountains and Canada collides with warm air from the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the formation of powerful storms. The most recent tornado to strike Kansas City was in May 2003. The region is also prone to ice storms, such as the 2002 ice storm during which hundreds of thousands lost power for days and (in some cases) weeks. The low-lying areas near the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers has been subject to flooding, including the Great Flood of 1993 and the Great Flood of 1951.
The city is home to one major professional sports team, Major League Soccer's Sporting Kansas City (known as the Wizards from 1996–2010). Additionally Kansas City is home a minor league baseball club, the Kansas City T-Bones who play in the American Association. The Kansas Speedway is also located in the city.
Kansas Speedway is an auto racetrack adjacent to the Village West area in western Wyandotte County, Kansas. The speedway, which is used by the NASCAR Sprint Cup series and the Indy Racing League, is a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) tri-oval with 15-degree banking in the turns. The track held its first race on June 2, 2001, when the Winston West series contested the Kansas 100. The top-level NASCAR Sprint Cup series holds the annual Hollywood Casino 400 at the track.
NASCAR crew member dies on eve of Cup race in Kansas City - Kansas City Star
22 Oct 2017 at 4:41pm
Kansas City StarNASCAR crew member dies on eve of Cup race in Kansas CityKansas City Star
A member of the Furniture Row Racing crew died Saturday night after suffering a heart attack at a local indoor go-kart track. Jim Watson ? the road-crew fabricator for Furniture Row, which owns and operates Martin Truex's No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker ...Martin Truex Jr. wins with heavy heart in Kansas
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Highway patrol investigates 2 fatal wrecks on Sunday - Wichita Eagle
23 Oct 2017 at 6:38am
Wichita EagleHighway patrol investigates 2 fatal wrecks on SundayWichita Eagle
Just after 5 p.m. in Wyandotte County, a 31-year-old Kansas City
, man was killed after a wreck at the I-70 westbound ramp and 57th Street. Dalen Jefferson was westbound on the ramp at a high rate of speed when he failed to stop at a red light ...
Driver killed in KCK wreck identified by highway patrolKansas City StarCrash on I-70 in Kansas City
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KCK father pleads guilty to child abuse murder of 4-year-old daughter - Kansa...
23 Oct 2017 at 1:21pm
Kansas City StarKCK father pleads guilty to child abuse murder of 4-year-old daughterKansas City Star
A 28-year-old Kansas City
, Kan., man pleaded guilty to the child abuse killing of his 4-year-old daughter. Devondre Sanders was scheduled to go to trial Monday in Wyandotte County District Court for the May 2016 death of his daughter, Honesty Sanders.Kansas
man pleads guilty in death of 4-year-old daughterKAKEall 3 news articles »
Jayhawks, Mizzou will be better for Sunday's contest - Kansas City Star (blog)
22 Oct 2017 at 8:19pm
Kansas City Star (blog)Jayhawks, Mizzou will be better for Sunday's contestKansas City Star (blog)
Before a college basketball season, some programs conduct closed scrimmages against similar opponents or ease into a season with games against overmatched competition. What happened Sunday between Kansas
and Missouri was the rarest of contests.Kansas
pulls away to edge Mizzou in charity exhibitionSTLtoday.comKansas
-Missouri exhibition game raises $1.75M for hurricane reliefESPNall 120 news articles »
North Kansas City neighbors concerned as police search for homicide suspect -...
23 Oct 2017 at 3:34pm
fox4kc.comNorth Kansas City neighbors concerned as police search for homicide suspectfox4kc.com
NORTH KANSAS CITY
, Mo. ? Police in North Kansas City
are still investigating a homicide that happened near Oliver Drive and East 23rd Avenue early Monday morning. Police identified the victim as 19-year-old Zachary Thomas Murphy of Gladstone, Mo.Police search for young Kansas City
mother's killerKSHBWhy is Kansas City
Police Chief Rick Smith asking for millions more in his budget?Kansas City Starall 4 news articles »
Starting Times for Oct. 24 - Kansas City Star
23 Oct 2017 at 2:55pm
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Katy Perry crashes a Missouri wedding and dances with the bride - Kansas City...
23 Oct 2017 at 11:57am
Kansas City StarKaty Perry crashes a Missouri wedding and dances with the brideKansas City Star
... a stranger's wedding festivities. In 2013 she and ?Twilight? star Robert Pattinson were spotted scoping out a wedding rehearsal of two strangers at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif. She performs at the Sprint Center in Kansas City
on Friday ...and more »
Want to know what Marcus Peters is about? Spend time with his dad in Oakland ...
23 Oct 2017 at 11:05am
Kansas City StarWant to know what Marcus Peters is about? Spend time with his dad in OaklandKansas City Star
What's more, the head coach's son ?? Marcus Peters, a star cornerback for the Kansas City
Chiefs ?? had been on hand to watch his alma mater's big win. Having Marcus in town only adds to the joy of the victory. Twenty-six years into a career of leading ...Marcus Peters wants to talk on Marshawn Lynch's behalf at appealESPNall 46 news articles »
Serial Kansas City bank robber pleads guilty to four hold-ups - Kansas City Star
23 Oct 2017 at 1:32pm
Kansas City StarSerial Kansas City bank robber pleads guilty to four hold-upsKansas City Star
A 57-year-old man admitted Monday that he robbed four Kansas City
area banks ? including three during the same month earlier this year. Tam Henry Holmes pleaded guilty in federal court to four counts of bank robbery. The four hold-ups occurred in ...
Teen found dead on porch in North Kansas City was person of interest in 2016 ...
23 Oct 2017 at 11:14am
Kansas City StarTeen found dead on porch in North Kansas City was person of interest in 2016 homicideKansas City Star
North Kansas City
police are investigating the apparent shooting death of a man found early Monday on the front porch of an apartment building as a homicide. The victim was identified as Zachary Thomas Murphy, 19, of Gladstone. Officers were called to ...
North Kansas City
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