Prairie Village, KS

Amtrak derailment – live: At least three dead and 50 hurt after train derails in Missouri with 275 on board

Three people have been killed and at least 50 injured when an Amtrak train carrying 275 people derailed after hitting a dump truck in Kansas City, Missouri on Monday.Lt Eric Brown of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a press conference that at least three people had died, two of whom were on the train and one of whom was in the truck.The Southwest Chief Train 4 was on its way from Los Angeles to Chicago when it struck a dump truck. The force of the accident caused the train to derail in the town of Mendon around 12:42pm on Monday, according to Amtrak. “There were approximately 275 passengers and 12 crew members onboard,” Amtrak said in a statement. It said that the company is “deeply saddened” to learn about the deaths of three people, two passengers and the truck driver.The incident is the second in two days for Amtrak trains. On Sunday, three people were killed and two others suffered severe injuries after a train carrying 85 passengers hit a vehicle in rural California.
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Who Has The Tastiest Breakfast In Kansas City, Missouri?

Some would say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, while others would say they don't feel like cooking breakfast every morning. This is especially true if you are traveling, and the last thing you want to do is cook. Kansas City, Missouri is a big well known city, and there are plenty of places where you can stop and have a great breakfast. Of course, I am only one person, and I can only eat so much food, so I could only visit a few of them during my time in the city.
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Historical Museum opens Gardner Lake exibit

The Gardner Historical Museum shared coffee, pastries and trail history on June 1st with new Gardner Chamber CEO, Jason Lieb, and business members of the community. The event was in anticipation for the new exhibit “Looking Back at Gardner Lake”, on the history of Gardner Lake that opened Friday, June 17. The exhibit shares the first thirty years of the lake’s history through photos.
FOX Sports

Royals to break losing streak in matchup with the Rangers

Texas Rangers (35-37, second in the AL West) vs. Kansas City Royals (26-46, fifth in the AL Central) PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Jon Gray (3-3, 4.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 68 strikeouts); Royals: Jonathan Heasley (1-3, 4.14 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 32 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers -146, Royals +126; over/under is 9...

87-Year-Old Man Emailed His Children His Plans Before Killing Wife and Himself: Authorities

An elderly man in Kansas shot and killed his bedridden wife, then died by suicide, according to cops. Neighbors reportedly said that Frank Mayfield, 87, and Donna Mayfield, 87, were a loving couple, and that incident was both a tragic shock and out of character for them. Frank Mayfield wrote his children an email explaining his plans before the incident, authorities said in a KMBC report. Officers did not detail this message.

Grading the 2013 NFL Draft

Let’s take a time machine back to the 2013 draft, shall we? Headlined by a trio of offensive tackles, the trenches showcased awfully well within the first few selections of Day 1. While eventual headliners Travis Kelce, Keenan Allen and Tyrann Mathieu had to wait until Day 2 to hear their name called, let’s take a deep dive into the top half, ranking each of the first 10 picks and breaking down how each player progressed now nine years into the future.

Kansas City is making it easier for pop-up businesses to get off the ground

Nestled inside Casual Animal Brewing Co. in the Crossroads — away from the searing 90-degree heat — is the three-person team of Tacos Valentina. They’re commanding the bar on the right side of the brewery: Rogelio Avila is pressing tortillas made from freshly milled masa. Kendra Valentine, his fiancee, is taking orders and spooning elotes into paper cups. In between them, Pablo Muñoz is filling the freshly pressed tortillas with shredded, juicy barbacoa or mushrooms.
Raleigh News & Observer

Rangers Start Trip By Routing Royals

Mitch Garver had never hit a home run at Kauffman Stadium. On Monday night, the Texas Rangers’ designated hitter took care of that in a 10-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Garver, battling a right forearm flexor muscle strain that he says will require surgery at some point,...