Kansas City Afternoon News Outlook

As the wind picks up but the temperature stays above 80, here's a quick look at some of the top news links for the afternoon in town and around the metro. Checkit:

Kansas City Fears Killer Fungus

Area doctors prepare as "super fungus" enters the U.S.

A fungus with a resistance to drugs has been slowly making it's way across the globe and into the United States. Candida Auris is a species of fungus that does not respond well to anti-fungal agents. A lot of people use the term yeast infection to describe problems with different types of candida, and C.

Showdown With Local Doc

Families confront Shawn Parcells outside of Kansas courthouse

ALMA, KS (KCTV) - What was supposed to be a run of the mill hearing in Waubensee County Tuesday turned contentious as families confronted Shawn Parcells outside the courthouse about botched autopsies of their loved ones. Parcells faces three counts each of theft and desecration, along with numerous civil charges.

Cerner Buyback Deets

Cerner Stock Gains Double Digits After Activist Investor Starboard Value Steps In

Health-care information provider Cerner is on a tear Tuesday, up 10.3%, to $63.00-far outpacing the 0.7% loss in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Tuesday morning the company agreed to make changes suggested by activist investor Starboard Value. Cerner added four directors to its board, will buy back stock, and eventually start paying a dividend.

Help Find Happy Rock Car

Gladstone police identify man killed in hit-&-run while still looking for driver

GLADSTONE, Mo. -- A man in his 30s is dead, and Gladstone police are still looking for the driver who hit and killed him in the parking lot of a thrift store Tuesday night. The incident happened just after 7 p.m. near N.E. 74th Street and North Oak Trafficway.

Clay County Dude Wanted

Wanted: Russell Dorsey

LIBERTY, MO (KCTV) -- Russell Dorsey is wanted on a Clay County warrant for a sex offender registration violation. His original offense happened in 2008 in Liberty and involved the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl. His last known address was in Liberty, but his current location is unknown.

Golden Ghetto Teen Murder Charge

Third person charged in death of Overland Park teen

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A third person was charged Tuesday in the shooting death of 17-year-old Rowan Padgett in Olathe, Kansas, last month. Matthew Lee Bibee, 18, was charged with felony murder, aggravated robbery and criminal damage to property.

Riverboat Crash Postscript

Hit and Run leads to Lengthy Standoff

At approximately 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 9, officers responded to the area near the Isle of Capri Casino at 1800 E. Front Street in regard to a hit and run collision in which a westbound Nissan pickup truck struck a white Cadillac Sedan that was turning left in to the casino parking lot.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


  1. The Cerner thing should be interesting. Activist Investors generally shake things up pretty dramatically. They also want to boost their margins = less overhead. In this case, could very likely be employees.

  2. I wonder whether the killer fungus is yet another horrible disease that illegals are bringing into the U.S. Only a very stupid government would ignore that possibility.


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