May 20, 2018 6:56 PM SHARE The first public hearing of the MLK Advisory Group was held Tuesday. Kansas Citians shared ideas about how best to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in the city. Max Londberg The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. He was assassinated five years later. U.S. Marines 1 of 2 i By Bill Turque [email protected] LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story A citizens group voiced strong support Sunday for naming Kansas City's new airport terminal after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. but stopped short of an unconditional recommendation. The 11-member panel, appointed by Mayor Sly James last month to determine how the city should best honor the slain civil rights icon, agreed to also present the option of 63rd Street, which travels east-west through some of the city's wealthiest and most impoverished … [Read more...] about Panel supports naming new KCI airport for MLK, offers 63rd Street as second option
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An alleged drunken driver smashed into 36 vehicles on a multi-block tear through New Jersey Wednesday, causing thousands of dollars in damage, before cops found him disoriented on the street he ripped apart, authorities say. The driver, 22-year-old Miguel Aleman of Union City, was charged with DWI, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and other offenses in the 1:30 a.m. parked car-smash spree on Bloomfield Street in Hoboken. Cops say they got multiple 911 calls about a driver hitting parked cars while traveling north on Bloomfield, and responding officers found the 2010 white Honda mentioned in the calls on that street. The vehicle had heavy damage; the passenger side windshield was broken and all air bags had been deployed. Police say Aleman seemed out of it and couldn't balance while standing in the street; they also say they smelled a strong odor of alcohol on him. Officials say it appeared he barreled along seven blocks, from First to Eighth on … [Read more...] about Drunken Driver Hits 36 Cars in Multi-Block Tear Through NJ: Police
New Jersey primary voters will decide whether an incumbent who lost Republican Party support but who casts himself as a strong supporter of President Donald Trump can win when they go to the polls Tuesday in a primary to pick nominees in the state's 40 Assembly districts. There are four open seats because of incumbent retirements. One of those is contested. There are contested races in just under half of the 40 districts. Incumbents traditionally have a strong advantage in New Jersey because the county parties' practice of bracketing their preferred candidates at the front or top of the ballot. Among the most watched contests is in southern New Jersey's 8th District. Incumbent Republican Joe Howarth lost party backing and is running as supporter of Trump under the "MAGA," or Make America Great Again, slogan. Top Tri-State News Photos Burlington County Prosecutor's Office Democrats currently control 54 seats, while Republicans hold 26. Assembly members face voters every two … [Read more...] about NJ Voters to Pick Assembly Nominees in Tuesday’s Primary
Anna McFall The nanny of Fred and Rena West’s children, McFall was believed to have been murdered in 1967. She was pregnant when she died, with West believed to have been the father. Her body was found in June 1994 in a shallow grave. Fred West denied murdering McFall but he is said to have confided to a visitor after his arrest that he stabbed her following an argument. This happened before Rosemary West met him. Charmaine West With Fred in prison for the theft of car tyres and a vehicle tax disc, Rosemary was left to look after Charmaine and Anne Marie. The former just eight-years-old, was Fred West’s stepdaughter from his previous marriage. A neighbour Tracey is said to have found Charmaine tied to a wooden chair with her hands behind a back with Rosemary standing with a large wooden spoon. Rosemary claimed she’d been taken by her mother, but her skeleton was found at the Midland Road property, hidden and missing bones. Rena West Rena is believed to have been … [Read more...] about Where is Rose West now, how did she meet Fred West and how many women did they murder at 25 Cromwell Street?
Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that the world is "a dangerous place" and they should expect to see combat. "Some of you will join the fight against radical Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq," he said. Pence congratulated the West Point graduates on behalf of President Donald Trump, and told them, "As you accept the mantle of leadership I promise you, your commander in chief will always have your back. President Donald Trump is the best friend the men and women of our armed forces will ever have." More than 980 cadets became U.S. Army second lieutenants in the ceremony at West Point's football stadium. Top Tri-State News Photos Pence noted that Trump has proposed a $750 billion defense budget for 2020 and said the United States "is once again embracing our role as the leader of the free world." "It is a virtual certainty that you will fight on a battlefield for … [Read more...] about Mike Pence: West Point Grads Should Expect to See Combat