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  • Florida man arrested in alleged Kansas City 9/11 memorial bomb plot

    September 10, 2015 | 4:00 pm

    A Florida man has been arrested and accused of plotting to detonate a pressure-cooker bomb at a memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

    Joshua Ryne Goldberg, 20, was arrested...

  • Kansas City shooter: ‘I had a patriotic intent to stop genocide’

    August 28, 2015 | 12:57 pm

    The white supremacist charged with killing three people outside two Jewish facilities in a suburb of Kansas City, Kansas, told a jury he is not guilty because he merely was trying to “defend my people against genocide.”

    If convicted in the April 2014  shootings outside the JCC of...

  • Accused Kansas City shooter opens trial with anti-Semitic allegations

    August 24, 2015 | 12:41 pm

    The white supremacist on trial for murdering three people outside Jewish institutions in suburban Kansas City said in his opening statement that he plans to prove that white people are the victims of genocide at the hands of the Jews.

    At his capital murder trial Monday in Olathe,...

  • Trial opens for white supremacist charged in Kansas Jewish center killings

    August 17, 2015 | 9:49 am

    Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a Missouri white supremacist charged with murdering three people in a shooting spree outside two Kansas City-area Jewish centers in April 2014.

    Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who has made...

  • Meet ‘RaBBi-Q’ — Kansas City’s kosher BBQ star

    August 11, 2015 | 2:06 pm

    Mendel Segal wears two particular titles that each reflect a devotion to tradition, imply an unending pursuit of precision and command immediate respect.

    One is rabbi. The other is pitmaster.

    The 33-year-old Orthodox rabbi (and follower of the late Lubavitcher rebbe) is...

  • Kansas City diary: Does a Republican majority impact Israel?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 3, 2014 | 3:31 am

    I was one of the many reporters that rushed back to their cars as they were awaiting the Republican “clean sweep” team, to enjoy ten more minutes of wind-proof environment until the bus of dignitaries arrived. It was Friday around noon in Kansas City, and the temperatures reminded...

  • Amended charges have suspected JCC shooter facing possible death sentence

    October 20, 2014 | 1:19 pm

    The alleged gunman in a shooting spree at two Jewish agencies in Kansas City is facing a potential death sentence after prosecutors amended charges against him.

    Prosecutors in Johnson County, Kansas, on Friday dismissed a charge of first-degree murder against Frazier Glenn...

  • Never an excuse for shooting unarmed suspects, former police chief says

    August 19, 2014 | 1:13 pm

    I was the police chief in Kansas City, Missouri, when an unarmed African-American teenager was shot by a cop for a non-violent issue. The result was a peaceful and constructive public dialogue - the opposite of what is happening now in Ferguson, Missouri, in the aftermath of the...

  • ‘Agitated and angry’: White supremacists still a danger, experts say

    April 25, 2014 | 8:45 am

    The recent shootings at a pair of Kansas City-area Jewish facilities illustrate the persistent threat of white supremacist violence, even as broad measures of anti-Semitism continue to decline.

    Suspected gunman Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr. had a long history in the white supremacist...

  • Suspected Kansas City JCC shooter receives month-long delay from court

    April 24, 2014 | 10:20 am

    The suspect in the shootings of three people at two Jewish institutions in suburban Kansas City appeared in court and asked for a month-long delay in the proceedings.

    Frazier Glenn Miller, who also goes by the name Frazier Glenn Cross, appeared before Johnson County District...

  • Missouri mayor resigns over support of Kansas killer’s views

    April 22, 2014 | 9:44 am

    The mayor of the Missouri hometown of Frazier Glenn Miller resigned after saying he agreed with some views of the suspected killer of three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City, Kan.

    Dan Clevenger offered his resignation at a special Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday...

  • K.C. suspect said world should be rid of Jews

    April 21, 2014 | 10:49 am

    The Missouri white supremacist charged in the Kansas City-area killings told a Manhattan rabbi that “we have to get rid” of every Jew.

    Frazier Glenn Miller, who also goes by Frazier Glenn Cross, called the American Friends of Kiev hotline on March 30 and spoke with Rabbi Menachem...

  • Missouri mayor endorses suspected Kansas killer’s views

    April 17, 2014 | 9:09 am

    The new mayor of the Missouri hometown of Frazier Glenn Miller said he agreed with some of the views of the suspected killer of three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City, Kan.

    Daniel Clevenger, who was elected mayor of Marionville on Tuesday, offered his endorsement of...

  • White supremacist charged with murder in Kansas shootings

    April 16, 2014 | 11:50 am

    The suspect in the killing of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City over the weekend could face the death penalty on state murder charges filed Tuesday, prosecutors said.

    Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also goes by the name Glenn Miller, likely will face federal...

  • Three people killed in shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas

    April 13, 2014 | 4:34 pm

    Three people were killed in shootings Sunday afternoon at a Jewish community center and at a Jewish elderly care home in a Kansas City suburb, and a suspect has been taken into custody, authorities said.

    Police said they did not have a motive for the shootings, but were not...

  • ‘The Scottsboro Boys’ recalls a miscarriage of justice in the segregated South

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 29, 2013 | 11:46 am

    At 86, legendary Broadway composer John Kander still remembers how, as a small boy in an assimilated Jewish home in Kansas City, Mo., he first heard the searing story of the Scottsboro Boys: nine African-American teenagers who had been falsely accused of rape in 1930s Alabama. 

  • Mamie Currie Hughes and Today’s Civil Rights Struggle

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    February 14, 2013 | 8:41 pm

    I am a hero junkie. I look to meet heroes to learn about what they have done and what makes them tick. I am very blessed when they accept my invitation to become activist partners and soul-friends. This morning, I had coffee with my new friend Mamie Currie Hughes, an 83-year-old...

  • Kansas City synagogue donates Torah scroll to synagogue hurt by Sandy

    November 27, 2012 | 9:43 am

    Members of a Kansas City synagogue have come to the aid of Jewish Hurricane Sandy victims in Long Island by donating a Torah scroll to a synagogue that lost four.

    Kehilath Israel Synagogue, an Orthodox synagogue in Overland Park, Kan., which has more than 15 Torah scrolls, is...