Saturday, August 30 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:21:46 GMT
The Middletown Firefighters union IAFF Local 336 decided to reject the City of Middletown's tentative agreement that would have saved the department nearly a dozen jobs. According to IAAF Local 336,Full Story >
The Middletown Firefighters union IAFF Local 336 decided to reject the City of Middletown's tentative agreement that would have saved the department nearly a dozen jobs.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:10:21 GMT
Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.Full Story >
The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:01:24 GMT
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.Full Story >
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock...Full Story >
Update: Charges were dropped against Patrick Martin. City prosecutors refused to say why on Jan. 3. The case is now considered closed.
The principal of Platte County High School abruptly resigned this week just days after he was busted for prostitution at a Kansas City motel.
Patrick N. Martin, 37, was issued a misdemeanor citation and his next court date is 9 a.m. Dec. 27. He resigned earlier this week. As of Wednesday afternoon, his name and picture are off the district's website and a new principal is listed. Assistant Principal Alan Bunch is serving as interim principal for the time being.
Kansas City police said a sting was performed on Sept. 26 by placing an ad on backpage.com asking for a date. Martin called and spoke with a female detective posting as a prostitute.
The two met at the Sleep Inn at 7611 Northwest 97th Ter. near the Kansas City International Airport. He agreed to pay $150 for sex acts, according to police department spokesman Darin Snapp. After the agreement was made, Martin was arrested for patronizing prostitution.
He was cooperative, police said.
Saying it was a personnel matter, Superintendent Mike Reik declined to say much about Martin's arrest and subsequent resignation. Reik did say Martin voluntarily tendered his resignation.
"My immediate concerns were for the school district and doing the work for the school district," he said.
Martin came to Platte County from the Lee's Summit School District. He began as principal on July 1.
"I'd say we're pretty disappointed," said Staci Blaha, whose son attends Platte County High School. "We are confident that our district will overcome this."
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Saturday, August 30 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:01:41 GMT
Five families have been displaced after a three-alarm fire in Walnut Hills Friday afternoon. Officials say the fire started around 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 2600 block of May Street. Firefighters respondedFull Story >
Five families have been displaced after a three-alarm fire in Walnut Hills Friday afternoon.Full Story >