Wounded Wyandotte County deputy is improving but still in critical condition, doctor says

Though Scott Wood remained on a ventilator in intensive care, he had improved enough that he was writing notes to others and cracking jokes about his nurse. He also used hand signals to tell his wife that he loved her. “The last 24 hours, the improvement my husband has made tells me God is healing him,” Staci Wood said while sitting next to their 16-year-old son, Blake, who called his father his “superman.”


Subdivision denies playhouse to Missouri girl with leukemia

When Make-A-Wish asked, little Ella Joe Schultz knew what she wanted — a backyard playhouse. But the homeowners association board in the Stonegate subdivision in Raymore said the structure violated rules about outdoor structures. Ella has leukemia and has endured multiple surgeries.

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