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Health care signup deadline today

A notable consumer signup deadline for federal health care plans is today.

It is the last day to sign up for the Affordable Care Act health care plans at healthcare.gov.

There are 10 different health insurance plans offered for Wyandotte County residents. They are under two different companies, Select by Medica and Ambetter from Sunflower Health Plan. Residents may sign up online.

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One victim identified from fatal fire scene at 8th and Troup

One of the three victims whose bodies were found at a house fire in the 800 block of Troup on Dec. 12 has been identified, according to Kansas City, Kansas, police.

The victim was Gwinn Green, 53, a woman who lived in Kansas City, Kansas, according to a news release from the police.

The other two victims have not been positively identified yet, according to police. The case is being investigated as a homicide, police said.

The Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department responded to the 800 block of Troup about 3:30 a.m. Dec. 12. They extinguished a fire and began an investigation, then discovered the remains of three bodies, according to police.

Detectives with the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to assist with the investigation on Dec. 12.

The other two unidentified victims were male, police said. Anyone with information on the case or the victims is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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KCKCC’s Buhovac first to NCAA Division 1 soccer power

With coach Ruben Rodriguez as a witness, Kansas City Kansas Community College freshman center back Frano Buhovac signed a letter of intent to continue his soccer career at the University of South Carolina, a member of the SEC. (KCKCC photo by Tony Tompkins)


by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC

Kansas City Kansas Community College’s first NJCAA Division I national soccer tournament berth continues to pay dividends with the signing of Frano Buhovac to continue his soccer career at the University of South Carolina.

A freshman from Capijina, Croatia, Buhovac is the first Blue Devil soccer player to receive a full scholarship to a major NCAA Division I power. The South Carolina Gamecocks are a member of the highly acclaimed Southeast Conference (SEC).

“He got recognized at the national finals,” KCKCC coach Ruben Rodiguez said. “Frano is really looking for this opportunity. He chose South Carolina over several other opportunities.”

Buhovac chose KCKCC over other suitors after being highly recommended by a national recruiting agency.

A center back, the position requires the distribution of the ball to the entire team.

“He’s very athletic and very technical with the ball,” Rodriguez said. “His technical skills are very high.”

Rodriguez is confident Buhovac is only the first of several Blue Devils who will be recruited to continue their soccer careers at four-year colleges and universities.

“We have been contacted about several players,” Rodriguez said.

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