Holder to deliver remarks in Overland Park

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Overland Park, Kan., on Thursday to pay tribute to the victims of the shootings at two Jewish community sites.

The interfaith memorial ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. CDT in the Lewis and Shirley White Theatre inside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. Two of the victims were fatally shot outside the center, while a third victim was killed outside Village Shalom, a Jewish retirement complex nearby.

The white supremacist charged in shootings made his first court appearance Tuesday on one count of capital murder and one count of premeditated first-degree murder.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Top Stories

  • 'Not a Conspiracy'
    An archaeologist straight from Bertha's repair tunnel says the shells are legit

  • Winter Worries
    The massive Oso landslide poses new flood threat as winter approaches

  • Too White?
    Jason Rantz says there's a piece of diversity more important than Seattle's whiteness
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from MyNorthwest.com
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.