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|Final Chapters for Dec. 17, 2017: Pat DiNizio, Tommy Nobis, Ed LeeKansasCity.com / 26 min. ago more|
Pat DiNizio was lead singer and songwriter for the New Jersey rock band the Smithereens. He died Dec. 12 in Summit, N.J. The cause of death was not announced. He … Click to Continue »
|White House special counsel: No plans to fire MuellerKMBC / 29 min. ago more|
"As the White House has consistently said for months, there is no consideration of firing the special counsel."
|Adorable video shows airport employee dancing with girls at gate KMBC / 1 h. 2 min. ago more|
An employee at a Dallas airport showed two young passengers his dance moves while they were waiting for a flight.
|Missouri trooper fired in case of man who drowned while in handcuffsKMBC / 2 h. 32 min. ago more|
Piercy sentenced to 10 days in jail, 2 years on supervised probation in September
|Rep. Kihuen won't run for re-election amid sexual harassment allegationsKMBC / 2 h. 44 min. ago more|
"I am committed to fully cooperating with the House Ethics Committee and I look forward to clearing my name."
|Mario Batali gives holiday recipe in same email as apologyKMBC / 3 h. 25 min. ago more|
ABC announced Thursday that it had terminated its relationship with Batali following a review of sexual misconduct allegations at his restaurants.
|Sex charge filed against former soccer coach found with teenagerKCTV / 4 h. 19 min. ago more|
A former high school soccer coach arrested with a missing 17-year-old girl has been charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor, Florida authorities said Friday.
|KC man charged in wrong-way crash Thanksgiving that killed 2 peopleKMBC / 4 h. 26 min. ago more|
Deone E. Starr, 31, charged with driving while intoxicated
|Uber or ambulance? Some people dialing up a car instead of 911KMBC / 4 h. 33 min. ago more|
A new study shows a surprising trend in how people handle their medical emergencies.
|Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'KMBC / 4 h. 56 min. ago more|
The president predicted the legislation would cause the economy to soar beyond its current 3 percent rate of growth.
|Overland Park police chief posts video of road rage incident, asks drivers to calm downKansasCity.com / 5 h. 4 min. ago more|
Overland Park’s police chief warned local drivers to avoid making decisions in anger by sharing a video of an apparent road rage incident that took place on Nall Avenue Friday. … Click to Continue »
|Crash snarls I-49 near Main Street Saturday afternoonKMBC / 5 h. 14 min. ago more|
The wreck involved two vehicles in the northbound lanes about 1 p.m.
|Dogs maul owner to death in grisly incident — ‘I've never seen anything quite like it’KansasCity.com / 5 h. 36 min. ago more|
A 22-year-old Virginia woman appears to have been mauled to death by her dogs while out for a walk. Bethany Stephens’ father called 911 Thursday night, and police came upon … Click to Continue »
|Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs odds: Picks from expert who is 47-21 on NFL totals - CBSSports.comGoogle News / 5 h. 48 min. ago more|
CBSSports.comLos Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs odds: Picks from expert who is 47-21 on NFL totalsCBSSports.comWeek 15 of the NFL season features a Saturday double-header. The second game is a primetime AFC West showdown between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs -- a matchup with huge playoff implications. The Chargers are one-point favorites ...Who Will Win Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs? AI PredictsInverseChargers vs. Chiefs: Live updates from Kansas CityOCRegisterNFL on TV today: What time, channel is Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs? (12/16/17) Betting line ...NJ.comKansas City Star -OregonLive.com -Las Vegas Sun (blog) -SB Nationall 269 news articles »
|Father of Kansas man killed in police shooting views ‘disturbing’ body-cam videoKansasCity.com / 6 h. 2 min. ago more|
After a months-long legal tussle, a relative was permitted to view body-camera footage showing the shooting death of Dominique White by Topeka police. In a press release sent by the … Click to Continue »
|Doctor allegedly forced abortion on girlfriend by slipping her a labor-inducing drugKansasCity.com / 6 h. 56 min. ago more|
A doctor is facing criminal charges after allegedly spiking his girlfriend’s tea with an abortion drug against her will. Sikander Imran, a 32-year-old from Virginia, responded to learning that girlfriend … Click to Continue »
|Kansas University Engineering Team Garners 1st Place in International Spacecraft Design Competition Kansas City infoZine / 7 h. 15 min. ago more|
A team of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering won the top spot in an international competition to design a spacecraft capable of orbiting Mars.
|Earthjustice Responds to EPA Move to Gut Agricultural Worker Protection Standards Kansas City infoZine / 7 h. 15 min. ago more|
"Gutting the basic safeguards provided by these two rules will deny farmworkers the right to access pesticide information via a farmworker representative and put children at risk of pesticide misuse, injury, illness, and death."
|Coping with Grief at the Holidays Kansas City infoZine / 7 h. 16 min. ago more|
Holiday messages portray a season wrapped in warmth, love and good cheer. For many, however, it can be a time of sadness and grief, says University of Alabama at Birmingham psychologist Josh Klapow, Ph.D.
|New NASA Research Sent to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission Kansas City infoZine / 7 h. 16 min. ago more|
An experiment in space manufacturing and an enhanced study of solar energy are among the research currently heading to the International Space Station following Friday’s launch of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 10:36 a.m. EST.
|World Bank Loan to Improve China's Farm Produce Distribution System Kansas City infoZine / 7 h. 16 min. ago more|
The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors approved a US$150 million loan Friday to improve farm produce distribution systems in China’s southeastern province of Jiangxi, which will benefit over 200,000 farmers through more efficient farm-to-market supply chains.
|Ten Indicted for $5.4 Million Meth Conspiracy Kansas City infoZine / 7 h. 16 min. ago more|
10 area residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $5.4 million conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
|The Instability of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet Kansas City infoZine / 7 h. 16 min. ago more|
The East Antarctic Ice Sheet locks away enough water to raise sea level an estimated 53 meters (174 feet), more than any other ice sheet on the planet. It's also thought to be among the most stable, not gaining or losing mass even as ice sheets in West Antarctica and Greenland shrink.
|The Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules a Big Loss for Consumers Kansas City infoZine / 7 h. 16 min. ago more|
Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization division of Consumer Reports, said the rules were critical to preserving the open and competitive nature of the internet for all consumers.
|Kansas City International Airport Preparing for 2017 Holiday Travelers Kansas City infoZine / 7 h. 16 min. ago more|
The Kansas City Aviation Department projects that nearly 740,000 passengers at KCI Airport during the 2017/2018 winter holiday period. Peak days will see approximately 38,000 travelers in and out of KCI.
|Brothers Sentenced for Trafficking Threatened Alligator Snapping Turtles Kansas City infoZine / 7 h. 16 min. ago more|
Alligator snapping turtles are among the largest freshwater turtles in the world and can grow to weigh more than 200 pounds with a lifespan of more than 100 years.
|Dream on Me Recalls Crib & Toddler Bed Mattresses Kansas City infoZine / 7 h. 16 min. ago more|
The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.
|Pets Can Get Stressed by Holiday Activities Kansas City infoZine / 7 h. 16 min. ago more|
All the things that so many of us look forward to during the holidays — parties, gatherings, traveling, shopping — can be a source of stress for some of our pets, especially dogs.
|Missouri Sets 2018 Deer and Turkey Hunting Dates Kansas City infoZine / 7 h. 16 min. ago more|
Spring And Fall Turkey Hunting Dates, Archery Deer And Turkey Hunting Dates, Firearms Deer Hunting Dates
|Hunter Fan Recalls Ceiling Fans Kansas City infoZine / 7 h. 17 min. ago more|
The owner’s manual instructs consumers to install the light globe incorrectly and the light globe can fall, posing an impact injury hazard.
|Park University Kansas City Area December 2017 Graduates AnnouncedKansas City News / 7 h. 23 min. ago more|
Park University held its December 2017 Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony on Dec. 9 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo. The University had 397 students eligible to participate in the ceremony - 156 students received a master's degree and/or a graduate certificate, and 241 students received a bachelor's degree, associate degree and/or undergraduate certificate.
|Jackson County woman sentenced to 32 years in prison for her role in 2016 fatal shooting - Kansas City StarGoogle News / 7 h. 54 min. ago more|
Kansas City StarJackson County woman sentenced to 32 years in prison for her role in 2016 fatal shootingKansas City StarA Jackson County judged sentenced a woman to 32 years in prison Friday for her role in a 2016 shooting that killed a man and left a woman wounded. Destynie J. Wright, a 20-year-old from Jackson County, was previously found guilty of involuntary ...and more »
|Woman sentenced in connection with first homicide of 2016KCTV / 8 h. 5 min. ago more|
A woman has been sentenced for her role in a shooting that happened on New Year’s Day of last year.
|Burglar caught by 95-year-old veteran and his daughterKMBC / 8 h. 12 min. ago more|
A career criminal in Wisconsin learned you don't mess with a Marine Corps veteran and his daughter.
|After-Prison Prescription Meds Program Coming to Kansas City - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 8 h. 25 min. ago more|
After-Prison Prescription Meds Program Coming to Kansas CityU.S. News & World ReportAfter-Prison Prescription Meds Program Coming to Kansas City. People returning to Kansas City after being released from prison will get a 90-day supply of prescription medications instead of a 30-day supply under an expanded grant-funded program. Dec ...and more »
|Missouri trooper in handcuffed drowning case slapped with final discipline from patrol - Kansas City StarGoogle News / 8 h. 41 min. ago more|
Missouri trooper in handcuffed drowning case slapped with final discipline from patrolKansas City StarMore than 3 1/2 years after a handcuffed Brandon Ellingson drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks, the trooper who had him in custody has been fired, according to Ellingson's father. Craig Ellingson said he received an email from the colonel of the Missouri ...and more »
|The Kansas City Chiefs offense has re-established its baseline - Arrowhead AddictGoogle News / 10 h. 22 min. ago more|
Arrowhead AddictThe Kansas City Chiefs offense has re-established its baselineArrowhead AddictWith Matt Nagy at the helm of the offense, the Kansas City Chiefs seem to have re-established their offensive identity and their offensive floor. This started with my conversation with Kent Swanson. (Go listen to that right now if you want to feel ...
|Masturbation, sharing beds lead to homosexuality, according to leaked Mormon teachings - Kansas City StarGoogle News / 10 h. 41 min. ago more|
Masturbation, sharing beds lead to homosexuality, according to leaked Mormon teachingsKansas City StarA newly leaked Mormon church document from 1981 warns church leaders that masturbation can turn a person gay. The document also reveals that Mormon missionaries were banned from sharing beds and dressing and bathing in front of each other to discourage ...and more »
|Masturbation, sharing beds lead to homosexuality, according to leaked Mormon teachingsKansasCity.com / 10 h. 43 min. ago more|
A newly leaked Mormon church document from 1981 warns church leaders that masturbation can turn a person gay. The document also reveals that Mormon missionaries were banned from sharing beds … Click to Continue »
|Moore looking into 'numerous reported cases of voter fraud' after Senate race lossBig News Network.com / 11 h. 53 min. ago more|
Alabama Republican Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the "battle is not over" in Alabama's Senate race even though President Donald Trump and others have called on him to concede
|Police: Woman found dead in woods was mauled by her own dogsBig News Network.com / 11 h. 53 min. ago more|
Bethany Stevens' father went looking for her Thursday night. When he found his daughter, investigators said the 22-year-old's two pit bulls Tonka and Pac-Man were standing guard over her bod
|Clay County health renews WIC contract for 2018 - Kansas City StarGoogle News / 16 h. 9 min. ago more|
Kansas City StarClay County health renews WIC contract for 2018Kansas City StarNorth Kansas City Hospital's home-health agency has been recognized as a top-performing home health agency by Ability Network and Decision Health. The NKC Hospital's program was chosen as a HomeCare Elite Top 500 for 2017 out of 9,064 agencies ...
|Firefighters Battle Fire In Kansas City's CrossroadsKansas City News / 17 h. ago more|
Firefighters were called out to a building fire in the 1900 block of Main Street near 20th in downtown Kansas City, Mo. Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew noted that it appeared the dogs had been bred for fighting.
|Commuter Confrontation: Kansas City Dude Convicted Of Shawnee Cyclist Beat DownKansas City News / 17 h. ago more|
A Kansas City, Mo., man was convicted on Thursday in Johnson County of aggravated battery while driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident in connection to a hit-and-run accident that left a Shawnee cyclist in critical condition in September 2015.
|Opinion: Can’t kick Kansas around anymoreBig News Network.com / 17 h. 11 min. ago more|
Hello, United States. Hello from Kansas. It appears that Congress and the president are about to enact a Kansas-style income tax cut for the nation. Good luck with that. Kansas wen
|Chargers defense ready to prove itself again in Kansas CityBig News Network.com / 17 h. 40 min. ago more|
In Week 7, the Chargers gave safety Adrian Phillips a larger role on defense, often putting him on the field as an extra linebacker. That adjustment has helped them better match up with athl
|Army of firefighters takes on still-growing California fireBig News Network.com / 17 h. 47 min. ago more|
Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Arson Counter-Terrorism investigators check a burned out homeless camp after a brush fire erupted in the hills in Elysian Park in Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.
|One injured in downtown Kansas City building fireBig News Network.com / 17 h. 49 min. ago more|
Kansas City EMS transported one man to an area hospital after a building fire in downtown.Firefighters got the call just before 9 p.m. Friday. When fire crews arrived they saw heavy smoke co
|UPS offers $32 refund after reportedly losing track of document worth around $84KBig News Network.com / 17 h. 49 min. ago more|
After losing track of a bank draft worth more than $840,000, UPS reportedly didn't do much to help the customers searching for the large sum of money that went missing....
|Fox 4/HyVee Prep Report: December 15Fox4kc.com / 19 h. 26 min. ago more|
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On both sides of the state line, the Fox 4 sports team is delivering highlights, predictions and discussions in the Fox 4/HyVee Prep Report, every Friday night on FOX 4 News at 10 p.m. Watch Part 1 in the video player above and Part 2 in the video player below to make sure you don't miss any of the KC high school basketball action.
|KC nonprofit that helps female survivors of sex trafficking plans to expand with new home for childrenFox4kc.com / 19 h. 51 min. ago more|
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Restoration House of Greater Kansas City is taking new steps to help children who are involved in the sex trafficking industry. The nonprofit has operated a home for adult women since 2015, and now organizers want to branch out to serve young children as well. “We want to start with 10 (teens) that we can serve at a time," said September Trible, executive director of Restoration House. "We also are looking at a 72-hour emergency model so that we can have a few more come through that because that’s one of the big gap areas where there’s not a lot of services available." Trible said there are thousands of people involved in the commercial sex industry in Kansas City alone. “According to a recent study completed by a now UMKC professor, there are nearly 3,500 adult victims in the greater Kansas City area, and that’s based on the data from only 11 law enforcement agencies," Trible said. "And then the renewal forum out of Washington D.C. estimates that we have about 2,650 minors each year being sexually exploited in the greater Kansas City area." Restoration House has to turn away at least one to two minors a week because their current home is for adults only. She’s expects the new home being renovated right now to open by the end of summer 2018. “We’re very excited, knowing that as much as we wish there was no need for this home, there is, and as long as there’s a need for this home we’ll be there,” Trible said. Both homes are funded through donations and a few grants, along with proceeds from a unique store. “Rehope Market is an online resale boutique that specifically benefits Restoration House," said Kristin Spilker, manager of Rehope Market. "All of the proceeds from the sales go directly to support the hope and healing and development of the women." Clothes in their warehouse are posted online and sold to raise money for their growing mission. Women in the current program are a large part of the boutiques success. “Part of the goal of Rehope Market is to give them some business skills and some resume building opportunities,” Spilker said. They volunteer in the shop and pick up valuable life skills in the process. “We go through, and we sort the clothing, so you’re learning excellent standards and quality control and communication skills, customer service skills,” Spilker said. She said for customers, shopping at Rehope Market is about much more than scoring nice and affordable clothing. “Just shopping with a purpose and knowing that your purchase is actually making a specific difference in a life,” she said. To learn more about Restoration House of Greater Kansas City, visit their website. To learn more about Rehope Market, visit their website.
|Classmates, neighbors remember KC teen fatally shot in head at apartment as ‘nice, quiet girl’Fox4kc.com / 19 h. 54 min. ago more|
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- At Raytown South High School students can't believe their classmate, 16-year-old Alexis Mitchell, is now gone. “I am just shocked," Jamirah Cameron said of his fellow classmate. "I just saw her Wednesday afternoon in our world history class. The next day when I came to class, she wasn’t in her seat, and it was kind of scary." Police said Wednesday night someone shot Alexis Mitchell in her head. The girl was initially in critical condition, but police said Friday she died from her injuries. “She really was nice and kind of outgoing," Isaiah Abraham-Brown said. "I only met her a couple of times when we used to go to Raytown South Middle School. It’s sad. I knew her cousins." Police said they have one person in custody. As of Friday night, investigators hadn't released any new details about that person or the girl’s death. “I’m just mad about it, and I deeply, deeply sympathize for her mother and their family," neighbor LaTonia Abraham said. "No one should have to bury their child." “Our teacher asked us to pray for Alexis and her family,” Cameron said.
|Police: Woman mauled to death by her own pit bullsKCTV / 20 h. 28 min. ago more|
Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew noted that it appeared the dogs had been bred for fighting. It took officers an hour and a half to catch the dogs when they arrived at the scene.
|Transportation department abandons proposal to make airlines more transparent about extra feesFox4kc.com / 20 h. 30 min. ago more|
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It can be confusing hunting for a good deal online when buying an airline ticket. Sure, you can compare basic prices at sites like Expedia or Priceline, but you often won’t learn about those extra charges -- like the ones for checking a bag or reserving an aisle seat. A proposed regulation at the Department of Transportation was supposed to make airlines more transparent in their pricing by requiring them to include baggage fees in the ticket price. But the transportation department got rid of that proposed regulation this month. “Right now I think the message from DOT is we don't have your back,” said consumer advocate Charlie Leocha, head of Travelers United. Leocha said the regulation would have made it easier for flyers to comparison shop. Baggage fees can add $25-150 to the price of a ticket. “That's a lot of money,” Leocha said. A transportation department spokesman told Fox 4 Problem Solvers that the extra layer of transparency required under the regulation was deemed potentially costly and unnecessary. He said airline websites already contain information about baggage fees. He said the proposed regulation would have required those same fees to be reported again but in aggregate, and that wouldn't have benefited consumers. Leocha disagreed. He said it’s just one more way the department isn't protecting the consumer. For example, last year the transportation department was supposed to stop airlines from charging families with children younger than 14 extra money if they wanted to sit together. “Has the DOT done anything in 18 months? No,” Leocha said. Leocha said the department has also failed to enforce a bill passed by Congress that mandates airlines reimburse passengers for baggage fees if their bags aren’t delivered on time or are lost. “It seems like the inmates are running the prison,” Leocha said. “The airlines are running DOT.”
|One of three victims found in aftermath of KCK house fire identified, police sayFox4kc.com / 20 h. 31 min. ago more|
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Police have identified one of the three people found inside a burned out Kansas City, Kansas, house. Police say Gwinn Green's body was found Tuesday at the home near Troup Avenue and Mill Street. Family and friends feared that Green, who lived in the home, was one of the three victims. They held a vigil Tuesday night for the 53-year-old. The fire broke out around 3:22 a.m. Tuesday. Crews arrived on the scene four minutes later and found at least two people dead inside. Tuesday afternoon KCK police said a third person was found dead inside the burnt home. So far, police have not identified the other two victims. They're also not sure whether the victims were killed before or after the fire was set. Police are investigating the three deaths as homicides.
|93-year-old: 'They wouldn't treat a murderer like they treated me'KCTV / 21 h. 31 min. ago more|
Juanita Fitzgerald was arrested after police said she refused to leave the apartment she was living in, despite being evicted from it.
|Wisconsin man charged after allegedly bathing dog in boiling waterKCTV / 21 h. 31 min. ago more|
A man in Wisconsin is facing animal mistreatment charges after he allegedly bathed a dog in boiling water, according to a criminal complaint.
|By 9-4 vote, Kansas City city council rejects memo of understanding with EdgemoorKansas City News / 22 h. 3 min. ago more|
The Kansas City City Council has rejected a proposed memo of understanding with Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, the developer chosen to design the new single-terminal at Kansas City International Airport. While council members were debating the memo, representatives with Edgemoor were preparing for their seventh community input session, and it was clear that they were blindsided.
|Kansas City churches bring millennials back to worshipKansas City News / 22 h. 3 min. ago more|
A few months after becoming pastor of Parkway Baptist Church , a 21-year-old Armour D. Stephenson III, or " AD3 " as he is affectionately known, sat down with his deacons - almost all men over 40 - and laid out plans for his own version of the great flood. "The entire dynamic of our church was about to change," AD3 recalls of the fateful 2006 meeting.
|Female candidate quits Kansas race over 2005 harassment suitKansas City News / 22 h. 3 min. ago more|
A female congressional candidate dropped out of the Kansas race Friday over a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing her of sexually harassing a male subordinate, an unusual case of a woman facing the sort of misconduct allegations that have forced numerous men out of their jobs in recent weeks. Andrea Ramsey announced in a Facebook post that she was ending her campaign, calling allegations that she harassed her former employee and then retaliated against him "a lie."
|KC barber shop destroyed in summer floods gets fresh start in a new, bigger locationFox4kc.com / 22 h. 7 min. ago more|
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Four years of memories were washed away in an instant, but thanks to some hard work and good fortune the Director's Cut barbershop has opened its doors again. An open house on Friday was the reintroduction of Armon Lasker's business to the community after his former shop near State Line Road and everything it was destroyed in July's flooding. Despite some hardships, he said it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Lasker said he's excited for his new shop that sits in the heart of the jazz district to have a fresh start in an area with a bright future. "It means the world to me to be a part of history, to be a part of this rich district, and everything that used to go on and things that used to happen that can and will happen again," he said. He said the new shop is a lot bigger than its predecessor. "The shop is better than what it was, but the first shop was my starter shop," Lamaster said. "So just coming here now, it was one of the things where we realized this is big. We are a part of something bigger than it used to be. I'm excited, man. I can't wait."
|Should you tell your kids Santa isn't real?KCTV / 22 h. 22 min. ago more|
Most children will abandon their belief in Santa by the age of eight. But should you tell them sooner?
|Dems struggle to vet candidates in fast-moving #MeToo momentKansasCity.com / 22 h. 26 min. ago more|
Democrats have spent months boasting about a surge of anti-Trump activism that has driven thousands of progressives to run for public office. But they didn’t prepare for what came next. … Click to Continue »
|Yes, your wine glass keeps getting bigger and biggerFox4kc.com / 22 h. 32 min. ago more|
If you drink wine, there’s a good chance you measure intake by the glass. Here’s why that’s problematic: Modern wine glasses are seven times larger than those of centuries ago—and notably bigger than glasses that are just two decades old, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Cambridge analyzed more than 400 antique and modern wine glasses, including some of various British monarchs, and determined the average and median size of glasses has increased gradually since the 1700s, but with a “more marked” bump in the 1990s, per NBC News. Centuries ago, wine glasses held about 2.2 ounces on average, reports Quartzy. But by 2000, they held about 10 ounces, per the BBC. Today they hold more than 16 ounces, or about half a liter, according to the study in the British Medical Journal. Wine consumption has similarly increased, quadrupling in Britain between 1960 and 1980, then doubling again from 1980 to 2004, per the Guardian. Researchers suggest a link between the increased consumption and bigger glasses, arguing that people pour more wine into a larger glass, which makes the amount seem less than if it were in a smaller glass. (The researchers focused on the Brits, but they say that a trend in the US toward bigger glasses likely had an influence.) Some say other factors explain why people are drinking out of larger glasses, with wine expert Miles Beale noting that they allow wine to aerate, “something which perhaps wasn’t a priority 300 years ago.” (Avoid merlot? You might want to reconsider.) This article originally appeared on Newser: Yes, Your Wine Glass Keeps Getting Bigger More From Newser: Island Was to Disappear in Months. It’s Now Been 3 Years Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Heading to Space Babies Born Near Fracking Wells Are Smaller
|‘Kitty Bitty’ the stowaway cat from Georgia found in California 5 months laterFox4kc.com / 22 h. 34 min. ago more|
LOS ANGELES – A feline stowaway discovered riding aboard a big rig in California's Riverside County turned out to belong to a Georgia family who has been missing him since the Fourth of July, officials said Friday. A cat who had been missing from Georgia for six months was discovered riding along with a long-haul trucker in Riverside County. He is seen here in a Jurupa Valley animal shelter on Dec. 15, 2017. (Credit: KTLA) The tabby, named Kitty Bitty, was apparently along for the long haul as a truck driver for Pepsi made the trip out west, according to John Welsh, a spokesman for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. “We can only surmise he somehow ended up over at a Pepsi facility in the Georgia area, not too far I believe from where this owner lives, and somehow jumped on the back of a truck or on a pallet,” Welsh told KTLA. “Somewhere in that truck the cat was undetected for quite some time.” It’s unclear for how long he was traveling cross country but, because he is so skinny, Welsh believes he was in the truck for at least a few days. He was also suffering from dehydration when he was found but was soon revived with veterinary care. The feline is currently being housed at the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley. But Animal Services staff are pooling their own money so that he can be flown home to Georgia ahead of the Christmas holiday, Welsh said. Animal Services officials were tipped off to the missing pet's whereabouts by the truck driver. Kitty Bitty's owners were then identified thanks to a tag he had certifying that he received his rabies vaccine. His Georgia family had assumed the worst possible fate befell their pet and were ecstatic to learn he was alive and safe in California following his six-month adventure, Welsh said. This isn't the first time a commuting cat has been discovered by Riverside County Animal Services officials, according to Welsh. A South Carolina cat aboard a U-Haul van was previously turned over to authorities following a state border inspection in Blythe. That pet was also flown back east aboard a jet. “We’re always pleased when we can get the cat back to the owner, even if it takes a cross-country flight to get the cat back home,” Welsh said.
|7-year-old’s heartbreaking letter to Santa inspires flood of donationsFox4kc.com / 22 h. 41 min. ago more|
EDINBURG, Texas – A 7-year-old Texas girl’s Christmas wish list has hundreds of people donating after her first-grade teacher shared her humble requests on Facebook. Ruth Espiricueta told KGBT one of her students at Monte Cristo Elementary School in Edinburg, Crystal Pacheco, wrote the letter after a lesson about the difference between wanting and needing something. “I have binde (been) good this day,” Crystal wrote. “This Christmas I would like a ball and a food. I need a blancet.” Espiricueta said she was moved to share the letter after asking Crystal why she thought she wanted food but needed a blanket. “Well, I get to eat at school – sometimes I may not have at home, but I get to eat at school. A blanket I have one, but it’s not warm enough,” her teacher recalled Crystal saying. Espiricueta posted a photo of the letter to Saint Nick on Wednesday, writing: This makes me very sad. When your students ask for food, blankets, or a bed instead of toys As a teacher it breaks my heart when I hear them ask for things that we sometimes take for granted. Hopefully I will be able to fulfill at least one of their Christmas wishes Sine then, hundreds of blankets and other items have been donated to the school, according to KRGV. The school shared a post from one person who says she was touched by the photo and brought toys and blankets but didn’t realize that they were for a girl, not a boy. Nashley Nicole wrote on Facebook: “The heart of this little girl is SO BIG, i didn’t expect to actually meet her but for some reason they asked me to wait and brought her to me. She opened her gift and had the BIGGEST smile in her face, no concern that It was boy stuff! Just a genuine happy smile! God Bless this princess for life, now she has my heart forever!” The school also posted photos of some of the donations, writing, “God bless all the people who donated blankets and toys for the children.” Crystal’s mother told KGBT, “I’m just very emotional and proud of my children, because I raise them to appreciate the little that we have.”
|Man fed up with porch thieves sells booby-trapped box that sends crooks runningFox4kc.com / 22 h. 43 min. ago more|
TACOMA, Wash. – When it comes to catching package thieves, some homeowners use surveillance cameras. But Jaireme Barrow wants to scare them away so they never come back. So about a year ago he invented something he calls "The Blank Box" – and he says business is booming. The package – an empty booby-trapped box – is left on a porch. But it's rigged with fishing wire and a 12-gauge shotgun blank that goes off. "Now it's ready to go," he said as he put one of his boxes down in front of his Tacoma, Washington home. "So it's fully contained. You can move it around however you want. You don't have to worry about it going off. Leave it on the porch all day and then when someone comes up to pick it up -- pop! pop! -- that's when it goes off." The goal is to make sure thieves get away with nothing more than a scare. "I got tired of all my packages coming up missing," Barrow said. "I'd be at work and I'd get home and they wouldn't be on my front porch and I'd watch my surveillance and see someone running away with them." So he came up the idea of his "Blank Box" to make the thieves run away and not come back. "It's just like any alarm system. It's just a loud noise and it deters theft, but it just happens to be a 12-gauge blank in this case." One year after coming up with the idea and his Blank Box has turned into a big business. "So it's all hands-on, made in America. Every one of these is built with love." Maybe more like tough love. "This is my test area," he said, showing his workshop area. "Everything I test out myself, want to make sure everything is 100 percent safe." He's now selling "The Blank Box" on his website – theblankbox.com, along with T-shirts with the wording, "Don't Touch My Package!" and "Don't Touch My Box!" "Yeah, I sold out the other day. I'm actually out there slaving away," he said, chuckling. He said his Tacoma neighbors are big supporters. "It deters people from coming on their porches, too, cause, you know, they never know what they have on their porch is a a blank box or a legit package. So my hope is it just makes people think twice about what they are doing." Tacoma police have said this could backfire on you. If you rig a package like this – and it injures a thief – then you could be held liable. Police say your best bet is to file a police report and hand your surveillance video over to investigators. By the way, Barrow also uses this same device on his pickup truck. If a thief gets a door open, it fires a 12-gauge blank.
|Former ‘Today’ staffer reveals alleged affair with Matt LauerFox4kc.com / 22 h. 45 min. ago more|
A former “Today” show staffer has revealed an affair she claims to have had with former host Matt Lauer. Addie Collins Zinone gave a first-person account of the alleged affair to Variety. Zinone, who is now married, said she was 24-years-old when she started working for NBC’s “Today” show following a summer internship. She said Lauer, who was fired last month amid sexual misconduct allegations, began messaging her just a few weeks before she was leaving NBC for a reporting job in West Virginia. “Hey, I hope you won’t drag me to personnel for saying this. but you look fantastic. i don’t know what you have done, or what is going on in your life… but it’s agreeing with you,” a printed copy of the messages from Lauer revealed. Zinone said she thanked Lauer for the message and told him about her new job. She asked him for “a little advice” before she left. She said Lauer messaged her a month later, “OK… NOW YOU’RE KILLING ME… YOU LOOK GREAT TODAY! A BIT TOUGH TO CONCENTRATE.” At first she thought somebody was pranking her by sending messages from Lauer’s computer. She told Variety what happened next: We went to lunch. My intentions were purely professional. I thought this was a way to get real-world constructive advice. What that turned into was an opportunity for him to come on to me. It was flattering, confusing, overwhelming. I was nervous. I didn’t know what to do with it. He was clearly trying to guide the conversation. He was there to hit on me and manipulate the situation, and I fell for it. Here’s how I should have known what I was getting myself into. When we left, he told me: “You leave first, and I’ll leave after.” In no lunch I’d ever had at “Today” had anyone suggested we leave separately, as if something was up. She said when they got back to the office, he messaged her to meet him in his dressing room. She said they met several times over the next few weeks. The situation really took its toll on me. I changed physically. I changed emotionally. Fear crept into my life. I became unsure of myself. Any confidence I had was gone. For him, it was a conquest. One afternoon, he told me to come see him in his office. I thought he was finally going to talk to me and encourage me professionally. I wanted to hear from him that I could succeed in West Virginia. I sat across from him, and he pushes a button from his desk and the door shuts. It was embarrassing, because his secretary was sitting outside. He wanted to do stuff. I was like, “No. I’m so in over my head. I’m not a performance artist.” She said the last time she saw Lauer was during the 2000 Democratic National Convention in California where they had an “encounter” in a bathroom of the Staples Center. Zinone told Variety, “I’m not trying to get anything out of this situation, other than be another voice in this important conversation about women in the workplace.” “The things that Matt did to me, there are men doing to other women,” she said. “Although it wasn’t a crime in my case, it’s still not right. Matt took advantage of his power. It’s sickening. It breaks my heart that he did this for so long.”
|No. 13 Kansas seeks to avoid 3rd loss in rowBig News Network.com / 22 h. 57 min. ago more|
LINCOLN, Neb. -- It isn't often Kansas takes the floor having lost its last two games. That's the situation the No. 13-ranked Jayhawks find themselves in heading into their first true road game of th
|No charges filed over alleged rape in KU dorm due to lack of evidence, officials sayFox4kc.com / 23 h. 35 min. ago more|
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Sexual assault charges won't be filed over a report that a 16-year-old girl was raped in December 2016 in the dorm that houses the Kansas men's basketball team, the local prosecutor announced Friday. Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson's office released a statement saying it does not have enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a sexual assault occurred. Branson's office called its seven-month review of reports, evidence and witnesses' statements "exhaustive." "Furthermore, no suspect for an alleged sexual assault was developed through the investigation," the statement said. Branson's statement said his office still could file misdemeanor alcohol-related charges, but he did not provide additional details. The Lawrence Journal-World first reported Branson's decision Friday. He told the newspaper that the 16-year-old girl is represented by an attorney and it's not clear whether she is willing to testify. The university police department finished its investigation of the incident in May. Its report said rape, contributing to a child's misconduct and furnishing alcohol to a minor were reported and allegedly occurred at the dorm. The report listed five players as witnesses. But police have said that means the players had pertinent information, not necessarily that they were eyewitnesses to criminal activity. The 16-year-old girl, who was not a student at the University of Kansas, was visiting the dorm and wasn't from the area, according to police. The same morning the rape was reported, a runaway was reported at the dorm. Police have not said whether the runaway and the girl were the same person. During the investigation, police uncovered two glass smoking devices with residue inside. Then-sophomore forward Carlton Bragg Jr. was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia in that case. He was eventually granted a diversion in municipal court and later transferred to Arizona State.
|UMKC unveils details of new $32 million center for School of Computing and Engineering - Kansas City StarGoogle News / 1 d. 0 h. 12 min. ago more|
Kansas City StarUMKC unveils details of new $32 million center for School of Computing and EngineeringKansas City Star“The center...will enhance UMKC's strength as a talent magnet to help keep our best and brightest here at home and to attract fresh new talent from across the country and truly, actually, around the world,” Interim Chancellor Barbara Bichelmeyer said ...and more »
|Finger-pointing, fury and feuding emerge among Kansas City’s leadership over KCI airport negotiationFox4kc.com / 1 d. 0 h. 37 min. ago more|
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Mayor Sly James is now firing back after members of the city council sent shock waves through the process of striking a deal with the developer the council selected to build a new KCI. From the start, the airport-approval process has been a bit messy. One thing that is overwhelmingly clear is that 75 percent of voters have said yes to wanting a new KCI. But now, it seems who will build it is up in the air. James is not mixing words over his angst about the council's vote. "It puts a stain on this city that I’ve worked for the last six and a half years to avoid," he said. "It is a bad way to govern, and it is a sham of a process when you do this. So I’m not going to join this process with them. I’m going to do everything I can to get it back on track." Thursday night, council members who previously supported selecting Edgemoor to fulfill their vision for a new KCI pulled the rug out from underneath it all. "I’m still searching for the reasons — legitimate reasons — to stop negotiating," James said. "And if it’s a matter of due diligence, you don’t pull a stunt like that then immediately present a resolution that calls for substituting in AECom. Due diligence means you continue to negotiate and you continue to get answers to your questions until you reach an impasse, and that hasn’t happened." Kansas City Council member Jermaine Reed echoed the mayor’s frustration over Thursday night’s rejection of the memorandum of understanding with Edgemoor. “It’s a bit baffling to me, and I believe it’s complete malarkey,” Reed said. But he still remains confident that the city will be able to work out the disagreements over the city’s arrangement with Edgemoor to build the new airport. “Let me put it to you this way,” Reed said. “I hope that it’s an early Christmas gift for the citizens of Kansas City, that we get our act together very quickly and we continue with the discussions to allow for us to build a world-class airport with Edgemoor.” Lee Barnes Jr. was one of the council members who said "no" to Edgemoor's memorandum of understanding, or MOU, with the city. "This process is not muckied up, not at all," he said. "It states in our code of ordinances that we can move on to the next proposal." Barnes, who represents the city's 5th district, believes the deal the council agree to initially meant any company they picked would be "at risk" from the time of selection to the public vote Nov. 8. But now, Edgemoor is asking for up to $30 million to recoup its costs thus far, including costs from before Nov. 8. Other council members also questioned whether Edgemoor will hire enough women- and minority-owned businesses. "When you’ve selected a company though, why not negotiate with that company and say, 'Let’s get what we want?'" Fox 4's Kera Mashek asked. "And we tried to negotiate with that company," Barnes Jr. said. "Negotiations didn’t go well." The mayor said there's still plenty of time to strike a better deal. Edgemoor agrees. "In all projects we’ve been involved in, there have been speed bumps along the way," Edgemoor Managing Director Geoffrey Stricker said. "And so we just are looking forward to working with the council to try and work through these issues and try to move forward." But Barnes is ready to walk away. He's already drawn up an ordinance to ditch Edgemoor and move onto the No. 2 pick -- AECom. The fight is far from over. The airport committee will now have to hash out what happens next. It meets Thursday, and the full city council meets later that same day. Regardless, Edgemoor said it's moving ahead, continuing meetings with aviation and airlines and working to address the council's concerns. On Friday, the company released the following statement: "Since the Edgemoor Team’s selection, we have been working collaboratively with the City to address all of the elements of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Over the last two months, we have incorporated every change that has been requested by the City. Just yesterday, new concerns were brought to our attention during Business Session. We were unaware of these concerns prior to the meeting, and believe we should be afforded the opportunity to continue negotiations and develop solutions. "Throughout the procurement process, and during the campaign and the weeks that followed, our team has been open, transparent and collaborative with the Council, and the community, with a focus on delivering the best result for Kansas City. "For months, we have worked with our partners from the Aviation Department and the airlines to build on the great work that was done, to further the design of a new terminal, and to ensure it will meet the needs and expectations of all who will use it. "We are grateful to everyone we have met over the past few months, including the hundreds of community members who participated in our Design Workshops and contributed their ideas and insights. "The Edgemoor Team remains committed to delivering a world-class terminal for Kansas City. We welcome the opportunity to continue our discussions with the Mayor and Council to address all areas of concern. We are confident we can reach an agreement that will continue this great region’s momentum and enable Kansas City to bring to life a game-changing gateway for generations to come."
|STATEMENT: Edgemoor addresses city council's rejection of MOU for $1B airport remodelBizjournals.com / 1 d. 0 h. 41 min. ago more|
The developer chosen by the city to design, build and privately finance the renovation of Kansas City International Airport (Code: MCI) into a single terminal remains "confident" it can reach an agreement despite "new concerns." The status of the bid led by Maryland-based Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate LLC fell into question Thursday, after the City Council voted 9-4 to reject an ordinance authorizing the city manager to execute a memorandum of understanding that laid out a framework for…
|Exec Frank White blasts legislators for gutting his budget and cutting top aidesKansasCity.com / 1 d. 1 h. 15 min. ago more|
In their ongoing battle for dominance over Jackson County Executive Frank White, score another win for the six-member majority faction of the county legislature. White suffered his latest defeat Friday … Click to Continue »
|Northeast Newscast Episode 36 – on entrepreneurship w/ The Tamale Kitchen founder Becky GrippNortheast News / 1 d. 1 h. 54 min. ago more|
The Tamale Kitchen team (with founder Becky Gripp, third from right). Photo provided by Becky Gripp By Paul Thompson Northeast News On the latest edition of the Northeast Newscast, we sit down with Becky Gripp, the founder of The Tamale Kitchen, to get some insight into the Northeast-based business. Gripp invited us to a tamale cook to get a look at the process, and opened up about the many stages The Tamale Kitchen has gone through since it’s genesis in July of 2015. The Tamale Kitchen team works on a cook on Thursday, December 14. Photo by Paul Thompson Gripp discusses the conception of the business, the execution of the operation, the advice she would give to first-time business owners, and where The Tamale Kitchen wants to go from here. Listen to the full episode with Becky Gripp of The Tamale Kitchen below, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes to have episodes automatically downloaded to your device of choice as soon as they’re completed. The post Northeast Newscast Episode 36 – on entrepreneurship w/ The Tamale Kitchen founder Becky Gripp appeared first on Northeast News.
|Man stabbed for seven minutes in Kansas City robbery diesKansasCity.com / 1 d. 2 h. 6 min. ago more|
A 51-year-old man who was critically injured after being stabbed by an assailant for more than seven minutes has died, Kansas City police said Friday. Police said the victim was … Click to Continue »
|‘That is when I fired at him,’ police captain recalls about shooting Costco gunmanKansasCity.com / 1 d. 2 h. 47 min. ago more|
As the chaotic scene unfolded and the gunman methodically walked through the aisles of the Lenexa Costco on Nov. 26, off-duty police Capt. Michael Howell knew his best tactic would … Click to Continue »
|'That is when I fired at him,' police captain recalls about shooting Costco gunman - Kansas City StarGoogle News / 1 d. 2 h. 47 min. ago more|
KABC-TV'That is when I fired at him,' police captain recalls about shooting Costco gunmanKansas City StarAs the chaotic scene unfolded and the gunman methodically walked through the aisles of the Lenexa Costco on Nov. 26, off-duty police Capt. Michael Howell knew his best tactic would be the element of surprise. When the gunman, later identified as Ronald ...VIDEO: Off-duty officer stops gunman at Kansas City CostcoKABC-TVall 11 news articles »
|Suspect in custody after 16-year-old girl shot, killed inside Kansas City apartmentKCTV / 1 d. 2 h. 53 min. ago more|
A 16-year-old girl has died after she was shot Wednesday inside the Park Meadow Apartment complex.
|Off-duty officer speaks publicly after self-defense shooting in Lenexa CostcoKCTV / 1 d. 3 h. 11 min. ago more|
The off-duty officer who shot and killed a man in the Lenexa Costco is talking for the first time publicly about what happened.
|Local Realtor association gives top honors to five agentsBizjournals.com / 1 d. 3 h. 31 min. ago more|
Kristi Ferrara, a Realtor with Better Homes and Gardens, was honored last week as the 2017 Realtor of the Year by the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors. Ferrara, who entered real estate in 2000, is now a managing broker at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes. She said she's particularly thankful to the leadership in her firm, which she said encourages employees to get out into the community and volunteer their time. "It really makes you feel good about taking the…
|AECOM lurks in wings as James blasts council for MOU voteBizjournals.com / 1 d. 3 h. 40 min. ago more|
Councilman Lee Barnes Jr. introduced a resolution calling for the City Council to end negotiations with Edgemoor and move forward with Los Angeles-based AECOM’s KCI Partnership team, which placed second in a four-way race to complete the KCI modernization project.
|ClusterTruck CEO: Of course KC menu will be 'way more barbecue centric'Bizjournals.com / 1 d. 4 h. 33 min. ago more|
ClusterTruck CEO Chris Baggott talks about the ClusterTruck concept and why Kansas City was an attractive market.
|Unilever spreads operation in New Century sold as part of a $8.1B dealBizjournals.com / 1 d. 4 h. 38 min. ago more|
Unilever announced plans to sell its global spreads business to KKR & Co. L.P. for $8.1 billion, a sale that includes a production plant that employs 300 in New Century, Kan. The acquisition of the Unilever spreads business is expected to be completed in mid-2018. It was sold at a multiple of about 10 times its 2016 annual revenue. KKR is a global investment firm with about $153 billion in assets under management as of end of the third quarter. It has an ownership stake in companies such as GoDaddy…
|St. Joseph police looking for missing 7-year-old girl, 35-year-old womanKCTV / 1 d. 4 h. 39 min. ago more|
The St. Joseph Police Department is asking for help locating two missing people. One is 7-year-old Jasmine Robinson and the other is 35-year-old Sarah Butler-Young.
|Sprint subsidiary accused of repeatedly misrepresenting auctioned phonesBizjournals.com / 1 d. 5 h. 14 min. ago more|
Sprint Corp. and its subsidiary, United Management Co., are being sued for breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation by a reverse logistics company called IT Asset Partners Inc. IT Asset Partners purchases used cell phones and extracts the electronic parts and components to reuse them. Based in the Los Angeles suburb of Chatsworth, the company bid on surplus inventory from Overland Park-based wireless carrier Sprint (NYSE: S), winning several of those bids. IT Asset Partners, which filed…
|AECOM-led partnership says it’s ready to work on KCI as Edgemoor’s deal teetersKansasCity.com / 1 d. 5 h. 37 min. ago more|
The AECOM-led KCI Partnership, the runner-up behind Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate during this year’s bidding process for a new KCI terminal, said Friday that it’s ready to do work … Click to Continue »
|$35M in settlements helped get this guy's name on the buildingBizjournals.com / 1 d. 5 h. 52 min. ago more|
Michael Rader is a partner with Bartimus Frickleton Robertson & Rader PC, which just added his name to its brand.
|Medicaid application delays are forcing Kansas nursing homes to turn people awayKansasCity.com / 1 d. 6 h. 2 min. ago more|
Administrators at Villa St. Francis nursing home in Olathe have a checklist of questions before taking in a new resident with a pending Medicaid application. How many Medicaid-pending residents are … Click to Continue »
|Sen. Laura Kelly running for Kansas governor, becoming first woman in raceKansasCity.com / 1 d. 9 h. 8 min. ago more|
A leading Kansas Democrat on Friday became the first woman to enter the 2018 governor’s race, jolting the chase to lead a state that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump. … Click to Continue »
|Democrat Andrea Ramsey, accused of sexual harassment, drops out of U.S. House raceKansasCity.com / 1 d. 9 h. 43 min. ago more|
Democratic congressional candidate Andrea Ramsey will drop out of the race after The Kansas City Star asked her about accusations in a 2005 lawsuit that she sexually harassed and retaliated … Click to Continue »
|Kansas Dem Andrea Ramsey, accused of sexual harassment, will drop out of US House race - Kansas City StarGoogle News / 1 d. 9 h. 44 min. ago more|
New York TimesKansas Dem Andrea Ramsey, accused of sexual harassment, will drop out of US House raceKansas City StarAndrea Ramsey, a Democratic candidate for Congress, will drop out of the race after the Kansas City Star asked her about accusations in a 2005 lawsuit that she sexually harassed and retaliated against a male subordinate who said he had rejected her ...Accused of Sexual Harassment, Andrea Ramsey Ends Kansas Congressional RunNew York TimesKansas Dem Andrea Ramsey, accused of sexual harassment, will drop out of US House raceMcClatchy Washington BureauDear Citizens of Kansas' Third... - Andrea Ramsey for Congress | FacebookFacebookKansas City Starall 79 news articles »
|Xceligent's legal fight with CoStar leads to bankruptcyBizjournals.com / 1 d. 10 h. 8 min. ago more|
Xceligent Inc., a Blue Springs commercial real estate data company, will liquidate through bankruptcy in the wake of a legal fight with giant competitor CoStar Group Inc. The Wall Street Journal reports that Xceligent's board opted for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation after settlement talks over the lawsuit broke down. In December 2016, Washington-based CoStar (Nasdaq: CSGP) sued Xceligent in federal court in Kansas City, claiming that it participated in a "brazen and widespread theft" of CoStar's…
|Top of the List: Largest banks in Kansas CityBizjournals.com / 1 d. 10 h. 9 min. ago more|
This week, the Kansas City Business Journal ranks the top banks in the area by market share. The accompanying gallery shows the top five on The List. For the full List, subscribers can take a look at the weekly print edition of the Kansas City Business Journal. The List also includes address, phone number, market share, local deposits, nonlocal deposits, total deposits, local offices, total offices and top local executives. (Subscribers also can view the full Largest Banks in Kansas City List online.)…
|Becker: This is the best email you will ever sendBizjournals.com / 1 d. 10 h. 9 min. ago more|
Why do we make selling so difficult when it can be easy? Selling should be a profession where we actually help customers and not push them away. So many salespeople alienate the customer by being too pushy or overbearing. I have heard salespeople say, “I have left seven messages and four emails and never heard back.” Too many salespeople keep thinking about themselves and NOT the customer. Customers or potential customers (prospects) do not want to be sold, coerced or feel any sort of pressure…
|NYCFC trades forward Khiry Shelton to Sporting KCBig News Network.com / 1 d. 23 h. 43 min. ago more|
Sporting Kansas City acquired former No. 2 MLS draft pick Khiry Shelton from New York City FC in a trade for right-back Saad Abdul-Salaam on Thursday.Shelton, 24, has scored six goals with 1
|GUILTY: Man accused of stuffing fiancee's molester in barrelKCTV / 2 d. 3 h. 43 min. ago more|
The jury has found a man guilty after he was accused of killing another man and stuffing his body into a drum two years ago.
|Council committee considers Buck O’Neil Bridge, KCPD IT consolidation, FIFA World Cup in busy meetingNortheast News / 2 d. 6 h. ago more|
By Paul Thompson Northeast News The City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Finance and Governance committee had a busy morning on Wednesday, December 13. First, the committee passed an ordinance that would consolidate the IT departments of the City and the Kansas City Police Department. Ordinance No. 170966, which comes with a $3,766,167 price tag, was passed out of committee with a recommendation of advance and do pass. If the ordinance passes, the City and KCPD would “consolidate IT platforms, software, maintenance, and operations where feasible,” according to the ordinance. IT operations would be moved to the fourth floor of City Hall, where newer police department servers are already located. As part of the agreement, the City will also move its existing computer room air conditioning units from the third floor. According the ordinance, a “new non-water based fire suppression system” will also be implemented in the consolidated facility, along with disaster recovery resources and backup equipment. KCMO Finance Director Randy Landes indicated that the ordinance could save the City money in the long run by limiting redundant purchases between KCPD and the City. “Let’s quit buying the exact same equipment and using it, literally, one floor from the other,” Landes said. Another order of business on December 13 was the consideration of Ordinance No. 170919, which asks voters to approve a 20-year renewal of the City’s 1% capital improvements sales tax. The proposed ordinance also codifies dedicated allocations for those funds: 35% for neighborhood conservation, maintenance and improvements (divided equally by Council district based, dispensed through Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC) process); and 65% for capital improvements, with “at least 25% of the available annual sales tax receipts for street resurfacing, repair, and construction of complete street facilities.” According to Landes, the 1% capital improvements sales tax generates approximately $80 million annually. Landed added that the sales tax renewal, which is set to go before voters on April 3, 2018, has been pegged as a potential mechanism to fund construction of a new Buck O’Neil Bridge. “We would find the best way to incorporate the dollars needed to do the Buck O’Neil Bridge,” Landes said. During public testimony, former 6th District Councilman and current PIAC representative John Sharp shared his approval of ballot language that emphasizes the PIAC process. “I was very pleased to see the addition in the ballot language that 65% of the funds that would be used in city funds would go through review by PIAC,” Sharp said. “As you know, the PIAC committee is really the eyes and the ears of the Council.” Current 6th District Councilman Kevin McManus noted that one of the KCMO Legislative Committee’s top priorities is to identify state or federal funding for a new Buck O’Neil Bridge. With that in mind, he wondered if the City might be “showing its cards” by simultaneously pushing a ballot initiative that would fund the process through PIAC. Additionally, McManus requested more information about how a potential Transportation Development District (TDD) could potentially fund construction of a new Buck O’Neil Bridge. During the committee meeting, the City also considered Ordinance No. 170979, which would get the ball rolling on Kansas City’s bid to become a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, should the combined bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico be accepted. The ordinance would authorize the City Manager to “execute a Host City Agreement with the Federation Internationale de Football Association (“FIFA”) and the United States Soccer Federation to be appointed as a host city of the 2026 FIFA World Cup; stating the Council’s intent to provide funding for certain City services in connection with the 2026 FIFA World Cup; and directing the City Manager to include funding for required City services in the 2025-26 and 2026-27 annual budgets.” Though the 2026 FIFA World Cup is nearly 10 years away, Assistant City Manager Kimiko Gilmore said that the planning process is already underway. Kansas City was one of 32 cities to make the second cut of potential host cities, and Gilmore notes that if the bid is selected by FIFA, at least 12 of those cities will become host sites for the international soccer tournament. Dave Ficklin, VP of management for Sporting KC, joined Gilmore at the committee meeting to discuss the implications of potentially hosting World Cup matches. “If we are chosen, we can expect between three or four games to be played in Arrowhead Stadium. I’m not biased when I say Kansas City would be the perfect city.” Ficklin said. “We’re just small enough that an event like this can really create a critical mass that will capture people’s imagination.” Ficklin noted that FIFA will name a host country by June of 2018, and suggested that Kansas City has done well to position itself as a potential host city. In addition to investing more than $300 million in soccer facilities throughout the metro, Ficklin cited the KC Streetcar and the recent single terminal airport vote as momentum builders for the city. Ficklin and Gilmore added that FIFA will set certain requirement for chosen host cities. Those will likely include construction of a fan viewing area that will show games and hold concerts and special events; development of a free transportation network for all ticketed fans to get to the venue; and other initiatives to dress up the city, similar to efforts conducted when Kansas City hosted the Major League Baseball All-Star game in 2012. Gilmore suggested that the cost of preparations could exceed $1 million, and that Kansas City’s prior experience with the MLB All-Star game could give Kansas City a head start in the planning process. “We have eight years to figure all of this out,” Gilmore said. “I think we will be better prepared, because we know what it takes to host these kinds of iconic events.” The Finance and Governance committee passed the ordinance out of committee with a recommendation of advance and do pass. The post Council committee considers Buck O’Neil Bridge, KCPD IT consolidation, FIFA World Cup in busy meeting appeared first on Northeast News.
|Blogger credited for helping solve 37-year-old cold case murderKMBC / 2 d. 8 h. 6 min. ago more|
Police opened up cold case after interested was gained in the death of a 14-year-old girl
|CEO of major KC public company will retire in 2018Kansas City News / 2 d. 11 h. 37 min. ago more|
The Kansas City area's fourth-biggest public company may drive under the radar locally, but its long-running chief executive has been no stranger to the spotlight.
|New bike lanes proposed for NortheastNortheast News / 3 d. 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
A rendering of bike lane options along Gladstone Blvd., recently presented to Northeast neighborhoods. All presented images can be found at http://kcmo.gov/publicworks/bikekc/. By Paul Thompson Northeast News Kansas City’s Public Works department is looking to spend roughly $475,000 on bike lanes in the Northeast that would span from The Paseo and Missouri on the west to Indian Mound Park on the east. Mario Vasquez, a project manager in the Public Works department, has already met with the Pendleton Heights, Scarritt Renaissance and Indian Mound neighborhood associations to discuss the planned bike lanes. With public feedback in hand, Vasquez says that the department is working to put together some more concrete proposals before setting up new meetings with stakeholders in early 2018. The expanded Northeast bike lanes are part of a concerted effort by the City to promote bicycles as a viable form of transportation. “The push is really to be on-street,” Vasquez said. “We want bicyclists to be visible, and to be a part of the transportation network.” Vasquez said that each Northeast neighborhood presents unique challenges, from the physical features of the roads to the transit goals of residents. “The streets are of different widths; they aren’t consistent. The objective is to create to safest bike lane configuration for (bicyclists) of all ages,” said Vasquez. “On some streets, parking will be limited. In the Pendleton Heights neighborhood, there’s a willingness to remove some parking to allow for the implementation of bike lanes.” Some of the preliminary plans drew concern from neighborhood leaders. For instance, Scarritt Renaissance residents threw cold water on a proposal to close Lebelle Dr. to car traffic. “They were proposing potentially closing off Lebelle, and re-routing car traffic up Anderson,” said Leslie Caplan, Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association President. “Lebelle would be used for bike traffic only. There was serious push-back on that.” Another issue cropped up regarding plans for Gladstone Blvd. that could have eliminated some street parking. One option added a dedicated bike lane going each direction along Gladstone. “It would require parking on the south side of Gladstone to be removed,” Vasquez said. “I think the Museum folks are receptive to the removal of parking on Gladstone if there’s other ways for them to get parking elsewhere.” Another experimental proposal would eliminate the double yellow line and direct vehicles traveling in both directions to share a single center lane. That alternative would hypothetically allow parking and bike lanes on both sides of the street, though Vasquez cautioned that the approach is a long-shot. With any solution, Vasquez noted that traffic calming efforts along Gladstone remain a priority. “The streets through there are pretty wide – the wide streets promote a lot of speeding, and a lot of movements that maybe make the streets uninviting,” Vasquez said. While a related bike lane project on the city’s east side (between Charlotte and Holmes) is set for installation in 2018, Vasquez indicated that the Lexington/Gladstone bike lanes will likely be held off until 2019. That way the work can be tied in to similar efforts in the Paseo Gateway area, allowing the City to solicit the most competitive bid possible. When Public Works goes back to neighborhoods some time in early 2018, Vasquez says that they will have “new concepts that respond to the input that we received during our last meeting with the Scarritt neighborhood.” Gladstone Blvd. is one road that could have new bike lanes by 2019. The post New bike lanes proposed for Northeast appeared first on Northeast News.
|General Assembly will launch tech training pilot program in KCKansas City News / 3 d. 14 h. 46 min. ago more|
Kansas City's drive to fill the tech talent gap has spurred General Assembly to launch a pilot program in Kansas City starting at the end of January.
|Edgemoor MOU passes unanimously through Airport CommitteeNortheast News / 3 d. 18 h. 35 min. ago more|
Paul Thompson Northeast News In a surprise twist, the full City Council is expected to discuss the City’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Edgemoor to construct a new single terminal airport a week ahead of schedule. Heading into the December 7 Airport Committee meeting, Chair Jolie Justus had planned on holding the ordinance in committee for a second week, before presenting the legislation to the full Council on December 21. Third District Councilman Quinton Lucas argued in favor of pushing the MOU forward to the full City Council, and fellow 3rd District Councilman and committee co-chair Jermaine Reed agreed. Though the Dec. 7 vote wasn’t necessarily planned, Justus said after the meeting that the decision to move forward likely won’t demonstrably alter the proposed timeline. “Realistically what will happen is, we will have a Business Session on the 14th about this, and then any changes that come from that, I’m hoping, would then go to folks to negotiate,” Justus said. “Then we’ll have a final vote on the 21st.” Still, Justus added that there are concerns as the Council grapples with the MOU. “Here’s what we can’t do: we can’t get into a situation where the council makes changes to the MOU or the ordinance that we vote on immediately without going back to the airlines and the developer to make sure they have agreed to those things,” Justus said. As part of the MOU, Edgemoor has agreed to establish a Construction Workforce Program, and has also committed to a 35% participation goal for minority and women-owned businesses in both the construction and design elements of the project. Councilman Reed suggested that the MOU’s focus on local businesses and community benefits were essential to his support of the agreement. “As I have expressed previously, it is very important to me that the developer exceeds the MBE/WBE participation goals for the design and construction of the project, as well as the workforce goals,” Reed said. “My role is as an advocate for MBE/WBE businesses and our local workforce, and I intend to work hard to set the bar high so that our participation and workforce goals are exceeded.” Some Council members expressed concern that the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), which represents an overall value of around $10 million, is expected to be funded through airport revenues. Because of that funding mechanism, the CBA will need to be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Fifth District Councilman Lee Barnes, who is not a member of the Airport Committee, provided public testimony that advocated for more direct funding of the community benefits. “I simply say, we just need Edgemoor to write checks to these funds. If those things are done prior to us having an airport agreement, I don’t think the FAA would have any concern,” Barnes said. “So I don’t think there’s much concern about how we do these community benefits, unless we’re trying to use airport revenues to get that done.” Lucas expressed similar concerns, wondering whether the airlines and regional flying public shouldn’t be receiving the lion’s share of the credit for the Community Benefits Agreement. “Maybe others will see it a different way, but it seems as if the way that they’re structuring this deal, the money is coming from airport revenue,” Lucas said. The MOU includes a clause that allows both sides to terminate the agreement, given certain circumstances. On the city’s end, termination could be triggered if the project is subject to a legal challenge, if the project adversely impacts the City’s bonding capacity, if the developers fail to perform their contracted duties, or if the developer’s proposal is proven to be false in any way. Edgemoor can terminate the MOU if the City fails to negotiate in good faith on transaction documents, or if the City materially breaches the terms of the MOU. Lucas spoke with the Northeast News after the meeting to explain the rationale behind pushing the MOU ordinance forward. Essentially, Lucas didn’t want to ask the rest of the Council to simply rubber stamp an ordinance that had been carefully crafted by a committee. “My view is, I think there are a lot of Council members who will have some serious questions about the path we’re going on in other things,” Lucas said. “I think it’s better if we have the full collaboration sooner.” History has shown that the Council can bear down under the pressure of a hard and fast deadline. With the G.O. Bond conversation in early 2017, the Council overcame what appeared to be significant differences as the deadline loomed to submit ballot language for the April 2017 election. The Council found similar late success as it worked to finalize ballot language for the November airport election. With that in mind, Lucas said the Council will work diligently to find consensus on the language within the MOU in the next few weeks. “I think everybody is working right now to make sure that this gets done sooner rather than later,” Lucas said. The post Edgemoor MOU passes unanimously through Airport Committee appeared first on Northeast News.
|More cracks revealed in relationship between KC Pet Project, animal controlNortheast News / 3 d. 18 h. 35 min. ago more|
Paul Thompson Northeast News Over the past 15 months, Kansas City, Missouri has focused a microscope on the Animal Health and Public Safety division. In September of 2016, at the behest of City Council, the Kansas City, Missouri Auditor’s Office initiated an audit on the City’s Animal Health and Public Safety division. On August 30, 2017, the audit – with 17 recommendations for improvement of operations – was released to the public. It was formally presented to the Council’s Neighborhoods and Public Safety committee on September 27. Two months later, on November 29, a resolution co-sponsored by Councilwomen Teresa Loar and Jolie Justus was introduced to the joint committee of Finance & Governance and Neighborhoods & Public Safety. The resolution, if passed, would authorize the City Manager to look into the privatization of Animal Health and Public Safety. Justus suggested that the resolution could bring symmetry to animal control services. “We believe that it creates efficiencies and actually saves taxpayer dollars by bringing all services under one roof,” Justus said. “It allows the same training, education, and best practices that are currently in place for our shelter operations to be expanded throughout our field operations.” Justus added that Animal Health and Public Safety is currently expected to move its operations to the planned Swope Park campus, which could be completed as soon as 2019. Taxpayers have already committed $14 million to the new shelter with the passage of Question 3 in the April 2017 G.O. bond vote. With both operations under one roof, Justus posited, why not combine the services? “This resolution responds to several recommendations that were made by the City Auditor in a 2017 audit of Health and Public Safety,” Justus said. “Those recommendations included creation of a shared or collaborative vision for animal care and control, greater consistency in enforcement efforts and consistent annual training.” Second District Councilwoman Teresa Loar agreed with Justus, pointing out that there is a national trend towards combining animal shelter operations with animal control services. Loar specifically named Austin, Texas – home of the nation’s largest no-kill animal shelter – as an example. In many ways, Austin has an exemplary animal health and safety operation. A 2015 audit, however, showed that combining shelter and animal control services wasn’t necessarily an automatic elixir. That audit reported that in Austin, the highest-priority calls took an average of 16 hours to respond to. The average response time for non-priority calls was 54 hours. “Animal Services staff and management indicated that one cause for long response times is that officers are encouraged to spend significant time driving around trying to locate the owners of stray animals,” reads the 2015 audit. “Animal Services encourages this approach in response to the consistent capacity overflows at the shelter.” In response to that audit Austin’s animal shelter operation was expanded, just as Kansas City intends to do with its new Swope Park shelter. Still, KCMO City Auditor Doug Jones suggested that the combination of services doesn’t necessarily ease tensions between shelter operations and animal control. “Even when the sheltering organization and the field operation report to the same bosses, there’s still a natural friction between the two groups,” Jones said. According to Jones, the timing of the November 29 resolution was atypical. An entity usually has a six-month window to begin implementing audit recommendations before being asked to report back to the City Auditor. Jones said that can’t recall a scenario where a department had been outsourced before a six-month report on audit recommendations had been delivered. Though Jones declined to estimate how many staff hours had been dedicated to the AHPS audit, he indicated that one senior auditor worked full-time, and another senior auditor came in to help with some of the data elements. An Audit Manager also oversaw the process, providing day-to-day oversight. Despite the timing of the resolution, Jones did emphasize to the committee that the findings in the Animal Health and Public Safety audit were significant. “We found a lot of critical findings in this audit, and they do need to be addressed as quickly as possible,” Jones said. The Animal Health and Public Safety division was concerned by the November 29 proceedings; a handful of officers attended the joint committee meeting to speak out against the resolution. Among the speakers was American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 500 President Robert Patrick, who claimed that the resolution violated the collective bargaining agreement between animal control workers and the City. Mayor Sly James unveiled the City’s plan to build a new animal in September of 2016. “Today you bring me here because of a direct violation of our contract that was negotiated through our collective bargaining agreement. The City never notified the union of their intent to outsource, which is Article 24, Section 1 and 2 of our contract, page 27,” Patrick said. “It is our intent, by notifying the City Manager and Mayor, and by speaking here today, (to put) the City on notice that we wish the contract to be upheld and enforced.” The City’s legal department agreed that the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the Local 500 union offers the City’s animal control officers certain protections. For instance, Article 24 of the agreement states that when work is to be outsourced, the City needs to provide written notice to the union regarding the work that the City wishes to address. That notice is to include “any contractors identified as potential providers of the requested services,” as well as any proposal developed as of the date of the notice. Article 24 also requires the City to create an insourcing/outsourcing committee, to be comprised of seven people: three designated by the City Manager, three union members designated by the Local 500 president, and one Council member designated by the Mayor. In a letter dated November 17, Local 500 identified its three candidates for the committee. After an initial meeting of the insourcing/outsourcing committee, a follow-up session must be held between 15 and 30 days later. From there, any Request for Proposal intended to outsource work cannot be sent out unless it has first been provided to Local 500. An RFP would also trigger a mandatory meeting with the insourcing/outsourcing committee, to be held within 30 days after the RFP is issued. Importantly, Article 24 indicates that those committee meetings must be held in good faith towards resolving any issues. In addition to the legal protections outlined above, Local 500 also has a contract to provide animal control services through April of 2020. Of the 22 AHPS staff members, 15 are covered under the CBA. “I think this is putting the cart before the horse, and we need to step back and honor the contract,” Patrick said. According to the 2017 Citizen Satisfaction Survey, the average Kansas City resident isn’t especially concerned by Animal Health and Public Safety services. Some 84% of those who were surveyed were either satisfied or neutral regarding the customer service received by animal control officers. In the 3rd and 5th districts (55% of all service requests), customer satisfaction for AHPS is greater than 80%, and as high as 89%. With that being the case, KCMO Neighborhoods Communications Liaison John Baccala said that he was “disappointed” with the timing of the resolution. “The audit was just released three months ago. When the audit was released, we were given six months to address the concerns,” Baccala said. “We have done that, and we continue to do that. It’s just a little disappointing that we weren’t given the full six months to try to rectify the issues that were brought forward in the audit.” For AHPS employees, the timing of the resolution begged the question: why spend more than a year conducting an audit of a city department, and then propose outsourcing that department’s work before finding out how the audit recommendations have been implemented? Between the public testimony provided and background conversations with several city employees affiliated with the department, a picture emerged of the predicament. Whatever the intent, animal control officers clearly felt betrayed by the timing of the resolution. One animal control officer who spoke with the Northeast News suggested that the resolution has left morale at “abysmal” levels. “I get called every name you can possibly think of, but I’m still here every day because I love this job,” said the animal control officer. “They’re going to take that from me, and it sucks.” What cannot be debated is the strained relationship between animal control officers and the Kansas City Pet Project. The communication breakdown between the two entities was a significant finding within the AHPS audit. City Auditor Doug Jones even brought it up during the November 29 meeting with the joint committee. “The Division and KC Pet Project are partners in delivering the city’s animal care and control services, and they do have a strained working relationship which interferes with the ability of this public-private partnership to collaborate effectively in the delivery of these animal care and control services,” Jones said. According to representatives on both sides, the relationship hasn’t improved since the audit findings were released in August. “We definitely do our best to work together. It’s no secret, especially now, that there has been some strain in the relationship,” said Tori Fugate, Director of Marketing and Communications for KC Pet Project. “There has to be a shared vision between those two entities. At this point, there is not.” The source of the continued disconnect remains a matter of debate. The relationship, however, is unlikely to improve if KC Pet Project bids on the animal control contract, when and if it is outsourced. Fugate acknowledged that the organization would be interested in handling animal control services if the City decides to privatize the work. “We are excited about the potential opportunity, but it’s still very much in the early stages,” Fugate said. For her part, Justus said on Thursday, December 7 that the resolution isn’t a front burner issue at City Hall, and that the joint committee is unlikely to meet again before February. Even if the resolution is instantaneously approved, it merely instructs City Manager Troy Schulte to investigate the feasibility of outsourcing over a 90-day period. That timeline would leave plenty of opportunity for AHPS to provide a follow-up report to the joint committee before Schulte finishes his work. Regardless of the final decision, animal control officers say they have been shaken by the proposed resolution. When the audit began, officers largely saw it as a positive sign. They described themselves as active participants in the process, and were initially hopeful that the audit would lead to much-needed changes in the management of animal control services. Since the audit’s release, AHPS has spent three months implementing its 17 recommendations. Now they wonder: to what end? Marilyn Barnett of AHPS testified during the joint committee meeting on November 29. She acknowledged the merits of the audit findings, but pleaded for the chance to prove that changes would be implemented. “These officers are human; mistakes happen,” Barnett said. “To not give animal control a chance to improve on our shortcomings is not giving us the justice we deserve.” The post More cracks revealed in relationship between KC Pet Project, animal control appeared first on Northeast News.
|Amazon is coming to town – to Sheffield Place, specifically.Northeast News / 3 d. 18 h. 35 min. ago more|
Melissa Wharton Northeast News For the holiday season, Amazon has sent out their sleighs: 53-foot trucks stocked with toys, books and essential items to bring to children and families in need. The trucks are making a 33-stop journey across the country to bring holiday cheer, and this Monday, December 11, they stopped at Sheffield Place in Northeast Kansas City. After families had left for work and school, the Amazon truck arrived and set up a winter wonderland complete with boxes upon boxes of gifts for the families. In total, residents of Sheffield Place received $15,000 worth of gifts. “We are honored to be here. We’re thankful to bring some fun and have a good time,” said Amazon representative Nikki White. “Amazon is bringing $15,000 worth of essential items, and we’re bringing our love and our spirit.” Amazon chose the 33 stops based on the needs of the community and the organizations that were making a noticeable impact on them. “What you guys have given is huge for us, because you’ve given things we need to operate,” said Nate Vander Hamm, president of the board at Sheffield Place. “And by giving those things we not only get the access to that, but it also frees up cash we can use for other things like stay-in services to help more families.” “And it’s not just going to be paper towels used by staff,” Vander Hamm added. “It will be used by the women and their families, and that’s part of how they get training and how they learn to be a fully functioning member of society.” The post Amazon is coming to town – to Sheffield Place, specifically. appeared first on Northeast News.
|Candlelight vigil for 2017 homicides at Norton Heights Community of Christ ChurchNortheast News / 3 d. 18 h. 35 min. ago more|
Dorri Partain Northeast News Norton Heights Community of Christ Church, 436 Norton Ave, remembers those who lost lives to violent crime in 2017. Children placed candles at the solemn event to pay their respects to those who perished at the hands of violence in Kansas City during 2017. 136 crosses bear the names of Kansas City homicide victims and the date which they were victimized. The post Candlelight vigil for 2017 homicides at Norton Heights Community of Christ Church appeared first on Northeast News.
|An Artist-Led Variety Show at the Knockdown Center, Whoop Dee DooKansas City News / 3 d. 18 h. 38 min. ago more|
When Jaimie Warren and Matt Roche founded Whoop Dee Doo in Kansas City, Missouri back in 2006, the vibe was of a cable-access kids' variety show: a blend of unabashed revelry in oddness, transcendent silliness, and earnest dedication to community-building. It was, according to Warren, shaped by being in a smaller city where "you make your own entertainment," and in Roche's words, there's a "fascination with weird local stuff."
|Dancer Misty Copeland to Serve as 2018 National Library Week Honorary ChairKansas City News / 3 d. 22 h. 36 min. ago more|
Bestselling author and American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Misty Copeland will lend her support to advocate for our nation's libraries as honorary chair of National Library Week, April 8 - 14, 2018. Like librarians and library workers, Copeland's efforts to lead social change through her writing and teaching fuel the transformation of lives through cultural understanding, education and lifelong learning.
|17 charged in forged identity scheme in Clay CountyKCTV / 4 d. 2 h. 33 min. ago more|
Seventeen people have been charged in connection to a forged identity scheme.
|FedEx driver dies after multi-vehicle wreck on I-435 at 23rd StreetKansas City News / 4 d. 3 h. 16 min. ago more|
A Fed Ex driver is dead after a multi-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning on southbound I-435 at 23rd Street. Kansas City police say after they talk with each witness and will have crash investigators do a reconstruction of what happened.
|John Kander to Receive Signature Theatre's 2018 Stephen Sondheim Award in D.C.Kansas City News / 4 d. 7 h. 52 min. ago more|
On March 19, 2018, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor legendary Broadway composer John Kander with the company's ninth Stephen Sondheim Award. The Stephen Sondheim Award will be presented at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy and will benefit Signature Theatre's artistic, education, and community programs.
|is the LGBT Community under Siege Along Main Street Corridor???Kansas City News / 4 d. 18 h. 41 min. ago more|
Over the past week there has been a crime spree impacting denizens of Kansas City's LGBT community and a growing debate as to motive. Remember that some LGBT activists fear that a horrific murder last week might have been a hate crime.
|VIDEO: Independence MO Police Officer Tom Wagstaff’s homecoming, Friday December 8th, 2017Northeast News / 8 d. 3 h. 44 min. ago more|
Michael Bushnell Northeast News Today’s motorcade for Independence Police Officer Tom Wagstaff was not the first motorcade to travel down Truman Road. On March 21, 1969, President Richard Nixon was en route to the Harry Truman home and his motorcade was rouited along Truman Road, right past VanHorn High School. Somehow the Assistant Principal got word to the school that the President was going to be passing by so the Principal promptly pulled the fire alarm. When the President’s motorcade approached the President was so moved by the presence of the student body standing along Truman Road, he stopped his motorcade, which was probably quite startling to his Secret Service detail along with the local Police escort, and gave a brief address. The following is the text of that address. “ I AM DELIGHTED to have the opportunity, with Mrs. Nixon, to stop for a moment on our way out to see President Truman. It occurred to me that it would be worth reminding all of you that in just a month or so we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the NATO Alliance. Most or all of you were born since that happened, but when that happened, when President Truman was President, I was a freshman Congressman, and as a Republican, I supported this concept which was developed by a Democratic President. What I am trying to say to you today is that this visit, shortly before President Truman’s 85th birthday, is a demonstration of the fact that where the strength of America is concerned and policies that will keep the peace of the world so that you young people will not have to be involved in any wars in the future, that we are not Republicans or Democrats, we are Americans. That is what this visit is all about. So, we thank you very much. We wish you the very best in your work, not only in high school, but in whatever endeavor you select in the future. I can say that I have a particular understanding and affection for not only those who are students in high school, because two of our daughters have just been through that experience and then gone on to college, but also because my wife, when I met her, was a high school teacher. So treat your teachers real well. Thank you The post VIDEO: Independence MO Police Officer Tom Wagstaff’s homecoming, Friday December 8th, 2017 appeared first on Northeast News.
|Sheffield Place makes another family’s dreams come trueNortheast News / 10 d. 0 h. 53 min. ago more|
By Paul Thompson Northeast News When Janee Reed first checked into Sheffield Place, she was simply looking for resources to help get her life back together. At the time she was the mother of four kids, pregnant, dealing with mental health issues, and suffering through the ramifications of a bad relationship. She knew that she needed help, and Sheffield Place was there for her. “I reached out to several other places, but when I called Sheffield, it took no time for me to get in,” Reed said. “It was like it was meant to be.” She never dreamed that in the span of a couple of short years, she would be moving into a house of her own. But that’s exactly what happened five months ago, after Sheffield Place finished rehabbing a home they thought was perfect for Reed and her five young children. “It’s probably our largest house; it’s three bedrooms, but it’s two bathrooms,” said Sheffield Place Director Kelly Welch. “The second bathroom is huge. It’s perfect for her.” An ecstatic Reed didn’t waste any time jumping on the offer. “I was just excited; I was overwhelmed because I was not expecting a house when I got into the program,” Reed said. “I thought it was going to be a long time before I was able to get something of my own.” Reed’s new home is the seventh house owned and operated by Sheffield Place to be assigned a family. Two more home are currently being rehabbed, and are expected to be ready sometime this winter. Tenants at the Sheffield Place homes pay adjusted rent based on the household income. In most cases, families pay $300-$450 per month, plus utilities. Welch said that Reed was a prime candidate for move-in because she had a steady job, she had found stability in her life, and she wasn’t near the top of the Section 8 list. “It was a really good fit for her to be at one of the houses,” Welch said. Today, Reed is confident and at peace with herself, but she says that wasn’t always the case. When she first moved into Sheffield Place, she was shy and didn’t know what to expect. It didn’t take her long, however, to open up. “I was able to just tell them everything I needed help with, and they were very understanding,” Reed said. To this day, Reed has a continued presence at Sheffield Place, whether it’s for therapy sessions, meetings with her case worker or other organizational functions. At her day day job, many of her co-workers are other women going through Sheffield Place. Reed tells them how blessed she was to find Sheffield Place, and encourages them to embrace the organization’s offerings. “Oh my God, you’re in such an awesome place. Take advantage of it,” Reed advises. “Take their help, because you will definitely benefit from it.” Janee Reed stands in front of the Christmas tree that her children decorated. The post Sheffield Place makes another family’s dreams come true appeared first on Northeast News.
|KCI community workshop comes to Gregg/KliceNortheast News / 10 d. 5 h. 55 min. ago more|
By Paul Thompson Northeast News Reliable Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, more outlets for phone charging and easier access to amenities were among the most important characteristics of a new single terminal airport highlighted by attendees at the KCI Community Design Workshop on Tuesday, December 5. The KCI-Edgemoor team is making its way to all corners of the metropolitan area with a series of community feedback sessions packed into a tight two-week timeframe. The meetings began on November 29 at the Kansas City Police Academy (6885 NE Pleasant Valley Rd.) and will conclude on December 14 at KCPD’s South Patrol (9701 Marion Park Dr.). On December 5, though, the team made its way to the Gregg/Klice Community Center in the 18th and Vine District. The meeting began with introductions from 3rd District Councilmen Jermaine Reed and Quinton Lucas, who were joined by Wesley Stith of Clark Construction and Edgemoor Managing Director Geoff Stricker. Stith discussed the estimated 17,000 jobs and $1.2 billion in economic opportunity that will be created as a result of the airport project, while also highlighting a community benefit agreement that will focus on creating job opportunities all over the city. “We have to create transportation in areas where folks are limited (with) vehicles to get out to the airport to get the work,” Stith said. “We’ve been meeting with different transportation services on how we’re going to do that, where the bus stops should be, and all of that. That may be a discussion tonight…what do you think they should do?” In addition to transportation, Stith noted that Edgemoor is committed to providing child care and medical services for the project’s local work force. “This will be a medical facility just for that site,” Stith said. The majority of the meeting was committed to soliciting feedback from the area residents who attended. Those efforts included an interactive survey, led by Stricker, which focused on user priorities for Kansas City International – which now transports roughly three times as many passengers as it did when it first opened in 1972. The meeting concluded with breakout sessions moderated by representatives from the Edgemoor team. Regarding the current KCI set-up, attendees lamented the lack of options for sitting and eating, the dangers of navigating the drop-off/pick-up area as a pedestrian, and the reduced convenience that came with the onset of a robust TSA screening process. Regarding Edgemoor’s plans, attendees approved of the focus on creating more comfortable lounge areas, the commitment to convenient parking, and the proposed “people mover” walkway that would connect the two sections of the single terminal. After the meeting, Councilman Reed reflected on what he’s heard from residents during the community design workshops. “The biggest thing has been convenience, and people wanting to make sure that the airport reflects the authenticity of our city,” Reed said. “Several other things have been the amenities within the airport, from concessions to restaurants, facilities for nursing mothers, and places for military members. I’ve enjoyed listening and talking to people.” Regarding the Memorandum of Understanding between Edgemoor and the city, which is set to be discussed during the December 7 meeting of the airport committee, Reed suggested that the Council could conclude its due diligence and approve the MOU before Christmas. “Edgemoor has shown themselves to operate in good faith,” Reed said. “I think it will be an early Christmas gift.” The post KCI community workshop comes to Gregg/Klice appeared first on Northeast News.
|5 gross things that happen when you don't change your toothbrushKMBC / 16 d. 7 h. 19 min. ago more|
When was the last time you switched your toothbrush out?
|Joe’s Forecast: How about a little rain!Fox4kc.com / 61 d. 10 h. 51 min. ago more|
Guess what...there actually might be some rain in the area on Sunday...it won't last long but beggars can't be choosy. The amounts won't be a lot to write home about and it appears this may have to do us for awhile as well. Late week weather will be changing to a colder pattern as well. Temperatures Forecast Long Ranger Be sure to download our apps and follow us on Facebook. iPhone fox4kc weather app Android fox4kc weather app. Fox4kc news apps: iPhone and Android Click here for FOX 4 Interactive Radar FOX 4 meteorologists Mike Thompson, Joe Lauria, Karli Ritter, and Michelle Bogowith will keep you apprised of any severe and dangerous weather in our area. Look for their reports on your television, on our app, and on our Facebook page. Sign up to have the forecast emailed to you every month Click here to add your name to the list
|Biracial boy allegedly hanged by group of teens gets big birthday surpriseKMBC / 65 d. 23 h. 42 min. ago more|
Last month, Quincy's family said a group of teenagers nearly hanged him in what they're calling a racially motivated crime.