|KFC only follows 11 people on Twitter for this brilliant reasonFox4kc.com / 16 min. ago more|
We’re not sure if the guy who goes by the Twitter handle @edgette22 does any detective work on the side, but he may want to look into it. Mashable reports the online sleuth made a startling find during what must have been a day filled with downtime, and it involves KFC’s Twitter account. “@KFC follows 11 people,” he tweeted Thursday, before going on to detail exactly who those 11 are: “5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb.” .@KFC follows 11 people. Those 11 people? 5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb. 11 Herbs & Spices. I need time to process this. — Edge (@edgette22) October 19, 2017 A quick glance on the KFC account confirms the findings, showing the accounts for Mel B, Victoria Beckham, and their former bandmates, as well as those for the half-dozen Herbs, including jazz musician Herb Alpert, Herb Sendek (the head coach for the men’s basketball team at Santa Clara University), and Herb Scribner, a writer for the Deseret News. Scribner, in fact, apparently noticed the KFC follow last month, per BuzzFeed, posting on Twitter he found the surprise follow “cute.” All of this has earned the KFC account a compliment of “well played” from the AV Club; another commenter wonders if the herb-to-spice ratio has been officially revealed. Meanwhile, Business Insider has ID’d “Edge” as Mike Edgette, a social media staffer for a PR firm, and while he’s still letting this all sink in—”11 Herbs & Spices. I need time to process this”—he’s also starting to feel the burden of sudden social-media fame. “I feel like @carterjwm. Just without the free nuggets,” he tweeted Friday, referencing the teen who caught Wendy’s eye earlier this year with a viral tweet and earned a year’s worth of chicken nuggets for his efforts. This article originally appeared on Newser: KFC Only Follows 11 People on Twitter, and It’s Genius More From Newser: To Woo Amazon, One City Bought 1K of Its Products #MeToo: a ‘Primal Scream’ or ‘Too Perfect Meme’? 80-Year-Old Granny Twitters by Fax
|Selena Quintanilla to receive posthumous star on Hollywood Walk of FameKMBC / 24 min. ago more|
A ceremony will take place in Los Angeles where Selena’s sister, Suzette, and actress Eva Longoria are scheduled to attend.
|New father accused of selling heroin from baby daughter’s maternity wardFox4kc.com / 42 min. ago more|
GREENSBURG, Pa. – Police arrested a 25-year-old man for selling heroin from a room in the same hospital where his newborn child was staying, according to WPMT. Cody Hulse, of Latrobe, was visiting his baby at Excela Westmoreland Hospital Thursday when he was arrested, police say. Hulse was allegedly dealing the narcotic inside the maternity ward where his baby daughter was being cared for, according to WPVI. He allegedly admitted to selling heroin and was found to be in possession of 34 baggies of suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia when police took him into custody, according to a post on the Greensburg Police Department’s Facebook page. Hulse’s girlfriend told police she had no idea the alleged drug dealing was happening, according to WPVI. New dad accused of selling heroin from room in maternity ward the day his baby was born! Cody Hulse arraigned today, hear from him tonight! pic.twitter.com/dt3Zz15poi — Melanie Marsalko (@WPXIMelanie) October 20, 2017
|White House: No required sentences in military justice casesKMBC / 46 min. ago more|
The White House statement did not mention Bergdahl by name but appeared to address questions related to his case.
|Veteran KC firefighter wins race discrimination lawsuitKMBC / 56 min. ago more|
T.J. Jones applied for captain 6 times, but wasn't promoted
|Robot helps students with autism open doors to the worldKMBC / 59 min. ago more|
A South Carolina school is using a robot named Milo to help teach its kids with autism.
|Anvil stolen from Shawnee monumentKMBC / 1 h. 3 min. ago more|
Someone stole an historic anvil from a monument in Shawnee this week.
|Student in custody who made threat of violence at Park Hill High School, district saysKCTV / 1 h. 20 min. ago more|
The Platte County Sheriff’s Department has a student in custody who made a threat of violence at Park Hill High School.
|Vintage cars up for auction in Overland Park SaturdayKMBC / 1 h. 21 min. ago more|
The proceeds will benefit Saint Luke's Hospital.
|Fewer disabled Missourians impacted by budget cuts than predictedKansasCity.com / 1 h. 32 min. ago more|
House Republican leaders said Friday that a $35 million budget cut has resulted in fewer disabled Missourians losing state assistance than originally predicted. The lower-than-expected figures likely means lawmakers won’t … Click to Continue »
|First Alert: Damaging winds possible with storms SaturdayKMBC / 1 h. 40 min. ago more|
The main threats of any severe storms that develop will be damaging winds, hail and heavy rain.
|KC Forum: Basics, Christmas and RepurposingFox4kc.com / 1 h. 40 min. ago more|
https://localtvwdaf.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-43.mp3 2017-43 In this week’s KC Forum, a local non-profit collects donations to be used to purchase some of the basics for needy people. Children across the world receive shoeboxes full of little presents for Christmas. And a store in the west bottoms specializes in repurposing. Executive Producer: Cadie Connors Associate Producer: Andreina Byrne Engineer: Ed Walker Voice: Doug Medlock Music: The Elders, http://www.eldersmusic.com
|Led by Steelers' Mike Mitchell's $48K, Pittsburgh racked up $94K in fines against the Chiefs - ESPNGoogle News / 1 h. 41 min. ago more|
ESPNLed by Steelers' Mike Mitchell's $48K, Pittsburgh racked up $94K in fines against the ChiefsESPNIn all, Steelers players racked up more than $94,000 in fines in Kansas City. Linebacker Bud Dupree was fined $24,309 for unnecessary roughness, and running back Le'Veon Bell got $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct for using the goal post as a ...and more »
|93-year-old takes late wife’s photo to restaurant so he can still have lunch dates with herFox4kc.com / 1 h. 42 min. ago more|
GLENNVILLE, Ga.– True love does exist. Just look at Clarence Purvis and you’ll know it’s true. Clarence, 93, was with the love of his life, Carolyn, for more than six decades. They had three children together. She passed away four years ago. But, her memory still lives on every single day. “Ain’t nobody loved one another more than me and my wife loved one another,” Clarence told WTOC. Clarence takes photos of Carolyn with him to his favorite Georgia restaurant so he can still have lunch dates with her. “She was always with me when we were livin’. She’s with me now.” His beautiful gesture has touched the hearts of many people including those at the restaurant where he dines. Clarence also drives to his late wife’s grave each day and keeps her favorite lamp on in their living room. He told WTOC, “I love her that much, and miss her that much.”
|New security measure in place for Kansas Speedway this weekendKMBC / 1 h. 43 min. ago more|
There are some new security measures in place at the Kansas Speedway.
|Death toll from Somalia car bombings climbs to 358KMBC / 1 h. 46 min. ago more|
The bombings occurred October 14, in Mogadishu, the capital city.
|KC Forum: The Flu, Shoeboxes and FurnacesFox4kc.com / 1 h. 50 min. ago more|
2017-41 https://localtvwdaf.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-41.mp3 In this week’s KC FORUM an expert gives us advice on furnace safety before the weather really turns cold. A mother who lost her young baby to the flu started a foundation to help people get their flu shots. And Operation Christmas Child is gearing up to send shoeboxes full of presents to children all over the world. Executive Producer: Cadie Connors Associate Producer: Andreina Byrne Engineer: Ed Walker Voice: Doug Medlock Music: The Elders, http://www.eldersmusic.com
|Why facing Michael Porter Jr. appears to be a no-lose situation for KU and Bill Self - Kansas City StarGoogle News / 2 h. 10 min. ago more|
Why facing Michael Porter Jr. appears to be a no-lose situation for KU and Bill SelfKansas City StarHere's something crazy to think about, yet entirely true as Kansas prepares to take on Missouri in Sunday's charity game at the Sprint Center. The Jayhawks are about to face the most talented player they'll see all year. In an exhibition game. Some ...and more »
|8-year-old girl donates stuffed animals to policeKMBC / 2 h. 21 min. ago more|
"I gave them away to the police station to give them to kids that get scared in car accidents, or see something really scary."
|Lenexa police warn of thieves targeting some people making cash withdrawalsKMBC / 2 h. 28 min. ago more|
Investigators say thieves breaking into victims' vehicles
|KC woman’s rare dolls earn global attention and praise for their message about beautyKansasCity.com / 2 h. 33 min. ago more|
Sometime over the next few days a little girl in Paterson, N.J. will receive a parcel from Kansas City. When she opens the box she will find a porcelain doll … Click to Continue »
|Former K-State star Tyler Lockett shares powerful poem on suicide prevention - Kansas City Star (blog)Google News / 2 h. 38 min. ago more|
Kansas City Star (blog)Former K-State star Tyler Lockett shares powerful poem on suicide preventionKansas City Star (blog)On Friday, Seattle Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett, the former Kansas State star, shared a video of him performing a poem he wrote about suicide prevention. Lockett said that a friend he has known since the fifth grade was thinking of taking his own life.
|Another elderly woman throws ‘lucky’ coins into plane engine, grounding flightFox4kc.com / 2 h. 48 min. ago more|
ANQUING, China – For the second time this year, an elderly passenger grounded an airplane in China by tossing coins into the engine for good luck before the flight, according to an Agence France Presse report. On Wednesday, authorities detained a 76-year-old woman – who was already flying with Lucky Air – after she apparently threw a several coins into the aircraft for good measure. The flight was scheduled to take off Wednesday from an airport in the city of Anqing, in Eastern China, but was held overnight after the ground crew reported finding coins scattered on the tarmac next to the plane. The passengers reportedly left the next morning for Kunming, in southwestern China. In late June, a similar incident occurred. Police detained an 80-year-old woman after fellow passengers reported that she was throwing coins at the plane during boarding of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 on the tarmac of Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport. “The passenger, surnamed Qiu, who has no prior criminal record or mental health issues, claimed she tossed coins as a prayer for a safe flight,” Shanghai Police said in a statement. It added that officers found nine coins at the scene, including one that fell into the engine of the Airbus A320 aircraft, with others scattered on the ground nearby. CNN contributed to this report.
|Why does KFC follow only these 11 people on Twitter? Mystery solvedKansasCity.com / 2 h. 57 min. ago more|
A man named Mike Edgette has solved the mystery of why the KFC Twittter account only follows 11 people when it has 1.2 million followers itself. Not that it was … Click to Continue »
|Mom accused of hitting teacher in face with brick after student’s phone confiscatedFox4kc.com / 3 h. 9 min. ago more|
PITTSBURGH -- A Pittsburgh woman is accused of hitting her daughter's teacher with a brick after she confiscating the girl's cellphone. According to KDKA, teacher Janice Watkins confiscated a fourth-grade student's phone on Wednesday because the district has a "no cellphone" policy. While taking the phone, the girl allegedly bit the teacher and her mother, Dai'Shonta Williams, was called to the school. During a meeting between the three, the child claimed Watkins had choked her, at which point Williams got mad and allegedly told the teacher she was “going to get even.” Investigators say Watkins was driving home after work when she noticed two people get out of their vehicle. The woman approached Watkins’ car and allegedly threw a brick through her open driver’s side window -- hitting her in the head. After she was hit, she says the woman opened her door, dragged her out into the road and began punching and kicking her. On Thursday, Williams was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault and one count each of terroristic threats, stalking and reckless endangerment.
|Who's hiring tech workers in KC?Bizjournals.com / 3 h. 16 min. ago more|
It's no secret that employers are looking to fill technology jobs. But which local company is most active in this search? It's Sprint Corp., according to a survey by jobs website Indeed. While Kansas City has a smaller share of tech jobs compared with the largest tech hubs in the U.S., the technology sector is growing to account for a larger portion of openings across the metro area. "Kansas City has seen a strong increase in tech jobs posted on Indeed in the past year compared with other metros,"…
|Analysts: Sprint's stock could halve if T-Mobile tie-up isn't approvedBizjournals.com / 3 h. 18 min. ago more|
If Sprint and T-Mobile don't reach a deal, what's next for both?
|PNC Bank takes the long view on infiltrating KC marketBizjournals.com / 3 h. 21 min. ago more|
PNC Bank's head of corporate and institutional banking made it no secret that he plans to gun for the banking business of the Kansas City area's largest companies.
|This Missouri city is one of the worst for LGBT people in the nation, report saysKansasCity.com / 3 h. 26 min. ago more|
A Missouri city is among less than a dozen others in the country deemed to have the highest inequality for LGBT people in the country, a new report found. Jefferson … Click to Continue »
|Messenger Coffee readies for opening of $4.2M flagship in Crossroads [PHOTOS]Bizjournals.com / 3 h. 38 min. ago more|
Co-founder and CEO Matt Matsch shares the details of the company's first flagship location.
|Student in custody after making threat at Park Hill High SchoolFox4kc.com / 3 h. 47 min. ago more|
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Park Hill High School was put on a brief lockdown after a student reportedly made a threat. Police responded to the school at about 1:40 p.m., Platte County sheriff's deputies took the male student into custody. Police sent out a safety alert, saying, "Everyone is safe at Park Hill High School, but the school was briefly on lockdown. The Platte County Sheriff’s Department has a student in custody who had made a threat of violence. Some surrounding schools also locked their doors as a precaution." Park Hill Schools tweeted out that the school was briefly on lockdown. Park Hill HS was briefly on lockdown. The Sheriff's Dept. has student in custody who threatened violence to school. https://t.co/ht6LGqnrnY — Park Hill Schools (@ParkHillSchools) October 20, 2017 The nature of the threat is unknown at this time, authorities only say that a student made a threatening comment. FOX 4 will update this story as information becomes available.
|Student in custody for threat that led to lock down at Park Hill High School - Kansas City StarGoogle News / 3 h. 49 min. ago more|
Kansas City StarStudent in custody for threat that led to lock down at Park Hill High SchoolKansas City StarPolice reported about 12:45 p.m. Friday that a suspect was in custody and the lock down was lifted. No injuries were reported. The school was locked down for a short time after the student allegedly made a threatening comment, according to Kansas City ...and more »
|‘Revolution in cancer medicine’: KU joins fight with approval of this therapyKansasCity.com / 3 h. 53 min. ago more|
The University of Kansas Cancer Center will be one of 16 sites nationwide approved to offer a new immunotherapy that made national headlines this week as the second commercially available … Click to Continue »
|Investigation details abuse at Springfield hospitalBizjournals.com / 4 h. 4 min. ago more|
A newly released 105-page report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services outlines reports of abuse at a 886-bed hospital in Southwest Missouri. The documents released by the federal regulators reveal details about four cases of abuse, including one patient having their head knocked against concrete and another 18-year-old patient being forced to swallow medication, St. Louis Public Radio reports. In another incident, a patient in the hospital's psychiatric center was restrained with…
|Developer works out neighborhood concerns, gets approval for Plaza apartmentsKansasCity.com / 4 h. 24 min. ago more|
Everything’s a go for an apartment project near the Country Club Plaza, one year after nearby residents complained that the proposal was too dense. The Kansas City Council on Thursday … Click to Continue »
|New app aims to help you through a painful break-upFox4kc.com / 4 h. 57 min. ago more|
Do you have a broken heart? Now there's an app for that. A new app called Mend aims to help users through their painful relationship break-ups. Rich DeMuro talked to the developer, and has more in today's Tech Smart.
|Greitens appoints second Jackson County judge in two monthsBizjournals.com / 5 h. 10 min. ago more|
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appointed a new judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit, which covers Jackson County. The second such appointment in the last two months. The new judge is Jalilah Otto, who has served as an associate circuit judge in Jackson County since 2014. Appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court, she also serves on the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness, the Joint Commission on Women in the Profession and the Joint Task Force on the Future of the Profession. Prior to serving as…
|Traffic returns to normal after dump truck overturns near Bond BridgeKCTV / 5 h. 21 min. ago more|
Authorities closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near the Bond Bridge Friday morning after a dump truck collided with another vehicle. All lanes are back open now.
|KU vs MU Showdown for Relief to be televised via pay-per-view live streamKCTV / 5 h. 25 min. ago more|
Showdown for Relief, Sunday's charity men's basketball game between the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas, will be televised via pay-per-view, the two universities announced Friday morning.
|Multimillion infrastructure plans coming to fruition on east sideFox4kc.com / 5 h. 27 min. ago more|
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After more than 15 years of planning, work is underway on a roadway realignment project that will provide an important link between Crown Center and Interstate 70. FOX 4's John Pepitone was at 22nd and Olive, where bonds approved earlier this year by voters are finally turning planning into progress in the neighborhood near 22nd and Olive streets. $2.9 million worth of improvements along 22nd and 23rd streets wouldn't be happening without more than a million dollars of GO Bond funding that voters approved for infrastructure upgrades. New curbs and gutters, sidewalks and sewers are among the upgrades that neighbors will see in coming months. And although that doesn't sound very flashy, this sort of work is helping attract private development, which hasn't happened easily on the east side. A new senior housing community, 12 duplexes, which is part of a private project through a church partnership, also will be built as the street upgrades are completed. "You get new streets, new public infrastructure, new improvements," explained Leonard Graham, a development partner. "You do the kinds of things that are necessary, including clearing blighted properties, and now it begins to look a whole lot more attractive to private developers. Next thing you know you have private development coming up." The city has pledged to spend $40 million a year on infrastructure improvements in all parts of the city. And when new sewers and water mains go in, developers see basic amenities they don't have to pay for, and recognize opportunities to invest. This project also is being coordinated with $54 million that's being spent to set up rapid transit bus service along Prospect Avenue. That also is helping to lure new businesses and other private investment to the east side.
|Kansas City Looks at Taking Over Struggling Jazz Museum - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 5 h. 50 min. ago more|
Kansas City Looks at Taking Over Struggling Jazz MuseumU.S. News & World Report"The Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners has a long history of full collaboration with neighborhood groups and business leaders in managing certain city-owned assets and tourist sites such as the Kansas City Zoo, the Liberty Memorial, Starlight ...and more »
|Increased security measures in place at Kansas SpeedwayFox4kc.com / 5 h. 51 min. ago more|
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Start your engines. It's NASCAR weekend at the Kansas Speedway. But you might notice some extra security measures when you arrive. FOX 4's Rob Collins is live out at the speedway with what you need to know -- before you go. First, give yourself extra time. The security measures are likely to slow down entry, so leave early. For the first time, fans will have to pass through a wand inspection and cars will be checked. With more than 100,000 fans in an arena so large it could fit Kauffman Stadium, Arrowhead, Children's Mercy Park, and Community America Ballpark all inside, the task of securing the area is quite an undertaking. Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren said fans can actually help out in that task. "The most important thing, frankly, is fans. People being, honestly, good Americans. 'If you see something, say something' is really meaningful, and so if you look at a lot of these instances, if people had talked about what they had seen and told someone, a lot of things could have been prevented," Warren said.
|Highlights From The Oakland Raiders Win Over The Kansas City Chiefs - Raiders.comGoogle News / 5 h. 59 min. ago more|
Raiders.comHighlights From The Oakland Raiders Win Over The Kansas City ChiefsRaiders.comThe Oakland Raiders primetime matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football was one for the books. From start to finish, it was an emotional roller coaster with several highs and lows, but the end result was a 31-30 victory over a ...The losing Chiefs and the emptiness of the wrong side of a wild gameKansas City Star (blog)Defense ruining what could be a good thing for ChiefsESPN (blog)The Kansas City Chiefs need to figure out their defense. Who is to blame?Arrowhead Pride (blog)STLtoday.com -NJ.com -AL.com -SB Nationall 886 news articles »
|Miles Teller applauds the realism of “Thank You For Your Service” & gives props to military and everyone who has ever servedFox4kc.com / 6 h. 7 min. ago more|
War is hell, coming home and adjusting is sometimes worst Miles Teller stars in "Thank You For Your Service" a hard-hitting and realistic look at a group of U.S. soldiers returning home from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy the long after they've left the battlefield. The movie's star Miles Teller talked to FOX 4's Shawn Edwards about the difficulty of the role and the authenticity of the movie which is set in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
|Is “The Snowman” ice cold? How about “Only the Brave,” “Mark Felt” and Madea’s “Boo 2?” Popcorn Bag movie reviews!Fox4kc.com / 6 h. 10 min. ago more|
KANSAS CITY, Mo --- Can a grisly mystery, a story of heroism, a biopic or the latest from Tyler Perry get you to the theater this week? Check her with Russ and Shawn before you spend your hard earned money! 1) THE SNOWMAN (R) Universal RUSS With a great cast, bestselling source material and acclaimed filmmakers in command, the serial killer mystery “The Snowman” should have been a solid thriller. Sadly, it’s an icy misfire. SHAWN The execution is cold and stuff. Too notch talent is involved and the story is interesting. However, the proceedings are glib. RUSS The pace drags and the story is filled with multiple dangling plot threads. “The Snowman” is a frosty fizzle. SHAWN It comes across as a poor persons "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." And Michael Fassbender has zero appeal. RUSS: 2 Popcorn Bags SHAWN: 1 Popcorn Bag 2) ONLY THE BRAVE (PG-13) Columbia Pictures RUSS The tragedy that befell the Granite Mountain Hotshots gets the big screen treatment in “Only the Brave.” Josh Brolin is rock solid as the supervisor of a crack team of Arizona firefighters who work hard and sacrifice much to protect lives and property. SHAWN There are many moment of real tension and the movie feels authentically real. Combine that with the acting and what you have is a watchable and rah-rah over glorified TV movie of the week. RUSS Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Jeff Bridges are among the supporting players who help this otherwise melodramatic and standard story catch fire. It’s a fitting tribute to those who heroically put themselves in harm’s way. RUSS: 4 Popcorn Bags SHAWN: 3 Popcorn Bags 3) MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE (PG-13) Sony Pictures Classics RUSS “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House” is a bleak and lackluster biopic about the man who was instrumental in the Washington Post’s investigation of the Watergate Scandal. Liam Neeson plays Felt, a high-ranking FBI official who, as Deep Throat, secretly walked an ethical tightrope to bring White House criminals to justice. Skip this one and watch the 1976 flick “All the President’s Men” instead. RUSS: 2 Popcorn Bags 4) TYLER PERRY'S BOO 2! A MEDEA HALLOWEEN (PG-13) Lionsgate SHAWN Yaw know what Tyler Perry do. He shoots fast and spends very little money. I am not even certain he uses a script. There are actually a few funny moments. And the main characters are all ridiculously stupid. It really is nothing more than an episode of Scooby Doo. SHAWN: 2 Popcorn Bags ALSO OPENING THIS WEEK: The weather goes wacky in the sci-fi adventure, “Geostorm.” “Loving Vincent” is the world’s first fully oil painted animated feature film inspired by the masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh. “78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene” is a documentary about the infamous scene from “Psycho.” “Bonehill Road” is a werewolf movie from KC based filmmaker Todd Sheets. “Hunters: The Art of the Scare” is a documentary about commercial haunted houses. "The Jungle" is a mystery adventure thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe. "Like" Fox 4 Screening Room on Facebook! Click here to receive weekly emails full of FOX 4′s entertainment news! What’s our criteria for reviewing a film and awarding the popcorn bag ratings? Click here to find out. Follow on Twitter: @fox4kc @RussSimmons1 @sedwardskc
|Boy reunited with family after grandpa accidentally dropped him off at wrong school, police sayKCTV / 6 h. 13 min. ago more|
A young boy has been reunited with his family after being dropped off at a private school in Bellefontaine Neighbors Friday morning.
|Police discover ID theft ring after suspects leave $7 unpaid billKMBC / 7 h. 29 min. ago more|
“Let this be a lesson on etiquette as well; pay your bill and tip your waitress.”
|Feds seize gallons of camel milk they allege was illegally shipped to Kansas - Kansas City StarGoogle News / 8 h. 15 min. ago more|
Kansas City StarFeds seize gallons of camel milk they allege was illegally shipped to KansasKansas City StarFederal and Kansas authorities have seized gallons of camel milk in Kansas City, Kan., that they allege falsely claim unproven health benefits. A legal action was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court seeking the forfeiture of the seized milk products.
|The AFC is suddenly jumbled because of Chiefs' two-game losing streak - ESPN (blog)Google News / 8 h. 33 min. ago more|
ESPN (blog)The AFC is suddenly jumbled because of Chiefs' two-game losing streakESPN (blog)The Steelers have the tiebreaker over the Chiefs because of their victory over Kansas City last Sunday. Four other AFC teams have only two losses, including the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. The Chiefs are still in good shape in ...and more »
|No TV, but Mizzou-KU basketball game will be shown on pay-per-view livestream - Kansas City StarGoogle News / 9 h. 16 min. ago more|
Kansas City StarNo TV, but Mizzou-KU basketball game will be shown on pay-per-view livestreamKansas City StarKansas City broadcaster Leif Lisec will do play-by-play and ESPN broadcasters Holly Rowe and Fran Fraschilla will be the sideline reporter and color commentator for the game, which tips off at 3 p.m. All three will donate their time for the broadcast.and more »
|No TV, but Mizzou-KU basketball game will be shown on pay-per-view livestreamKansasCity.com / 9 h. 18 min. ago more|
More fans will have a chance to see Missouri and Kansas play basketball for the first time since 2012. The schools originally announced that their Showdown for Relief exhibition men’s … Click to Continue »
|Top of the List: KC's leading staffing servicesBizjournals.com / 10 h. ago more|
This week, the Kansas City Business Journal ranks the top staffing services in the area by local employees. 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, website, local employees, industries served and top local executives. (Subscribers also can view the full Top Staffing Services List online.) Want more research like this? Check out the…
|Sprint/T-Mobile merger? Hold, pleaseBizjournals.com / 10 h. ago more|
Although details of a merger of the Nos. 3 and 4 wireless carriers had been anticipated by the end of this month, it now looks like it could be later. Bloomberg reports that Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile US Inc. (Nasdaq: TMUS) may put off announcing their multibillion-dollar, all-stock deal until after the quarterly earnings season, pushing the news into at least mid-November. The two carriers have agreed on the most important details, but if they can’t finalize the terms by the end of…
|Hyperloop official: KC-STL route among top five contendersBizjournals.com / 10 h. 5 min. ago more|
Even though the Kansas City-St. Louis route didn’t make the initial cut, Missouri’s effort to land the high-speed commuter line may be among the top five contenders. The Associated Press reports that Dan Katz, head of policy for Hyperloop One Global, said the KC-St. Louis route could even be in the top three. Missouri is conducting a privately funded $1.5 million feasibility study, and The AP reports that the state expects to rise to the top of the list if that study is completed. The prospect…
|KC may write a new score for struggling American Jazz MuseumBizjournals.com / 10 h. 13 min. ago more|
Kansas City Council members are proposing a city takeover of the American Jazz Museum, which faces significant budget issues. KCUR reports that the measure would put oversight of the museum in the hands of the Parks and Recreation Department. That would include assets the museum manages, such as the Blue Room and the Gem Theater. Co-sponsor Jermaine Reed said in a release that “business as usual will not suffice” and that a city takeover would create an opportunity to “evaluate and implement…
|74-year-old man walks for miles to find a kidney donor for his wifeKCTV / 10 h. 25 min. ago more|
A 74-year-old man is walking for miles a day on a mission to add time to his wife's life.
|FBI rescues 3-month-old, 5-year-old sister in nationwide sex trafficking crackdownKCTV / 10 h. 29 min. ago more|
Two sisters, one 5 years old and the other 3 months old, were rescued in Denver by undercover agents during this year's FBI-led sting operation against sex traffickers, officials said.
|Mom accused of hitting teacher in face with brick after cellphone disputeKCTV / 11 h. 10 min. ago more|
A woman who claims a public school teacher choked her daughter while disciplining her has been charged with following the teacher after school, hitting her with a brick and then pulling her from her car and beating her.
|Downtown Council will honor Hall family with annual awardKansas City News / 12 h. 21 min. ago more|
The Downtown Council of Kansas City has chosen the Hall family to receive the J. Philip Kirk Jr. Award in recognition of the family's community vision and downtown stewardship.
|Lupita Nyong'o shares Weinstein story, hopes to end 'conspiracy of silence'KCTV / 13 h. 59 min. ago more|
Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has a Harvey Weinstein story, too. And she's sharing it in hopes of doing her part to end what she calls in a New York Times op-ed a "conspiracy of silence."
|Missouri proposes innovation corridor for Amazon's 2nd homeKansas City News / 16 h. 42 min. ago more|
Missouri officials were submitting a bid Thursday for Amazon's second headquarters that would involve an innovation corridor between Kansas City and St. Louis rather than a single location in one of the state's major metropolitan areas. That's proposal is in addition to individual applications submitted by Kansas City and St. Louis, two of a number of North American metropolitan areas vying to become the company's second home.
|Former councilman accused of assaulting studentKansas City News / 20 h. 45 min. ago more|
A Kansas City mother says a former Kansas City councilman assaulted her 10-year-old at his school, and she wants to know why the principal allowed it. Kinda Collins says she was called to Success Academy at Knotts on October 10th after her son Gregory Gaddy, III had an episode.
|Probable cause statement reveals details of Sunday homicide on Ewing Ave.Northeast News / 1 d. 0 h. 50 min. ago more|
Sandstrom, Stephanie By Paul Thompson Northeast News Just after 5:00 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, October 15, a woman approached a front porch on the 1100 block of Ewing and fired shots upon two men, one of whom was once her neighbor. The former neighbor survived the attack, though the other man, his brother, ultimately died as a result of his wounds. On Wednesday, October 18, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office released a probable cause statement with additional details about the incident. Stephanie Sandstrom, 30, was arrested at about 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, and has been charged with Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Felon in Possession of a firearm in relation to the shooting. The living victim’s wife told police that Sandstrom had once been a next-door neighbor, but that she’d been removed from the home after police were “continuously” called to the residence. The wife went on to tell officers that Sandstrom blamed the couple for her removal from the residence, and had begun harassing them ever since. According to the wife, Sandstrom had driven by the residence sometime in the past two months to issue the following verbal warning: “You need to get out of here quick cause it is going to be bad for you.” As a result of the threat, the wife told authorities that she had purchased a .25 caliber handgun for protection. When first called to the scene of the crime, KCPD officers encountered the deceased male (the intended target’s brother) inside the residence. Later, police discovered that the second victim (the homeowner) had been transported by his wife to a nearby fire station after the shooting. From there, an ambulance brought the man to an area hospital to receive treatment for several gunshot wounds. The wife told authorities that she was in her bedroom when she heard her husband and brother-in-law run inside, yelling that they were being shot at. She grabbed the handgun and raced to the front door, but didn’t see anybody. She went back inside to tend to her husband, who suspected he was dying and pinpointed Sandstorm as the shooter. A second witness, who had been living with the victims, told officers that he had been sleeping at the time of the shooting. Hearing the commotion and seeing the blood, he assisted the wife in loading her husband into a vehicle to bring him to a hospital. The second witness also passed along the living victim’s assertion that “Stephanie” was the one who shot him. Authorities found apparent blood throughout the first floor of the house. In addition, officers found a Colt 25 caliber handgun on the floor near the front door of the enclosed porch. The gun contained one bullet in the chamber and another live bullet in the magazine. The morning after the shooting, authorities went to Truman Medical Center to make contact with the living victim. Though his injuries prevented him from speaking, the man was able to write answers to questions. Presented with a group of photos, the victim positively identify Sandstrom as the attacker. The victim added that he and his brother had been out on the front porch when Sandstrom approached them on foot and began firing. Video surveillance footage from a neighbor showed an individual with a hooded jacket approach the home near the time of the shooting. After 20 minutes or so, the footage catches what appears to be the same individual leaving the premises. The person dropped something on the ground, and when they turned around to pick it up, the surveillance camera captured a what appeared to be a woman’s face. Upon Sandstrom’s arrest, she initially claimed that she had been taken hostage by two men with a gun. She further claimed that she had managed to take the gun away from them and escape. On her person, authorities found a .22 caliber revolver with a spent shell casing and eight live bullets in the cylinder. Additionally, officers found dozens more bullets in a white shoulder bag. According to the probable cause statement, Sandstrom threatened a civilian detention officer on duty when she was brought to East Patrol for booking, stating that she was “going to catch her slipping on the street and shoot her in the head.” A search Sandstrom’s criminal history revealed that she was a two-time felon: for tampering with a motor vehicle in 2006, and forgery in 2010. Prosecutors have requested a $250,000 bond in this case. The post Probable cause statement reveals details of Sunday homicide on Ewing Ave. appeared first on Northeast News.
|KC area’s secret bid for Amazon HQ2 offers a few sites. Where could it go?KansasCity.com / 1 d. 0 h. 57 min. ago more|
By most accounts, the Kansas City Area Development Council made Kansas City look welcoming and promising with an expansive proposal Thursday to attract Amazon’s second headquarters campus. Aside from a … Click to Continue »
|$1M Meyer Circle Fountain repairs completedKansas City News / 1 d. 1 h. 4 min. ago more|
For about two years, when you drove down Ward Parkway, you probably saw a lot of construction near the Meyer Circle Fountain. The pump room for the fountain was damaged.
|Chiefs player among five in NFL hit by Ohio man’s scams, grand jury chargesKansasCity.com / 1 d. 1 h. 25 min. ago more|
A Kansas City Chiefs player and players from four other NFL teams were taken in by an Ohio man’s scams, according to an indictment issued in Kansas City. Prosecutors did … Click to Continue »
|Kansas City keeps its Amazon HQ2 bid quietKansasCity.com / 1 d. 2 h. 25 min. ago more|
Calling the effort to stoke Amazon’s interest in Kansas City for its second headquarters building “an unprecedented scale of regional cooperation,” the Kansas City Area Development Council Thursday handed in … Click to Continue »
|How KC Marathon’s new route will impact your travel SaturdayKansasCity.com / 1 d. 2 h. 37 min. ago more|
Getting around the heart of Kansas City might be a little challenging Saturday as runners take to the street for the 32nd running of the Kansas City Marathon. More than … Click to Continue »
|KCAI students working on new mural project at Whittier ElementaryNortheast News / 1 d. 4 h. 22 min. ago more|
Hector Casanova (center, black hat) and KCAI students visit Whittier Elementary on Wednesday, October 18. Photos by Bryan Stalder By Melissa Wharton Northeast News Following last year’s completion of the Scarritt Elementary murals, artist Hector Casanova and his Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) students are installing more at Whittier Elementary. Just like with the Scarritt murals, Casanova’s students are designing and creating art boards to install at Whittier. As of now, the students are roughly halfway done with the project, and the results can be seen along a retaining wall to the north of the school’s eastern entrance. On Wednesday, October 18, the KCAI students traveled to Whittier to do touch-up on the boards that have already been installed. The first set of murals were damaged in transportation and installation due to varnish that hadn’t dried. While they were there, Casanova and his students interviewed Whittier students to derive inspiration for the second half of the mural project. The children were divided up into groups based on their continent of heritage and asked for input based on their cultural experiences. One elementary student, after being interviewed and photographed, asked, “Are we famous?” Students from Asia mentioned elephant parades, water festivals, and the Lunar New Year celebration. North American students suggested a mural of what schools were like prior to technology, adding their futuristic visions of schools that included flying cars and space ships. Latin American students explained Día de Los Muertos, when they celebrate the lives of lost loved ones. African students talked about Eid, Ramadan, and other holidays that are celebrated with barbecues in the park. Casanova’s KCAI students will be coming back in the next few weeks to continue retouching the installed art boards, and the second round of murals inspired by the student responses are expected to be finished later this semester. Whittier Elementary students view the mural outside of their school. A look at the art board installed by KCAI students at Whittier Elementary. The post KCAI students working on new mural project at Whittier Elementary appeared first on Northeast News.
|Could city takeover of embattled American Jazz Museum improve its fortunes?KansasCity.com / 1 d. 4 h. 53 min. ago more|
The American Jazz Museum, plagued by operating losses and bounced checks to musicians, looks like it’s headed for a takeover by the city. Kansas City Council members Jermaine Reed and … Click to Continue »
|Man arrested in shooting that killed 3 in downtown LawrenceKansas City News / 1 d. 5 h. 30 min. ago more|
Authorities have arrested a man suspected of fatally shooting three people earlier this month in a popular downtown area of a Kansas college town. Lawrence police said in a news release that the U.S. Marshals took 20-year-old Anthony Laron Roberts Jr. into custody Wednesday in Kansas City, Missouri, on charges of murder and attempted murder.
|3 Kansas sites finalists for Tyson chicken-processing plantKCTV / 1 d. 5 h. 54 min. ago more|
Local officials have confirmed that three Kansas counties are finalists for a new Tyson Foods Inc. chicken-processing plant.
|Woman accused of killing homeless man, wounding his brother in Kansas CityKansas City News / 1 d. 7 h. 49 min. ago more|
Stephanie Sandstrom, 30, was charged Wednesday with one count each of second-degree murder, first-degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and two counts of armed criminal action. A warrant for Sandstrom's arrest was issued shortly after she was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court.
|Westport suspension leaves developers on edgeKansas City News / 1 d. 7 h. 50 min. ago more|
"It's one of the few places there is where people walk around, and you can talk and visit," Benenate said. He's worried major development projects in the neighborhood, like the Opus Group's plans to build 256 apartments at the corner of Broadway and Westport, will change that.
|Missouri's offer for Amazon: Could HQ2 be put in both KC and St. Louis? - Kansas City StarGoogle News / 1 d. 7 h. 51 min. ago more|
KSHBMissouri's offer for Amazon: Could HQ2 be put in both KC and St. Louis?Kansas City StarEric Greiten's office, said Missouri's bid highlights the possibility of Amazon considering locating in both Kansas City and St. Louis. “What we are challenging Amazon to consider is, imagine the power if you can combine both cities into one plan for ...Kansas City to reveal details of bid for Amazon HQKSHBFew Details As Kansas City Submits Regional Plan For Amazon HQ2KCURHousing costs to spike if Kansas City lands new Amazon HQKCTV Kansas Cityall 838 news articles »
|Marathoners' goals, personal records impacted after route finishes 4,200 feet shortKMBC / 1 d. 9 h. ago more|
The "human error" in Milwaukee comes a year after some runners ran too long.
|Remember Missouri’s vow to restore aid for 8,000 with disabilities? Hasn’t happenedKansasCity.com / 1 d. 11 h. 22 min. ago more|
More than a month ago, lawmakers pledged to come up with a plan to reverse budget cuts that could strip state aid for in-home care from more than 8,000 disabled … Click to Continue »
|The Kansas City Morning First LookKansas City News / 1 d. 12 h. 23 min. ago more|
Kansas City announced that it will reveal details of its proposal to convince Amazon to build its headquarters in Kansas City. Amazon is promising 50,000 jobs and a $5 billion investment in the city that wins its new headquarters.
|Appeals court: Developer owes Realtor, though land didn't sellKansas City News / 1 d. 16 h. 53 min. ago more|
A state appeals court ruled this week a Columbia land developer owes a Realtor half of the damages the developer received when a land sale fell through. The land, at the south end of Columbia, was the site of two mobile home parks that were closed - and the occupants were forced to move - in anticipation that Fulton Medical Center would build a 10-bed unit there.
|Sedalia Symphony Orchestra begins 83rd season MondayKansas City News / 1 d. 21 h. 5 min. ago more|
Sedalia Symphony Orchestra's 83rd season will host special guest artist The Fountain City Brass Band, a 30-piece brass and percussion ensemble of Kansas City at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Heckart Performing Arts Center. Sedalia Symphony Orchestra's 83rd season will host special guest artist The Fountain City Brass Band, a 30-piece brass and percussion ensemble of Kansas City at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Heckart Performing Arts Center.
|At long last, Mission Gateway developer has a deal with Mission — now can he deliver?KansasCity.com / 1 d. 21 h. 7 min. ago more|
The Mission City Council on Wednesday approved a development plan for the long-stalled Mission Gateway project, a move that gives the mixed-use project a bundle of incentives to assist with … Click to Continue »
|FBI: Child sex trafficking sting leads to 10 arrests, 3 minors rescued in Kansas, MissouriKCTV / 2 d. 1 h. 23 min. ago more|
The FBI announced Wednesday the rescue of 84 minors who were used in sex trafficking across the country.
|Girl with cerebral palsy drives change in KCKansas City News / 2 d. 1 h. 42 min. ago more|
KANSAS CITY, Mo. A 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy is inspiring change to accessible parking spaces in the metro area.
|Police investigating disappearance of three foster children found safe TuesdayKansas City News / 2 d. 6 h. 2 min. ago more|
Authorities are investigating possible criminal acts associated with the August disappearance of three sisters that touched off a larger debate about runaway foster children. Tonganoxie police chief Jeffery Brandau said the department was working with fellow law enforcement officers in Kansas City, Kan., Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Mo.
|Shooting near Denver and Smart in Northeast KCNortheast News / 2 d. 7 h. 45 min. ago more|
By Paul Thompson Northeast News A shooting near the intersection of Denver and Smart Avenues in the Historic Northeast on Tuesday, October 17 left two victims with serious injuries. Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Denver on a report of shots fired just before 7:30 p.m. At the scene, the responding officers encountered two victims, both white males. One had sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries, while the other was suffering from critical injuries. In total, three residences on Denver were hit with gunfire. A white female also sustained injuries, though she was not a victim of the shooting. “She was injured from a fall as a result of the commotion,” said Sgt. Kari Thompson of the KCPD Media Unit. Two victims told authorities that they were inside of their residence when they got shot, and were unable to see the assailant. No suspect information is known at this time. If you have any information regarding this shooting, please call the tips hotline at (816) 474-8477. The post Shooting near Denver and Smart in Northeast KC appeared first on Northeast News.
|King Lear, Theatre Review Kansas City infoZine / 2 d. 7 h. 59 min. ago more|
By Frank C. Siraguso - Ted Swetz owns the stage as King Lear in KC Actors Theatre-UMKC Theatre collaboration.
|Twelve Indicted for Installing Credit-card Skimmers on Gas Pumps in Five States Kansas City infoZine / 2 d. 7 h. 59 min. ago more|
The indictment charges that the defendants conspired to install skimmers on point-of-sale terminals inside of gas pumps located in Ohio, Colorado, Maryland, Utah and elsewhere between August 2014 and July 2017.
|Green Airplanes Kansas City infoZine / 2 d. 7 h. 59 min. ago more|
Dear EarthTalk: You hear a lot about greener cars these days, but what about airplanes? - John Caldwell, Lorton, VA
|2017 Jeep Compass Earns Top Safety Pick Award [video] Kansas City infoZine / 2 d. 7 h. 59 min. ago more|
Redesigned for the first time in a decade, the Jeep Compass qualifies for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award when equipped with optional front crash prevention.
|Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Warning Kansas City infoZine / 2 d. 7 h. 59 min. ago more|
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) because of ongoing instability and sporadic violence in many parts of the country.
|Roofers Put on Notice in Kansas Kansas City infoZine / 2 d. 8 h. 14 min. ago more|
A Missouri roofer has been ordered to repay more than $22,000 to two Johnson County consumers, and an Abilene roofer has been banned from performing roofing services in Kansas after violating Kansas consumer protection laws.
|White House says Fed search down to 5 finalistsKansas City News / 2 d. 10 h. 35 min. ago more|
A White House official says President Donald Trump has narrowed his search for the next Federal Reserve chairman to five final candidates. A decision is expected before the president begins a trip to Asia on Nov. 3. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal White House deliberations, says the five finalists are current Fed Chair Janet Yellen, current Fed board member Jerome Powell, National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, former Fed board member Kevin Warsh and Stanford University economist John Taylor.
|Univision goes dark for Verizon's cable customersKansas City News / 2 d. 14 h. 53 min. ago more|
Univision's channels have gone dark for Verizon's 4.7 million Fios cable customers because of a contract dispute. Verizon says Univision wants payments for its networks to more than double.
|NEKC Chamber is Calling Commercial Real Estate DevelopersNortheast News / 2 d. 17 h. 22 min. ago more|
Melissa Wharton Northeast News If you saw any slow-driving buses last Wednesday, they were most likely part of NEKC Chamber of Commerce’s first quarterly Historic Northeast Real Estate Exchange. The Chamber sent out invitations to commercial real estate agents in the Kansas City area to introduce them to available properties in the Historic Northeast. The tour drove by several available properties, stopping at six of them. The goal is for agents to find ways to redevelop available properties in a way that positively affects the Northeast. “The main benefit introduces commercial real estate brokers and investors to our community,” said NEKC Chamber CEO/President Bobbi Baker. “What I hope to come out of it is that we’ll start having discussion and generating some interest to developers to do great things here in the Historic Northeast.” The Chamber invited representatives from each of the neighborhood associations to take part in the exchange. “We think it’s important for our developers to learn from the community what the community’s needs are,” Baker said. “What do we need so we can keep our dollars here in the community? What’s bleeding outside of the community that we could keep here?” The real estate agents met at the Chamber offices at 2657 Independence Ave. The post NEKC Chamber is Calling Commercial Real Estate Developers appeared first on Northeast News.
|Library set to launch refugee photography seriesNortheast News / 3 d. 4 h. 12 min. ago more|
Visitors view last year’s incarnation of the Indisposable collection, a project sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library. Photos courtesy of the Kansas City Public Library. By Paul Thompson Northeast News The Kansas City Public Library will soon be offering a snapshot into the lives of refugees who have resettled in Kansas City. The library’s Outreach department and Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE) division are partnering with Jewish Vocational Services and the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce to provide refugees with disposable cameras in order to document their daily lives. The goal is to get a genuine, unfiltered look at the lives of Kansas City’s refugee population. The results will be displayed at the Central Library branch in a special exhibit entitled Indisposable: Kansas City Cultures, which is set to kick off in April of 2018. “We’re looking to see the stories of the people who have come here as refugees,” said Rita Edmonds of RISE. “What is Kansas City through their eyes? What is their new home like?” The project follows in the footsteps of the library’s initial Indisposable project from last year, which featured intimate photographs from Kansas City residents experiencing homelessness. The success of the first exhibit inspired the library to continue the Indisposable series. “I think everyone really enjoyed it. I was something that we all walked away from with a large sense of pride,” said Courtney Lewis, Kansas City Public Library media relations. “It was sort of a no-brainer moving into the immigrant and refugee population, because Kansas City does have a large immigrant and refugee population.” Last year, more than a dozen photographers participated in the project. Disposable cameras for the latest incarnation are expected to handed out sometime before the end of 2017. “We have not handed out cameras yet; we’re looking to do that at the end of November or early December,” said Edmonds. “Right now we’re recruiting for participants, and potentially donors.” Initially, the Northeast Chamber of Commerce’s role in the project will be to help recruit participants. Eventually, the Chamber is likely to host the traveling exhibit once the display period is over at the Central Library branch. “We’re going to be working with the refugee and immigrant businesses to see if we can get them to participate in the project,” said Bobbi Baker-Hughes, President of the NEKC Chamber. To participate in the program yourself, or to lend a hand, please contact RISE at 816-701-3546 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are some examples of photos taken with a disposable camera by Kansas Citians experiencing homelessness as part of the Indisposable series. The post Library set to launch refugee photography series appeared first on Northeast News.
|KCMO Parks Director elected president of national organizationNortheast News / 4 d. 2 h. 40 min. ago more|
Mark McHenry By Melissa Wharton Northeast News Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Director Mark McHenry was elected in September as president of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA). KCMO Parks and Recreation made the announcement in a October 16 media release. McHenry began working at Parks and Rec in 1974. He moved up through the department over the years, becoming director in 2003. McHenry has been the project manager on several large projects, such as the construction of the Kansas City Zoo and the renovation of Liberty Memorial. “This organization is the cream of the crop for parks directors all over the country,” said Anita Gorman, former president of the KC Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners. “A lot of us have been saying that Mark is the best in the country for a long time, and I think this election proves that.” McHenry’s appointment will offer greater chances for the development of Kansas City’s parks and recreation areas. “Whenever there’s an opportunity for you to get federal grants or private donations,” Gorman said, “when you have the president of this organization who is the best parks director making those requests, you’re going to have the best chance.” Started in 1980, the AAPRA is an organization of leaders in the field of parks and recreation. Members must have served 15 years in high level administration or manage a department in an area with a population over 500,000. To learn about some of McHenry’s recent contributions to the Northeast, check out Northeast Newscast Episode 12 from May 2017, where he and Managing Editor Paul Thompson discuss a variety of pressing issues: http://northeastnews.net/pages/northeast-newscast-episode-12-park-violence-and-the-ongoing-go-bond-debate-w-kcmo-parks-and-rec-director-mark-mchenry/ The post KCMO Parks Director elected president of national organization appeared first on Northeast News.
|Michelle’s Forecast: Tracking storms for SaturdayFox4kc.com / 4 d. 9 h. 38 min. ago more|
We are tracking storms for Saturday evening as a strong cold front pushes into the area. Some of those storms could be on the strong to severe side. We've got the latest on the timeline as well as the main threat with these storms in the updated forecast here: 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 Current Temperatures Forecast Long Ranger 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
|Human Rights Watch Calls Out Sessions, Asylum Claims Baseless Kansas City infoZine / 6 d. 7 h. 28 min. ago more|
The Trump administration’s proposals to fix the United States’ immigration system would make the broken system even worse, severely damaging the US capacity to offer refuge to people who desperately need protection, Human Rights Watch said.
|Nationwide Crackdown on Student Loan Debt Relief Scams Kansas City infoZine / 6 d. 7 h. 28 min. ago more|
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 11 state attorneys general, are undertaking the first coordinated federal-state law enforcement initiative targeting deceptive student loan debt-relief scams.
|DeSoto Woman Sentenced for Embezzling from Grandview School District Kansas City infoZine / 6 d. 7 h. 28 min. ago more|
Angela Huskey, was sentenced to 63 months in prison on mail fraud charges in connection with her embezzlement of approximately $1.6 million from the Grandview R-2 School District. She was ordered to pay $1,813,900.63 in restitution.
|Missouri Awards Community Forest Improvement Trim Grants Kansas City infoZine / 6 d. 7 h. 28 min. ago more|
TRIM grants offer cost-share funding for government agencies, public schools, and nonprofit groups to manage, improve or conserve trees on public lands.
|Debt-relief Companies, Posing As Federal Government, Sued by CFPB Kansas City infoZine / 6 d. 7 h. 28 min. ago more|
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Friday filed suit in federal court against two companies operating under the name “FDAA,” a service provider, and their owners for falsely presenting FDAA as being affiliated with the federal government.
|NASA Knows the Cause of Earth's Record Carbon Dioxide Spike Kansas City infoZine / 6 d. 7 h. 28 min. ago more|
A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years.
|Lexus IS Ratings Get Boost, Earns Top IIHS Award [video] Kansas City infoZine / 6 d. 7 h. 47 min. ago more|
The 2017 Lexus IS, a midsize luxury car, qualifies for the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety after changes were made to improve protection in small overlap front crashes and in rear crashes.
|NASA and ESA Astronauts Kick Off Year of Education on Space Station Kansas City infoZine / 6 d. 8 h. 40 min. ago more|
The first major event for the Year of Education on Station (YES) will be hosted by NASA astronaut Joe Acaba and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Paolo Nespoli on a special Facebook Live broadcast from the International Space Station.
|Northeast Newscast Episode 29 w/ KCPD’s new Community Initiative Officer Jason CooleyNortheast News / 7 d. 1 h. 13 min. ago more|
KCPD Community Initiative Officer Jason Cooley. By Paul Thompson Northeast News This week on the Northeast Newscast, KCPD’s newly appointed Community Initiative Officer, Jason Cooley, sits down with managing editor Paul Thompson to discuss a bevy of topics, including: the duties of his new position; Chief of Police Rick Smith’s desire to double the amount of Community Interaction Officers (CIO’s) in the department by January 2018; the department’s efforts to entice more minorities to join the force; the negative repercussions of Missouri’s gun laws, and much more. Check out a link to the episode below, or subscribe to ‘Kansas City’s Northeast Newscast’ on iTunes to have episodes loaded directly onto your device of choice. Thank you for listening! The post Northeast Newscast Episode 29 w/ KCPD’s new Community Initiative Officer Jason Cooley appeared first on Northeast News.
|New design revealed for high-crash Paseo Gateway intersectionNortheast News / 8 d. 5 h. 28 min. ago more|
Paseo Gateway Project consultant Jay Burress presents the preferred design for the Independence and The Paseo intersection. By Paul Thompson Northeast News According to Parks and Recreation project manager James Wang, the intersection of Independence Avenue and The Paseo is among the most dangerous in Kansas City. “This intersection is the worst intersection in the city in terms of crash rate,” Wang said. At least that’s the case historically. On the evening of Wednesday, October 11 at Kansas City University, Wang and the Paseo Gateway Project team unveiled a “preferred alternative” to the current layout of the dangerous intersection that aims to reduce crashes while creating a welcoming gateway between the Historic Northeast and downtown. The intersection improvements have been in the works since 2015, when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a $30 million grant to Kansas City and its local partners. The funds are intended to improve the quality of life for those in and around the Paseo Gateway area, a goal that hinged upon the creation of improved public housing in the neighborhood but also included the implementation of The Paseo Gateway Project. The Paseo Gateway team initially presented nine potential intersection re-designs to the community, before narrowing the list down to five ahead of a February 3, 2016 public meeting with area residents. From there, the preferred alternative that was presented on October 11 emerged. A reduced crash rate at the intersection is just one of the perks of the improvements, which will also include a two-way bicycle trail and improved sidewalks with ramps at all intersections. “The sidewalks are going to be wider, and they’re all going to have ADA-compliant ramps at the intersections,” said Jay Burress, Paseo Gateway project manager for consultant Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. The roads at the intersection will also be widened to provide motorists on Independence Avenue with left-turn lanes for safer access southbound onto the Paseo and northbound onto the I-35 on-ramp. Another highlight will be the construction of a second intersection to the north of Independence and The Paseo, which will slow highway traffic and provide a safer connection between the west end of Kansas City University’s campus and I-35’s off-ramp. The project team has $8.5 million to begin improvements, thanks to $5 million in Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds and $3.5 million from the general obligation bond funds approved by voters in April 2017. Construction is expected to begin in 2019, and the improvements are currently scheduled to be completed by Thanksgiving of 2020. In addition to the reveal of the intersection design, the Paseo Gateway team solicited feedback from attendees about a potential “iconic” monument at the intersection. In a document offered to attendees, the team noted that the Paseo Gateway presents “a unique placemaking opportunity to create a welcoming and meaningful introduction to the Northeast neighborhood, as well as Kansas City as a whole.” International Architects Atelier (IAA) has been brought in to design the Paseo Gateway monument, though IAA claimed at the October 11 meeting that they’re starting the project from scratch. To receive feedback from area residents, IAA set up stations during the meeting: one to discuss potential headlines related to the gateway, one to discuss factors of success, and another to discuss features that residents don’t want at the intersection. The final station offered displays with dozens of monument designs from around the world, and asked attendees to choose their favorite – and least favorite – offerings. IAA will take all of the ideas provided by the community into consideration as they work to design the iconic gateway between downtown Kansas City and the Historic Northeast. The firm estimated that gateway concepts could be ready as soon as early 2018. The Paseo Gateway intersection preferred alternative design. Attendees of the Paseo Gateway intersection meeting held on Wednesday, October 11 at Kansas City University. The post New design revealed for high-crash Paseo Gateway intersection appeared first on Northeast News.
|Biracial boy allegedly hanged by group of teens gets big birthday surpriseKMBC / 8 d. 22 h. 29 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.
|KCMO Mayor Sly James launches campaign for Amazon’s HQ2Northeast News / 9 d. 1 h. 39 min. ago more|
Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James reviews Amazon products as part of the city’s campaign for the company’s second national headquarters. By Paul Thompson Northeast News If there was ever any doubt, Mayor Sly James revealed just how serious he is about convincing Amazon to build its second national headquarters in Kansas City with a series of social media videos released on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 11. The videos highlight the #KC5stars campaign, an attempt to capture Amazon’s attention by convincing Kansas City residents to get on social media and tell Amazon why they love Kansas City. The City is asking residents to add the #KC5stars hashtag to their five-star reviews with the hopes of causing a splash large enough for the Seattle-based company to take notice. KCMO Mayor Sly James kicked off the campaign by buying 1,000 products through Amazon for Kansas City charities, writing KC-themed reviews for each of the purchases. The reviews have been made available on a new web site, kc5stars.com. Cities throughout the country have until October 19 to respond to Amazon’s Request for Proposal (RFP) inviting bidders to participate in the race for 50,000 high-paying jobs at its $5 billion HQ2 facility. On a five-star review for Fiber One cereal, Mayor James takes an opportunity to tout Kansas City’s fiber internet connectivity. The Amazon RFP explicitly stated that “Ensuring optimal fiber connectivity is paramount at our HQ2 location,” and asked that all interested cities demonstrate the fiber connectivity for all submitted sites in their bids. “We have a saying in my hometown that ‘you can never have too much Fiber,'” James wrote in his Fiber One review. “That’s how we keep things moving here in Kansas City, home to some of the fastest internet connections on the planet thanks to more fiber per capita than anywhere else in the US. Except for maybe inside this box of Fiber One, which also really keeps me moving.” In a review for Luvs Ultra Leakguards diapers, James touted the family-friendly bona fides of Kansas City. “I haven’t worn diapers in decades, but as the mayor of Kansas City, the nation’s number 7 city to raise a family, I do represent tens of thousands of babies who depend on their diaper’s leak-guard technology to make it through the day,” James wrote. James sprinkled similar Kansas City trivia into reviews of dog treats, wind chimes, children’s books, Halloween costumes, and many more products. Embedded within the reviews are fun facts, anecdotes, and Kansas City rankings in a variety of categories. Cheesy, maybe, but James is happy to take the plunge if it helps propel Kansas City into the conversation for HQ2. “If this helps us get in the finals of Amazon HQ2, that’s great,” said James. “If not, we’ll still be proud of this city’s future, and a few of us will be a wind chime or two richer.” Amazon announced its intention to build a second national headquarters in early September. Within the RFP document which accompanied that initial press release, the company indicated a preference to work with creative, business-friendly metropolitan areas with more than one million residents. In a press release sent by the Mayor’s office on Wednesday afternoon, James expounded upon what drove him to make the creative pitch to Amazon. “Putting our three key strengths – our thriving entrepreneurial culture, our highly-educated workforce and our award-winning quality of life – into a bulleted list might not work, but putting them in a review, now that’s what people trust,” said Mayor James. The RFP also calls for bidding cities to have access to mass transit at the HQ2 site, with additional access to highways or major arterials no more than 1-2 miles away. KCMO Communications Director Chris Hernandez said at the time that the decision to enter the Amazon bidding was a no-brainer for Kansas City. “I think basically as soon as everyone saw the announcement by Amazon, it’s pretty clear that Kansas City should be a strong contender for this,” Hernandez said. “Obviously it’s going to be a strong competition. I just think that given the first burst of information about this process, Kansas City has a lot of what they’re looking for.” The post KCMO Mayor Sly James launches campaign for Amazon’s HQ2 appeared first on Northeast News.
|Historic Northeast Real Estate ExchangeNortheast News / 9 d. 7 h. 4 min. ago more|
Kicking off the first Historic Northeast Commercial real Estate Exchange, Northeast Chamber CEO Bobbi Baker Hughes gives us a rundown on what the thirty nine commercial agents in attendance might see today. The event was organized to give area commercial developers and real estate agents an idea of the opportunities that exist along the Independence Avenue Corridor. The event culminates with a luncheon back at the Chamber office at noon. The post Historic Northeast Real Estate Exchange appeared first on Northeast News.
|Police: 3 people shot inside Kansas City home near 59th, IndianaKCTV / 9 d. 8 h. 32 min. ago more|
Authorities are investigating after three people were shot inside an east Kansas City home.