Friday, March 27, 2015

TKC MUST SEE!!! VIGILANTE NORTHEAST KANSAS CITY ILLEGAL DUMPING COMMUNITY TRASH PUSH BACK!!!



This morning a Kansas City clip captures local frustration with illegal trash dumping and vigilante efforts to correct the problem.

Hence . . .

CHECK THIS EPIC KANSAS CITY CLIP FEATURING A NORTHEAST KANSAS CITY RESIDENT CUSSING UP A STORM AND THROWING TRASH BACK AT SOMEBODY HE SUSPECTS OF ILLEGAL DUMPING!!!

Witness . . .




Youtube director statement:

"Trash found with address of dumper at Kessler Park's Cliff Drive Disc Golf Course in Kansas City MO, and returned to dumper's residence in Kansas City, KS.

"It feels good to give back!"

You decide . . . Did this Kansas City Vigilante Trash Man Do the right thing?

Either way, illegal dumping in Kansas City and especially along Cliff Drive remains a problem that persists in Kansas City from one political administration to the next.

Developing . . .

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! POLITICS OF KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY POLICING DEBUNKED AS VIOLENT CRIME DISPLACEMENT TREND TAKES HOLD ACROSS THE METRO!!!



Recent violence in Kansas City is exposing unfounded theories and sketchy rhetorical tactics presented to the public in the fight against crime.

Respectfully, no matter who presents it . . . It's our Constitutional right to take apart any political theory that guides the local discourse and see if it stands up to scrutiny.

Accordingly . . .

Conveniently before an election year KC Nova launched a "community policing" effort that hoped to engage neighborhoods and intervene in the lives of at-risk or high-risk residents in order to reduce crime.

The pitch was simple . . . Local crooks would be made aware that police and prosecutors knew of their activities and if they didn't change their ways . . . There would be consequences and probably jail time in the future.

In addition to this tactic . . . The KCPD also stepped up their effort to connect with the community.

Both of these efforts are commendable, honest and earnest attempts to reduce violence.

But the reality is that a great many people in Kansas City simply suggest that record-breaking cold last year had more to do with lowering the murder count than any other factor. Sadly, TV newsies and pundits are simply too scared, career-orientated or not really that interested to raise this point of fact.

But more important than the weather . . .

SOME KANSAS CITY POLICE INSIDERS AND LOCAL CRIME EXPERTS BELIEVE THAT HOTSPOT POLICING AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH SIMPLY CREATED "DISPLACEMENT" AND PUSHED MORE CRIME OUT TO THE BURBS!!!

From the world's most accurate encyclopedia, here's a definition of the displacement trend . . .

Crime displacement is the relocation of crime (or criminals) as a result of police crime-prevention efforts. Crime displacement has been linked to problem-oriented policing, but it may occur at other levels and for other reasons. Community-development efforts may be a reason why criminals move to other areas for their criminal activity. The idea behind displacement is that when motivated criminal offenders are deterred, they will commit crimes elsewhere.
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It would be nice to think that community participation and interventions helped turn youngsters away from crime. But maybe that's not the case. Just ask one of the many crime victims at Oak Park Mall.

Maybe KCMO crooks just decided to take their show on the road. Recently, Kansas City crooks were  charged with suburban crime to the east and that offers another talking point for this theory.



So, rather than blindly accept any argument about crime . . . It's important to do a bit of research and see how the debates stack up . . . Kinda like how we enjoy the work of Penny Mathis.



Remember . . . Other than thugs who kill people . . . There are no bad guys in this debate . . . Well, maybe politicos who want to take the credit for work done by the rank and file police and several dedicated grassroots workers . . . Also, we're open to any defender of KC Nova to explain that the very clear displacement trend isn't a reality and consequence of current well-intentioned police tactics.

But overall, this post and collection of info is merely a way to encourage people to think critically about the ideas that govern public safety policy.

LINKS . . .

Fox4: Two charged in She’s A Pistol murder face new charges in Jackson County, Mo.

KMBC: Two of the men charged in the Shawnee gun shop robbery that left the owner dead have been charged in another case.

KSHB: Defendants in She’s A Pistol murder also charged in Raytown robberies

Developing . . .

TKC BLOG COMMUNITY TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY POLICE TAKE BUSTED AND BROKE CITY HALL BUDGET 2015 HITS!!!



Last week some of the smartest Kansas City insiders warned us that police would be taking budget hits AND they implored the Chief to stand up for them.

That didn't happen and now the KCPD are soon to lose important support staff and face a cut back in resources despite Kansas City's approval of a public safety tax.

The reality is that there are fewer fires and more violence and murder in this town.

But it gets worse . . . Public safety funding could be a complex and lively debate that deserves the attention of skilled pros on both sides of the aisle and not just some dork blogger and angry firefighters making death threats against me and my family . . . Meanwhile, this town is simply spending most of it's cash on the toy train streetcar that's simply based on patronage, politics and eco-devo pipe dream schemes.

LINKS

Fox4: KCMO passes budget, but police say more money needed for force to keep up with expenses

KSHB: Kansas City Council members adopted a new budget on Thursday that could mean a workforce reduction for the Kansas City Police Department.

Newspaper: KC Council adopts budget with big increases for pensions, fire

Developing . . .

Fernanada Ferrari And Kansas City Friday



Fernanda Ferrari adorns this look at a few Kansas City mainstream media links right now.

Check it:

Kansas City Lives For Travel Mag Coverage
50 Midwest Museums We Love
Dead Tree Media Against The 2nd Amendment
Reject reckless gun bills in Kansas and Missouri
The Kansas City Internets Taxi Fight
Uber Drivers Rally Against Proposed Regulation For Kansas City
Meth Town Police Charge
Officer indicted in Independence stun gun case
Better Bulletproofing
Company exhibits micro-thin bulletproof laminate, meant to protect officers in police cruisers And this our OPEN THREAD along with content always added to our TKC MAGAZINE . . .

KCPD Top Cop Talks To News Hottie

TKC Faith Interlude here . . . Last year I talked to this news hottie and she was pitching her news team commitment to some story that she was working on which amounted to nothing in particular.

The fact is:

JADIANN IS SUCH A HOTTIE FASHIONISTA THAT IT'S NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO CONCENTRATE ON ANYTHING SHE'S SAYING!!!

TKC isn't the bad guy here . . . She's dressed in skimpy and flashy gear with sexy high heels like a stripper on a job interview while reading her lines . . . If she wears jeans, an old sweatshirt and a baseball cap then MAYBE I'd be more focused on her newsie analysis but she'd still be hotter than most.

Watch the KCPD Chief do his very best while trying to take one of the hottest news babes in Kansas City seriously . . . Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte talks with Jadiann Thompson

No Money Or Justice For Family Of KCK Student Killed In Drive-By Last Year

KSHB disappeared this story from their website overnight but it still sounds interesting . . . And the fact is that donation funds for the KCK youngster gunned down were paltry in comparison to other tragically similar cases as this homicide grows cold. 10-year-old drive-by victim's family denied compensation because she 'likely' broke law, state says The vigil story which replaced the family insurance fight testimony: Drive-by shooting victim's family wants justice

Show-Me More Kansas City Connections To Suspected Violent I-70 Gunman

Kansas City family ties provides more deets on the dude who left just drove from Kansas City, clearly needs help and recently survived a gunfight with police in STL. Take a look: Brother of Kansas City man arrested for I-70 shootings said he needed help

Calling Out The 'Kansas City Nice' Delusion



Radio talkers recently examined a longstanding civic tactic that has held back the progress of this city.

Some call it etiquette while others just refer to it as "Kansas City Nice" which is a clunky if apt euphemism.

Here's the recent link to a conversation on the topic: What Are The Key Characteristics Of 'Kansas City Nice'?

Don't worry, the so-called experts didn't reach a conclusion and they mostly talked around the problem in an attempt to gain favor by seeming agreeable and stealthily advancing their personal agendas . . . Which is pretty much the textbook definition of this rhetorical tactic that's one of many challenges confronting this town . . . Other than all of the outright killing on local streets.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Blogger Takes Apart Sunflower State Obamacare Political Hypocrisy

More entertaining than any other media outlet in the metro . . . This talented local blogger offers her brilliant take on a Conservative healthcare contradiction in Kansas. Check it: Cong. Huelskamp hates Obamacare, but is signed up for Obamacare - say what?

The Universe Hates The Kansas City Royals

TKC tribute to Stephen Crane:
"A Royals fan said to the to the universe: “Sir, I believe!”
“However,” replied the universe,
“The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.”

Accordingly, here's fanboy coverage from buzzfeed that signals a dismal upcoming season. Check it: Community Post: 15 Reasons To Get Excited For The Return Of Kansas City Royals Baseball

McTavish Lists The Kansas City Weekend

Our favorite tall white dude intrepid reporter offers another definitive Kansas City weekend links based on merit and not sponsored content relationships like every other media outlet in this town. Take a look: 7 Egg-Citing Things To Do In Kansas City This Weekend

MUST SEE: Catholic 'Our Lady of Fátima' Statue Pilgrimage To Kansas City



It's a common misconception and stereotype to call Catholics "statue worshipers" and this morning we celebrate an amazing and beautiful clip that probably feed into that misconception.

Check it:



The story of Our Lady of Fátima centers around doomsday just like all organized religion. And while some await the stunning conclusion of the afterlife. Here's a bit of insight into this world via the local news . . .

Local Gunshot Victim Surviving Faithfully: Driver hit by I-70 gunfire credits prayer for keeping her safe

More Sacrilege In Kansas City: KCMO church, community buildings vandalized

Possibly The End Of An Abomination In Kansas: ‘Groundbreaking’: Kansas may become first state to ban dismemberment abortions

Stay tuned this morning as we attempt to keep the faith and continue blogging . . .

Thursday, March 26, 2015

TKC Told You So!!! Kansas City Busts Budget For KCFD Whilst Firefighter Allegedly Beats Down Woman Out North!!!



Consider this a bit of Kansas City reality and certainly a sign of the times. Tonight... Kansas City copes with a busted budget thanks to big-ass KCFD pensions and misplaced toy train priorities.

And then...

Across the bridge a firefighter is accused of beating down a broad and possibly trying to choke her out.

KSHB: KCMO firefighter arrested outside firehouse

Don't get us wrong... There are many brave and valiant members of the KCFD and departments across the metro... Just not the ones with their hands out or crushing some broad's throat.

You decide...Just don't call TKC for help when in distress. Natch.

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE COUNT STANDS @ 20 ALREADY AMID SHARP INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR!!!



A recent shooting turned into a homicide today when the victim died from his injuries.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI NOW COUNTS 20 MURDERS FOR 2015 COMPARED WITH 16 AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR!!!

Remember that it was the early months of last year (accompanied by record-breaking winter cold) that accounted for a great deal of progress in the significant reduction of homicides in 2015.

Now that the weather is warming up from our most recent and milder winter . . . Rampant gun violence is slowly but surely chipping away at recent progress against the local homicide count.

Here's the latest . . .

Official report - 5600 block of Park: The victim was talking with the suspect (b/m approx 20yoa) when he was shot multiple times. The victim was transported to an area hospital by private vehicle. It is believed the victim and suspect knew each other. The suspect is not in custody and anyone with information is urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816.474.8477.

Developing . . .

TKC QUESTIONNAIRE AND KANSAS CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS!!!



Consider this an OPEN CALL!!!

We've developed a questionnaire for City Council Candidates by way of some comments and the subscriber community.

Already, some Council Candidates have been kind enough to talk with us.

Now . . .

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES AND SUPPORTERS!!! SIGN UP FOR TKC QUESTIONNAIRE VIDEO INTERVIEWS!!!

So far we've scheduled both candidates in-district and at-large from every part of the city and every voting segment.

This interview isn't gonna take a lot of time and the questions are pretty direct.

Candidates and supporters wanting to reserve a spot or schedule an interview please e-mail me for more info: tony@tonyskansascity.com

This is more work than I anticipated but it's also encouraging that so many candidates have been helpful in answering some of the tougher questions that nobody else is asking during the Kansas City election season.

Developing . . .

Kate Upton And The Kansas City Link Pool



Kate Upton hotness is on display once again. This time in Squire but mostly on the Internets . . .

Nasty Kansas City Bag Man
Former KCI baggage handler sentenced after child porn plea
Toy Train Set Coming Soon
KC's streetcar vehicles start arriving in the fall - Kansas City Business Journal
Midtown Kansas City Swine
It's official: Alex Pope's Westport restaurant is Local Pig, once again

This is the OPEN THREAD and there are new items added to our TKC MAGAZINE ALWAYS . . .

CHEAP SHOT COMETS HEAD BUTT DRAWS FIRST PRO-SPORTS ON FIELD ASSAULT CHARGES IN JACKSON COUNTY HISTORY!!!



Kansas City sports fans had expected these charges and the consequences against sports cheap shots could resonate for athletes throughout the area.

Check it:

Fox4: Mo. Comets defender charged with assault for head butt after game

More: "Missouri Comets defender Andre Braithwaite faces a 3rd degree assault charge for the head-butt that resulted in his release from the team after a game against the Baltimore Blast."

Video of the incident . . .



Further detail . . . The pro-sports angle gets even stranger because this assault took lace AFTER THE GAME so maybe pro-athlete cheap shots might still have some protections.

Developing . . .

SHAME!!! KANSAS CITY RANCID STADIUM FOOD WHISTLE-BLOWER FIRED!!!



Kansas City sports scene denizens and foodies can hang their head in shame today because it turns out their no better than the rest of this corrupt town.

To wit . . .

THE BRAVE SOUL WHO CAME FORWARD WITH HORRIFIC REPORTING ON RANCID FOOD SERVED UP DURING THE WORLD SERIES HAS BEEN FIRED!!!

Here's the word:

ESPN: KC stadiums' food safety boss fired

Deets:

"The food safety manager who went public last fall with allegations of unsafe food handling and pictures of bugs, mouse feces and moldy food at Kansas City's Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums has been fired.

"Jon Costa shared with "Outside the Lines" a copy of a letter he said his former employer, Aramark, sent him on March 17 saying Costa was being fired "for cause." The letter outlines a number of reasons, the first of which is that he violated the company's media policy by taking his concerns public."
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Developing . . .

COWTOWN TECH TROUBLE: KANSAS CITY INTERNETS CABBIES BEG UBER TO STAY DESPITE CITY HALL CRACKDOWN!!!



Today Internets drivers in Kansas City engaged in a bit of grassroots-style protesting on behalf of a global company valued at billions.

Take a look at drivers decrying City Hall tech regs on City Hall steps: More than 60 Uber drivers beg Kansas City leaders to nix fees
Even more City Hall testimony: Uber supporters gather to help save transportation service And then . . .
The Aftermath: KC Council committee will wait another week on ride-hailing proposal - Kansas City Business Journal
Here's some insight on the situation that many people have called "Kansas City Crony Capitalism" and worse:

A KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDER seyz: "This is a loss for everyone in KC; tourists and citizens alike. But, really, who cares about the city and it's image when political contributions are so clearly connected to city policy."

It this Internets advocacy on the money . . . Or simply cabbies fighting for fares not fairness.

You decide . . . More in a bit . . .

Show-Me Superintendent Gold Star: Celebrate KCPS Provisional Accreditation Winning!!!

Superintendent Stephen Green honored for his leadership role in the KCPS turnaround that still hasn't happened yet: KC schools chief named Missouri superintendent of the year

Kansas City's Most Talented Hipsters

Check out even more high praise for the local creative class: Charlotte Street Foundation Announces 2015 Artists' Awards

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! MUST READ!!! FORMER KANSAS CITY STAR SUBSCRIBER RAGES OVER DRASTIC PRICE INCREASE AMID REPORTING CUTBACK!!!



TKC NOTE: Amid high profile newsie departures reported FIRST by our TKC bloggy community here's a MUST READ EPIC FACT CHECK that shows us why the daily newspaper is a failing institution. Check it:

Dead Tree Media Rip-off

TKC, Do you subscribe to the Kansas City Star? Today I discovered a tremendous rip-off being perpetuated on the unsuspecting subscribers to the KCS. My billing arrived and there is a 15% increase in charges over the previous 13 week billing. Just two years ago a full year cost $275 and now it is $413.

This is the midst of shrinkage...makes me think of George Costanza..in the physical sense and the actual reporting content of this once vaunted institution of a product.

Mondays papers over the past three months have shrunken to as few as 22 pages as a norm. The Sunday paper reminds me of the daily product I received less than five years ago. Gone are many of the great reporters and ...wait for it....journalists. Only a few of the regarded names still exist and yet we still have the most arrogant Yael A. drawing a paycheck. Mi Al Parish apparently believes in shrinking to greatness rather than producing a product that people seek out as a source of reliable information. We have all the feel good crap they can dig up and just like KCTV the news we get is laced with improper descriptions of "feelings". Journalists are supposed to create accurate pictures of stories based upon Who, What, When, Where and Why. Guys like Rizzo, Helling, Horsley(a woman), Gregorian, Kraske and a few others who now write only as shadows of their former selves for their own job protection. Managing editors have apparently made it clear that if they value their positions they better tow the line on how they write their opinion pieces.

I asked the billing department why the 15% increase and the person told me "it is due to increased costs in production and distribution". I then asked if he was in KC and he said "no I am off shore". I told him the cost of fuel in the area was down by about 33% from a year ago and that reason didn't fly with me. Jason then told me he could adjust my billing down to $94 for 13 weeks. I told him that was unacceptable and I paid $89 in February and with the reduced size of the paper, the reduced content, the elimination of several sections and recurring items, the incomplete TV listings etc and with the horrible Lee Judge cartoons that I was at my limit at $89. He couldn't do anything else except $94. I then wondered if this rip-off of people that don't question the KCS price they are billed just gave the KCS an extra $9 every 13 weeks or $36 for the year?

TKC, you need to investigate this scam and save more subscribers to the DTM their $36 per year. I asked him to have someone from the Kansas City office call me directly to discuss this.

I have had daily delivery for over 40 years and know if I draw this line in the sand I'll probably be reading more on-line content every day because I won't be reading the Star via the Dead Tree Media.

Thanks.

Just call me .....Billed to the Max.
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Lindsey And The Kansas City Thursday Look



Lindsey Pelas inspires a different approach to our Kansas City link compilation.

First, some top stories that are worth a peek . . .

Kansas City Scam Alert
Police warning consumers to be guarded against widespread skimming scam
More Deets On Tragic Local Abuse Allegations
Women charged with child abuse in court, CAPA says we should all look for signs of abuse
Old School Sacrilege
Jury convicts KC man of raping woman, 70
Another Empty "Victory" In Kansas City
Man allegedly claimed he 'won' after killing wife seeking divorce
And so . . .



This remains the OPEN THREAD and for more Kansas City links and top stories from our blog community . . . Check out THE TKC MAZAZINE WITH MORE THAN 50 NEW ITEMS ADDED JUST THIS MORNING!!!

Craig Talks The Standfords Spring & Summer



TKC NOTE: Here's a message from our pal Craig about what's coming up for him and his place in the coming days. Take a look:

STANFORDS OFFERS SPRING AND SUMMER COMEDY STARS

The new Stanford and Sons Restaurant and Comedy Club is bringing in some new big names to KC and reuniting some of our favorites from the recent past. This week its Michael Winslow who starred in all 7 Police Academy Films. The famous noise and voice man in not only those franchise pictures but the man who gave us the voices of the Gremlins and teamed with Mel Brooks in Spaceballs. Recently Winslow was the Geico Man. Michael has just teamed with former Police Academy stars Steve Guttenberg and Lisa Holbrook yes the large sized chest cop in the series to do two new films for the Syfy group and Winslow joins many names in the ever popular new series Sharkado. His show is a sight to behold.

MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY ACTIVIST ALONZO WASHINGTON CALLS OUT ROYALS FANS FOR CRIME VICTIM MOURNING DISPARITY!!!



EVERYBODY hope the big fat Kansas City Royals fan feels better after getting shot during a fatal home burglary gunfight. #BounceBackJimmy

BUT . . .

RIGHT NOW, KANSAS CITY ACTIVIST ALONZO WASHINGTON CALLS OUT DISPARITY WHEN IT COMES TO ROYALS FANS REMEMBERING VICTIMS OF CRIME IN THE METRO!!!

Take a look:

Mr. Washington invokes a phrase popularized during the Ferguson uprising and calls out a murder in KCK that wasn't marked by fans.



More juxtaposition . . .



An important and alternative perspective from Mr. Washington . . .



Alonzo Washington has helped to create a great deal of discussion on the topic of disparity and what's interesting is that Royals fans rage at the implication firs but then have usually noted that they deplore the rate of local crime in general and didn't think about the disparity . . . Thanks to Mr. Washington now baseball fans can have a more informed conversation about local violence amid racial disparity.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Mayor Sly Continues Push For Special Prosecution Against Gun Crimes

Special prosecution against gun crimes remains a major tenant of Mayor Sly's tenure and one of his goals for next term. Here his effort continued and despite the fact that it's been a half a year since a gunman killed 5 people in South Kansas City but there are still no death penalty charges: Kansas City Mayor Sly James wants special court for gun crimes

Trend-spotting: Show-Me Another Kansas City Highway Shooter Suspect Captured

Sadly, gunmen using local streets is becoming a far more frequent pastime in Missouri. Here's the latest report: KC man arrested in St. Louis highway shootings

Kansas Constitutional Carry Coming Soon?!?

The fight for gun rights and Constitutionally protected freedom moves forward in Kansas as a great many pundits and "progressive" reactionaries rage against local freedom. Check it: Kansas lawmakers approve concealed carry without permit

Kansas City Council Candidate Collabo For Northeast Thacher School Last Night



Quick local political tidbit from last night, once again residents of Northeast Kansas City pleaded with the KCPS to save the historic Thacher school building.

This time around 4th District At-Large contender was joined by colleague Kathryn Shields along with more than a few parents and neighborhood residents.

Sadly, the board doesn't seem to be any closer to changing their minds and the abandoned building seems to be moving closer to the wrecking ball.

Developing . . .


One More Kansas City Mayoral Debate Look



Here's another peek at Kansas City basically ignoring our local politics.

Check it:



KCPT description: "The Kansas City Mayoral primary is less than two weeks away, and the three candidates met for the first time to answer questions from a crowd of about 125 people Tuesday night."

It's a nice look at opening remarks that offers a good perspective on how the rest of the night unfolded i.e. Clay Chastain winning the debate to everyone's surprise.

More in a bit . . .

KCK THURSDAY MORNING MURDER!!!

Violence on the other side of the State Line remains constant and marks another victim this morning. Check it: Kansas City, Kansas police investigating homicide

WELCOME TO THE SEASON OF KANSAS CITY HOTSPOT DRIVER CHECKPOINTS!!!

Police say this random car stop patrol was to prevent car crashes but we could be seeing a new trend that drivers in Kansas City must endure - High crime area checkpoints . . . License Checkpoints in Kansas City

Kansas City Could Soon Lose Uber

Ride-sharing regulation moves by City Hall could force a transit tech giant to abandon Kansas City . . . Which kinda speaks to the reality of all the recent "silicon prairie" hype even if probably might be for the best considering the many dangers of letting Internets strangers do the driving. Check it: Uber pushes for revisions to proposed Kansas City, Missouri ridesharing ordinance

Throwback Thursday Celebration: Van Halen w/David Lee Roth Coming To Kansas City



Well past their prime but with nearly the original line-up . . . Never let it be said that this blog doesn't link good news for our not-so-great city . . .

KCTV5: Van Halen with original lead singer David Lee Roth will play in Kansas City this summer.

Rolling Stone: Van Halen Set Tour, First TV Performance With David Lee Roth in Decades

Developing . . .

Kansas City Blogger Reveals The Brookside Real Estate Good Life Still Costs Big Bucks

This slice of the good life in Brookside is valued at around $362K and there's no discount for all the convenience of being able to walk across Troost in about 10 minutes. Take a look: This Original Brookside Home is a Vintage Stunner

Kalee And The Kansas City News Singalong

The news really isn't the news anymore and Kansas City's favorite half-pint weather hottie reminds us that's not such a bad thing . . . WATCH: Kalee Dionne sings a duet with Matt Snook of The Voice

Kansas City Drone Clip Good Morning



Great looking local spy tech to start the Kansas City morning.

Take a look:



Hopefully, more in a bit . . . STAY TUNED!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! DEAD TREE MEDIA DECLINE: STEVE SHIRK SEYZ SO LONG AND NOW KANSAS CITY STAR EXECS HAVE NO REPORTING EXPERIENCE!!!



The decline of the newspaper industry is now fast and furious in Kansas City.

To wit . . .

MANAGING EDITOR STEVE SHIRK RETIRED LAST WEEK WITH LITTLE FANFARE!!! 

More . . .

NOW, KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS SEND WORD OF A HUGE LOSS FOR THE KANSAS CITY STAR AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE DEAD TREE MEDIA JUGGERNAUT IN DECLINE!!!

Ironically, this guy was pretty good at keeping himself off the Internets . . . Here's the best photo we could find . . .



Here's the word as our bloggy community now leads the local discourse. Natch . . . Meanwhile, Dead Tree Media dudes shouldn't get too testy (hehe) about this development given that the complaints within the industry are now growing louder amid so many changes. Check it:

Dead Tree Media Decline And Switcheroo

TKC: the guy who retired last week was Steve Shirk, the paper’s managing editor for the past 18 years.

For all those years, Shirk was the invisible hand on the wheel that kept whoever was the top editor – Brisbane, Zieman, Fannin – from driving the bus into a ditch. You never heard his name publicly, but he was always the grownup in the room – the wise, experienced, level-headed journalist that everyone looked to when it was time to make a major decision.

His loss is absolutely huge. The newsroom “leadership” now consists of editor Mike Fannin and Assistant managing editor Greg Farmer – two guys with huge egos, neither of whom has ever actually covered a news story in his life – not so much as a city council or school board meeting.

The next time there’s a major decision to be made at 18th and Grand, people are going to look around and wonder who is going to be the grownup in the room. Right now, that question doesn’t have an answer.
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Developing . . .

KANSAS CITY KILLING KEMPER ARENA!!!



Yet another Kansas City institution is soon to go the way of the dodo . . . Here's a look at Kemper basically being sold for scrap . . . On the bright side, the effort to eschew blackmail from Billionaires is a great thing and maybe a sign of the times when the 1% weren't able to convince Kansas City to hand over tax breaks.

Aftermath . . .

KSHB: Kemper Arena one step closer to surplus property

KMBC: KC to seek buyers for aging, unused Kemper Arena

Mahoney Blog: Who Wants to Buy Kemper?

Developing . . .

KANSAS CITY MIDWEEK CRIME RUNDOWN!!!



Check this EPIC ROUND-UP of all the recent Kansas City mugshots, crime stories and human misery that kinda contradicts so much local cheerleading.

Here we go . . .




KSHB: The police say they found the husband sleeping in the room where the body of the victim, his wife, was found.

KMBC: Witness: Man intended to get high, kill wife

Tragic look at his beautiful victim . . .



Fox4: ‘I guess I won’ KC husband reportedly said to friend during arrest for wife’s murder



Fox4: Man charged with 18 counts of endangering a child after attack at Lenexa park

KMBC: Man faces 24 charges in Lenexa rampage, park attack




KCTV5: Prosecutor charges 2 women in abuse of 10-year-old boy

Fox4: One of two women charged Monday with the abuse or neglect of a 10-year-old child worked with other children as a temporary teaching assistant earlier in the school year, according to the Kansas City, Mo. School District.

KMBC: Court documents indicate the boy was being kept in horrific conditions, confined to a basement on a bed covered in feces. He had not been enrolled in school.

Comedy interlude amid local misery index . . . No injuries in this one and somebody needs to take the keys away from Grandpa . . .



KSHB: According to a person who lives at the apartment, the elderly driver seemed disoriented.



KMBC: Man charged with murder in March 22 shooting death

Olathe Convience Store Robbery Today Today: A man with a knife accosted two store employees, taking the cell phone of one.

A Kansas City case going cold . . .



KMBC: Heartbroken mom works to find daughter's killer

Developing . . .