Monday, June 12, 2017

Firing Off Kansas City News Links Tonight

Let's get up-to-date with all of the important Kansas City news links for the evening news cycle. Checkit:

KCMO Public Safety Chatter Meet & Greet

South Kansas City Alliance to host open meeting to address trail safety

The Kansas City Police Department needs your help. Investigators are still trying to figure out who murdered four men on or near a local walking trail. The interim police chief is updating the public on the case. The latest victim was Mike Darby, the owner of Coach's Bar and Grill.

Kansas City Funding Game Options

Banks say 'No.' Frustrated KC businesses scramble for alternative loans

The bankers don't say why they deny loans - at least Shelton Ross says they never told him. So figure this one out, he says. The Ross family credit is decent, he says. They have capital saved up.

Everybody LOVES Higher Kansas Taxes

Opinion | Trickle-down economics is a nightmare. Kansas proved it.

The Republican gospel of cutting taxes and government services to the bone doesn't lead to economic growth; it leads to crisis and decline. Just ask the people of Kansas, who finally have seen the light. If House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.)

Show-Me Chicken Killer

Anti-abortion lawmaker Moon beheads chicken ahead of special session

Pulls out chicken's heart to "get to the heart of the matter" ASH GROVE, Mo. - Rep. Mike Moon evidently does not believe Gov. Eric Greitens' calls for an extraordinary session goes far enough to end abortion. And to prove it, he killed and dressed a chicken and posted a video of it to Facebook....

Tech School Hard Times

Wright Career College is gone, but its students are still at the fringe of the job market - and so is Wright's former president, if you believe his alimony petition

Bankruptcy cases generally don't trigger sweeping orations from the bench, but U.S. District Judge Robert D. Berger didn't hold back last month when he ordered an insurance company to pay $3 million to former students of the now-defunct Wright Career College.

Faith Community Hand-Up

Community steps in to help vandalized KCK church

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - After vandalism hit Bethel Seventh Day Adventist Church on Sunday, members say the outpouring of community support has been amazing. "We appreciate everything that the community is trying to do to help us" Church elder, Ralph Franklin said. Franklin saw the damage Monday morning and said all he felt was hurt.

High Class Kansas City Workout

Old Lyric Opera building in downtown KC will soon become state-of-the-art YMCA equipped with wellness clinic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Plans are moving forward to transform the old Lyric Opera building in downtown Kansas City into a state-of-the-art YMCA, and a new city incentive could help them finish fundraising. The Downtown Y going in at 10th and Central won't just be a place where you can work out.

Help Find This Local Dude

KCMO police looking for missing man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Missouri are looking for a missing mentally disabled man. Officials say Roberto Ruiz hasn't been seen since 8:30 a.m. Monday near 34th St. and W. Coleman Rd. He's 5'5" tall, weighs 150 pounds, has black and brown eyes.

High Flying Kansas City

B-17 Madras Maiden visits Kansas City

By Abby Cambiano KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A World War II Era Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" will be in the skies over Kansas City this weekend. The Madras Maiden is visiting the Downtown Airport on the Liberty Foundation's 2017 Salute to Veterans Tour.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .