Friday, June 30, 2017

The Kansas City Friday News Link Look

Deena hotness and Internets winning inspires a glimpse at all of the important local news for this evening . . .

Pricey Kansas City Good Times

Kansas City's Economic Diversion

City leaders are still pointing to Kansas City's downtown as an economic development success story. Taxpayers lose millions each year in subsidies for corporate headquarters, luxury apartment buildings, entertainment districts, and other projects. But is all of this spending working?

Breaking Bad Anger In KCMO

Kansas City, Mo. auto dealer fed up with chronic vandalism

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Clary Auto caught on camera what appears to be several pre-teens damaging automobiles on their property near Clary and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard. The latest incident happened Wednesday, July 21. However, business manager Christi Hutton says the property has been a punching bag for vandals for several years, costing them tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars.

Newspaper Tragedy Recycling

Gavin Long of KC, who ambushed Baton Rouge police last summer, left a suicide note

The military veteran who killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last summer left behind a suicide note, a prayer from an Islamic holy book and an online trail of his rage against police.

Help Find This Local Hottie

Police and family looking for missing person Brittany R. Mallinson

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Police and family are looking for 25-year-old Brittany R. Mallinson. She was reported missing on June 22. Mallinson's last known address is in the 1000 block of North Kiger Road in Independence, Missouri. She was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blacks shorts with a white stripe.

Meth Town Not-So-Special Delivery

Indep. porch thief caught on camera stealing packages from home

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Police area asking for the public's help identifying a person caught on security camera stealing packages from an Independence porch. A homeowner in the 2400 block of South Sterling Avenue looked over his home's surveillance video when a couple of packages weren't there, even though the online tracking system said they'd been dropped off.

Rock Chalk Buckle Up Advice

Seatbelt fine in Kansas increases $20 on July 1

TOPEKA -- On July 1, the fine for not wearing a seat belt in Kansas will raise to $30, from the $10 it has been since June of 2011. This change is for the fine for those 18 years and older who are not wearing their seat belt.

Show-Me Paying At The Pump

Task force looks at raising Missouri's gas tax

A task force is looking at raising Missouri's gas tax by 10-cents or 20- cents.

Kansas City Tech Game

Countdown: 7 reasons & 7 days left to apply for LaunchKC

Tech entrepreneurs have only seven more days to apply for a share of the $500,000 funding pool offered by LaunchKC, the global grants competition. LaunchKC is in its third year of offering $500,000 in non-dilutive grants to tech startups, following a rigorous competition that culminates at the Techweek Kansas City conference in September.

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


Anonymous said...

When is lunch KC?

Anonymous said...

"Is all the spending on downtown working?"
Heck yes!
The "developers, their attorneys, salesmen for all kinds of fake tech crap, construction firms, streetcar salesmen, consultants, grifters, and just hangers-on are all enjoying the flood of cash coming their way.
It's all taxpayer money, so it's coming from businesses that are already in KCMO as well as residents who are also confronted with rising property tax rates, the highest sales taxes around, and water bills that hit $100/month.
So the "givers" aren't doing all that well.
But the "getters" are having a blast.
Thanks for passing another $800 million their way.
And keep the good times rolling!