Another Kansas City Tuesday News Look

Today Tessa Fowler starts our after work news link look regarding the most important MSM items busting out of the news cycle. Take a look:

Smart City Tech Glitch Today

KC Scout traffic system down because of technical problems

The system that monitors traffic and warns drivers of potential problems on the roads in the Kansas City area is out of service. The Kansas Department of Transportation said technical issues Tuesday are to blame. Officials said repairs are underway. KDOT says the traffic message signs on the highways are also not functioning.

Golden Ghetto Preliminary Ruling

Investigators say Overland Park fire was caused by an accident, not arson

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Fire officials say an accident caused a massive fire that began Monday afternoon at the construction site for City Place apartments and spread to a nearby neighborhood. BREAKING: Cause of #CityPlaceFire accidental. Welding work ignited wood material. NOT arson. Per @OPFDMedia

Rock Chalk School Money Compromise???

At Long Last, Kansas Lawmakers Get A Look At A School Funding Formula

Kansas lawmakers have waited for half the session to get a look at what will probably be the basis for a new school funding formula. Rep. Larry Campbell, the chairman of the House K-12 Education Budget Committee, released an outline of the measure Tuesday.

Nasty JoCo Allegations

70-year-old Overland Park man pleads guilty to distributing child porn while posing as woman

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- An Overland Park man pleaded guilty Monday to distributing child pornography on the Internet while posing as a 46-year-old woman. Frank Kurtz, 70, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography.

Fire Survey First Round

OP neighborhood assessing damages after fire

OVERLAND PARK, Mo. - Residents are getting a closer look at fire damage to an Overland Park neighborhood. At least 22 homes in the community were damaged after embers from a nearby apartment fire blew into the neighborhood. Residents describe "fire raining down" Witnesses to Monday's Overland Park fire describe seeing a wall of flames.

Celebrate Kansas City Crooner

WATCH: Local singer Casi Joy wins her battle round on "The Voice"

Local singer and Smithville, Missouri native Casi Joy continues to amaze "The Voice" coaches with her singing! She prevailed in her battle round against fellow Team Blake contestant, Ashley Levin Monday night. The pair performed the song, "How Blue" by Reba McEntire. Afterwards their coach, Blake Shelton was all smiles and gave them a standing ovation.

The World According To The Pitch

Spoon headed to the Uptown, Primus and Clutch to Crossroads KC

Spoon is embarking on a lengthy tour this summer and fall in support of its new Hot Thoughts. The band typically makes time for our area - bassist Rob P...

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