The Kansas City Lana News Link Cleanup

Lana Kendrick hotness and social media winning keeps us on task and inspires this midweek compilation of all the important Kansas City mainstream media for tonight. Take a look:

Wasteful Kansas City Legacy

History of the 'City of Fountains'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City is known as the City of Fountains. There are more than 200 fountains in the metro area. Forty-eight of them are city-owned. Fountains were originally meant for horses, birds and dogs to drink from. The first city-built fountain was at 15th and Paseo in 1899.

Sunflower State Against Peru Dude

Kobach Says Non-Citizen Has Pleaded Guilty To Voter Fraud

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he has secured his first conviction of a non-citizen for voting illegally. In a news release, Kobach says that Victor David Garcia Bebek, a native of Peru, pleaded guilty last week in Sedgwick County District Court to three misdemeanor charges of voting illegally.

KCK Election Time & Nobody Cares

Four candidates now vying to be mayor/CEO of Unified Government of KCK, Wyandotte County

With seven weeks left until the filing deadline, the mayoral race in Kansas City, Kan., already has grown to four candidates. Janice Grant Witt, a financial services broker defeated for the post in 2013, became the fourth candidate when she filed this month. Political newcomer D.

Deadly Meth Town Blast Aftermath

Family of man killed in Lake City Army Ammunition Plant explosion 'heartbroken'

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The man who died after an explosion at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant Tuesday has been identified as 55-year-old Lawrence Bass from Blue Springs, Missouri. According to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Bass had worked at the plant for 36 years.

Deadly Kansas City Gunfire Case

Man charged with 2016 shooting outside a KCMO club

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting outside of a KCMO club back in October 2016. Juan J. Bravo-Leon, 24, has been charged with murder second degree, assault first degree, and two counts of armed criminal action.

More Midtown Neighborhood Drama

Hyde Park residents fight to erase growing graffiti problem

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hyde Park property owners say they're seeing an alarming increase in graffiti, particularly along Troost Avenue. Many neighbors call it a frustrating problem. Just this week several businesses and apartment buildings from 33rd to 47th streets have been hit by taggers.

Sick Kangaroo Life Lessons

UMKC confirms case of mumps on campus

Officials with the University of Missouri - Kansas City say a case of mumps has been confirmed on campus. A student was diagnosed with mumps by a private physician on Tuesday. Officials said that student was sent home, and will remain home on rest until they are fully recovered.


Woman decapitated ex-boyfriend's mom, cops say

A woman decapitated her ex-boyfriend's mother, who came to her home to collect his belongings, police in Kansas said. Rachael Hilyard allegedly began attacking Micki Davis, 63, when she and her grandson dropped by Hilyard's Wichita home Sunday afternoon, ABC affiliate KAKE News reported .

Tragic Kansas City Teaching Moment

Stop Trafficking Project raises awareness about minor sex trafficking in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Grandparents that are part of the Northland Grandfamilies program were shocked when they heard about the increasing dangers of domestic minor sex trafficking. "It is scary, and it is sad," Bridgette Drake said. "It was just unbelievable that people would take children."

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Northeast Newscast Episode 6 w/ Central Patrol Division's Major Rick Smith

By Paul Thompson KANSAS CITY, Missouri - In this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, KCPD Central Patrol Division's Commander, Major Rick Smith, joins Northeast News managing editor Paul Thompson to talk about the Tuesday, April 11 sentencing hearing of notorious Northeast criminal Tyler Sutton; KCPD response times and the

Fear Local Season Of Snacking

KC Health Department gives tips on how to know if a food truck is up to code

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There are more than 450 food trucks registered with the KC Health Department. So how do you know if your favorite one is up to code? 41 Action News is asking officials what to look for. ----- Kevin Holmes can be reached at Follow @kholmesKSHB

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


  1. What's the difference between minor sex trafficking and major sex trafficking?


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