Quick morning update with more than a few links that we're checking to start the day . . .
Show-Me KCMO Marketing Gimmick
The Kansas City Mavericks may be a minor-league hockey team, but a recent investment in the franchise's future is anything but minor. "I cannot give a figure to the costs associated with it (the name change)," said Mavericks general manager Brent Thiessen, "but there are significant costs."
KCK EPIC Morning Fire Report
Huge flames could be seen for miles
Electrical Fire Ruling
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - UPDATE 1:40 PM 4/24/2017: Kansas City Fire Department investigators have ruled the fire was caused by an electrical issue but haven't determined where exactly the fire started. PREVIOUS STORY 4/23/2017: A family of five jumped from a window to escape a fire at a Kansas City, Missouri apartment building Saturday.
Golden Ghetto Job Search Starting
Outgoing Shawnee Mission School Superintendent Jim Hinson was absent from Monday night's board meeting but he was the subject of much discussion. The board officially accepted Hinson's resignation and started to lay out plans to search for his successor. Hinson, who has headed the district for the past four years, unexpectedly announced his retirement last week.
Death Ripoff Allegations
More than 100 customers trusted a local funeral home owner. They prepaid for their funeral services. That owner was convicted of ripping them off by spending the money himself.
People Mag Murder Profile
Woman Whose 10-Year-Old Daughter Was Killed in 1999 Loses a Second Daughter to Murder: 'Has to Be a Nightmare'
Cherri West's nightmare began in 1999. That's when her 10-year-old daughter, Pamela "Pammy" Butler, was rollerblading outside of her Kansas City, Kansas, home when a stranger grabbed her and threw her into his pickup truck. There was a witness: Butler's older sister, Casey Eaton. Then just a young teenager, Eaton ran screaming after the truck.
Help Find This Missing Young Lady
RIVERSIDE, Mo. - Riverside police are asking for help in finding a missing teenager. Gabriella "Gabby" McDowell disappeared Monday afternoon around 2:30 from Park Hill South High School in Riverside. She is 15 years old, about 5'7" and weighs 240-260 pounds. Police say she had a tie-dyed shirt and grey jeans.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .