Quick glimpse at some of the most worthwhile local links for the midday . . .
KC Downtown Doggie Doo Problem
Backers of increasing the number of residents living in downtown Kansas City often portrayed success as being everyday scenes like people walking their dogs. Now, residents are scraping success off the bottoms of their shoes. Downtown residents say more people has meant more dogs.
Tragedy Lunch Link
Food insecurity, the condition felt by people who don't know where their next meal is coming from, remains a major concern for people in the Kansas City area, despite economic indicators that point to increased prosperity. Harvesters - The Community Food Network - says food insecurity is a real problem for Kansas City.
Decade After Disaster
On May 4, 2007, an enormous tornado nearly wiped Greensburg, Kansas of the map. What happened next was almost a laboratory experiment in re-engineering the classic American small town. Like the towns all around it, Greensburg was in decline before the storm. In a bid to survive, town leaders decided to go green in a big way.
Local Designer Big Bucks
High-end fashion brand - and product of a former Kansas Citian - Kate Spade & Co. will sell to Coach Inc. in a deal valued at $2.4 billion. Coach Inc. said it has an agreement to buy Kate Spade & Co. for $18.50 a share in cash.
Golden Ghetto Car Creep Wanted
ROELAND PARK, Kan. -- Several vehicles in Roeland Park were broken into overnight and Monday morning police were going door to door searching for clues into who committed the crime. According to police, thieves broke the window of at least one car near Mission Road and West 50th Street.
High-Class Local Funny Man
For many people, it is a career change, a promotion, or maybe an industry award that propels their professional life to the next level. For Tom Toro, it was the first time he sold a cartoon to The New Yorker. "It happened in a very modern way," says Toro.
Traffic Tragedy Last Night
Southbound Interstate 29 was shut down overnight just north of the Missouri River after a pedestrian was struck and killed.
Almost KC Football Season
The 2017 Kansas City Chiefs are starting to take shape. All the major offseason free agent signings are in the books (not that KC had many) and now the 2017 NFL Draft is as well. That means that the we now have the players that will make up the 2017 Chiefs on the roster.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .