Erin hotness continues to dominate the International modeling scene and just a few Kansas City news items worthy of consideration this evening . . .
Northeast Kansas City Fundraising
Heavy hitters chair Kansas City Museum capital campaign
Local Robbery Aftermath
Shots were fired after a home break-in that set off a police manhunt and led to a lockdown at three schools. Those lockdowns at Lucy Franklin Elementary, James Lewis Elementary and Brittany Hill Middle School have since been lifted. Three of the four suspects who allegedly broke into a home near Northwest Sherwood and Northwest Third Street are now in custody.
More Blue Springs Deets
Blue Springs neighbor says he was on the phone with police when he fired shots at home invasion suspects
One suspect is still at large
Show-Me Worsening Heroin Problem
Another major pharmacy chain in Missouri now offers naloxone, the potentially lifesaving drug that prevents opioid overdose deaths, to Missourians without a prescription. Hy-Vee announced Wednesday it will now sell the drug to customers in Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota.
Rock Chalk Tax Talk
Kansas lawmakers disagree on next step on taxes State faces projected budget shortfalls totaling $887 million through June 2017 The Senate voted 22-18 on Wednesday against a bill that would have rolled back past income tax cuts championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. It would have raised more than $1 billion over two years.
High Hopes From The Newspaper
Visit KC, the Kansas City area's convention marketing agency, says it expects an economic infusion worth more than $50 million from seven major, newly booked conventions through 2020. That figure will build on local revenues from previously announced Veterans of Foreign Wars conventions in 2018 and 2022.
More Pitch Partisan Talk
The Star normalizes White House liar Sarah Huckabee Sanders with a chirpy nine-item list - lightly shoplifted from the NY Daily News
Lisa Gutierrez, The Kansas City Star's long-serving aggregator of celebrity wire filler (as well as its designated Bachelor fan), once again has wandered into the wrong section. Back in December, you'll recall, she blew an air-kiss at incoming President Donald Trump's nitwit children. It was gross.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .