CharMac hotness starts this whirlpool of news as we consider today's stories from the top and on down. Take a look:
11 Days Of Prez Trump Glory
Mr. Scaramucci had boasted about reporting directly to the president, not the chief of staff. But the decision to remove him came at Mr. Kelly's request, the people said. It was not clear whether Mr. Scaramucci, who is known informally as "The Mooch," will remain at the White House in another position or will leave altogether.
The Downtown Good Life
Tom Smith was a little-known multifamily developer when he first saw - and fell in love with - the historic downtown complex built in 1929-30 by the San Diego-based Pickwick Corp. Smith, president of Gold Crown Properties, and his son, Bryan, Gold Crown's executive vice president, now are being hailed as heroes for preserving the historic structure at 933 McGee St.
TKC Told You So: Will Kraus Career Kaput
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It seems that some of the rumors are true: Sen. Will Kraus will be stepping down as a state senator. Gossip had spread that the Republican senator would be leaving his District 8 seat to take an appointment, several of the rumors going as far as saying it would be with the Trump administration in Veterans Affairs, and his seat will be up for a special election.
Kansas Nudity Is NOT Illegal But Banned By Some Municipal Ordinances
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man in Lawrence, Kansas was arrested for walking naked through the streets twice in the same day. According to a statement from Lawrence police, officers found the 34-year-old man walking nude on the 900 block of Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence at about 2 p.m.
Golden Ghetto Money Grab Gone Wrong
LEAWOOD, Kan. - A Kansas City man was sentenced to more than five years in prison for robbing a Leawood bank in August of 2016. Terry Lovelady, 58, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for his charges. Lovelady pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.
Price For Justice Increased
A reward for information in the New Year's day shooting death of Marc Bivins has increased to $4,5000. Bivins was found mortally wounded in the 10100 block of Raytown Road.
Old School Kansas City
Like most of Midtown, people moved in and out of this South Hyde Park neighborhood from the time its small homes and apartments were built in the early 1900s. Some of the small bungalows were occupied by owners and their families; others were rented from real estate companies.
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