Jordan weekend cool down celebration and a quick collection of some of the top mainstream links for today.
Kansas City Rising Tide
A flood watch has been issued by The National Weather Service until Sunday morning at 7am. The NWS issued the following statement The forecast remains on track with a potentially significant flash flooding event through Sunday morning. Initial thunderstorm activity has formed across eastern Kansas as of Saturday morning and will continue to expand eastward into Missouri by the mid-morning hours.
Dead-Tree Dictates Terms To New Chief
When Chief Rick Smith takes command of the Kansas City Police Department in the next two weeks, his greatest challenge will certainly be gaining the trust and confidence of the communities he will serve and protect. In this era of mounting political strife, we will have high expectations.
Road Tragedy Today
A wrong-way driver has been killed on 50 Highway east of Lee's Summit this afternoon.
More Kobach Antipathy
It's a warm afternoon in the small Kansas town of Newton (population 19,105) and the local Republican Party is holding an ice cream social in a neighborhood park. The crowd tends towards the older end of the age range and is almost entirely white.
Show-Me Politico Gifts
JEFFERSON CITY * When it comes to accepting gifts from lobbyists, Missouri's lieutenant governor stands alone. Unlike other statewide elected officials, Lt. Gov. Mike Parson accepts freebies from the platoon of lobbyists that patrol the Capitol corridors, records show.
QB Crisis In The Making
1:37 PM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Cool, windy and rainy conditions at Kansas City Chiefs training camp on Saturday didn't seem to affect rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes II.
Home Team Delayed
The Kansas City Royals announced that the Faith & Family Night post-game event and concert have been cancelled because of the weather forecast Saturday night. "Our first priority is the safety of our fans, the artists and our staff. The event will not be rescheduled this season," the club said in a news release.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .