Hottie Vikki inspires this quick recap of some of the top Kansas City news items out there right now. Take a peek:
Keeping The Southland Peace
A police standoff on the city's south side ended peacefully Tuesday afternoon. Kansas City police said officers were called at 1 p.m. to a home in the 4500 block of East 114th Street on a reported domestic violence assault call.
Golden Ghetto Traffic Tragedy
A pickup swerving to miss a parked car struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday morning in south Johnson County. The traffic fatality occurred shortly before 7 a.m. along West 215th Street between Swtizer and Antioch roads, according to the Johnson County Sheriff's office.
Double Lucky Local News
Sometimes when you least expect it, good things happen. William Arrington occasionally buys a Powerball ticket when the jackpot gets high, but it wouldn't take a jackpot to make the Parkville man a millionaire. The Powerball jackpot on Aug. 19 was $535 million. "I didn't even think about it," said Arrington.
Power Play Shut Down Again
The proposed merger of Great Plains Energy Inc. and Westar Energy Inc. faces another federal lawsuit from a shareholder attempting to slow down or tank the deal, this time on the Missouri side. The lawsuit was filed by Great Plains shareholder Steven Bushansky, and is nearly identical to a lawsuit filed by Westar shareholder David Pill in late September in federal court in Kansas.
Rock Chalk Hiring Spree???
Officials with the UnitedHealth Group on Tuesday announced they would bring 500 jobs to Kansas. Around 150 of the positions will be at OptumRx's Overland Park facility at 6860 West 115th Street, where renovations have opened up a floor full of cubicles waiting to be filled.
Corporate Art Collection
The Kansas City Public Library (KCPL) will soon be offering a snapshot into the lives of refugees who have resettled in Kansas City. The library's Outreach department and Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE) division are partnering with Jewish Vocational Services and the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce to provide refugees with disposable cameras in order to document their daily lives.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .