Kansas City Thursday Smart Links

Hottie Tessa tribute and then a quick look at all of the important Kansas City metro news for right now. Checkit:

More Developer Hype After Disappointing Summer Selling Season

America's 'hottest ZIP codes' includes KC metro - Kansas City Business Journal

One of America's "hottest" real estate ZIP codes is in the Kansas City metro, according to a new report. Realtor.com released its annual list of the hottest ZIP codes Thursday, which ranks locations based on how fast properties sell and how frequently homes are viewed in each ZIP code.

KCPD Wait Out Wanted Man

Man arrested after 6-hour standoff with police in south Kansas City

Police were in a standoff for over six hours Wednesday with an individual sought for a felony aggravated assault warrant. Investigators say the suspect taken into custody is the man believed to be responsible for shooting near the businesses at 74th Street and Wornall Road and the QuikTrip at 102nd Street and Wornall Road.

Urban Core Laments More Gunfire

Neighbors on edge after shooting injures 2 in east Kansas City

Neighbors in an area of east Kansas City are on edge after several shots rang out Tuesday night. Neighbors in the 400 block of Denver Avenue look out for each other. They have a watch group that alerts police when something seems suspicious, but it didn't stop what people in the neighborhood are calling a shootout Tuesday evening.

Kansas City Startup Scene Withers

Kauffman report: KC ranks 28 out of 40 in entrepreneurial growth

Fewer Kansas City companies are growing to become medium- or large-sized firms, according to a report released Thursday by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. It's a common story across the U.S., as the nation rebounds from the slump of the Great Recession, the report says.

JoCo Political Slap Fight Report

Bullying or just politics?

Overland Park city council candidate Gina Burke says incumbent Terry Goodman has besieged her with texts and other communications urging her not to run and demeaning her candidacy. Goodman says he's raising legitimate concerns about her inexperience.

Kansas City Saves The World???

A Kansas City Social Entrepreneur Says Global Water Crisis Can Be Solved In His Lifetime

In a world where 884 million people don't have access to water and 2.2 billion people don't have sanitary toilet facilities, ending the global water crisis seems like a lofty goal. But Gary White-whose nonprofit organizations have so far reached 7 million people-believes providing access to safe water and sanitation for all people can be achieved in his lifetime.

It's Always The Weekend In Kansas City

Empanada Madness Opens Out South & Other Weekend Possibilities

Empanada Madness opened its second location at 13135 State Line Road in Kansas City, Missouri. Dive into arepas (a fried dough pocket made of corn meal), empanadas (fried corn meal pastries), or tequenos - a Venezuelan snack food of fried cheese sticks made with queso blanco. The joy is in the array of fillings.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


  1. why is it black people are always sitting on the front porch when there is gun fire all around???


    When Tessa was in high school she set the record for getting customers to up-size their meals to SUPER SIZE!!!


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