Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Kansas City News Link Look Down

One of our favorite Brit hotties teaches us about body acceptance as we consider some of the most important news links for right now . . .

'Tis The Season To Guard Your Package

Package thefts have already started this holiday season

Breaking News Prairie Village police say they've already had a couple of reports of packages stolen off of front porches and its a tough crime to solve. Sgt. Eric McCullough says often neighbors are the ones that catch the package theives."very often there is a delay in reporting a theft because people don't know they hvae their package taken."

Plaza Toy Story Sad Ending

Plaza retailer will shutter operations in 2018 - Kansas City Business Journal

For nearly 10 years, Zoom Toy Store has called the Country Club Plaza home, but at the end of January, it's closing up shop, The Kansas City Star reports. The locally-owned retailer decided to forgo renewing the lease for its 6,500-square-foot space at 300 Ward Parkway in Kansas City.

Westport Hard Times Continue

Kansas City council still considering changes in Westport

Kansas City officials are still considering changes in Westport, but their decision has been put on hold. KCTV5's Kelli Taylor explains what changes they did approve on Wednesday.

Golden Ghetto Deep State Switcheroo

In A Surpise Move, Zacharias Out As Johnson County Manager

The longtime manager of the biggest county in Kansas was ousted Thursday by a 4-3 vote of the Johnson County Commission. Hannes Zacharias has been county manager since 2009 and had been in county management since 2001.

Searching For KCK Carjack Killer

Police locate white vehicle they believe could be connected to homicide of elderly KCK man but say it was unoccupied

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A vehicle could be the key to helping police find the person responsible for killing an 86-year-old metro man. KCK police said Wednesday that they were looking for a white four-door Infinity with a black trunk, but an update from Officer Thomas Tomasic on Thursday said police had located the vehicle near Quindaro Boulevard and Fairfax by Wednesday night, but it was unoccupied.

Kansas Against Bond Scheme

Kansas Municipal, School Board Groups Oppose Bond Financing Changes In Tax Bill

Local governments and school boards are worried about the possible effects on infrastructure and other projects if Congress passes a tax bill that eliminates exemptions for certain refinancing of bonds. The Kansas Association of School Boards, which includes most of the state's 286 boards of education, is urging its members to contact Sens.

Fear Local X-Mas Scarcity

Local Christmas tree farm warns customers to hurry amid high demand, shortage

The perfect Christmas tree may be harder to find, which is why growers at Bierman's Christmas Tree Farm are urging buyers to tag their trees as soon as possible. Bierman's Christmas Tree farm may close its doors earlier than usual this year in the face of high demand and a tree shortage.

Library Celebrates La Raza???

Art Starts at the Library

The Central Library again provides a perfect family-friendly starting point on First Friday. Among the offerings: the exhibit Cattle, Cowboys, and Culture: Kansas City and Amarillo, Building an Urban West and Rodolfo Marron III's reflective This Is for La Raza. There's also a pre-Christmas book giveaway, live holiday music ...

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

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