Monday, December 11, 2017

Kansas City News Links Tonight

Top stories for our local discourse that mostly focus on Kansas City metro crime, traffic and tragedy. Read more:

Show-Me No Cash For Kansas City Streets

MoDOT sees continued challenge with current transportation funding

Missouri Department of Transportation's budgetary shortfalls have been no secret over the last several years, with attempts at tax increases turned down by voters and creative planning processes for additional revenue on the table. However, MoDOT area engineer Matt Killion told members of the Grandview and South Kansas City Chambers of Commerce last Friday that they're making the most of their current funds.

Deadly JoCo Blaze Today

Man killed in Overland Park apartment complex fire Monday

Authorities in Overland Park are investigating the cause of a fatal fire Monday afternoon. Overland Park and Lenexa Fire crews were called to the Overland Towers apartment complex in the 8500 block of Farley around 2 p.m. A fire was located in an apartment on the 2nd floor of that building.

Kansas #MeToo Allegation

Woman says Kansas official offered her job for sex

A top administrator of disability services in Kansas is accused of pressuring for sex from a woman employed by a Topeka company under his regulatory control, sending her a graphic masturbation video and proposing she could swap sex with him for a supervisory job in state government.The Topeka Capital-Journal confirmed through interviews and documents evidence indicating Brandt Haehn subjected the woman to months of sexual harassment in 2016 by sending her provocative messages and pornographic

71 Stays Losing Cash

TDD raised thousands, spent zilch on U.S. Highway 71 improvements - Kansas City Business Journal

A report from Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway shows that a transportation development district formed in 2010 to improve the U.S. Highway 71 corridor raised thousands through an additional 1-cent sales tax but resulted in none of the planned highway and bridge improvements.

Coach Talks Challenges Ahead

Andy Reid reflects on Raiders, talks Chargers

After beating Oakland on Sunday, the Chiefs focus on a "red hot" Los Angeles Chargers team this week. Andy Reid visited with the media Monday to discuss the cha...

Nasty Rock Chalk #MeToo Charges

Lawrence man charged with rape, arrested on KU campus

LAWRENCE, Mo. -- A 19-year-old Lawrence man has been charged in Johnson County with rape. Terrance Redmond, who lives on the University of Kansas campus, is accused of forcing himself upon a woman he had previously dated even though she says she told him 'no.'

The Afternoon Wait

Traffic Alert: Rollover crash causes shutdown of I-35 at Pennway Street

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Traffic is backed up after a crash caused a vehicle to flip over the concrete barrier on Interstate 35 Monday afternoon. The crash happened around 3 p.m. on I-35 near Pennway Street. Witnesses saw a silver 4-door vehicle upside down in the roadway and a portion of the concrete center barrier dislodged.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .

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