Quick list of local links worth a look for the afternoon inspired by Leann hotness
Kansas City Kills Cars Despite City Hall Infrastructure Repair Hype
MERRIAM, Kan. - The extreme weather the Kansas City metro area has experienced this season is causing problems for drivers. The winter weather is damaging roadways and forming potholes. JOCO Auto in Merriam is servicing several cars a day with tire and rim damage as well as alignment issues.
Today's Smart City Hype
Using new predictive models, the Missouri city says it could save as much as 50 percent on repairs. Colin Wood Managing Editor (Getty Images) The local government of Kansas City, Missouri, says it's expecting to generate big cost savings and cut down on a bulging backlog of street repairs thanks to its recent smart city and data analytics efforts.
Kansas City Retail Demise
Oak Park Mall, which is one of the Kansas City area's last indoor malls, is about to lose two well-known retailers, including one that has no other presence in the area. According to the Shawnee Mission Post, Banana Republic will close on Friday and The Body Shop will shutter on Saturday.
Police Offer More Info In Search Suspects Who Killed 9-Year-Old Boy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Police released a photo Tuesday of the truck a 9-year-old boy was riding in Saturday night when he was fatally shot. Dominic Young Jr., or D.J. as his family calls him, was with his dad just before midnight Saturday, driving near 71 Highway and Emmanuel Cleaver II Boulevard when they were caught in the crossfire of a shootout.
Golden Ghetto Life Lessons
The fatal shooting of an apparently suicidal teenager in Overland Park is raising more concern about the continuing problem of young people who take their own lives. The disturbing problem affects all 50 states. In one Ohio school district six youngsters committed suicide over a six-month period.
Hipster Building Boom Continues
Kyle Gray anticipates opening Casual Animal Brewing (1725 McGee St.) in early February 2018 if construction and final approvals proceed without a hitch. Located next door to The Brick, the 2,500 square-foot brewery and taproom is housed in a former tobacco warehouse space. More recently, the building was used as a storage space for an automobile collection.
Kansas City Biz Slice Of Life
There's more than one way to slice Burnt Finger BBQ's signature sausage log, Megan Day said. For the Bacon Explosion Pizza, that's julienned - with barbecue sauce and pickles. "The taste that comes through from the Bacon Explosion is the star of that pizza," added Mike Burr, general manager for Minsky's Pizza, which has partnered with Day's Burnt Finger BBQ to produce the limited edition gourmet pies through February.
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