Today we play just a bit of catch-up inspired by hottie Tessa and all of these Kansas City local news links.
Newsflash: IT'S COLD!!!
A bitterly cold air mass continues to build into the Kansas City metro area. The temperatures are currently below zero and wind chill temperatures are between 15 and 20 below with the potential to fall even further. "With wind chills this cold, exposed skin can get frostbite in less than 30 minutes," Meteorologist Ronelle Williams said.
Golden Ghetto Half Speed
Overland Park Police have released their list of the intersections that had the most vehicle crashes in the 3rd quarter of 2013. Click through this slideshow to find out which intersection had the most. Police in Overland Park, Kansas, are asking drivers to walk in non-injury accidents because of the dangerous cold.
Sleaze Summit Cash Crisis
Facing a big gap in pay for its employees, the Lee's Summit City Council is considering using its emergency fund to help fund an almost $5 million raise, The Kansas City Star reports. A recent study that compared city employees' compensation to other governmental and private organizations revealed that the city's non-union employees were paid an average of 10 percent below the 12 organizations compared.
MLK Teaching Moment???
HARRISONVILLE, Mo. -- While most banks, schools and government offices were closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, that wasn't the case at Harrisonville City Hall. The Missouri city about 45 minutes south of Kansas City had their regularly scheduled Board of Alderman meeting, and city offices were open for business during the federal holiday.
Celebrate Artsy Eastern Jack
A piece of Missouri's history from the days of early statehood has a new home in Jefferson City, thanks to the efforts of several people in Eastern Jackson County.It's been a long journey, and it's not quite done.The latest stop came Monday night at the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City, at an event billed as the beginning of the state's celebration of its bicentennial.
Lesson In Quitting
Administrators at Johnson County Community College have plans to improve and expand, but the growth would require the removal of the school's widely-used track and the discontinuation of the 32-year-old track and field program. There is much the school's leaders have failed to take into consideration, said Brian Batliner, former coach.
Kansas City Fanboy Quiz
Last week we tried to give some reasons for optimism going into 2018 with 10 players who are trending in the right direction, or at least have an opportunity to step up next season. This piece lists some guys going in the other direction.
Romeo Santos, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam - Bella y Sensual is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .