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Kansas City Awaits Another Season Of Hype
AP Images SOURCE: AP Images Patrick Mahomes took to Instagram to thank the Chiefs Kingdom for its support. "Thank you #ChiefsKingdom for y'alls support in an awesome season! Great start to an amazing journey ahead!"
Golden Ghetto Fixer Upper Sketches
The Overland Park Planning Commission has given its blessing to a hotel and commercial development that would replace two shuttered motels just northwest of Metcalf Avenue and Shawnee Mission Parkway. "This is one of the most troubled sites in Overland Park," development attorney Korb Maxwell told the Planning Commission on Monday.
Ford Tough On Planet Choice
Ford Motor Co. is rolling out a new option for the nation's best-selling truck: diesel. According to a Monday release, the F-150 pickup will be available with a 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 diesel engine - its sixth engine choice. The new offering is expected to get 30 mpg on the highway.
Golden Ghetto Gun Precautions
JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. -- There is an uptick in suicides in January, according to the latest statistics from Johnson County. To help save lives, Johnson County Mental Health Centers are now offering free gun locks. They've been going fast since they began giving them away two months ago.
Make Kansas City Doomed Plans
The City Market is looking for 12 couples who want to tie the knot for free on Valentine's Day. The Rev. John Navarre will officiate the ceremonies, which are held every 15 minutes from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Valentine's Day. Music will be provided for free.
Nice Link & Local Inspiration
Deborah Andrews is a registered nurse who works at the triage desk in the emergency room. She is the first person who evaluates the seriousness of a patient's condition. We visited with her on a quiet Monday night.
High-Priced Fare For KCMO Hipsters
Just before holidays, the new owners of The Fontaine hotel (formerly Hotel Sorella), quietly opened the doors to a new restaurant, Parker. The name honors one of Kansas City's great jazz musicians, Charlie Parker. Located just west of the Country Club Plaza, the 3,900-square-foot restaurant at the top of the hotel has been given a brand-new look.
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