Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Kansas City Valentine's Day News Blast

Our love for Jordan endures along with all of these Kansas City local links worth a look right now . . .

Kansas City Health Love

KC hospital has fun with Valentine's Day memes to promote heart health

St. Luke's Health System SOURCE: St. Luke's Health System Kansas City's Saint Luke's Health System had a little fun with Valentine's Day on its Facebook page, reminding people to be heart healthy. The hospital created memes, showcasing its doctors and other personnel with creative heart health tips.

Valentine's Boozy Love

KC's St. Patrick's Day Parade joins Harvesters for annual food drive

Kansas City, MO - The St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee is teaming up with Harvesters for its 33rd-annual Go for the Green food drive. Thousands of people in the Kansas City area are considered food-insecure, meaning they may not know where their next meals are coming from.

Kangaroo Drug Solution???

UMKC gets grant to address opioid crisis in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The opioid epidemic impacting Missouri is showing no sign of slowing down. In early February, UMKC received an $8 million grant to help address the issue. "Part of that will go to building the capacity of the workforce in Missouri to better treat people who have substance abuse disorders and, in particular, opioid abuse disorders," said Laurie Krom with UMKC.

Police Would Love To Have A Conversation With This Fashionista

Police: Thieves steal man's car, then burglarize his home in cross-state crime spree

Richmond Police are looking for a bold thief and his female accomplice after a cross-state crime spree Monday. They stole a man's 2010 Ford Fusion in Kansas City, Kan. from the parking lot of his workplace, then drove 56 miles to Richmond, Mo. to burglarize the man's house, Richmond Police Detective Scott Bagley said.

KCPD Comprimise Today

Standoff with armed man ends peacefully near 10th and Monroe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A standoff near 10th and Monroe ended peacefully Wednesday. Police were dispatched around 9:30 a.m. to the home after hearing that a man inside was armed with a high-powered rifle. Several streets around the home were blocked off because of the danger associated with the standoff.

Today's Lovely Teaching Moment

$17M Operation Breakthrough expansion to bridge Troost, boost STEM

An Operation Breakthrough expansion from the east side of Troost Avenue to the west is about more than jumping across the street, said Mary Esselman. The move will literally bridge a racial and economic dividing line that has persisted for decades.

Local Sweetness Profile

Here's Your Valentine's Day Reminder Of Iconic Candies Made In Kansas City

OK, so we're not Hershey, Pennsylvania. But Kansas City has a respectable history of candy-making. We all know about Russell Stover, but several other vintage candies are, or have been, made in the area, and there's no better time than Valentine's Day for making note of that legacy.

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

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