The Kansas City Tuesday Hard News Look

Before we go local, here's a glimpse at the big picture . . .

Daily Beast: After taking a few years off to pursue fantasy sports, Lisa Ann is back in the adult game. And the 45-year-old says she’s out to revolutionize the industry for the next generation.

And this news tidbit informs us that there is no degradation worse than dealing with fanboys.

Closer to home we're checking these local newslinks:

Kansas City Urban Core Life Redux

Seg. 1: A Unique Response To Kansas City Food Deserts. Seg. 2: Where You Live Affects Longevity.

Food deserts are a big problem for many communities in the metro, but the remedy isn't always to build big grocery stores. Today, we talked with the founder of Kanbe's Markets to learn about his unique approach to connecting communities with fresh, healthy food.

Eastside Burns Today

KC firefighters battle building fire on city's east side

Robin Davis/KMBC SOURCE: Robin Davis/KMBC Kansas City firefighters battled a two-alarm building fire on the city's east side Tuesday morning. Fire crews were called at 8:40 a.m. to the 2800 block of Raytown Road. No injuries have been reported so far. Smoke from the fire poured across lanes of I-70, slowing drivers.

Tragic Kansas City Crash

Four injured when driver slams into MoDOT truck

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Three Missouri Department of Transportation workers were hospitalized Tuesday after a motorist struck the back of their work truck. A MoDOT spokesman said the workers were picking up trash near Interstate 435 and Truman Road when an SUV hit the workers.

Golden Ghetto Repeat Offender Charge

For the 4th time, Overland Park man charged with exposing himself

An Overland Park man was charged Tuesday with exposing himself to a victim who is younger than 16. It is the fourth time since 2002 that Joseph Cooke Bycraft has been charged with lewd and lascivious behavior for alleged indecent exposure.

Meet The New Courthouse Power Player

Greitens appoints Cory Atkins as Jackson County associate judge - Kansas City Business Journal

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appointed Cory Atkins of Independence as an associate judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit, which covers Jackson County. Atkins succeeds Associate Judge Jalilah Otto of Kansas City, who was appointed by Greitens as a circuit court judge in October. She replaced Judge Robert Schieber, who retired after 17 years on the bench.

Show-Me 'Revenge Pr0n' Defense

Greitens attorneys: No evidence photo was transmitted

Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens say in a court filing that a grand jury has not been presented with evidence indicating that Greitens transmitted a compromising cellphone photo of a woman with whom he had an affair - a key element in determining if he committed a felony. The St.

Midwest Middle-ground Discovered???

Might Kansas Be Neither Republican Nor Democrat, But Something In The Center?

For an increasing number of voters, choosing between red and blue feels like no choice. Elections in Kansas this year could serve as a proving ground for a fed-up electorate made up of folks who might be disgusted enough to form a new political party.

Kansas City Rail Transit Redux

Could Trolley Track Trail once again serve as KC Streetcar route? - Kansas City Business Journal

The ongoing vote to extend the Kansas City streetcar south has piqued the interest of homeowners and businesses south of the Country Club Plaza. The current proposed route to the Plaza - which will go up for a final vote next month - would extend the streetcar 3.75 miles down Main Street to the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Volker Campus at 51st Street and Brookside Blvd.

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


  1. Looks like Joe Bycraft might have a problem with little girls. Time for some therapy.


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