Kansas City Wednesday Afternoon Roundup

Hottie Candice makes our day even brighter with her newsworthy new fashion biz venture . . .

Candice Swanepoel’s Bikini Line, Tropic Of C, Debuts As Next Venture For Victoria’s Secret Star

Closer to home, here's a glimpse of some of the most important Kansas City stories. Read more:

KCFD Crackdown Coming Soon???

KCMO Council to debate KCFD overtime options

How much overtime is too much overtime for a fire department? It's an issue that the City of Kansas City, Missouri has been keen to answer for years, as overtime costs have ballooned and budgets have been strained. The Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department (KCFD) is working in tandem with the City to determine exactly how the department can reduce overtime costs.

Celebrate Grocery Tech

Amazon Prime benefits arrive at Whole Foods Markets in Kansas City area

Amazon on Wednesday extended Prime member benefits to Whole Foods Market stores in the Kansas City area and 11 other states. Prime members receive an additional 10 percent off groceries and other items on sale, plus discounts on other goods. Prime benefits apply at the new Whole Foods Market at 301 E.

Fire Bug Targets Kansas City History

Investigators suspect arson in fire that destroyed former Satchel Paige home

Breaking News Kansas City fire investigators are looking into the possibility that a home once owned by baseball great Satchel Paige was destroyed by an arsonist. The old three-story house is located near 28th Street and Benton Blvd. A fire early Tuesday morning gutted the structure and burned away much of the roof.

JoCo Traffic Tragedy Today

Motorcyclist critically injured in Lenexa wreck

LENEXA, Kan. - Police have a Lenexa intersection blocked as they investigate a crash involving a motorcycle. Police were called out to the intersection of W. 83rd Street and Woodland just after 4 p.m. on reports of a crash. Video from 41 Action News SKYTRACKER shows an SUV was involved in a collision with the motorcyclist.

Meth Town Consumer Warning

Independence warns businesses not to fall for utility scam

Independence city officials are warning business customers not to fall for a utility scam. City officials said some businesses are receiving phone calls related to their utilities accounts, demanding payment or they will be shut off. Customers are told they must go to a store and purchase a specific prepaid card.

Online Comix Comeback???

On A Quest To Reimagine Comics, Kansas City's Andrews McMeel Launches Animation Contest

As Andrews McMeel Universal looks to the future of comic strips, it's working to attract a new generation of talent and reimagine what comics could be, the Kansas City Business Journal reports. Part of the Kansas City-based company's vision involves tapping into short-form animated videos, and it's kicking off that initiative with a GoComics Short Shorts Animation Contest open to the U.S.

Kansas City Fanboy Future Hope

Arrowheadlines: Kansas City may not have to wait long to host NFL Draft

NFL draft: Cleveland, Kansas City and Las Vegas are host city frontrunners | Yahoo! Sports (Terez Paylor) When asked if it's reasonable to assume the other finalist cities will one day get an opportunity to host the event, Peter O'Reilly, the NFL's senior vice president of events, nodded his head.

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


  1. Told it was arson. What else would it be?

    1. It was the ghost of Satchel Paige playing with matches.

  2. RE: Investigators suspect arson in fire that destroyed former Satchel Paige home

    Witnesses report the arsonist tossed a couple of sliders before "throwing smoke" through a broken window!

  3. ^^^ winner, winner, chicken dinner!

    Cracked me up.

    Very nice.


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