The Kansas City News Turnaround

Lady Gaga is now old school and playing Vegas . . .

WMag: Lady Gaga Did a Photoshoot With an Octopus Beanie Boo . .

EOnline: Lady Gaga Launches Las Vegas Residency: All the Dates and Details

Billboard: Lady Gaga's 'The Fame' Turns 10: The 10 Best Demos, Rarities and Outtakes From Her Early Years

Closer to home, here's a quick look at news links also worth a peek:

Northland Burns Tonight

Fire heavily damages Northland home Thursday afternoon

Robin Davis/KMBC SOURCE: Robin Davis/KMBC A fire heavily damaged a home in the Northland Thursday afternoon. Kansas City firefighters were called about 1:25 p.m. to the 1000 block of Northeast 88th Street. Crews battled the fire in a defensive mode. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire has not been released.

Kansas City Downtown BRT Coming Soon

Construction to begin on Downtown portion of Prospect MAX

Construction is set to begin next week on the Downtown portion of the Prospect MAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, the K ansas City Regional Transit Authority announced today. The $55.8 million project will bring enhanced transit service along Kansas City's 10-mile Prospect Avenue corridor from Downtown to 75th Street.

Rock Chalk Police Push Back

Lawrence police officer charged in shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Lawrence, Kansas police officer is facing a charge of aggravated battery for her role in an officer-involved shooting on May 29 in downtown Lawrence. Douglas County, Kansas Prosecutor Charles Branson filed the case Thursday morning against Lawrence Police officer Brindley D. Blood.

Rate Spike Talk

KCP&L to hear from Kansans after requesting rate increase

Kansas residents who use Kansas City Power and Light for their electricity may soon see their rates go up. Officials say KCP&L has requested a rate update that could increase a customer's bill by seven-to-nine dollars. The rate increase requested is $26.2 million, which excludes property tax rebasing.

Arty Answer To Blight

Art panels adorn some KC Land Bank houses

Kansas City, MO - Artists more used to designing greeting cards have volunteered their talents to help spruce up some distressed houses in Kansas City.Instead of plain plywood, five houses in KC's Land Bank now have painted panels covering doors and windows.

Helping Hand For Kansas City Man In Need

Power of social media assists Kansas City man in need

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Arthur Buford, 68, has lived in his Kansas City home on Chestnut Avenue for more than 20 years. "There's a lot of things I can't do like I used to," Buford said. "I can't even change a light bulb."

$500K For KCMO Artsy Party

What You Need To Know About Open Spaces, Kansas City's Huge New Arts Festival

Kansas City's first biennial Open Spaces launches this week. And, like the metropolitan area itself, Open Spaces is sprawling. It stretches 62 days, from August 25 to October 28, with more than 150 performing and visual artists. Organizers hope the arts and cultural event will put the city on a larger map, for visitors from all over to see, experience and buy art.

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


  1. So guy assaults a police officer but the the officer is charged with battery?

    WTF is up with that?

    Is this some snowflake asshole prosecutor looking to make his name known?

  2. If the new buses are going to rolling down Prospect anytime after dark, they better darn well have the "rapid" part of the BRT!
    But at each stop they should look around to see if they can find any of the $5 million that has been collected so far for east side projects like the "Prospect Corridor".
    Surely it couldn't be all gone already.

  3. Strange how comments on this site keep magically disappearing.

    Tony Orwell says that deleting comments is free speech.

  4. sounds like ms blood should have always been been in a specialty desk position.

  5. Our water rates are outrageous but here's $500,000 for a weekend party.

  6. KCPL rate hikes should have it's own thread.

    Trump is touting eliminating regulations, specifically in the energy sector. Obama coal rules and emission standards.

    So why does KCPL need to raise rates? They should be coming down!


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