The Kansas City Friday Cleanup

This has been a weird and wild week as far as our local news scene is concerned . . . The midterms have mired Kansas City newsies in a vast array of slap-fighting and petty political talking points whilst the ongoing segmentation of news outlets divides our attention into niche topics and/or political factions. Meanwhile, the world still seems to revolve around 1k mobile phones that Americans clutch like security blankets.

Accordingly . . .

Right now we want to share some of the stories that deserve a peek but maybe didn't qualify for the front page or further debate.

Here's are the headlines and further reading on topics our blog community might have missed . . .

More Deets On Kansas City Crime Talk

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Talks Violent Crime In Visit To Kansas City

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Kansas City on Thursday to discuss steps the Justice Department has taken to combat violent crime locally and across the country. Speaking to about a dozen law enforcement officials inside the federal courthouse downtown, Sessions praised local efforts in the face of what he called rising violent crime rates.

Downtown Good Life Redux

Developers Propose 13-Story Luxury Hotel In Downtown Kansas City

A $63 million boutique hotel that backers say would be the most luxurious in the metro is being proposed across Wyandotte Street from the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Crash Course Report

1 in custody after highway patrol vehicle hit by distracted driver in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol have taken one person into custody after a patrol car was hit by another vehicle Thursday morning. It happened before 7:15 a.m. along US Highway 50 in Jackson County.

On The Bathing Beauty Topic Marginally Related To Hotties Jess & Jodie

Man faked Down syndrome to con caregivers into baths, diaper changes: cops

An Arizona man is accused of pretending to have Down syndrome so he could hire caregivers who bathed him and changed his diapers, authorities said. Police arrested Paul Anthony Menchaca, 31, at his parents' home in Gilbert on Sept. 6 after his female caregivers discovered he didn't have special needs, news station KTNV reported.

Painful Missouri Admission

Missouri man shoots himself in the genitals, then lies about it

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a Missouri man who shot himself in the genitals lied to investigators and said someone else shot him. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that 19-year-old Taylor Joseph Guthrie is charged with a misdemeanor count of making a false report after he was wounded in July at a mobile home park in Prathersville.

Show-Me Another Path

First phase of Katy Trail extension in Lee's Summit nears completion

The old Rock Island Rail Line is coming back to life in the Lee's Summit area as workers convert it to a portion of the popular Katy Trail, which stretches across the state of Missouri. "Six and a half miles are currently under construction," said Matt Davis, project coordinator for Jackson County.

KC Northland Turnabout

Community and police collaborate to revitalize North Oak Corridor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Security tips and crime prevention were hot topics at a North Oak Corridor focus group meeting Thursday. The community and police officers are working together to revitalize a section of the Northland. "It`s a beautiful corridor. It just needs a little more TLC, a little bit of updating," said Tim Johnston, a Northland resident.

Local Heartfelt Coverage
Mission, Kansas family running out of options to treat infant's congenital heart defects
Show-Me La Migra Endorsement

Josh Hawley: We need a border wall and an immigration policy to protect Americans

(From Attorney General Josh Hawley, Republican candidate for U. S. Senate) My grandfather was the first generation of our family born in the United States. His parents came to this country from Norway and became farmers, which is what my grandpa did too until the day he died.

Sunflower State Election Chatter

Kansas Election Roundtable: ICE In The 3rd, Quality V. Loyalty In The 2nd

Democrats attempting to regain control of the U.S. House are going after a couple of Kansas congressional seats. And this week developments in the 2nd and 3rd Districts caught the eye of Jim McLean and Stephen Koranda of the Kansas News Service and KCUR's Sam Zeff.

EPIC WyCo Cleanup

Three men on mission to keep Wyandotte County graffiti-free

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- There's a group in Wyandotte County that's working to clean up graffiti in troubled spots. Operation Brightside started as a nonprofit organization in 1988. In the early 2000s, it became part of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and has since completed more than 20,000 projects.

Sleaze Scummit Arrangement

Growing neighborhoods are forcing Lee's Summit schools to re-imagine boundaries and buildings


The Weekend Hotness

Warmer temperatures stick around through Saturday

Our temperatures will remain above normal until Wednesday

Show-Me Unity Note

Jack Danforth: Americans, say no to political tribalism | The Kansas City Star

John C. Danforth delivered these remarks at the Truman Library in Independence as he accepted the Alexander W. Doniphan Community Service Award on Tuesday. There's a word that's recently gained a lot of currency in America. The word is "tribal." You see it all the time. David Brooks has featured it in newspaper columns.

Rock Chalk Big Bucks

KU Health System welcomes $66M gift

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The University of Kansas Health System announced Thursday a recent gift from the Sunderland Foundation that marks the largest gift in the system's history. The foundation's $66 million gift will go toward an inpatient care unit in three floors of Cambridge Tower A.

Salvy Homer #25

Royals rally in the sixth inning to knock off Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Salvador Perez and Jorge Bonifacio hit back-to-back homers during a four-run sixth inning, Heath Fillmyer pitched into the eighth and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Thursday night.

Kansas City Second Chance

New petition encourages prosecutor to review case of man serving life in prison

(KANSAS CITY, KS) -- You probably don't recognize the name John Calvin. He has been convicted of robbery and murder. He is a self-admitted drug addict who is serving a life sentence even though another man said he's responsible and pulled the trigger.

The Sound Of Local Hipsters

Q&A: Dominic Palermo of Nothing, ahead of the band's Friday show at RecordBar

Ryan Lowry As blissful as many Nothing recordings can be, Domenic Palermo and his band are no strangers to chaos. During a violent period in Philadelphia's early-aughts hardcore scene, Palermo was involved in a fight that resulted in a two-year stint in prison for aggravated assault and attempted murder.

Saucy KC Weekend Guide

Sauced & Lost & Other Weekend Possibilities

Think Corn Mazes aren't hard enough? The Liberty Corn Maze (17607 NE 52nd St., Liberty, Missouri) is hosting Sauced & Lost, a craft beer and wine tasting inside of a corn maze from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. There will be six stops, each with a different craft beer or wine sample, that you can find by exploring the maze.

Po-Po Horse Around For Good Cause
KCPD's Mounted Patrol rode up to an elementary school to replace a boy's prized possession
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  1. Should've called it the cleaninghouse, would've made more sense.

    1. OR, this is why you're stupid.

    2. Like some of the good stories. I realize they don't fit in the rest of the blog but it's important to acknowledge there there are a lot of good things happening in KCMO outside of politics.

  2. ^^^You can't do that here. This blog is full of geezers who don't do anything, go anywhere, and watch nothing but Faux News. They hate EVERYTHING. It doesn't matter what, they will find SOMETHING to complain about. It would be depressing until you realize these gripers shit themselves. Literally & figuratively. So, you just laugh at them, hold your nose and discount everything they say.

  3. ^^^^^^^Good Morning Stupid, I see you're up and at it spewing hate and general unneeded crap because you hate yourself so bad you have to waste your whole day going from story after story talking about geezers that would probably kick your ass before sitting down to a nice afternoon of watching Gunsmoke.

  4. ^^^ +100000


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