To start the morning and help to put the news scene into focus, we'd like to share these local links from around the metro with our early bird readers. Checkit:
Kansas City Crash Aftermath
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 60-year-old Olathe, Kansas, man was seriously hurt when he crashed his motorcycle into the back of a police SUV on Friday afternoon along Interstate 35.
Help KCPD Talk With This Duo
Kansas City police are asking for help in identifying two men after a fatal shooting early Thursday.Police were called at 12:10 a.m. to the 5300 block of Swope Parkway on a report of gunfire.Officers found Deron Ross, 29, suffering from several gunshot wounds, authorities said.
Cowtown Rail Game Forecast
In December 2018, Kansas City Southern ( NYSE:KSU) announced its most recent earnings update, which indicated that the company endured a substantial headwind with earnings falling by -35%. Below, I've laid out key numbers on how market analysts perceive Kansas City Southern's earnings growth outlook over the next few years and whether the future looks brighter.
Better KC Booze Coming Soon
You can buy beer with up to 6 percent alcohol by volume at grocery and convenience stores in less than three weeks.
Show-Me High Water Mark
Missouri River levels continue to rise in northwest Missouri, breaching some levees in Holt County and topping levees in Atchison County.In St. Joseph, the Missouri River is approaching flood stage. It is above 25 feet and expected to rise dramatically this weekend.Gov.
Selling Season Good Times
Investors from across the globe are sinking their dollars into Kansas City's commercial real estate stock. And this isn't surprising. As a new report from Cushman & Wakefield says, the Kansas City metropolitan area saw growth across all of its commercial real estate sectors last year.
Scary Drug Life Deets
KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) - Three men have been sentenced this week for the kidnapping and torture of a man over a drug debt. The U.S. Attorney reports 54-year-old Randal Holmes was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison without parole. And 43-year-old Michael Borrusch, of Lakewood, Colorado, was sentenced to three years and 10 months without the parole.
More KCMO Pedestrian Peril
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City woman who was struck by a FedEx truck Wednesday has died from her injuries, police say. The crash was reported just before 6:15 p.m. Wednesday near 55th and Troost. Officials on scene said 65-year-old Kathleen Tripp was crossing Troost at 55th Street when the driver of a FedEx truck, turning onto Troost, struck her.
Authorities Looking For Youngster
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Noelani Robinson may be in the company of a relative, friend or acquaintance of Dariaz Higgins, and she may be outside of Wisconsin, according to an AMBER Alert update Thursday. Police have confirmed they're investigating tips that the 2-year-old may be in Minnesota or Michigan, TODAY'S TMJ4 has learned.
B-Ball Bad Word Hotness
Warning: This video has explicit language* KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- First We Feast released a new YouTube video Thursday and it features former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal trying various hot sauces. One of the funniest moments in the entire 30-minute video is at the 18-minute mark when Shaq tried Da'Bomb Beyond Insanity hot sauce from Original Juan in Kansas City, Kansas.
Rock Chalk Showdown Awaits
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dedric Lawson transferred to Kansas in part to win championships. He'll have that chance Saturday night. The former Memphis standout scored 24 points and the No. 17 Jayhawks, who failed to win a share of the Big 12 regular-season title for the first time in 15 years, roared into the conference tournament title game with an 88-74 victory over West Virginia on Friday night.
Local Surivor's Story
ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. - A KCK family of four was rescued early Thursday during the blizzard in Colorado, saved by strangers and volunteers who heard their calls for help. The father, mother and two children were trapped in their snowbound vehicle for 12 hours 15 miles east of Kiowa on Highway 86.
New KCI Hype Overview
Travelers who fly in or out of Kansas City International Airport will be excited to learn of the facility will break ground on a new $1.5 billion single terminal March 25. The Kansas City airport's new terminal is scheduled to open in 2023.
Top Honors For Kansas City Players
Is induction into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame similar to being named to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? Or is the honor - which recognizes the contributions of musicians and other individuals to the Kansas and metropolitan Kansas City music scenes - more closely comparable to the Kennedy Center Honors?
Sleaze Scummit Good Time Help
For the past 15 years, thousands of prom dresses have been given away to high school girls free of charge through the Prom Boutique at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church."As you can tell, we have the dresses all arranged by sizes," said Christy Barber, a volunteer at Prom Boutique.There are
Sports Book Talk Ramps Up
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Big 12 games are of passionate interest to fans of the ten teams involved. But in the near future, more people may have a stake in these tournament games. The state of Missouri is considering legalizing betting on college basketball and other sports.
Help Save This Youngster!!!
An Olathe family is asking for your help in finding their nine-year-old daughter a bone marrow match. On March 23, they will be holding a donation drive to encourage people to sign up for the bone marrow registry and hopefully find their daughter and others a perfect match.
Story Behind The Name Change
Our stay in Kansas City was short. Both Oklahoma teams eliminated before 11 p.m. Wednesday. We were checked out of the downtown Marriott by 11 a.m. and on our way out of town before 60 percent of the Big 12 Tournament teams had even trotted onto the Sprint Center court for a game.
Kansas City Wiener Journalism
KANSAS CITY, MO - The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has rolled into Kansas City. Connor "C-Dog" O'Neil and "Cookout Cady" Lowery are here with the infamous Oscar Mayer T hey join Kelly for a tour of the Wienermobile and even join in on a little song and dance.
Kansas City Trash Promise Realized
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .