Right now we've got A TON of local links worth sharing and overview for our blog community of local denizens and civic-minded readers. There's a lot to cover but this collection offers some local high points beyond the MSM happy news . . .
Kansas City Finance Uptick
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is considering when to stop reducing bank reserves and start building up its balance sheet again, according to a paper from the Kansas City Fed released on Wednesday.
Dental Danger Impacts KC Youngsters
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Rock bottom for Anna came during one of her stints detoxing from opioids. "My dad lay next to my bed while I just shivered," she said. "I was like 110 pounds. Just not a good life at all. It's a pretty dark place."
Seen This Sleaze Scummit Crew???
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Lee's Summit police released four photos Wednesday of three people they need help identifying. According to police, the two men and one woman allegedly stole credit cards from someone's vehicle then used the credit cards to make purchases.
Nearby Cloud Of Doom Update
More than 140 people sought help on Oct. 21, 2016, when a toxic cloud formed over Atchison.
Local High School Nasty Talk
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- Police say when they arrested Meghan Wells, they found a loaded gun in her purse. That's only part of what is bothering parents about the charges facing the former Van Horn High School counselor. Court documents state that Wells exchanged sexually explicit texts, photos and videos with a student younger than 17.
Dead-Tree Pays Vaporware Tribute
Rock Island Trail, lee's summit, walkers, bikers, runners, open, wildlife, deer | The Kansas City Star
Tech Talk Double Take
T-Mobile's push to merge with Sprint is facing government pushback from lawmakers. Last week, freshman congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) sent a letter to Department of Justice antitrust head Makan Delrahim and Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai outlining her opposition to the $26-billion deal.
Nice Save From Bus Driver Man
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Seven-year-old Shawntele Gray likes riding her school bus from Hogan Elementary to her home in Kansas City. "It's fun and I have a lot of fun with my friends," said the first grader.
Airline Run Around
UPDATE: Alaska Airlines tells KHQ that the captain of flight 738 wasn't feeling well which caused the plane to divert to Spokane. The captain was taken to the hospital once they landed safely. Officials say there is another pilot on their way from Seattle to take the plane to Kansas City.
Home Team Springs Forward
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The 21st annual School Day at the K, presented by Price Chopper and Bayer US "Making Science Make Sense," will be here before you know it. The day gets underway at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 2 prior to the Royals vs. Rays game.
Serving Weekend Good Times
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Confronting Local Beauty Dilemma
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A popular technique for shaping your eyebrow also has some serious risks. FOX4 Problem Solvers spoke with a woman who developed an infection that caused her to lose most of her eyebrows, and while the problem is rare, it can happen and there are ways to protect yourself.
Show-Me Cash For Roads
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) -- Missouri House budgeters are considering ditching Gov. Mike Parson's proposal to borrow $350 million for bridge repairs. House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith on Wednesday instead recommended using existing funds to pay for road and bridge work.
Rock Chalk GOP Push Back
SOURCE: John Hanna Kansas' new Democratic governor is meeting unexpected resistance to her plan for boosting public education funding from local school districts that believe her proposal wouldn't supply enough new money.Gov. Laura Kelly touts her proposed increase of roughly $90 million a year as a simple way to comply with a Kansas Supreme Court mandate for an increase in education funding.
Talking Weed With Doc
As Missouri moves toward implementing the voter-approved medical marijuana program, state officials on Wednesday warned potential patients to hold off on paying for a physician certification until June. At a public listening session on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus, Kansas City physician Daniel Towle said there's been confusion surrounding state guidance on physician certifications.
BIG SLICE OF Kansas Cash
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, by Kansas News Service A district court has ruled that Kansas should refund a former Pittsburg businessman nearly $50 million for income taxes the state said he owed after he'd moved away. From the Kansas News Service, Madeline Fox has more from Topeka.
Historic Tornado Destruction Endures
Hard to believe it's been a year. A year since a tornado ripped through Oak Grove and surrounding areas. A year since the community's strength and resolve...
Golden Ghetto Pavement Probs At Their Small Time Airport Emerge
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Weeks of snow, ice, and bitter cold temperatures have made part of a Johnson County Executive Airport taxiway too dangerous to use due to potholes. The section shut down on the taxiway, which serves as a main route to the runway, stretches around 4,000 feet and contains dozens of potholes filled with stones and pebbles.
Imagine Kansas City Royals Good Times
Let's be real here: the Royals are going nowhere this year. Yes, they play in a weak division. But there are plenty of good American League teams to soak up the Wild Card spots, and one glance at the Cleveland Indians roster shows how huge of a gap there is between them.
And this is another OPEN THREAD for right now . . .