For our night owl denizens of the local discourse we've got an important glimpse at a lot of local news that our readers might or might not have seen on this blog previously. At this hour the informative items make worthwhile reading for fellow news junkies. Checkit:
First On TKC & Then News Fact
Kansas City mayoral candidate Steve Miller is accusing the City Council of taking the road repair money and spending it on other things.
Tragic KCMO Double Murder Scene
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Police were investigating a double homicide on Kansas City's east side. Officials with the Kansas City Police Department said two people were killed in the area of 35th and Norton just after 2:30 p.m. Police identified a 32-year-old male named Michael Scott as the one of the victims who died.
CLAY COUNTY, Mo. - About this time next month, 70,000 people in Clay County are going to get a letter about personal property values. But if something doesn't change quickly in the County Clerk's Office, there will be nothing anyone can do about it if you don't agree with those numbers.
JoCo Inferno Aftermath
ROELAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -- Church and daycare windows are boarded up Monday after firefighters had to break glass to put out flames Sunday night. The focus now is rebuilding what's been damaged or destroyed. Fire investigators say an accidental electrical fire caused a lot of damage inside the Southridge Center daycare around 6:30 p.m.
Local Crash Update
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A motorcyclist died in a two-vehicle crash Monday in Kansas City, Kansas, police said. Just after 5 p.m., police were called to Garfield Avenue and Glendale Avenue on a crash involving an SUV and a motorcycle. Police said a Chevrolet TrailBlazer was making a left turn onto Garfield Avenue when the motorcycle struck the SUV.
Tragedy Case Conclusion
BRANSON, MO (KCTV) - There has been another settlement from a family in last summer's deadly duck boat crash on Table Rock Lake. Members of the Coleman family, who lost nine members of their family in the accident, have reached a settlement with Ripley Entertainment, the company that operates the Ride the Ducks attraction near Branson.
Rock Chalk Lesson In Budgeting
The Kansas Senate's rolling toward a consequential floor debate on a school-finance bill with justices of the Kansas Supreme Court among keen observers.A committee in the Senate produced legislation supplementing the state's $525 million, five-year investment last year in public schools with a series of $90 million bonuses during the next four years to comply with a Supreme Court instructions to add the inflation adjustment.
Show-Me High Demand
Missouri plans to license more than 300 medical marijuana-related businesses this year, and if that's not enough to meet patient demand, even more will be approved, the director of the state program said Monday. The state is already planning at least 192 dispensaries, 60 cultivation facilities, 86 manufacturing facilities and two testing facilities.
Keeping Gift Of Life In Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Doctors at the University of Kansas Health System fear a change in the distribution of livers across the country could result in Kansans waiting longer for transplants. Dr. Timothy Schmitt will testify in Topeka Tuesday in favor of a bill that would allow residents who donate organs to decide whether they would like them kept in state.
Kansas City Pizza End Game
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Kelso's has filled stomachs for five decades. The locally owned and operated pizza shop first opened on the Liberty square in 1969, the same year the Kansas City Royals were born. Now, the last few slices are being served up before they shut their doors for good on Tuesday.
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